WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS OF PASSENGERS IN CAR ACCIDENTS?

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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.

When it comes to passengers who are injured remember, they are not driving, so they cannot be put at fault for the collision. Therefore, it will likely be a clear liability case against one of the drivers.

Second, passengers who are injured in car accident may be able to recover from more than just one insurance policy. Because every driver is required by law to carry liability insurance on his or her vehicle, each of the drivers involved in the collision will likely have a policy of insurance against which the injured passenger can recover. In other words, if you were a passenger in someone else’s vehicle and were injured because another driver caused the collision with the vehicle you were in, you may be able to recover against both (1) the “at fault” driver, and (2) the driver of the vehicle you were a passenger in.

This means that there may potentially be multiple policies of insurance covering the injured passenger, and therefore a better financial recovery for the injured. However, there are other important nuances which require attention of an experienced Sacramento injury lawyer.

There are several legal pitfalls which require immediate attention. From the time of the collision there are multiple steps that you must make to justly recover for the injuries you sustained in the collision.

You must be aware of the statute of limitations governing over you claim. Remember, every case has a statute of limitations. And if the injured passenger fails to properly assert his or her claim, that claim is effectively waived. If you waive your claim, you will not be able to recover for your injuries.

You must keep track of your medical bills and medical records.

You must inform the insurance company (often more than one) about your personal injury claim. However, most lawyers will advise against contacting insurance companies. Remember, insurance companies are not in the business of paying settlement claims. They are not your friends and are not looking out for your best interest. For this reason call a personal injury attorney, who will determine your rights for your specific situation and develop the best plant for your recovery.

Speak Now With a Sacramento Injury Lawyer About Your Car Accident Claim

If you have been involved in a car accident, speak with a Sacramento injury lawyer about your case. The moment you contact us, you can expect excellent service. Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 for free car accident case consultation.

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If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact experienced auto accident lawyers in Sacramento at The Choyce Law Firm to discuss your legal options. We have offices in Sacramento & Fairfield, CA for your convenience and have the resources and expertise to aggressively litigate your case in court, fighting to get you just compensation for your injury.

Call (916) 306-0636 today for a free consultation with our car accident lawyer in Sacramento regarding your injury case.

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    • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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      This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

    • JAMES CRAFT
      DUI Defense Client
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      Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

    • JACQUELINE R.
      Personal Injury Client
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      “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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      T-BONE CAR ACCIDENTS

      SIDE-IMPACT “T-BONE” OR “BROADSIDE” 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.

      In most cases, broadside collisions are preventable and are typically caused by negligent and reckless driving such as running a red light or stop sign, failing to yield the right of way during a turn, engaging in distracted driving behavior, racing through a yellow light or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Even though many vehicles are now designed with side airbags and reinforced side doors, the odds remain high that you will suffer a serious injury that could potentially result in multiple surgeries, rehabilitative therapy, long term medical treatment and extremely high medical bills. Because of that, proving fault is extremely important.

      You have the right to make a claim for damages and bodily injury. While it may seem obvious who is at fault in a T-bone collision, there are instances of comparative liability.

      For example, if one driver makes an unsafe left turn on a two-lane street and is broadsided by another driver coming straight it makes sense that the first driver is responsible for the accident.

      However, if the second driver was speeding, it could occur that the second driver is partially responsible. It’s always best to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you with your case specifically.

      What To Do After a Car Accident

      Regardless of whether fault has been established for an accident not, all involved parties should immediately consult with an attorney. It is important to know what to do to protect the legal rights of yourself and your loved ones. Time is of the essence in serious injury cases because physical evidence may be destroyed or lost, witnesses’ memories may fade, and recovery of out of pocket expenses can be delayed.

      • Obtain the name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number, license plate number and insurance company of all parties involved in the accident.
      • Obtain the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all witnesses.
      • Call the police immediately to make an accident report.
      • If you are injured, seek immediate medical treatment, make sure that you give a detailed description every part of your body that is injured.
      • Take photographs of your injuries.
      • Take pictures of any damaged motor vehicles involved in the accident.
      • Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
      • Report the accident to your insurance company.
      • Do not give a statement, speak to the insurance company or sign any documents without first consulting an attorney.

      Selecting the right car accident attorney in Sacramento is an important decision. You should choose someone who is experienced, aggressive and dedicated to working to get you fair compensation for your injuries. That is why you should contact the attorneys at the The Choyce Law Firm We have successfully represented thousands of accident and injury victims over the past decade.

      SPEAK WITH AN EXPERIENCED ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN Sacramento

      The challenges that arise with identifying these cases can be challenging, but there’s a team behind you that can help. It’s easy to become overwhelmed when injury strikes. If you believe you’ve been involved in such a case, please contact an experienced accident attorney in Sacramento at the The Choyce Law Firm as soon as possible. For more than 15 years, The Choyce Law Firm has protected the rights and interests of victims of all types of injuries. We have the resources and dedication to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at (916) 306-0636 to speak with a accident attorney in Sacramento today.

