Apr 26 by jason

If my child is injured, how do funds get handled?

A very common question is, “If your child is injured, how do the funds get handled when we make a recovery?” And the answer in California is always the same. The funds go into what is called a “blocked account” after a judge approves the settlement. Whenever a minor is involved in a case, we…

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Jul 26 by jason

Metropolitan Transportation Commission votes down “Free Muni for Youth” campaign

Remember when we said the bright spot in the new San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) budget was a pilot program that would provide low-income children with free transit passes? Well, it looks like that’s not going to happen after all. Yesterday the Metropolitan Transportation Commission voted against funding the project, effectively killing the program…

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Jan 04 by GJEL

Contra Costa death reminds of driveway dangers

We often think of fatal accidents and roadway tragedies as awful incidents involving strangers, but 7 out of 10 of “non-traffic” deaths involving children are caused by a relative, usually a parent. That was the case on December 26th, when a Contra Costa County man backed his truck out of the driveway and, unwittingly, over…

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