San Francisco Soft Tissue Accident Attorney

The Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan handles soft tissue and whiplash cases along with other personal injury cases. It is important that you talk to Kevin S. Sullivan for a consultation about your soft tissue injuries.

Soft tissue injuries (sprains and strains) to the back and neck are the most common types of injuries caused in automobile accidents.

The Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan is a soft tissue accident law firm that has handled soft tissue sprain and strain cases arising from automobile accidents throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. Contact our office today to discuss your case.

The typical automobile accident causes muscles, tendons and ligaments to be pulled, and stretched. Commonly, soft tissue injuries cause such injuries as thoracic and lumbar strains and sprains.

1. It is important that you obtain the other party’s insurance and drivers license information at the scene of the accident for future use.

2. It is important that you promptly obtain medical treatment for your injuries immediately upon onset of the pain after the accident. Gaps in treatment following the accident are a common source of problems with a case.

3. Keep all documents (pictures of accident damage, bruises and other pictures of your body, a daily pain log, medical bills and records, including out of pocket expenses, repair estimate) so you can bring them to your initial consultation with an attorney.

4. Do not speak to the insurance company for the other driver under any circumstances.

Contact the Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan by phone at 415-441-1052 or by email at [email protected] Please also visit our website at www.kevinsullivanlegal.com. Attorney Kevin Sullivan will meet with you personally for a free consultation to discuss your case and your legal options.

Our office handles auto accident cases in San Francisco, San Mateo, San Jose, Oakland, Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Marin and Contra Costa County.

San Jose Soft Tissue Auto Accident Attorney

The Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan handles soft tissue and whiplash cases along with other personal injury cases. It is important that you talk to Kevin S. Sullivan for a consultation about your soft tissue injuries.

Soft tissue injuries (sprains and strains) to the back and neck are the most common types of injuries caused in automobile accidents.

The Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan is a soft tissue accident law firm that has handled soft tissue sprain and strain cases arising from automobile accidents throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. Contact our office today to discuss your case.

The typical automobile accident causes muscles, tendons and ligaments to be pulled, and stretched. Commonly, soft tissue injuries cause such injuries as thoracic and lumbar strains and sprains.

1. It is important that you obtain the other party’s insurance and drivers license information at the scene of the accident for future use.

2. It is important that you promptly obtain medical treatment for your injuries immediately upon onset of the pain after the accident. Gaps in treatment following the accident are a common source of problems with a case.

3. Keep all documents (pictures of accident damage, bruises and other pictures of your body, a daily pain log, medical bills and records, including out of pocket expenses, repair estimate) so you can bring them to your initial consultation with an attorney.

4. Do not speak to the insurance company for the other driver under any circumstances.

Contact the Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan by phone at 415-441-1052 or by email at [email protected] Please also visit our website at www.kevinsullivanlegal.com. Attorney Kevin Sullivan will meet with you personally for a free consultation to discuss your case and your legal options.

Our office handles auto accident cases in San Francisco, San Mateo, San Jose, Oakland, Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Marin and Contra Costa County.

Contra Costa County Commercial Collection Attorney

The Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan handles commercial debt collection cases in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Mateo, Contra Costa and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We are experienced commercial collection lawyers.

Our office represents both creditors and debtors in commercial disputes involving delinquent vendor invoicing and other breaches of contract along with personal loans.

Please contact our office today to discuss your situation. If you are a creditor business with a commercial debt collection matter we will discuss your case and possibilities you may have available to you such as a writ of attachment. If you are a business who owes commercial debt we will discuss your legal issues with you and your options.

Oakland Commercial Collection Attorney

The Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan handles commercial debt collection cases in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Mateo and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We are experienced commercial collection lawyers.

Our office represents both creditors and debtors in commercial disputes involving delinquent vendor invoicing and other breaches of contract along with personal loans.

Please contact our office today to discuss your situation. If you are a creditor business with a commercial debt collection matter we will discuss your case and possibilities you may have available to you such as a writ of attachment. If you are a business who owes commercial debt we will discuss your legal issues with you and your options.

San Francisco Commercial Collection Attorney

The Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan handles commercial debt collection cases in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Mateo and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We are experienced commercial collection lawyers.

Our office represents both creditors and debtors in commercial disputes involving delinquent vendor invoicing and other breaches of contract along with personal loans.

Please contact our office today to discuss your situation. If you are a creditor business with a commercial debt collection matter we will discuss your case and possibilities you may have available to you such as a writ of attachment. If you are a business who owes commercial debt we will discuss your legal issues with you and your options.

San Jose Commercial Debt Collection Attorney

The Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan handles commercial debt collection cases in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Mateo and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We are experienced commercial collection lawyers.

Our office represents both creditors and debtors in commercial disputes involving delinquent vendor invoicing and other breaches of contract along with personal loans.

Please contact our office today to discuss your situation. If you are a creditor business with a commercial debt collection matter we will discuss your case and possibilities you may have available to you such as a writ of attachment. If you are a business who owes commercial debt we will discuss your legal issues with you and your options.

