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August 1, 2021

Teen Driving Tips for Back to School Season

Improving Roadway Safety for Young Drivers On average, seven teenagers lose their lives and thousands more are injured in motor vehicle accidents every day. Despite states implementing laws on driving hours, distractions, and training that young drivers are expected to follow, this remains the leading cause of death among children. Unsurprisingly, the months where teens are at […]

July 4, 2021

5 Tips for Pedestrians and Cyclists to Improve Roadway Safety

Prioritize Your Safety on California Roads Pedestrians and bicyclists are some of the most high-risk groups for collisions in California, and with summer finally upon us, more will be out and about on any given day. Although most defensive driving courses encourage motorists to look out for those on two wheels or walking, pedestrians and […]

June 15, 2021

How to Combat the Dangers of Summer Driving

Nationwide Trends Show Summer is Worst for Motorists Nationwide motor vehicle accident trends continue to show that crashes begin increasing throughout the spring before hitting their peak around back to school season in August. For many families, this time of year is perfect for road trip planning and teaching teens how to drive, which can, […]

June 1, 2021

Why You Should Care About Drowsy Driving

The Dangerous Effects of Driver Fatigue Each year, hundreds of tired drivers get on the roadway and are unaware of how that lack of sleep is affecting their driving. In addition to the potential hazard of falling asleep at the wheel and causing an accident, reaction times and motor control may be affected by lack […]

May 3, 2021

Top 3 Personal Injury Hotspots in the Bay Area

Personal Injury Cases are Common in the Bay Area Tourism to the San Francisco area has been on the rise over the last decade. With more than 25 million visitors to the area each year, it is unsurprising that the rates of personal injury cases continue to increase. But what should both tourists and locals be concerned […]

April 2, 2021

How Do Bay Area Car Accidents Compare to Greater California?

California is Dangerous for Motorists 24/7 Wall Street, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Insurance Crime Bureau, and Transportation Institutes across the country, developed an index to determine what metropolitan areas in the United States can be considered the most dangerous for motorists. Using this data, they released a ranking of the top […]

March 5, 2021

How the Spring Season Impacts Personal Injury Cases

Warmer Weather Correlates to More Personal Injury Liability Believe or not, there is a direct correlation between the seasons changing and the likelihood of being involved in some kind of personal injury issue. From car accidents peaking in the summer to daylight savings time seeing its own spike in crashes, there are a significant amount […]

March 1, 2021

How Common are Lombard Street Accidents?

Lombard Street is Safer Than You Think As one of San Francisco’s most popular tourist attractions, Lombard Street – also known as the “Crookedest Street in the World” – sees over 2 million visitors each year. With this design and the obvious steepness of the road comes many questions of how safe it truly is. […]

January 29, 2021

Can My License Be Suspended After an Accident?

When a teenager first gets their driver’s license, the freedom of being able to go anywhere at any time is at the forefront of the mind. It’s not often that they have to consider what would happen if they ever got into a car accident. And it’s even more unlikely that they would acknowledge that […]

January 1, 2021

Who is Most Likely to Be Injured in a Car Crash?

Travel is considered an essential part of life, and in a city with a lot of tourist traffic like San Francisco, there is a never ending amount of cars on the roads. Unfortunately, these busy streets often come with the price of an increased chance of getting into a motor vehicle accident. However, the question […]

December 11, 2020

Common Side Effects of Car Accidents that Might Surprise You

As more people take to the roads during the holiday season, it’s no surprise that car accidents also increase this time of year. While most know that any kind of motor vehicle accident can result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities, many side effects of these life-changing events are frequently not discussed. What Can Happen to Your Body […]

December 3, 2020

Are Red Cars More Prone to Accidents?

No matter how long you’ve been driving, you’ve probably heard the urban legend that drivers in red vehicles are more likely to get tickets than any other. While multiple studies have shown that, statistically, this might be the case, there’s another downside to driving these flashy vehicles. You may also be at a higher risk of car accidents. […]

Should You Call for Help After a Crash?

About 75% of US car crashes result in some kind of injury. In these cases, victims need to act quickly and with a clear head. They need to call emergency services, the police, and a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. But not all crashes require a 911 call, which raises the question: At what […]

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Each year in the US, more than 6,500 pedestrians are killed while crossing the street and another 130,000 are sent to the emergency room. These crashes are often preventable, especially when both drivers and pedestrians follow pedestrian safety guidelines. Next time you’re at the crosswalk, remember these steps and you’ll significantly reduce your chance of an accident. […]

September 4, 2020

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way?

Most of us are ingrained with the idea that drivers should always yield to pedestrians. Whether the pedestrian is jaywalking or steps off the curb in the middle of a turn, we instinctively know that the driver should do whatever it takes to avoid a terrible accident. However, if an accident does happen, can the […]

What to Do When You’re Hit By a Car?

Each year, an estimated 145,000 Americans are hit by cars while walking or cycling. Getting hit by a car is frighteningly common, especially in large cities, like those of the Bay Area. To help the injured through a difficult time, we’ve put together these tips explaining what you should do when you’re hit by a car. Limit […]

August 4, 2020

What Californians Should Know About Lane-Splitting

Most Californians have seen lane-splitting at some point. You’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, and a motorcyclist zooms past you, utterly unphased by the deadlock. While most Californians see lane splitting, few realize the impact it has on traffic and the environment. Precedent and Prediction California is the only state to formally legalize lane-splitting. However, it […]

July 15, 2020

Do You Know the #1 Cause of California Car Accidents?