      Call a Injury Attorney in Sacramento For Help

      The Choyce Law Firm has years of legal experience handling tough settlement claims with frustrating insurance companies. Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 to speak with an accident attorney in Sacramento who can handle your case and take the burden off your hands.
       

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      1438 Del Paso Blvd
      Sacramento, CA 95815
      (916) 306-0636

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        • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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          This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

        • JAMES CRAFT
          DUI Defense Client
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          Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

        • JACQUELINE R.
          Personal Injury Client
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          “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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          DEALING WITH INSURANCE COMPANY

          AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYER IN SACRAMENTO

          Auto Accident Lawyer in Sacramento

          DO NOT SPEAK TO INSURANCE COMPANIES OR INSURANCE ADJUSTERS PRIOR TO SPEAKING WITH OUR ATTORNEYS FIRST

          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.

          If an insurance adjuster calls you, you do not have to be rude to them, be short with them, or ignore them. You do need to politely tell them that you are in a process of hiring an auto accident lawyer in Sacramento and he or she will contact them as soon you hire one. You also want to get

          1. the name and number of the adjuster,
          2. the company he or she is from,
          3. and the claim number or a reference number of the claim.

          Do Not Delay In Contacting An Auto Accident Lawyer In Sacramento

          Do not ignore the phone call from insurance adjuster and contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Ignoring the situation will not make it go away. Having an experienced auto accident lawyer in Sacramento represent you in a case eliminates the headache of dealing with insurance companies and increases your value in monetary recovery.

          Experienced auto accident lawyer in Sacramento at The Choyce Law Firm knows what they are doing, they’ve done it before. Attorneys will obtain medical records on your behalf, deal with medical facilities about all the outstanding medical bills, deal with insurance companies on your behalf, and help you settle the case.

          Call Automobile Accident Attorney in Sacramento

          If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact an experienced car accident attorney in Sacramento to discuss your legal options. We have offices in Sacramento & Fairfield, CA for your convenience and have the resources and expertise to aggressively litigate your case in court, fighting to get you just compensation for your injury.
           
          Call (916) 306-0636 today for a free consultation with our automobile accident attorney in Sacramento regarding your auto accident injury case.

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          REQUEST YOUR FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY

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            • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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              This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

            • JAMES CRAFT
              DUI Defense Client
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              Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

            • JACQUELINE R.
              Personal Injury Client
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              “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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              DRIVING DISTRACTIONS THAT CAUSE ACCIDENTS

              Auto Accident Lawyer in Sacramento

              Auto Accident Lawyer in Sacramento

              Driving Distractions That Cause 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.

              Distraction 1: Passengers

              Many young people get in car collisions while driving with their friends. Young people are less likely to understand the seriousness of driving and how dangerous it can be. They’ve been in cars their whole lives and being able to drive one unsupervised introduces a huge amount of independence, which can be very exciting. Young passengers may think it’s funny to play jokes on the driver or that driving is a great time to engage in a serious or compelling story. It’s important to realize that it’s okay to tell your friends to calm down and be quiet when you’re driving.

              Distraction 2: Phones Calls

              Communicating over cell phone is more distracting than when someone else is in the car for several reasons. Other passengers are able to tell when the driver is focusing on the task ahead. The may speak freely while the driver is peacefully travelling down a straight road and will know to pause the conversation when the driver is merging or entering a high-traffic area. People on the phone won’t be able to understand that they may get frustrated if a driver pauses during the conversation for seemingly no reason. Another thing that makes cell phones distracting is their operation. Even hands-free devices can be difficult to work as the driver’s words may be misinterpreted, potentially causing panic and an even more dangerous situation. Avoid this by making all calls before and after driving and contact an auto accident lawyer in Sacramento to learn what you can do if you were hit by a distracted driver.

              Distraction 3: Texting

              Texting may seem like something that can be done between glances at the road. This is an extremely common and dangerous misconception. Taking your eyes off the road for only a moment can result in an accident. Even if you just look at your texts and wait to respond, this takes attention away from the happenings of the road. This is a very easy distraction to avoid. Keep your phone in the glove compartment and on silent during your road. It’s okay to be unavailable for a short amount of time – it makes you seem more interesting, anyway!

              Distraction 4: Playing with the Radio

              While a bad song or disruptive commercials can be distracting themselves, it’s even more distracting to try to fiddle with the radio to silent this disturbances. A good way to avoid this is to either have your passenger take on this role or to set yourself up with a playlist before hitting the road. Having good music can make tedious drives more enjoyable and keep you motivated to focus on the task.

