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Rental Car Insurance and Accidents in California

By Callaway & Wolf |

Everyone hears the rental car companies attempt to sell their rental car insurance at the rental car counter. If you have full coverage on your own car with a major insurer, you probably don’t need to buy anything more for a rental.  The last thing anyone expects on their vacation or business trip is… Read More »

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Dooring Injuries in San Francisco Can be Serious

By Boone Callaway |

“Dooring,” a bike rider hitting a carelessly opened door from a stopped or parked car, is a major cause of injury bike accidents in San Francisco.  As bike riders, we are advised to avoid riding in the “door zone.”  But we typically ride to the right of traffic on San Francisco’s narrow streets, and… Read More »

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Common Causes of Pedestrian Injuries

By Boone Callaway |

A vulnerable human body is no match for a car, SUV, or truck. So, if you were a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle and received serious injuries or a loved one was killed, the pedestrian accident attorneys at Callaway & Wolf is prepared to vigorously fight for justice and the maximum compensation available… Read More »

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Uber & Lyft Car Accident Information

By Boone Callaway |

Until 2011 and 2012 respectively, if you were without a vehicle and needed car transportation, a taxicab was your only option until San Francisco-headquartered Uber and Lyft ridesharing (also referred to as “transport networking”) appeared on California roads.  Uber started as a luxury service, but quickly expanded its service with “Uber X” to compete… Read More »

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With the new law, California pedestrians will now legally be able to enter the crosswalk after the countdown timer has begun.

New Law Changes the Crosswalk Rules for Pedestrians in California

By Boone Callaway |

What the law change means for California pedestrians You probably didn’t know it, but if you live in California, there’s a good chance that you’ve been breaking the law when you walked across intersections with countdown signals. It’s easy to break this traffic law without even thinking about — especially in busy, crowded San… 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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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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High Risks for Pedestrians and Cyclists on the Streets of San Francisco

By Boone Callaway |

Many intersections in and around San Francisco are notoriously dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. As previously discussed on this blog, this year has been particularly deadly for pedestrians in the city. These recent accidents are further illustration of the high risk for pedestrian and cyclist accidents and injuries on San Francisco streets. Drivers regularly fail to yield to pedestrian right-of-way in crosswalks, especially when making left turns. Many bike riders are injured in “right hook” accidents when drivers fail to look and to move carefully to the right before making right turns.

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San Francisco Bay area attorney Boone Callaway discusses statistics that highlight the dangers of texting and talking while operating an automobile.

Driving and Talking in the San Francisco Bay Area

By Boone Callaway |

Like many of us, I am still finding my way to a safe personal driving and talking policy here in San Francisco. Of course, California law now prohibits using a handset while driving, but we are one of just seven states with this restriction. Is it safe to talk and drive, even using a… Read More »

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Injury lawyer Boone Callaway of Callaway & Wolf looks at California's rear-end accident laws.

Do You Know What To Do If You’re Rear-Ended In a California Car Accident?

By Boone Callaway |

California Liability Law When Rear-Ended In a Car Crash Rear-end accidents are one of the more common types of injury-causing accidents that may occur. In a rear-end accident, one vehicle hits the rear of the vehicle in front of it, often with little or no warning to the driver of the car in front…. Read More »

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