Tag Archives: personal injury

Mary E. Alexander Appears in Podcast About Former $13.3 Million Bicycle Accident Case

    Mary E. Alexander appeared on the Great Trials Podcast, which aired on May 14, 2019. She was interviewed about a 1980 California trial where she won a $13.3 million verdict for a University of Arizona student. The student, 40-year-old Mary Hall, suffered a life-altering injury from a bicycle crash while riding down a … Read More

National Law Journal Awards Mary Alexander with 2019 Trailblazer Award

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has honored Mary Alexander with the 2019 Plaintiff Trailblazer award. The journal recognized Mary’s “Pioneer Spirit” through her recent successful verdicts and her impressive legal background. NLJ awarded Mary with this prestigious award because of her hardworking attitude and her determination to help others. Recently, she obtained a $21.4 million … Read More

Bay Area jury awards $21.4 million to the families of two brothers who died of cancer as a result of benzene exposure

San Francisco, CA (March 29, 2019) – A jury in Contra Costa Superior Court today awarded $21.4 million to the families of two brothers who died of cancer as a result of their exposure to the known cancer-causing chemical benzene. The trial lasted over four weeks with the jury deliberating for roughly 3 days. Mary … Read More

Protesters Ask PG&E to Change Safety Policies After Camp Fire

On November 29th, a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) meeting was overtaken by protestors who were angry about PG&E’s lack of safety practices. PG&E is facing accusations that its equipment caused the Camp Fire, California’s deadliest wildfire. The CPUC meeting was part of an ongoing three-year investigation into PG&E’s safety practices. The 2017 Tubbs fire, … Read More

Hundreds of People Reported Missing After the Camp Fire Sweeps Over Northern California

Northern California’s Camp Fire is the worst wildfire the state has ever seen. The death toll is now at over 70 people. As of November 19, almost 1,000 people were reported missing. Rescue workers are searching through hundreds of destroyed neighborhoods to find people and thousands of residents have been displaced from their homes. Why … Read More

Hyundai and Kia Engine Fires Spark Another Federal Investigation and Possible Recall

The Center for Auto Safety (CAS), a nonprofit auto safety group, is asking for an immediate recall for certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles in the U.S. CAS claims that more than 2.9 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles sold in the U.S. could suffer from a defect that causes engine fires. According to the organization, consumers … Read More

Are Pedestrian Accidents More Common in School Zones?

If you have children and you drop them off at their school every morning, then you are probably familiar with the bright yellow “School Zone” signs near their school building. These signs are meant to control the speed limit near schools to prevent any pedestrian accidents while students are walking to and from their buses. … Read More

What Are BART’s Recent Plans on Improving Public Safety and Security?

Rider safety is now the number one concern of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors. At a meeting on September 27, BART directors and the general public were able to meet and discuss a new safety and security plan. After three homicides and other deadly crimes that have happened at BART stations … Read More

Are Dockless Scooters Going to Return to San Francisco?

When dockless electric scooters hit the streets of San Francisco, local reactions were mixed. Some enjoyed having a convenient, green transportation solution available in traffic-congested downtown. Others were angered by riders on sidewalks and discarded scooters in the walkway. The conflict forced city officials to act, and dockless scooters were banned from San Francisco. However, … Read More

Did Negligent Security Contribute to the San Francisco UPS Shooting?

On June 14th, the calm of the morning was broken by the crack of gunfire and screams. A lone shooter walked into a UPS facility here in San Francisco, and opened fire. Five victims were shot during the incident, but only two of these victims survived. The shooter later took his own life when confronted … Read More

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