This is much higher than the national average, which is 13-14%. Perhaps this is because the state of California has many cities in which there is a high number of individuals walking every day and also a high necessity for car ownership as public transit is notoriously unsatisfactory. Because pedestrians are in such a vulnerable position while walking on the roads, it’s important you speak with an experienced accident lawyer in Sacramento who can explain in depth what happens after an accident.READ MORE >>
When driving through much of California, sharing the road with semi-trucks is a part of the ride. Normally, cars and trucks can coexist without incident, but semis have certain properties that make it more difficult for them to assimilate with standard passenger vehicle traffic. The size of semi trucks make them difficult to maneuver and increases the size of their blind spots.READ MORE >>
California has more laws to protect insurance policyholders than any other state in the country. Unfortunately, this does not necessarily stop insurance companies from doing whatever they can to limit payouts and increase profits. In order to have a decent chance of receiving the compensation to which you are entitled, it’s important to understand your rights and the procedures in dealing with an insurance company. Speak to a Sacramento personal injury lawyer regarding your specific case.READ MORE >>
Recording devices mounted to the dashboard of cars have become quite popular in recent years. Private individuals often upload clips from the recordings made by their “dashcams,” entertaining many a Youtube user. Not only are these videos entertaining, they can be very useful in the case of a car collision to determine exactly what happened – and who’s at fault. The presence of the cameras also seem to have an effect on the behavior of the driver. The state of California has seen a sharp decrease in the rate of car accidents in vehicles installed with a recording device – down by 80%. Many companies with fleets of vehicles have used these recording devices to improve driver performance and definitively determine fault in the case of a collision or other damage. This can save companies a lot of money and headaches. If you have been in an accident involving a big rig, “dashcams” can be used to prove liability in your case. Speak with a big rig accident lawyer in Sacramento for more information.READ MORE >>
People may not realize just how much power rain and wind have when it comes to 2,000 lb hunks of metal, but rainstorms can have serious effects. Strong winds can push cars into another lane if the driver isn’t paying close enough attention. Disruptions to a driver’s vision can result in not seeing other cars or obstacles in the road. Bad weather often results in flooding, causing roads to be dangerous to drive on as well as lane closures and merging. Some individuals do not appreciate the increased danger of driving during rainy weather and will not drive appropriately. These reckless drivers can cause accidents that result in injuries and death to other drivers and passengers. If you have been in an accident resulting in an injury, make sure to contact an automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento.READ MORE >>
Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento You should begin an “Auto Accident Experience Log” immediately following the auto accident. In this log, you should document everything related to the auto accident. For example, all the information you have collected at the scene should be kept in this log. You should also keep a continuous diary of […]READ MORE >>
Obtaining a driver’s license is a monumental and much anticipated moment in a teenagers life. Unfortunately, parents sometimes overlook the potential liability issues involved in allowing their children to drive any motorized vehicle. Any licensed driver who gets behind the wheel owes a “duty of care” to all other drivers, passengers, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. If any driver fails to comply with this duty through negligent or reckless driving and someone is injured as a result, the driver will be liable for medical bills, lost income and other losses stemming from the crash. In California, if the driver is a minor (under the age of 18), the parents/guardians or whoever signed the driver’s license application for the minor is liable until they turn 18.READ MORE >>
No one gets up in the morning and says to himself, “I hope I will get hurt in a car accident today.” But, considering that an average number of car accidents in the United States per year is 6 million, and that annually approximately 3 million people get injured in car accidents, being prepared just in case you get into or get hurt a car accident very important.
Unfortunately, an average person does not know all of his rights and obligations in case he or she is in a car accident. Further, insurance companies are often not forthcoming about what an injured party needs to do to get a fair recovery for your damaged vehicle and your injuries, leaving you to pick up the pieces.READ MORE >>
Sacramento Accident Attorney Holidays are a time for rest and relaxation, right? We all know that is not always the case, and the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season is usually a time of stress and last minute shopping. Americans are also traveling at increased rates across the country, congesting our roads and highways. The odds […]READ MORE >>
SACRAMENTO PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER Waking up on a normal day, no one expects to need a Sacramento personal injury lawyer by the end of the day. People don’t usually notice the multitude of dangers they encounter on a daily basis. Between dangerous drivers on the road, slick floors in the grocery store, a broken step […]READ MORE >>
This is known as the “zero tolerance” law for underage DUI. This law states that anyone under the age of 21 that drives with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.01% or greater is in violation of the law and may face a one-year suspension of their driver’s license. This law is not only limited to alcoholic beverages and includes any sources that include alcohol, including medications. In order to determine the presence of very low amounts of alcohol in the underage driver’s blood, law officers use a preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test. This can be conducted through a standard breathalyzer or similar device and works by measuring the alcohol on a person’s breath and converts it to the blood content.READ MORE >>
Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol in the Vacaville, CA is a criminal act prosecuted through the criminal justice system, not handled through the DMV like minor traffic infractions. If you are charged with a DUI, choose a Vacaville DUI lawyer who has specific DUI defense experience to receive the most vigorous defense.
