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Motel Sued for Involvement in Sex Trafficking Case

Recently, a motel located in northeast Philadelphia, known as the Roosevelt Inn, was sued for its facilitation of sex trafficking in a case involving a 14-year-old girl who was forced to have sex with ...
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Determining Fault in a Stairway Accident Case

It is no secret that stairs can be tremendously dangerous, especially as these structures begin to age. Stairwells can fall into disrepair after years or decades of continual use, creating a ...
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Oakland "Ghost Ship" Fire Claims Dozens of Lives

On Friday, December 2, a fire broke out at the 1305 31st Avenue artist commune locally known as the "Ghost Ship." More than 30 people are confirmed dead and that toll, officials tell us, is ...
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Clancy & Diaz, LLP Surpasses $11.2 Million in Client Recoveries

Clancy & Diaz, LLP is proud to announce that it has now surpassed $11.2 million in recoveries for our clients. This milestone, which encompasses all verdicts and settlements in our clients' ...
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Crossing Double Yellow Lines & Car Accidents

Is it illegal to cross a double yellow line? Sometimes. But apparently only if you just happen to drift across the lines. California Vehicle Code Section 21460(a) makes it illegal to cross a double ...
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About Punitive DUI Penalties

Under California law, a driver who gets drunk, while knowing that he or she will later drive, is subject to punitive damages (if that person then drives and causes a collision). Punitive damages are ...
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Pedestrian Killed by Driver in Fremont

One death has been confirmed in an early morning pedestrian accident on Fremont Boulevard. SFGate reports that the collision occurred at approximately 6:40 am on November 25 and involved the driver of ...
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Understanding Maximum Medical Improvement

It is usually the case that, by a time a personal injury suit is filed, the injury victim has fully or nearly fully recovered from their injury. Because of this, it is easy to calculate the total ...
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Attorney Pete Clancy Presents CLE Session on Protecting Medical Records

On July 14, 2015, Attorney Pete Clancy was one of the several attorneys who were asked to speak at " How to Win HUGE Personal Injury Verdicts." This event was a Continuing Legal Education ...
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Oakland Artist Killed in Hit & Run

The City of Oakland has been hit with another high-profile and fatal pedestrian accident. On March 7th, an out-of-control vehicle jumped the curb in West Oakland and struck and killed Celeste Jewel ...
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Pedestrian killed in Alameda by AC Transit identified as Sam Sause

Last week, I posted about a senior pedestrian who was killed by an AC Transit bus at the corner of Grand Street and Otis in Alameda. He has now been identified as Sam Sause, a long-time resident of ...
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Rear-end collision in Livermore results in death

A rear-end collision in Livermore on December 10, 2014 killed one. The incident took place on 580 just east of Vasco Road. According to KTVU, one vehicle rolled over and caught fire. Passersby ...
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Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Alameda by AC Transit Bus

An elderly man was killed in December 11 when he was struck by an AC Transit bus. The AC Transit bus was headed north on Grand Street in Alameda, at the intersection of Grand Street and Otis Drive. ...
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Oakland Driver Killed in Big Rig Truck Accident

The California Highway Patrol has identified a man killed in a colliison in with a big rig in Oakland. 47 year old Sean Douglas Alberts was killed after his truck became pinned under a truck in an ...
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Oakland Driver Intentionally Hits, Kills Pedestrian

According to Oakland police, a driver intentionally struck and killed a pedestrian on Wednesday night. The incident took place in the 2800 block of Webster Street. According to witnesses, the two ...
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Cars and Pedestrians: Rights & Duties of Care

A driver is responsible for making sure that his car does not injure anyone. And pedestrians are responsible for looking out for themselves, to avoid injuries. However, the level of responsibility is ...
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Avoiding Rear End Collisions

Most rear-end collisions are caused by tailgating, or following too closely to the car in front of you. To make sure that you have enough space between your car and the car in front of you, make sure ...
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Vallejo Dog Bite Victim Goes Home

A Vallejo girl who was attacked by a pit bull has left the hospital and the owner of the dog intends to euthanbize the dog, according to a report on KRON. Dog bites in California create strict ...
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Reward Offered In Fatal Hit Run

Oakland police are now offering a reward of $10,000 for the identity of a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian Oakland's Temescal neighborhood last weekend. William Hoch, Jr. was walking in ...
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Who Pays for Future Medical Treatment After I Settle My Personal Injury Case?

Who pays for future medical care after you settle your personal injury claim ? I hear that question on a fairly regular basis. The answer? Any future treatment should be wrapped into your settlement ...
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Pedestrian Killed in Alameda

A 64-year old woman was struck and killed as she tried to cross the street in Alameda. The incident took place on Otis Drive near the South Shore Shopping Center. According to KTVU the pedestrian was ...
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Police Officer Hits Pedestrian

An Oakland Police Department officer struck and injured a pedestrian at the intersection of 7th and Broadway in Oakland today at 12:05 pm. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with ...
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Two Killed in High Speed Crash in Oakland

Two people were killed early this morning in Oakland in a head-on auto collision. The collision that killed them took place when a speeding BMW (reportedly driven by former Raiders linebacker Howard ...
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Pete Clancy Becomes a Member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Clancy & Diaz, LLP is driven by client satisfaction, real results and professional excellence. In one of our most recent accomplishments, we are excited to announce that Pete Clancy has just ...
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If the police give me a ticket does it ruin my personal injury case?

Imagine the following scenario: You are in an auto collision. You did nothing wrong and it is not your fault. The police conclude That you are responsible for the collision. On top of that, the police ...
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