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    Accidents with Drunk Drivers

    California has some of the harshest penalties for driving under the influence. If you’ve been a victim of a drunk driving accident, contact a car accident lawyer in Sacramento immediately for help. California law prohibits drivers from operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs because of the severe devastating and life changing injuries that can occur from drunk driving accidents. Drunk driving fatalities in California in 2015 was 867, which is 28% of all total traffic deaths, a 4.6% increase from the year prior.

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    • POSTED: June 1, 2024
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    Dashboard Cameras & Car Accident Claims

    Car accidents are a crazy situation for everyone involved, and the last thing you are thinking about when the adrenaline is pumping is how to make sure the accident is completely documented so that liability is properly assigned. The problem is, each party in the accident usually has a different and opposing goal – to have liability assigned to the other!

    Have you ever been stuck in this situation? Sometimes it happens because each party honestly believes they are correct and the other is at fault, but at other times, one party will attempt to lie and reduce their own liability. In either case, the benefits of having a dash cam could prove invaluable.

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    • POSTED: May 15, 2024
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    UMBRELLA INSURANCE POLICY

    An Umbrella policy, also known as an Excess Insurance policy, operates how the name implies – it sits on top of the rest of your insurance policies like an umbrella, providing excess coverage for high liability situations.

    An umbrella policy is the most cost effective and efficient way to set above standard limits for your insurance policy. The umbrella policy allows you to increase your protection across all your underlying policies with one quick and easy move, rather than adjusting each insurance policy separately. This affords you far more than just ease of adjustment, and can actually save you a lot of money too!

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    • POSTED: May 1, 2024
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    BOATING ACCIDENTS

    It is always fun to go out on the lake or river to enjoy the time in the sun, and spend time relaxing with friends and family. Boats are a become more commonplace during summer months. But we tend to forget that boats are large vehicle, and unlike cars they do not have brakes.

    Boats are becoming faster and more powerful each year. It is all about horsepower, engine size and how fast will it go from 0 to 60 mph. However, unlike a car, boat owners are not required to carry liability insurance.

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    • POSTED: April 15, 2024
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    Dealing With Insurance Companies After an Accident

    They will attempt to obtain a recorded statement from you. You do not want to give them one, because they might use that statement against you. They might find a discrepancy between your statement and the police report, or between your statement and the witness statement. The insurance company will often hire an expert witness who will disprove your side of the story. If the case is litigated later on you will end up looking like a liar in front of the judge and jury.

    You also do not want to sign anything that they give you without an attorney reviewing it first. Often insurance adjuster will ask you to sign a blank authorization which will allow them to obtain your medical records. They will then use that authorization to get a copy of your medical records beyond what is required for them to make a determination of your injuries. They will find previous conditions and injuries in your medical records and relate the injuries you suffered in the car accident to preexisting conditions.

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    • POSTED: April 1, 2024
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    T-Bone Auto Accidents

    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.

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    • POSTED: March 15, 2024
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    Accidents at a Traffic Light

    Most drivers who have experienced the chaos of a traffic light not working due to a power outage would probably agree. Unfortunately, some drivers do not always follow the rules. This can cause catastrophic damage to cars and serious injuries to drivers and passengers. As most drivers assume other drivers are following the rules as they are, they often don’t pay close attention to other drivers’ behavior. If you have been in an accident involving another driver’s negligence towards traffic lights, speak with a personal injury attorney for help.

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  • Severe Bone & Joint Injuries

    There are many different types of accidents that could cause broken bones or crushed joints. Each case is different and the factors that will determine the settlement will vary. It’s always best to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and guide you through the process. Fortunately, for the most part, broken bones are not life-threatening and usually heal with time.

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    • POSTED: February 15, 2024
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    Steps to Take After a Car Accident

    Sacramento Accident Attorney Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Sacramento If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Sacramento, California, the steps you take immediately following the incident are crucial to ensuring your safety, protecting your rights, and securing the compensation you deserve. Accidents can be overwhelming, but with the right approach, […]

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    • POSTED: February 1, 2024
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    Understanding California Auto Accident Laws

    Sacramento Auto Accident Lawyer Understanding California Auto Accident Laws Navigating the aftermath of a car accident in California can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with injuries caused by the negligence of another. Understanding state-specific laws is crucial for anyone looking to pursue a claim and secure the compensation they deserve. In California, several key laws […]