              Distraction 5: Entertainment

              While it’s important to have music that you enjoy, being too involved in the music or other entertainment can cause you to lose track of what’s going on on the road. Showing off your dance moves or reacting to an outrageous audio book or podcast can result in a car collision by forgetting the actual task at hand. Avoid this distraction by specifically curating your entertainment so you have something interesting but not distracting.

              Distraction 6: Eating

              Americans are an on-the-go people. We’re always in a rush and off to our next task. Sometimes, our days can be so hectic that we don’t have time to sit down and enjoy a meal. Going through the drive-thru to pick up a sandwich for the drive is a tempting time-saver. It’s important to take the extra moments to finish your snack before hitting the road. You don’t want a tomato falling into your lap and making you take your eyes off the road.

              Distraction 7: Playing with the Controls

              Having to adjust the airflow, seat warmer, and other car controls can be quite distracting. This is especially true if you aren’t familiar with the car you’re driving. Having to search for the control you need is even more distracting that simply turning a knob. It can be unavoidable and minimally distracting to simply press a single button when you know exactly where it is and what it will do. To avoid spending excessive time on the controls of the car, take a moment to orient yourself before the trip. This way you have a better idea of the layout of the buttons and you can identify the ones you actually are likely to use. If you or someone you know has been hit because of a distracted driver, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Contact an auto accident lawyer in Sacramento today.

              Distraction 8: Self-Care

              Waiting until you’re on the road to do last-minute beauty maintenance is a bad idea. Combing your hair and wiping your face is a bad idea when you’re on the road. Though you may save a minute or two by performing these tasks on the road, getting into a car collision will surely take more time among other associated consequences.

              Distraction 9: Getting Lost

              It’s inevitable that we’ll drive on an unfamiliar road or in an unknown city at some point. Checking your GPS and driving without knowing where you are can be dangerous and distracting. Be sure you know where you’re going as much as possible. Look at the instructions on your GPS before you start traveling. Pointing out landmarks to yourself can be helpful. For example, instead of thinking “turn left on Main,” noticing your favorite fast-food restaurant is on the corner can help you remember your directions and familiarize yourself with the area. If you do get lost, be sure to pull over before studying the GPS instructions.

              Distraction 10: Emotional Baggage

              It’s hard to separate your emotions from the task at hand. While this may not matter when you are showering or doing the dishes. Being upset while behind the wheel can be dangerous. Everyone knows the term “road rage” for its potentially serious consequences. Taking your emotions on the road with you can make you behave erratically and dangerously. Take a moment to calm down and focus on getting to your destination before you start the car. Perhaps you were in a fine mood when you got into the car, but traffic or other drivers have riled you up. Having a mantra to say to yourself may be helpful to keep calm. It may be difficult to have compassion for jerks on the road, but just imagine the car riding your bumper is trying to reach the hospital. Putting things into perspective and allowing yourself to let go of other people’s issues can help keep you safe on the road and calm in other areas of your life.

              Getting into an accident because of distracted driving is almost always a regret. Think twice before you partake in activities that can distract you from driving and always consult with a highly experienced auto accident lawyer in Sacramento if you have been in an accident.

              Contact Auto Accident Lawyer in Sacramento if You’ve Been Hit by a Distracted Driver

              Getting in a car accident of any size can alter your life indefinitely. At The Choyce Law Firm, we understand how emotionally and financially stressful it may be if you or a loved one was in a car accident. Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 to speak to an auto accident lawyer in Sacramento.

              Call a Auto Accident Lawyer in Sacramento For Help

              The Choyce Law Firm has years of legal experience handling tough settlement claims with frustrating insurance companies. Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 to speak with an injury attorney in Sacramento who can handle your case and take the burden off your hands.
               

              The Choyce Law Firm
              1438 Del Paso Blvd
              Sacramento, CA 95815
              (916) 306-0636

              TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

              REQUEST YOUR FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY

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                • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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                  This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

                • JAMES CRAFT
                  DUI Defense Client
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                  Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

                • JACQUELINE R.
                  Personal Injury Client
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                  “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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                  PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

                  Sacramento auto accident attorney

                  Sacramento auto accident attorney

                  Sacramento auto accident attorney Helps Victims of Pedestrian Accidents

                  California has the country’s highest number of pedestrian fatalities, for the second year in a row. If you’ve been hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, contact an experienced Sacramento auto accident attorney immediately.

