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November 2018 Archives

What is the right of way for pedestrians?

The roadways in California are a shared space. They see not only traffic from passenger and commercial vehicles but also pedestrians. Everyone on the roadways needs to obey the law and watch out for each other to avoid accidents. As a pedestrian, you should know and understand the right of way rules as explained by California Legislative Information.

Who can sue for wrongful death?

When a person dies due to the negligence or oversight of someone else, there may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. However, not just anyone may file this type of case in California. According to California Legislative Information, there are only a few specific people who have the right to sue for wrongful death.

Understanding respondeat superior

If you are lucky enough to walk away from a truck accident in San Jose, your gratitude at being alive may quickly be tempered by the realization that you could still face inordinate expenses from whatever injuries you and/or your passengers may have sustained as well as from the damage caused to your vehicle. Many of those that we here at The Law Offices of Philip M. Tobin have worked with in similar circumstances have found themselves needing to seek compensation to cover their accident-related costs. If the same is true for you, then you may be wondering who bears the brunt of the liability in your case. 

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