What to Expect at Arraignment

ARRAIGNMENT PROCEEDING WHAT TO EXPECT:::

My clients facing criminal charges often ask what to expect at an arraignment hearing and initial appearance. This is what you can usually expect to have addressed at an arraignment:

1. Identification of counsel (the Court wants to know who is going to represent you in the case). If you do not want to use the public defender and have not already hired a criminal attorney by the arraignment the court will often give you a week or two continuance of the arraignment to retain an attorney.

2. Advisement of the charges and rights as a criminal defendant. These advisements are usually waived by counsel if they have received a copy of the criminal complaint as the charges are outlined in that documents.

3. Entry of Plea: Your attorney will generally be asked to enter a plea on your behalf. The plea will almost always be not guilty and a denial of all allegations. This gives you and your attorney time to discuss the charges and review the police reports and other facts as well as time to negotiate with the District Attorney if appropriate.

4. Bail: Often times for misdemeanor offenses the court will release a person OR without requiring bail. In cases of Domestic Violence this is often on condition of a stay away order issued to stay away from the victim. If your case is one where bail is going to be needed your attorney can advocate for low bail on your behalf.

5. Setting of Next Court Date: Finally, the court will set a new hearing date which is usually known as a pretrial conference or pretrial hearing where settlement discussions are had in an attempt to reach a resolution.

Please contact the Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan to discuss your criminal case. The Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan represents clients in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara (San Jose), Alameda (Oakland) and Contra Costa (Martinez and Richmond)Counties

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN EMPLOYMENT LAWSUIT

The Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan represents employees and employers in employment matters before the Labor Board and also in superior court in San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties.

The main things you want to see in a settlement agreement or severance agreement in California are:

1. A clear statement in the first paragraph of the agreement about what compensation is being provided and the manner in which it will be paid (ex. lump sum v. payment plan);

2. A clear and detailed release including but not limited to all claims arising out of or related to the employment relationship between employer and employee. You want to include a laundry list of common law and statutory claims (ex. Labor Code, etc.) that the employee is relinquishing. The release is important because one main purpose of a settlement is to avoid further litigation of employment claims for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and unpaid wages to name a few;

3. You also want to include a release of unknown claims under Civil Code section 1542 (quote the specific language of the code section word for word) and include an acknowledgment from the employee that they have read and understand the nature, scope and consequences of executing the agreement and the provision and that they have had a chance to talk to their lawyer about the consequences of signing the agreement;

4. A provision that no promise or agreement other than what is in the settlement agreement has been made and that the agreement is the full agreement of the parties;

5. A confidentiality provision with a liquidated damages clause to discourage the employee from telling other friends who may be employees about the settlement in a way which may encourage them to make claims. You want to silence any talk by the employee about the settlement;

6. If an age discrimination claim is being waived as part of the lease then the settlement agreement should have the proper 21 day review period language as well as the seven day revocation period language along with clear guidelines for how and where to send notice of revocation of the agreement.

These are some common things we like to include in settlement agreements and severance agreements.

If you are an employer or employee faced with a labor board hearing or superior court lawsuit regarding unpaid wages, overtime, meal and rest period violations, sexual harassment, discrimination and other claims please call the Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan to discuss your case immediately.

Criminal Defense Attorney Shoplifting San Mateo County

A common charge to see in my criminal practice is Petty Theft (Penal Code Section 484) most often stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident.

Shoplifting and theft cases in general are very serious as they can impact your employment, result in jail sentences, probation and imposition of fines and fees. They are also priorable meaning that a theft conviction will enhance the charge and potential punishment as to any new theft charge if convicted.

Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is important in order to try and reach the best resolution possible.

Some potential resolutions may include a dismissal of the charges, a reduction of the charge from a felony to misdemeanor or misdemeanor to an infraction, a Deferred Entry of Judgment plea, or a dismissal of the theft charge in exchange for a plea to a non-theft related offense.

Call the Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan today to discuss your situation and possible outcomes. Our office handles criminal cases throughout the entire bay area (San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties).

Petty Theft Shoplifting Attorney Alameda County

A common charge to see in my criminal practice is Petty Theft (Penal Code Section 484) most often stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident.

Shoplifting and theft cases in general are very serious as they can impact your employment, result in jail sentences, probation and imposition of fines and fees. They are also priorable meaning that a theft conviction will enhance the charge and potential punishment as to any new theft charge if convicted.

Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is important in order to try and reach the best resolution possible.

Some potential resolutions may include a dismissal of the charges, a reduction of the charge from a felony to misdemeanor or misdemeanor to an infraction, a Deferred Entry of Judgment plea, or a dismissal of the theft charge in exchange for a plea to a non-theft related offense.

Call the Law Office of Kevin S. Sullivan today to discuss your situation and possible outcomes. Our office handles criminal cases throughout the entire bay area (San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties).