For many years there was nothing that we as attorneys could do. Calls from childhood victims of sexual assault often ended with unwelcome news that the claims were time barred.
Now the law is different. California’s new age limit for filing childhood sexual assault claims is 40.
Just as important, there’s a 3-year look-back window for previously time barred claims – even for people over 40. This 3-year window of justice closes at the end of 2022.
We know it’s hard to break the silence. But, if ever there was ever a time to talk, it’s now.
We’ll listen. We’ll share what we know. And, if we take your case, we charge contingency fees, which means you owe us nothing until we win or settle your case.
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We all know that experience is a great teacher. And, there are many experiences that we’d rather avoid. One of these is traumatic brain injury or TBI.
TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury. Falls are the leading cause of TBI and are the leading cause of death for persons 65 years of age or older. Overall, motor vehicle-traffic injury is the leading cause of TBI-related deaths. It’s estimated that 50,000 people in the United States die from TBI each year. I understand TBI for several reasons.
I’ve represented people with TBI injuries for a long time. I personally had a brain tumor and brain surgery over 20 years ago. I know what it feels like to have symptoms stemming from brain trauma. An[...]
Hi, I’m Stephanie. I’m working at Hackard Law while going to college. I’ve learned a lot here over the last couple years, and there’s something important I want to share.
How often have you heard ‘I wish I knew then what I know now’? Let’s go back in time to a few years ago. I was a sophomore in high school. Class was over, and I was waiting outside for my ride home.
I heard the sound of a car crash. A motorcyclist flew off his bike and the motorcycle swerved toward me. It slammed into me and my books went flying. I was tossed clear onto a driveway.
I didn’t know what happened. Everything hurt. I was in shock. It’s hard to describe the feeling, it was almost unreal.
I picked myself up off the driveway as my rid[...]
“All that glitters is not gold; often have you heard that told:” Shakespeare wrote that in The Merchant of Venice.
I’m not a Shakespeare scholar, though. I’m a trial lawyer. And, I know that lawyers and insurance companies usually differ over case values.
I’m Dave Jones, a trial attorney with Hackard Law.
I tried my first case in 2005. I loved it. It’s what I wanted to do. And, it still is.
I spend most of my days preparing our cases for trial. I’ve not forgotten who I am. I’m committed to the jury system – to representing and obtaining justice for the injured.
I know that our firm’s willingness to go to trial is often a driver toward pretrial settlements.
Not all personal injury lawyers are the same. S[...]
It doesn’t take much driving experience to see that the Bay Area has some of the most dangerous roads in Northern California.
One study says that Interstate 280 is the riskiest place to drive at any time of the day. The San Mateo Bridge can be a disaster. Highway 101 has more traffic in all directions and a higher number of collisions than 280.
Major Bay Area truck routes go through cities that have heavy passenger vehicle traffic congestion. This is a dangerous mix with a high number of accidents. A passenger car weighing 5,000 lbs., is no match for an average semi truck with a loaded trailer weighing 80,000 lbs.
I handled my first catastrophic injury 18-wheeler truck case over 40 years ago. Times have changed. There are more tr[...]
It doesn’t take much driving experience to see that the Sacramento Valley has some of the most dangerous roads in Northern California.
Highway 99 is narrow and aging. It’s not a modern roadway.
Highway 80 over the Sierras is beautiful. It’s also incredibly dangerous in winter – icy, wet roads, and limited visibility make driving perilous.
Interstate 5 is considered one of the most dangerous roads in the country. It’s a major truck route through Northern California cities that have heavy passenger vehicle traffic congestion.
This is a dangerous mix with a high number of accidents. A passenger car weighing 5,000 lbs., is no match for an average semi-truck with a loaded trailer weighing 80,000 lbs.
I handled my first c[...]
I decided over 40 years ago that I wanted to help people – and I became a lawyer – an advocate. It’s a role that fits me.
My mom, proud of her Irish heritage, would often tell me that I was the fighting Irish.
I’ve been fighting for underdogs for over 40 years. And, I’m grateful for the people that I’ve been able to help.
When you’ve been in a serious wreck or you’ve had a wrongful death in your family, you want to be sure that you have the right lawyer. This matters to you – and it matters to us.
Our clients need to tell their story. And they hire us to tell it – to transform them from victim to victor.
We’ll fight for you. Call us today at Hackard Law – 916 313-3030
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