Helping Our Community

by social | July 2nd, 2014

As an office, we are eager to serve and be a part of the community around us. Recently, we had the opportunity to give back through two different events with local organizations. On June 21, we participated in Alameda’s Relay for Life, which took place at Encinal High School in Alameda. Berg Injury Lawyers joined together as “Berg Fights Back.” Our firm was able to raise $1,000 and the team collected an additional $3,000. We strive to support organizations and causes that are improving the community in a variety of ways. Back in April, Berg Injury Lawyers’ Sacramento office organized a team to walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – raising $1,425 for the fight against breast cancer. Our firm looks forward to partnering with many more charities and joining future community events. Stay up to date on our community involvement and find out about upcoming opportunities to join us by liking us on Facebook. We’re excited to help make the Bay Area an even better place to live!

Alameda 4th of July Events Expected To Bog Traffic, Increasing The Likelihood of California Car Accidents

by Staff Blogger | June 30th, 2014

This coming Friday, our nation will celebrate its independence. That’s why there will be numerous events taking place across the city of Alameda—including a footrace and parade. The Alameda 4th of July Parade will kick off on Lincoln Avenue and will then travel Park Street and Otis Drive before turning onto Grand Street. Officials have also stated that Encinal Avenue, Central Avenue, and Webster Street will each be closed to traffic beginning at 9 a.m. due to the parade. These aren’t the only streets that will be shut down though, as others will be closed for use as the route for the Mayor’s R.A.C.E. 5K. The event is being held as a fundraiser for the Ralph Appezzato Charity. The Alameda Police Department has issued warnings to local citizens and visitors that these events may cause traffic congestion in the area, which can lead to California car accidents occurring. That’s why our team at Berg Injury Lawyers is offering these tips to 4th of July commuters:
  • Plan Ahead– Make sure that no streets along the route you are planning to travel will be closed.
  • Leave Early– Allow yourself extra travel time to ensure you are able to make it to your destination in the event you run into traffic.
  • Be Patient– A case of road rage will not make traffic progress any faster and will only increase your chances of an accident.
  • Buckle Up and Slow Down– Following these protocols behind the wheel will help keep you and your loved ones safe.
The Alameda personal injury lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers hope you and your family have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Free Safe and Sober Rides Home Being Offered on Cinco de Mayo

by Staff Blogger | May 5th, 2014

The heritage of Mexican-Americans is embedded deep into the roots of California, and at no time of year are these ties felt greater than during Cinco de Mayo. That’s why the California personal injury attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers would like to explain the history of the holiday, as well as how celebrations take place today. The holiday originally began as a way to celebrate the Mexican Army’s defeat of the French that occurred on May 5, 1862. According to an article from the Mercury News, a group of 4,500 Mexican militia members were able to withstand a four-hour battle with more than 6,000 French soldiers to seize the battlefield and the day. The victory was later determined to be a turning point in the struggle between the two countries and is now celebrated with an ode to all things of Mexican tradition. Today, numerous events will be held in the San Francisco Bay area and many will feature Mexican beverages. Some of those drinks will likely contain alcohol, which is why Berg Injury Lawyers would like to remind citizens of the firm’s Safe and Sober Ride Home program. The campaign offers free cab rides home to those who have had too much to drink. So, if you are out this evening and find yourself unable to operate a motor vehicle, just call 916-444-2222 in order to be picked up and taken home at no charge.

Free Cab Rides Home Tonight In San Francisco and Bay Areas

by Staff Blogger | March 17th, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday known for the abundance of green that can be found; however, it is also known for a very stark reason as well, and that is the large number of Drunk Driving Victims that are injured or killed as a result of motorists getting behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that in 2009, St. Patrick’s Day was one of the deadliest days of the year on roads across the United States, accounting for a total of 134 fatalities, 37 percent of which were caused by drunk drivers. To help combat this problem around the city of Alameda, California, this holiday several organizations are working to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving by offering partygoers information regarding several options that are available to get home safely if they have too much to drink. Mothers Against Drunk Driving explains it is important to designate a sober driver to get you home before going out to celebrate. If a designated driver cannot be established, use a cab, public transportation, or loved one to get you home safely. The Alameda Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers will also be assisting those who have too much to drink tonight by offering free cab rides home. The rides are being offered as part of the firm’s Safe and Sober program, which offers rides home for up to $35 in the San Francisco and bay areas. The firm says to stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day by not drinking and driving and encouraging others to do the same!

Program Offers Free Cab Ride Home in San Francisco on St. Patrick’s Day

by Staff Blogger | March 3rd, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and there are a plethora of holiday events scheduled to take place in the San Francisco area. That is why the Alameda Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers would like to point out some of the most exciting activities to look forward to this year!
  • Aventine Block Party- The festivities will take place on Friday, March 15, kicking off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Music, drink, and food is the name of the game at one of the most talked about events of the year.
  • 2014 San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade- This year will mark the 163rd year of the parade, which now hosts more than 100 floats. The event will start at the corner of Market and 2nd at 11:30 a.m. and will make its way to Civic Center Plaza. Read more here.
  • San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Pubcrawl– Last year’s event saw more than 3,000 in attendance and an even bigger turnout is expected this year. Attendees will be treated to drink specials at more than one dozen businesses along Marina and Union Streets.
The attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers recognize many who celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday may consume alcohol. That is why the firm is once again offering their Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program. On March 17, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., anyone in the San Francisco area can get a taxi ride home of up to $35 for free. The firm encourages citizens to plan ahead on St. Patrick’s Day by having a designated driver, but pleads that you call for a free ride home if you have had too much to drink!