                  Pedestrian Accident Statistics

                  • Pedestrian deaths are increasingly becoming more and more serious.
                  • There were 2,368 pedestrians killed from Jan-June in 2015, a 6% increase from the year before.
                  • In California, 23% of all motor vehicle fatalities were pedestrians.
                  • Pedestrian fatalities now account for 15% of total traffic deaths.
                  • About ⅓ of pedestrian deaths occur after dark.
                  • 70% of those victims were male.
                  • ⅓ of pedestrian fatalities were a result of a drunk driver.
                  • Pedestrians are three times more likely to die when struck by vehicles moving at 40 mph as they are by vehicles moving at 25 mph

                  You Have The Right To Compensation

                  If you were injured as a pedestrian due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to compensation. Such compensation should cover financial losses like medical bills, lost wages from missed work, rehabilitation, permanent disabilities and any emotional and psychological distress.

                  About ⅕ of pedestrian deaths involve hit-and-run drivers. If the police cannot locate the driver, wrongful death compensation is not available. But in other cases, when the driver is known, certain family members can pursue compensation. Contact a lawyer immediately if a loved one had died due to someone else’s negligence.

                  Proving Fault

                  In order to prove the driver of the vehicle was negligent, you will need evidence such as:

                  • Witness testimonies
                  • Driver statements
                  • Photos of the scene
                  • Photos of the vehicle
                  • Photos of your injuries
                  • And anything else that can prove the driver was negligent!

                  In most cases, fault is easy to establish. California has several right of way laws that apply to pedestrians so if a driver breaks any of these laws, he or she is at fault. Such laws include:

                  • Drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing in a marked crosswalk, or unmarked crosswalks at intersections
                  • While pedestrians must use due care for their safety, drivers approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk must also exercise due care and shall reduce the speed of their vehicle or take any other action to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian
                  • If a vehicle is stopped at a marked or unmarked crosswalk to let pedestrians cross, other drivers must not pass the stopped vehicle
                  • Even when pedestrians are walking outside a crosswalk, drivers are expected to exercise due care

                  If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian-vehicle accident, contact a Sacramento auto accident attorney immediately who can review your case in detail and find the best way for you to get the compensation you deserve.

                  Injured in an Accident? Contact Sacramento auto accident attorney for Help.

                  If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact experienced Sacramento auto accident attorney at The Choyce Law Firm to discuss your legal options. We have offices in Sacramento & Fairfield, CA for your convenience and have the resources and expertise to aggressively litigate your case in court, fighting to get you just compensation for your injury.
                   
                  Call (916) 306-0636 today for a free consultation with our Sacramento auto accident attorney regarding your injury case.

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                    • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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                      This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

                    • JAMES CRAFT
                      DUI Defense Client
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                      Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

                    • JACQUELINE R.
                      Personal Injury Client
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                      “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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                      SIDESWIPE AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS

                      AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN SACRAMENTO

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                      Sideswipe Accidents Can Be Very Serious

                      Many people would consider a sideswipe accident to be relatively minor with property damage as the greatest concern. However, sideswiping can actually be very serious and is often just the first incident in a more severe collision. Most sideswiping incidents occur when two cars are driving side-by-side and a driver becomes distracted, drifting into the lane of the other driver. At this point, there is the possibility for escalation. If either driver reacts to this contact by overcorrecting, they may veer into yet another car, an inanimate object, or may flip their car if the overcorrection is severe enough. If you or someone you know has been involved in a sideswipe accident, call auto accident attorney in Sacramento at The Choyce Law Firm to see if you’re eligible for compensation.

                      Nearly a quarter of a million (250,000) sideswipe incidents occur per year, resulting in approximately 27,000 injuries and more than 2,500 fatalities, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

                      Causes of Sideswipe Auto Accidents

                      There are many situations in which a sideswipe accident may occur. Below is a list of the most common circumstances that may lead to this collision:

                      • Distracted driver – talking or texting on the phone (drivers in California are prohibited from using handheld devices to text or call – only hands-free devices for drivers over 18 are permitted), communicating with passengers, fatigue or sleep deprivation, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
                      • Poor driving technique – driving too close to the other lane, aggressive driving, reckless driving
                      • Blind spot – drivers may not see another car when changing lanes
                      • Overcorrecting – if a driver realizes he or she is drifting from their lane, they may overcorrect and collide with another car.
                      • Merging – many sideswiping incidents occur when a car is merging onto a highway or turning onto a new road. Cars may focus only on the lane in which they intend to enter without paying enough attention to the next lane over.

                      Regardless of the cause, it is important to note that sideswipe accidents are entirely avoidable. If you have been injured because someone negligently sideswiped you, speak to an auto accident attorney in Sacramento who can evaluate your case.

