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Pedestrian Safety Information in San Francisco

By Boone Callaway |

The chance that a pedestrian on a San Francisco street will be killed by a car is statistically predicted to be 1 in 43,000, according to a study conducted by Vision Zero, an outreach program whose goal is to eliminate traffic deaths. In total, approximately 800 San Francisco pedestrians are injured or killed by… Read More »

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California Dog Bite Law and Recent Incidents in the Bay Area

By Boone Callaway |

While dogs may be considered invaluable companions and “man’s best friend,” some otherwise gentle and friendly pets unexpectedly can bite or knock a person down without provocation. In California, dog bite attacks have increased during the past few years and have caused serious harm to human beings. Even less severe dog bites can leave… Read More »

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Plaintiff Magazine feature article - Boone Callaway

Boone Callaway Profiled in Plaintiff Magazine

By Boone Callaway |

We’re pleased to announce a new feature article profiling Callaway & Wolf managing partner Boone Callaway, that appears in the April 2018 issue of Plaintiff Magazine. A highly respected personal injury attorney in San Francisco, the profile traces Boone’s journey from Midwest kid and University of Texas-Austin grad to buying a one-way ticket to San… Read More »

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Who do you sue in a personal injury case?

Who to Sue in a Personal Injury Case?

By Boone Callaway |

If you’re injured in an accident, who will pay? When a person is hurt by someone else the law says that someone else should pay to compensate the injured person, but who? There are a few different answers to that question in cases of personal injury. The most obvious place to start is that… 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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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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AMP – blog posts

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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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