Alameda Personal Injury Lawyers Participate in “Lawyers in the Library” Program

by Staff Blogger | February 24th, 2014

Millions of people are harmed each year as the result of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing. For many victims though, seeking justice can be an expensive and confusing process. The Alameda Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers are hoping to help these individuals by participating in a program that offers legal assistance. The Lawyers in the Library campaign was initiated after a need for free legal information and referrals was identified in numerous communities along California’s northern coast. The Alameda County Bar Association sponsors the event, and programs are scheduled to occur at library branches across the county on different nights of the month. A list of times and scheduled dates for each branch can be seen here. There are a limited number of consultation slots available. So, in many situations, a lottery will be used to determine which individuals will receive assistance. That’s why it is so important to arrive and sign up early. Those who are selected to participate will then receive a professional, onsite consultation of their case with an attorney, free of charge. The team of attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers is aware of how important it can be to receive quality legal advice and are happy to help citizens who are in need. That’s why the firm encourages anyone with legal questions to attend one of the upcoming Lawyers in the Library events.

Don’t Wind Up in the Clink-o this Cinco!

by admin | April 30th, 2012

Cinco de Mayo is on a Saturday this year and we expect a lot of people will be out celebrating, which is why we’re hosting our ongoing Safe and Sober Cab Ride Home program to ensure everyone on the road stays safe and sound. Don’t Let the Fiesta Become a Permanent Siesta Our Safe and Sober Cab Ride Home program will be offered from 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, through 3 a.m. on Sunday, May 6. Due to the program’s popularity, a cap of $35 will be placed on each ride. Call one of the following cab companies and tell them your ride home is on Berg Injury Lawyers:
  • Alameda, Oakland, Emeryville & Berkeley Call Veterans Cab at (800) 281-4488. Any fare exceeding $35 must be paid in cash.
  • San Francisco Call Luxor Cab at (415) 282-4141.
  • Sacramento Call Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento at (916) 444-2222. Patrons must be picked up at a participating restaurant, hotel, or bar within Downtown Sacramento to qualify for a free ride.
Remember, rides are for adults who have been drinking or who need a safe way home. Rides will be provided from a bar or restaurant to your home—not to other drinking locations. Due to the high number of requests on Cinco de Mayo, rides can’t be guaranteed for everyone who calls; however, every attempt will be made to accommodate all requests. We hope everyone has a great time, but remember your cab ride home is on us. Please don’t take any chances driving home after the festivities! Did You Know… Since its inception, the Safe and Sober program has provided 7,426 safe rides home.

National Drunk Driving Crackdown

by Staff | August 19th, 2010

National Drunk Driving Crackdown Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. Berg Injury Lawyers has seen firsthand the pain suffered by those who have lost loved ones in alcohol-related crashes, and we’re dedicated to fighting against drunk driving. That’s why Berg Injury Lawyers designed and implemented the law firm’s Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program and has paid for thousands of cab rides. Our law firm proudly supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s national enforcement effort—Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest.—that aims to crack down on impaired driving and reduce roadway fatalities. Remember, even having one drink can affect your ability to drive. Do your part to help prevent California drunk driving accidents by planning ahead before you go out, designating a driver, and never getting behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking.

Berg Injury Lawyers Gives Away Hands-Free Cellphone Headsets

by Staff | July 1st, 2008

Hands free headset giveaway Berg Injury Lawyers distributed more than 1,500 complimentary mobile headsets in response to California’s new law that prohibits the handheld use of cell phones while driving (VC §23123). The law, which took effect July 1, 2008, is meant to protect everyone on the road by reducing driver distraction. According to the Public Policy Institute of California, an estimated 300 lives will be saved annually in California due to the new law. Additionally, Connecticut, Washington, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., currently have laws in place to ban using handheld mobile devices while driving. Thank you to everyone who participated in this important program, and please remember to continue to drive safely.

Here’s what people had to say about our program:

“Thank you for the reminder. I have picked up my headset and thank you to Berg Injury Lawyers for providing the headsets at no cost.” – Kathryn A. “Thank you again for the headset. I picked mine up at the Alameda office here in town. Much appreciated.” – Rina D. “Yes, I picked mine up today. Thank you very much.” – Stephanie W. “Wow, that’s terrific. Thank you very much! Great service!!” – Henry M. “Thank you for your nice offer. It is greatly appreciated. I don’t know what to say, except a BIG THANK YOU!!!!” – Pat O. “Thank you so very much for the free headset offer and reminder. Thank you again for the thoughtfulness of your company in relation to the new cell phone laws, in trying to help the rest of us out.” – Chris M. “Thank you for the reminder note. I will keep your company in mind in case I need your assistance for any litigation reasons. Thank you very much again.” – Kamil A. “Thanks, I did receive my headset. I appreciate your generous offer.” – Patricia N. “Thank you very much!” – Anna N. “I really appreciate your efforts and kindness. God forbid I ever need one, however, I do know an injury lawyer I could turn to now. Thanks again.” – Carolyn C. “I received the headset, and I want to thank you so much. Thanks!” – Margaret H. “I received the headset today with many thanks.” – Josephine C. “Thank you for the courtesy of providing a headset.” – Thomas A.