                      Injuries as a Result of a Sideswipe Car Accident

                      One unique concern for sideswipe accidents is the car’s’ safety precautions. Most car accidents occur to the front or rear of the car. This is why cars are equipped with bumpers and airbags in the steering wheels. The sides of cars consist of the door panel – a thin material with no bumper to absorb any impact. While these collisions are not nearly as severe as a T-bone accident, they can cause the driver to lose control and hit other cars or inanimate objects or even roll over. Injuries can be minor to substantial. Below is a list of potential injuries that may be incurred:

                      • Brain damage
                      • Broken or fractured bones
                      • Damage to the brain or spine causing partial or full paralysis or comatose.
                      • Loss of limbs
                      • Cuts or bruises
                      • Nerve damage
                      • Joint dislocation or injury
                      • Death

                      Legal Action

                      After any car collision, there are several things each driver should do. Below is a brief outline:

                      1. Seek medical attention immediately if any individual incurs a serious injury.
                      2. By California law, you are required to exchange information such as names, phone numbers, insurance information, vehicle information such as license plate number, etc. with the other driver. Be sure not to admit fault at this time.
                      3. Collect as much evidence at the scene as possible. Take images if you can. Write down your account of the events, including the time and date of the accident as well as your estimated speed.
                      4. Contact your insurance company to report the accident.
                      5. Seek legal advice of a skilled auto accident attorney in Sacramento.

                      Determining fault in a sideswipe accident can be very difficult. Sometimes the perpetrator is unknown, such as when it occurs to a parked car. In the case that a car is sideswiped while legally parked, the perpetrator may be charged with a hit and run if they fled the scene without leaving contact information.

                      In most cases in which the two drivers are traveling in the same direction, it can be very difficult to determine fault. Both cars have damage and even if one has more damage than the other, it’s difficult to determine who caused the accident. It can take an expert crash investigation involving witness testimony and police reports.

                      Insurance companies are organizations with the main goal of making a profit. Even when their policyholder is at fault, the insurance company will try to minimize their liability and undercut any damage or injury. California is a comparative fault state, meaning each driver in a collision can be considered partially at fault, affecting their ability to collect compensation.

                      The best thing an individual involved in a sideswipe accident can do to protect themselves is to hire an auto accident attorney in Sacramento. Having a knowledgeable and motivated lawyer working on your case can help you get the compensation you deserve.

                      Auto Accident Attorney in Sacramento Can Get You The Compensation You Deserve

                      Sideswipe accidents can be either severe or mild but in the case of an extreme accident, it’s important you speak with an auto accident attorney in Sacramento who can evaluate your case and fight for you in the court of law. The Choyce Law Firm is committed to getting you the best result for your pain and suffering. Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 for a free consultation.

                      Call Auto Accident Attorney in Sacramento For Help

                      If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact an experienced car accident attorney in Sacrament to discuss your legal options. We have offices in Sacramento & Fairfield, CA for your convenience and have the resources and expertise to aggressively litigate your case in court, fighting to get you just compensation for your injury.
                       
                      Call (916) 306-0636 today for a free consultation with our car accident attorney in Sacramento regarding your auto accident injury case.

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                        • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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                          This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

                        • JAMES CRAFT
                          DUI Defense Client
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                          Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

                        • JACQUELINE R.
                          Personal Injury Client
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                          “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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                          VICTIMS OF A DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT

                          Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento

                          Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento

                          Helping Victims of a Drunk Driver Accident

                          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.

                          Victims of drunk drivers, whether those who experienced a collision themselves or those who lost a family member due to a drunk driver, are entitled to compensation. It is infuriating that the carelessness and negligence of one person could completely change the course of so many lives. Because professional attorneys have dealt with these cases so many times, it’s best to contact one for the best help.

                          The value of your claim will usually depend on the nature and extent of the injuries, damages and losses you have sustained. The more common types of damages you could seek compensation for are:

                          • Medical expenses: emergency transportation and treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, cost of medication, medical equipment, etc.
                          • Rehabilitation costs: physical therapy, chiropractic care, etc.
                          • Lost income: if the injuries cause permanent disabilities that require removal from the work force, victims can seek compensation for lost of future income or loss of livelihood
                          • Pain and suffering: the physical pain and mental suffering caused by the accident
                          • Loss of consortium: the damages suffered by the spouse or partner of the injured victim

                          If the drunk driving crash resulted in a fatality, the family of the deceased victim can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for the damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income and benefits, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

                          Our Lawyer Will Help Prove Liability

                          If you’ve been a victim of a drunk driving accident, you are not alone. Help is available so contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento immediately. An experienced and local lawyer can help you start a civil case against a drunk driver and fight for the maximum compensation you need. A skilled lawyer will need to investigate the accident, gather and preserve evidence, and determine who should be held responsible for your injuries.

                          Sometimes proving liability is easy, but sometimes it isn’t which is why you need an attorney. The fact that the driver has already been convicted in court of having a blood alcohol content over the legal limit at the time of the event is extremely helpful in pursuing compensation. However, it is not enough to get you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Because some cases involve serious damages or fatal accidents with lack of insurance, you need a seasoned attorney who knows the best way to overcome these obstacles.