There are hundreds of car crashes per day in California. While there are many reasons for these incidents, one cause stands above all the rest. While its difficult to say how many lives have been changed by this type of driving, state organizations suggest it might be a factor in as many as 80% of […]

April 13, 2020

Why Professional Drivers Don’t Turn Left

You may or may not know that UPS drivers and many other commercial drivers don’t make left turns. Some claim they do this to save gas and increase speed. Yet that’s only part of the reason. Strange as it sounds is, there’s a very good explanation as to why professional drivers don’t turn left. The […]

April 9, 2020

Tips for Safe Driving in San Francisco

Driving in cities is extremely stressful, especially for those unaccustomed to it. Other drivers can seem impatient and aggressive. A missed turn can result in a lengthy runabout just to get back to where you started. An inexperienced driver may have greater anxiety about traffic jams, aggressive driving, and risky left turns. The Bay Area […]

March 4, 2020

DG&G Fights the Most Powerful Insurance Companies and Wins

Filing a claim against an insurance company is a serious decision. Even filing an appeal can get the company’s attorneys involved. Nobody should fight multi-billion-dollar companies or their lawyers alone. Claimants should go in prepared. They need a law firm with the resources and credentials to handle any case, no matter how far it goes. […]

February 10, 2020

The History of ERISA

What Does Erisa Stand For? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and “is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established retirement and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans.” Read on to learn […]

What is the ERISA Appeals Process?

It’s incredibly stressful to receive a notice of denial from your insurance company. The very idea that you might have to pay for a healthcare bill alone is terrifying. Thankfully, you have options. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) protects those dependent on an employer’s self-insured plan. When insurance denies your claim, the ERISA appeals process […]

January 20, 2020

ERISA Q&A

If you are unfamiliar with ERISA law, you may have questions about it. Read on to learn the answers to those questions. Your Questions, Answered What is ERISA? ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). This nationwide regulation places minimum principles for the majority of voluntarily substantiated retirement and health plans […]

December 16, 2019

What is the ERISA Claims Process?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims process is complex and can be confusing to people who are not well-versed in these types of claims. The Process Request the claims procedure in writing from your insurance company or your employer’s human resources department. You are provided with the written procedure for free from your insurance company. […]

November 18, 2019

What is ERISA Law?

ERISA is an acronym for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). It is a nationwide regulation that places minimum principles for the majority of voluntarily substantiated retirement and health plans in the private sector in order to furnish safeguards for people with these plans. In plain language, ERISA is designed to verify that you […]

November 6, 2019

ERISA: The Basics, the Details, and the Facts

What is ERISA law? ERISA is an acronym for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). This federal law was established in 1974 to set minimum standards for employers’ handling and paying out disability, pension, and other benefits. The act lays out your rights when filing a disability claim, which also includes the time period and proof needed for […]

September 25, 2019

What’s the Difference: Own Occupation Disability vs. Any Occupation Disability

When you must file a claim for disability benefits, you should know what options you have. Even more important, you should understand how insurance companies define disabilities and how they’re typically categorized. Categorization of certain disabilities could be the deciding factor in what type of benefits an injured worker may receive and how long they will last. […]

September 6, 2019

How Does the Appeals Process Help Me?

When someone files a claim for long-term disability, there are a number of reasons that the claim may be denied. Some are valid, but others are done simply because the insurance company doesn’t want to pay out benefits and would rather protect their own profits. Unfortunately, many look at this denial as final say. They continue […]

August 29, 2019

Different Types of Disabilities We Can Help With

When it comes to workers suffering an injury and needing to file a disability claim, there are certain types of injuries that are considered. Unfortunately, some conditions may not be eligible to help individuals obtain disability benefits, but it’s imperative to which types of disabilities qualify. Our team has helped numerous individuals with the various […]

July 24, 2019

Why an Attorney Is Necessary for an Appeal When ERISA Disability Is Denied

As an employee in a specific industry, your benefits are supposed to be protected by ERISA law. Unfortunately, there are too many times when these benefits are denied wrongfully in an effort for the provider to keep their profits high. What do you do when this happens? How do you go about getting the benefits you […]

June 25, 2019

How Does ERISA Protect Me from Insurance Company Tactics?

In any matter when someone must file a claim for benefits, the process can be daunting and intimidating. After all, not everyone knows what is needed to properly file a claim and the insurance company is quick to use any discrepancies to deny a claim. Luckily, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act exists to help […]

June 3, 2019

Does ERISA Apply to My Benefits and Am I Covered?

For many individuals, understanding ERISA law can be complex and it’s important to have knowledge of what benefits are covered. It’s also important to know what employers are covered and when ERISA does not apply. Check out our infographic below to learn more.   If you’ve been wrongfully denied benefits owed to you, you deserve the right […]

February 15, 2018

Aetna Medical Director in SoCal Admits Failure to Review Patient Records

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has begun an investigation into the clinical review process at Aetna, a healthcare giant that currently provides insurance coverage for more than 23 million people. In a recent deposition, its former medical director for Southern California, Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma, admitted to never reviewing patient records when determining whether they […]

When Insurance Goes Wrong: Help After the Wildfires

Homeowners and automobile owners are now flooding insurance companies with claims due to the extensive and catastrophic damage caused by the wildfires raging in northern California, known as the North Bay firestorms, the Wine Country wildfires, and more. According to the San Rafael Patch.com, State Farm has already seen more than 850 filed claims for property damage […]

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