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What is an § 998 offer to compromise?

What is an § 998 offer to compromise?

What is an § 998 offer to compromise?A statutory offer to compromise, codified as the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) § 998, is a strategic tool used to force settlement of a case. The purpose behind CCP § 998 is to encourage the settlement of disputes prior to trial or arbitration. CCP § 998 accomplishes this purpose by providing ...
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$112K SETTLEMENT – Bicycle Accident Case (Right-Turn Collision) in San Francisco

$112K SETTLEMENT – Bicycle Accident Case (Right-Turn Collision) in San Francisco

$112K SETTLEMENT – Bicycle Accident Case (Right-Turn Collision) in San FranciscoA 50 year-old San Francisco Marketing Director and avid cyclist was riding his bicycle, within a designated bike lane, through the intersection of Arguello and Geary (a popular bicycle route between the Presidio and Golden Gate Parks in San Francisco).While the cyclist was waiting at the green light, a distracted ...
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$50K POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT – Bicycle Accident Case (Left-Turn Collision) in San Mateo

$50K POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT – Bicycle Accident Case (Left-Turn Collision) in San Mateo

$50K POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT – Bicycle Accident Case (Left-Turn Collision) in San Mateo​A 51 year-old cyclist who was riding a charity bike ride in San Mateo County was a hit by a car making a left turn into a parking lot. The cyclist was proceeding straight with the right of way when the motorist traveling in the opposite direction cut ...
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$50K SETTLEMENT (after 18 months of litigation) – Auto vs. Pedestrian Accident Case in San Francisco

$50K SETTLEMENT (after 18 months of litigation) – Auto vs. Pedestrian Accident Case in San Francisco

$50K SETTLEMENT (after 18 months of litigation) – Auto vs. Pedestrian Accident Case in San Francisco - no witnesses and no police reportA 36 year-old special education teacher was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Divisadero and Grove Streets in San Francisco when she was struck by a car.The pedestrian sustained a broken ankle that ...
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$145K SETTLEMENT – Motorcycle Accident Case (unsafe lane change) in San Francisco

$145K SETTLEMENT – Motorcycle Accident Case (unsafe lane change) in San Francisco

$145K SETTLEMENT – Motorcycle Accident Case (unsafe lane change) in San FranciscoA 38 year-old nurse was riding his motorcycle from Oakland into San Francisco on the Bay Bridge when a driver (who was on the job for a linen supply company) made an unsafe lane change.The driver made an abrupt and dangerous lane change just after the metering lights at ...
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Electronic Bikes – How are they treated by the law in California?

Electronic Bikes – How are they treated by the law in California?You may have seen them zipping up and down the street in your California City.Just the other day I saw a mom with two kids in the trailer on the back of her bike happily cruising (with a relaxed pedal speed) up a serious hill in the Presidio. Then ...
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A FOREIGN CONCEPT: CRIMINAL RECOVERY IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

A FOREIGN CONCEPT: CRIMINAL RECOVERY IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

A FOREIGN CONCEPT: CRIMINAL RECOVERY IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE?​ It is no secret that victims of personal injury accidents utilize the civil legal system to recover money damages from the defendant (the party at fault for the accident and serious injuries they sustained). Or, they use this system to collect from the defendant’s insurance carrier. Monetary damages often include ...
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$135K SETTLEMENT – Bicycle Accident Case (Right-Turn Collision) in San Francisco

$135K SETTLEMENT – Bicycle Accident Case (Right-Turn Collision) in San Francisco

$135K SETTLEMENT – Bicycle Accident Case (Right-Turn Collision) in San Francisco​A 51 year-old cyclist was riding his bicycle in a designated bicycle lane in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco when a driver made right turn into a hotel parking lot.The driver crossed into the bike lane, without warning, cutting off the cyclist and causing very serious personal injuries ...
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Riding Your Bike on the Sidewalk (even when it seems safer) in San Francisco is NOT Legal

Riding Your Bike on the Sidewalk (even when it seems safer) in San Francisco is NOT Legal

Riding Your Bike on the Sidewalk (even when it seems safer) in San Francisco is NOT LegalRiding Your Bike on the Sidewalk (even when it seems safer) in San Francisco is NOT LegalSidewalks are just that... areas on the side of the street for walking. They are not meant for any vehicles (motorized or not) such as cars, motorcycle, motorized ...
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