                          Contact Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento If You’ve Been Injured in an Accident

                          The Choyce Law Firm handles many personal injury cases, including vehicle accidents caused from rainy weather. When you contact our law firm, you can expect exceptional professionalism and legal advice. Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 to speak to an automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento.

                          Call Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento

                          If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact an experienced car accident attorney in Sacramento to discuss your legal options. We have offices in Sacramento & Fairfield, CA for your convenience and have the resources and expertise to aggressively litigate your case in court, fighting to get you just compensation for your injury.
                           
                          Call (916) 306-0636 today for a free consultation with our car accident lawyer in Sacramento regarding your auto accident injury case.

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                            • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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                              This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

                            • JAMES CRAFT
                              DUI Defense Client
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                              Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

                            • JACQUELINE R.
                              Personal Injury Client
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                              “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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                              RAINY WEATHER ACCIDENTS

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                              automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento - The Choyce Law Firm

                              Weather has a significant impact on a driver’s ability to control their car on the road.

                              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.

                              Rainy Day Statistics

                              It may not be surprising to hear that most accidents take place on rainy days or on days when the weather is otherwise atypical. Consulting group Booz Allen Hamilton analyzed ten years of data from the Federal Highway Administration and found that approximately 6,250 fatal traffic collisions and nearly 500,000 bodily injuries occur during bad weather.

                              California is Uniquely Dangerous

                              Due to the vast and varied nature of the great state of California, a single region can contain desert as well as mountainous climates not far from each other. This quick transition gives unaware drivers little time to prepare themselves for changing road conditions. The snowy, slippery conditions of California’s wetter regions can be quite dangerous for drivers visiting new areas of the state. Even when they equip 4-wheel drive or snow chains, an ignorance of how to actually drive can make these precautions useless. If you or someone you know has been injured while driving in unsafe weather conditions, reach out to an automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento.

                              The True Cause of Rainy Weather Accidents

                              Though it may be easy to blame the weather for car collisions, the weather is legally not to blame. Individuals are responsible for the way they conduct themselves and they way they drive, no matter the weather. If an individual isn’t taking the necessary precautions as he or she drives in rainy weather, it is that person’s responsibility for any personal or property damage that occurs.

                              If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision during bad weather, be sure to seek experienced legal representation from an automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento to take action or to protect yourself from other parties that may try to seek compensation from you. Your legal team will do everything necessary to determine who was at fault during the collision and to fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

                              Often drivers are simply overconfident and drive without the proper caution that rainy weather calls for. These individuals may be considered negligent in their behavior and thus to blame for the ensuing collision. Often, drivers are in a rush and don’t care to take into account the increased risk of driving in rainy weather. Speeding on slick roads is a recipe for disaster. Though they may have been driving within the legal speed limit, conditions specific to the environment at the time of driving, such as rain or traffic, need to be taken into account by drivers.

                              Roads are especially slick during rainy weather after a long period of dryness. As anyone who lives in California knows, there can be long stretches of time when it doesn’t rain. During these dry spells, oil and grease build up on the roads. When it finally rains, the water combines with these oils and creates an extremely slick surface. This increases the likelihood of hydroplaning and losing control of the vehicle which can cause serious injuries. Call an automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento if you have experienced a collision from wet weather conditions.

                              Personal Injury

                              • If you are in the unfortunate situation of being the victim of a collision during rainy weather, you may be eligible for compensation. In the state of California, individuals who are deemed to be “at fault” for a car collision can be held liable for the costs of injuries sustained during the collision. Potential compensation includes:
                              • Medical bills – This includes hospital admittance, tests and scans, medications, etc.
                              • Future medical costs – If your injury is likely to need further medical assistance, as many injuries are, you may be able to get compensation for projected future costs.
                              • Pain and suffering
                              • Property damage
                              • Lost wages
                              • Lost future wages – If you are not able to work at the same capacity you were before the collision, the individual at fault should give some amount of compensation to cover for this difference in earning capacity.
                              • Lost of lifestyle
                              • Lost of companionship – If you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, they may pay you for the suffering this causes.

                              The state of California only permits legal action to be taken within two years of the collision, so be sure to contact a qualified automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento as soon as possible. Two years may seem like plenty of time, but when you take into consideration how long it may take to gather all the necessary evidence and to recover to a point where you feel up to a legal battle, it isn’t much time at all.

                              Contact automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento If You’ve Been Injured in a Car Accidents

                              The Choyce Law Firm handles many personal injury cases, including vehicle accidents caused from rainy weather. When you contact our law firm, you can expect exceptional professionalism and legal advice. Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 to speak to an automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento.

                              Call automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento

                              If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact an experienced car accident attorney in Sacramento to discuss your legal options. We have offices in Sacramento & Fairfield, CA for your convenience and have the resources and expertise to aggressively litigate your case in court, fighting to get you just compensation for your injury.
                               