A DUI can be charged if your “blood alcohol content” (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. The “BAC” is a measurement of how much ethanol as opposed to blood is found within the bloodstream by volume. Drivers under 21 have a legal limit of 0.01% BAC, while commercial driver’s license holders have a limit of 0.04% BAC. To determine BAC, a law enforcement may test a driver’s breath, urine, or blood.READ MORE >>
Though the state of California has a reputation for being open to a wide variety of lifestyles, it is quite harsh when it comes to levying jurisprudence on things like driving while intoxicated. The incredibly large and diverse population in the state demands that intoxication infractions be weighed on a set scale. This creates a no-tolerance atmosphere that all drivers should be aware of.
The penalties for a DUI in California are heavily measured by the damages caused by intoxicated driving. This means that lighter penalties are given if a driver causes no harm to others. Penalties for intoxication, however, can be quite severe if intoxication causes an accident where property damage or physical harm to another party occurs.READ MORE >>
Without an experienced Sacramento injury lawyer it is difficult to navigate the legal aspects of a personal injury claim and determine the exact course of action. Most people are not aware of all possible remedies available to them. However, the law of remedies provides a multiple avenues for the recovery of an injured passenger.
First, if you were injured as passenger in a car accident remember, you cannot be put at fault for the collision. California is a pure comparative fault state. This means that anyone who was injured in a car accident can recover against the at fault party comparative to the fault assigned to that party. To rephrase, if a person who was injured in a car accident has been determined to be 40% at fault for the collision, that individual will still be able to recover for his or her damages, however the recovery will be reduced by 40%, the percentage of fault assigned to that injured individual.READ MORE >>
There are times when people find themselves in legal trouble and don’t know where to turn for help. People often don’t realize that the only way to get the help they need in their situation is to find a lawyer. Sometimes people wait to the last minute to get help with their legal situation and […]READ MORE >>
SACRAMENTO PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER Have you been seriously injured & need legal help? Personal injury is a category of civil law in which a citizen files a legal claim against another person or entity. Personal injury is a way for individuals who have incurred injury to gain compensation against the responsible party. With the help […]READ MORE >>
If you or a loved one was involved in a catastrophic accident that resulted in a limb amputation, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer who can represent you. According to the National Limb Loss Information Center, there are approximately 1.8 million people living with limb loss in the United States.
A lost limb affects your life in so many different ways. From finance to social to psychological to physical, and everything in between. If loss of a limb was caused by negligence of others, you need a lawyer to hold those parties responsible.READ MORE >>
Car accidents are already a very stressful and difficult time for anyone to go through. If you were involved in an accident, suffered severe injuries, high medical bills, lost wages at work and property damage, the person at fault should be obligated to pay for it. However, imagine, if the other person who was at fault, didn’t have any insurance!
California has a mandatory insurance law, mandating everyone to have automobile insurance if they plan on driving a motorized vehicle on public roads. Unfortunately, many irresponsible motorists remain on the road without any automobile insurance.Resulting in an inability to pay for damages when being at fault of an accident. Even though the law requires it, there are those who are uninsured or underinsured and it’s important you contact a personal injury attorney in Sacramento for legal help immediately if you’ve been a victim of an underinsured motorist accident.READ MORE >>
A fire or burn injury can be devastating both physically and emotionally. But many people do not believe that fires or burns are something that can happen to them. Numerous fires and resulting burn injuries, including death, occur each year across the United States. In fact, statistics reveal that every 19 seconds a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States. Those most vulnerable to suffer injury or death in a fire are children younger than 5 and adults over 65.READ MORE >>
Side-impact car crashes, also known as “T-bone” or “broadside” collisions, occurs when a vehicle is hit on its side by another vehicle. Side-impact crashes are extremely dangerous.
They have caused 29% of all passenger-vehicle deaths in the U.S. in 2009 and produce a high rate of severe injuries so it’s important you contact an experienced auto accident attorney who can help you with your case and get you the compensation you deserve.
The reason for more severe injuries in such collisions is because the sides of vehicles have a small amount of space to absorb the energy of the other vehicle. Additionally, the force of side-impact crash often pushes the struck vehicle into the path of other vehicles, causing further collisions, damage and injuries.READ MORE >>