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If you're in a car or bicycle accident in California, may not be able to sue for expensive or unnecessary medical bills from an emergency room visit.

After an Accident, You May Be Responsible for Expensive and Unnecessary Medical Testing Bills

By Boone Callaway |

After California passed AB-72 Health care coverage: out-of-network charge, many following healthcare reform in California breathed a sigh of relief. However, California’s fight for emergency healthcare billing reform is far from over. There’s another issue driving up the costs of hospital visits that is being cited in recent reports: for-profit emergency room staffing companies…. Read More »

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California law AB-72 Health care coverage: out-of-network charge helps take the surprises out of "Surprise Billing" for patients who have to the emergency room.

California Takes the Surprise Out of “Surprise Billing” for Emergency Room Patients

By Boone Callaway |

On September 23, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB-72 Health care coverage: out-of-network charge with little fanfare. The law went into effect for Californians July 1, 2017. This relatively small bill tackles one of the biggest problems in emergency healthcare that many people are not aware of: surprise billing. How surprise… Read More »

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Learn to better protect yourself in Bay Area car accidents by better understanding California auto insurance.

How Auto Accident Minimum Liability Coverage Affects California Drivers

By Boone Callaway |

Auto accidents happen every day in San Francisco, and they have wide-ranging effects. Not only is there damage to automobiles, but personal injuries to pay for as well. You may think that your California auto insurance policy fully “covers you” in case of a motor vehicle accident. If the other driver was at fault,… Read More »

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Medical Mistakes: Deadly Errors Brought to Light

By Boone Callaway |

Medical care advances, but medical mistakes and errors continue Health care reform should be about feeling good and enjoying life, right? It seems you can hardly go anywhere these days without reading news articles, hearing discussions about, or even experiencing directly the ongoing changes to our health care system. There are personal opinions, politics aplenty,… Read More »

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Is it an accident? Ask an Injury Attorney

By Boone Callaway |

Why all the fuss about saying “car crash” instead of “car accident”? At first this question might seem trivial. As a San Francisco accident attorney, I know it really isn’t. Whether it’s a car, bicycle, bus, trolley, or train that crashes — think about how a single word can make a huge difference in meaning. By definition, an… Read More »

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Should I Worry About Aortic Dissection?

By Boone Callaway |

What is an Aortic Dissection? Aortic dissection (when a rip or tear occurs in a layer of the aorta) is a heart problem that can have serious consequences. A small tear in the inner layer of the aorta (the large blood vessel leading from the heart) can cause the aorta walls to separate. If not diagnosed and… Read More »

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Get Smart About Bicycle Safety in the Bay Area

By Boone Callaway |

Basic bicycle safety may not be enough to keep you safe in the Bay Area You’re wearing your helmet, your outfit is bright and perfectly visible, and your bike is functioning beautifully. As you kick off, you tick off the typical safety tips in your head (look ahead, stay to the right, signal appropriately,… Read More »

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After a Car Accident: What Should I Tell My Insurance Company?

By Boone Callaway |

Like most California drivers, you know the basics of what to do after an auto accident. You’ve exchanged names and numbers, you have all the other driver’s insurance information, and even took photos of the damage to your vehicle. But no matter how calm and collected you feel afterward (or not), many questions are… Read More »

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Stop Signs and Bike Accidents: Do San Francisco Bikers Have to Come to a Full Stop?

By Boone Callaway |

Mayor Ed Lee vetoed San Francisco’s Bike Yield Law this January. As a bike accident lawyer and a bike rider in the Bay Area, I watched the progress of this initiative with great interest. If it had passed, the law would have had the effect of allowing bike riders to yield at stop signs… Read More »

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