                              Call (916) 306-0636 today for a free consultation with our automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento regarding your auto accident injury case.

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                                • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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                                  This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

                                • JAMES CRAFT
                                  DUI Defense Client
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                                  Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

                                • JACQUELINE R.
                                  Personal Injury Client
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                                  “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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                                  TRAFFIC LIGHT ACCIDENTS

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                                  Sacramento automobile accident lawyer

                                  Traffic lights are a very important way to control the flow of traffic.

                                  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.

                                  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 165,000 people are injured in collisions involving red lights every year. In 2008 alone, there were over 700 deaths.

                                  Causes of Red Light Collisions

                                  There are various causes for red light collisions, almost always due to driver error. Below are some of the most common reasons:

                                  • Trying to make the light – A vehicle may try to speed up when entering an intersection in order to get across before the light turns red. Unfortunately, other drivers may assume this car would slow and stop. These other drivers may be turning or driving in the cross direction of traffic, leading to a T-bone collision.
                                  • Stopping too late – A driver may initially try to make the light, but then change his or her mind and attempts to stop. This driver may not be able to stop before the red light and can hit cross traffic.
                                  • Not paying attention – A driver may be under the influence or simply not paying close enough attention and may enter the intersection against the light unknowingly. A driver turning left or making a U-turn may collide with a car driving in the opposite direction if either drivers are not paying close enough attention. The turning driver may underestimate the speed of the oncoming car or may misinterpret their intentions (such as thinking that car is also turning). A car may not realize a light has turned and runs into the stopped car in front of them.
                                  • Poor visibility – A traffic signal located on the top of a hill or after a sharp turn may not give drivers enough time to react to the light. Poor weather such as fog may hinder a driver’s ability to see the light. A car without lights may be very difficult to see and may result in a collision, especially when a driver is trying to make a turn.
                                    If you have experienced any of the above situations, it’s imperative you speak with a Sacramento auto accident lawyer who can legally represent you in your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

                                  Injuries from Red Light Accidents

                                  Red light accidents can result in a variety of types of collision, such as a rear-ending, side-swiping, T-boning, and head-on collisions. The cars involved can incur serious damage and even be totaled. The people involved also can be seriously hurt. Some injuries that may result include:

                                  • Whiplash
                                  • Broken bones
                                  • Concussion
                                  • Cuts and bruises
                                  • Dislocated joints
                                  • Internal bleeding
                                  • Paralysis
                                  • Brain damage
                                  • Death

                                  If you or someone you know has suffered any of the injuries above due the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Sacramento personal injury lawyer to examine the next steps you need to take.

                                  Legal Action

                                  In most red light accidents, one car enters the intersection legally and collides with a vehicle acting illegally. For example one car is crossing the intersection on a green when another car isn’t paying attention and T-bones that car from the cross direction. There are many rules regarding red light accidents as covered in the California Vehicle Code Section 21453.

                                  • Drivers approaching a road light must stop at the marked limit line or before the crosswalk. If there is no limit line or crosswalk, the vehicle must stop before entering the intersection and may not proceed until the light changes.
                                  • Drivers may turn right on red unless otherwise indicated.
                                  • Drivers may turn left from a one way onto a one-way unless otherwise prohibited.
                                  • Drivers making a turn must yield right-of-way to other drivers who have the green light and to pedestrians at all times.

                                  If you or a loved one has been involved in a red light car collision, it is important to seek legal representation with an injury attorney in order to get the compensation you deserve. The medical treatment, prescriptions, physical therapy, and damage to property can be very costly, especially when all added together. A knowledgeable and motivated injury lawyer can help guide you through a complicated litigation process and will work hard on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

                                  If you lost a loved one due to a red light accident, an accident attorney can assist you in filing a wrongful death claim.

                                  Call Sacramento automobile accident lawyer For Help

                                  If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact an experienced Sacramento big rig accident lawyer at The Choyce Law Firm to discuss your legal options. We have offices in Sacramento & Fairfield, CA for your convenience and have the resources and expertise to aggressively litigate your case in court, fighting to get you just compensation for your injury.
                                   
                                  Call (916) 306-0636 today for a free consultation with a Sacramento automobile accident lawyer regarding your auto accident injury case.
                                   
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                                    • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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                                      This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

                                    • JAMES CRAFT
                                      DUI Defense Client
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                                      Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

                                    • JACQUELINE R.
                                      Personal Injury Client
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                                      “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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                                      REAR END COLLISIONS & FENDER-BENDERS

                                      SACRAMENTO CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

                                      Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

                                      No one expects to be involved in a car collision when they wake up in the morning.