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    • POSTED: January 15, 2024
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    COMMON TYPES OF HAZARDOUS ROADWAY CONDITIONS IN CALIFORNIA

    Sacramento Car Accident Attorney Understanding the Risks on California Roads If you’re navigating the roads in California, especially in and around Sacramento, it’s crucial to be aware of the various hazardous roadway conditions that can lead to serious car accidents. Unfortunately, many drivers in Sacramento find themselves injured due to the negligence of others in […]

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    • POSTED: January 1, 2024
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    SPINAL CORD INJURIES

    Spinal cord injuries can be one of the most life-threatening injuries caused by an auto accident, a fall or some other cause. The impact on the lives of the victim and families can be devastating and extremely costly. If you or a family member has been suffered spinal cord injuries, you need to contact a skilled personal injury lawyer in Sacramento CA who can file a lawsuit and get you the compensation you deserve. Approximately 11,000 people in America experience a traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). The spinal cord is a crucial component to our bodies. They carry vital and sensitive nerves that act as messengers to speak between our brain and the rest of our body. If the spinal cord is injured, not only could you experience life long chronic pain, but you could lose control of bodily functions.

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    • POSTED: December 15, 2023
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    What Is the Leading Cause of Death on California Roadways?

    Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer in sacramento Car accidents often happen for a few main reasons. Drivers getting distracted, such as by texting or eating, is a big one. Speeding and driving too fast for conditions is another. Accidents also happen when drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or are too tired. Aggressive […]

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    • POSTED: December 1, 2023
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    INSURANCE CLAIM FOR WIND DAMAGE

    Under California law, an insurance company is given the ability to decide what perils it covers and under what circumstances. Policies cannot legally be marketed under false pretenses, but also are not required to contain all the perils you may require coverage for. Damage caused by wind and hail is usually covered under both homeowners and renters insurance policies (though earthquake is not!). If you have questions regarding your specific insurance policy, speak with a Sacramento accident lawyer.

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    • POSTED: November 15, 2023
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    ACCIDENTS WITH LARGE TRUCKS

    Being a truck driver is a dangerous job, but so is sharing the road with them!

    The lives we live today are possible because of the vast and complicated economic system we have built over the millennia. That entire system would come to a halt if we didn’t have the men and women who transport the goods and services we need to keep it running. A large portion of that transportation responsibility falls onto our nation’s truck drivers.

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    • POSTED: November 1, 2023
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    DRIVING DISTRACTIONS & ACCIDENTS

    Americans spend a lot of their time behind the wheel. As commutes get longer and longer and self-driving cars still seem a world away, it’s important to understand what causes car accidents and how to prevent them. A major reason people say they were involved in a car crash is because they were distracted. Now, it seems obvious not to drive distracted, but as driving seems natural and we do it all the time, people become too comfortable with the task and start becoming flippant about it. This article will cover the top ten driving distractions and how to avoid them and always remember to seek legal advice from an auto accident lawyer in Sacramento if you have been involved in a car accident.

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    • POSTED: October 15, 2023
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    What are The 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

    Sacramento Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Dogs are often seen as man’s best friend, yet not all breeds share the same temperament. Research indicates that certain breeds are perceived as more dangerous. While any dog has the potential to bite and cause harm, some breeds are statistically more prone to aggression or violence. This tendency can […]

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    • POSTED: October 1, 2023
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    How Much Does Your Auto Insurance Increase After a Car Accident?

    car accident lawyer in sacramento The increase in auto insurance premiums after a car accident can vary widely and depends on several factors. Insurance companies use complex algorithms and consider various elements when determining the premium increase, including the severity of the accident, who was at fault, your driving history, the insurance company’s policies, and […]

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    • POSTED: September 15, 2023
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    WHAT IS STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

    The period of time during which you can file a lawsuit varies depending on the type of legal claim. For example, with personal injury cases, you have two years to file from the time of the injury. If the injury was not discovered right away, then it is 1 year from the date the injury was discovered. For a breach of written contract, its four years from the date the contract was broken and two years for an oral contract. Any property damage lawsuits have 3 years from the date the damage occurred.

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    • POSTED: September 1, 2023
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    UNDERSTANDING AUTO INSURANCE POLICY

    We are all required by law to carry automotive insurance if we choose to drive a vehicle, and that insurance is in place to cover any liabilities that may arise from our driving. Every state has a different set of minimum limits that a driver is required to carry, and these limits are imposed to ensure the monetary protection of all the other drivers on the road that you may come into contact with.

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