                                      They happen suddenly and usually when you are least expecting them. There is only so much you can do to prevent a car collision – you can’t control the behavior of other drivers. Everyone does their best to abide by the rules of the road, but everyone makes mistakes and gets distracted. It only takes a moment of distraction for a collision to occur. There are many factors that contribute to a car accident and there are many different kinds of car collisions. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident of any type, contact a Sacramento car accident lawyer immediately.

                                      Some elements that can increase the likelihood of a collision include:

                                      • Bad weather
                                      • Construction
                                      • Drivers under the influence
                                      • Poor visibility
                                      • High-speed driving
                                      • Drivers unfamiliar with the area
                                      • Lack of proper warnings and signage

                                      Should I Report my Car Collision?

                                      In the state of California, drivers are required to report a car collision they are involved in within 10 days under any of the following circumstances:

                                      • Anyone in the car collision was injured, even if only slightly
                                      • Anyone was gravely injured or killed
                                      • The collision resulted in property damage of more than $750

                                      Whether or not you need to report the collision to your car insurance company depends on your exact policy but it’s always best to consult with a Sacramento car accident lawyer depending on your case. Generally, every automobile insurance contract requires the reporting of any and all car collisions very soon after they occur. The sooner the insurance company knows what happened, the sooner they can start trying to defend a claim. If a driver fails to report the occurrence of an accident within a reasonable about of time, they can end up being denied coverage related to the collision. What exactly a “reasonable period of time” is depends on the company. Some may consider this as little as 24 hours.

                                      Even if the collision is so minor you aren’t required to report it to the DMV, it’s important to still tell your insurance company to be sure you can get the coverage you need and reach out to a Sacramento car accident lawyer if you aren’t entirely sure.

                                      Types of Collisions

                                      No two car collisions are exactly the same, though they can be generally categorized. Though it’s impossible to be fully prepared for the trauma of a car collision, understanding the different types of car collisions and what to do after you experience a crash can help make the aftermath slightly easier.

                                      Fender-Benders

                                      This term is used to describe more minor car collisions. Essentially it means that the only damage that was done was the bending, or denting, of the exterior of the car. This is the most common type of collision and you may be tempted to deal with these very informally. Be carefully regarding giving your information to anyone with whom you have a fender bender. If you give your contact and insurance information but don’t have a formal report created nor do you collect any evidence of the incident, the other driver may try to take advantage of you by claiming the collision was more serious and damaging. It’s always a good idea to take pictures and have a record of exactly what happened and report it to your Sacramento car accident lawyer.

                                      Rear-End Collisions

                                      This is another common type of collision. Rear-ending is just what it sounds like – the car behind bumps into the car in front of it. This often occurs during rush hour and other periods of heavy traffic, when there are many cars close to each other. The severity of these collisions depends on the speed at which each car was traveling relative to each other. That is to say that if the rear car was traveling a mere 20 mph but the car ahead was completely stopped, the collision can be more severe than if the cars were traveling at 40 and 35 mph, respectively. On the other hand, higher speeds can result in out-of-control collisions that may involve other vehicles and greater damage. A slight bump in the wrong place can force a car to spin out, crashing into vehicles in other lanes and creating a pile-up. Generally, the person who was driving the car that hit the car in front of it is considered at fault. There are exceptions, such as when the driver in front cuts off the driver or purposefully tries to get rear-ended.

                                      Head-On Crashes

                                      Head-on collisions are some of the most damaging types of car collisions. They usually occur when a driver crosses the middle line separating traffic traveling in the opposite direction. This results in both front-ends of the vehicles colliding. Depending on the speed of the vehicles, these collisions can be devastating – resulting in great physical damage to the cars as well as serious injuries to the drivers and passengers.

                                      Seek Legal Help

                                      If you or a loved one has been involved in a car collision of any type, it’s a good idea to speak to an experienced Sacramento car accident lawyer. They can evaluate your case and explain whether you are at risk of being sued or if they recommend taking legal action. Pursuing legal action can help you get compensation you need to cover any property or medical expenses relating to the collision.

                                      Call Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer For Help

                                      If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact an experienced Sacramento car accident lawyer at The Choyce Law Firm to discuss your legal options. We have offices in Sacramento & Fairfield, CA for your convenience and have the resources and expertise to aggressively litigate your case in court, fighting to get you just compensation for your injury.
                                       
                                      Call (916) 306-0636 today for a free consultation with a Sacramento car accident lawyer regarding your auto accident injury case.
                                       
                                      The Choyce Law Firm
                                      1438 Del Paso Blvd
                                      Sacramento, CA 95815
                                      (916) 306-0636

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                                        • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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                                          This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

                                        • JAMES CRAFT
                                          DUI Defense Client
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                                          Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

                                        • JACQUELINE R.
                                          Personal Injury Client
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                                          “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

                                        SEE ADDITIONAL TESTIMONIALS

                                        TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

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