RAINY WEATHER AUTO ACCIDENTS

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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.
 
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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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      THE AUTO ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE LOG

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      You should begin an “Auto Accident Experience Log” immediately following the auto accident. In this log, you should document everything related to the auto accident. For example, all the information you have collected at the scene should be kept in this log. You should also keep a continuous diary of phone calls, correspondence, and bills relating to your recovery. In addition, you should keep a running diary of your physical and emotional treatment and healing.

      There are a number of reasons this log is important. First, an ongoing record is a much more reliable and accurate method of documenting your case than a rough reconstruction months after the auto accident. The better you can document your claims, the more apt you will be to get the settlement you deserve. Not only are tangible medical bill important, an honest ongoing account of your emotional and physical healing process is useful in evaluating your recovery as well.

      If a criminal case is involved such as drunk driving, such a log can be useful when asked to write a Victim Impact Statement. Keep in mind that the log may be considered “discoverable: in a criminal or civil case and a copy turned over to the other side.

      Recording your ongoing healing process, how you feel and what treatment you have received, will help you communicate with the medical professionals treating you. In addition it will give you some perspective on your own progress. It can be comforting to be able to review your progress from week to week.

      The log itself need not be fancy. A three-ring notebook or an expandable accordion file will work best. Any system where you can keep ongoing written journal/log and keep loose bills and letters together is what you need.

      If you were injured due to the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact an experienced car accident lawyer in Sacramento to discuss your legal options. The Choyce Law Firm has 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 regarding your personal injury case.

      Call Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento For Help

      One of the best things you can do to protect yourself from being taken advantage of is to get legal representation. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer in Sacramento at The Choyce Law Firm has years of legal experience handling personal injury claims with insurance companies. We understand the complex laws and procedures will fight on your behalf and can considerably help you get the compensation you deserve.
       
      Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 to speak with a Sacramento car accident lawyer who can handle your case and take the burden off your hands.
       
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      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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          TEENAGE DRIVER ACCIDENTS

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          Teenage Driver Liability Auto Accidents

          Obtaining a driver’s license is a monumental and much anticipated moment in a teenagers life. Unfortunately, parents sometimes overlook the potential liability issues involved in allowing their children to drive any motorized vehicle. Any licensed driver who gets behind the wheel owes a “duty of care” to all other drivers, passengers, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. If any driver fails to comply with this duty through negligent or reckless driving and someone is injured as a result, the driver will be liable for medical bills, lost income and other losses stemming from the crash. In California, if the driver is a minor (under the age of 18), the parents/guardians or whoever signed the driver’s license application for the minor is liable until they turn 18.

          The California DMV states that a minor’s application for a driver’s license must have the signatures of:

          • Both parents, if the parents are California residents and have joint custody, or
          • Both parents, if divorced with joint custody, or
          • One parent, if that parent has custody, or
          • Guardians of the minor, if neither parent is living or has custody, or
          • The person having actual full and complete custody if no legal guardian is appointed

          If the parents are not residents of California, they cannot sign the application form and therefore cannot accept liability for a minor. Nonresident military parents stationed and living in California can sign the application. If the parent or guardian does not have contact with or custody of the teen driver at the time of the accident, parental responsibility is usually dismissed and the parents or guardian cannot be held liable. In any case, it’s best to contact an experienced attorney who can assist with your specific case.

          Teenage Driving Facts

          Teenage drivers are in a special risk category when it comes to driving. It’s an exhilarating feeling to be out on the open road, but teenagers are more likely to get in an automobile accident than more experienced and older drivers. Some startling facts prove this:

          • Drivers ages 16 and 17 are nearly 9 times more likely to have an accident than middle aged drivers
          • 61% of teenagers admit to risky driving habits
          • Teens are more likely to underestimate or not recognize dangerous driving conditions
          • 33% of high school students nationwide have texted or e-mailed while driving
          • 12% of distracted drivers involved in fatal car accidents were teens ages 15-19
          • 13% of teens admit to texting while driving
          • 48% of kids ages 12-17 report being in a car when the driver was texting
          • 8% of high school students reported driving a car or other vehicle one or more times when they had been drinking alcohol
          • 33% of drivers ages 15-20 who were killed in car accidents had a BAC of .01 or higher and 28% had a BAC of .08 or higher
          • 70% of drivers who died in underage drinking and driving accidents didn’t use a seat belt

          The statistics speak volume to the dangerous effects of negligent teenage driving. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a teen driver, contact an experienced Sacramento injury lawyer immediately.

          Vicarious Liability

          Anyone who causes an accident due to negligence is liable for themselves. Vicarious liability is a legal doctrine in California that creates liability for a person who did not actually cause the injury but who has a special relationship with the one who did. When parents sign their child’s driver’s license form, they are accepting financial responsibility for that minor. California requires that drivers and vehicle owners carry the following minimum monetary limits:

          • $15,000 for injury or death of 1 person per accident
          • $30,000 for injury or death of 2 or more persons per accident
          • $5,000 for any property damage per accident

          If you’ve been injured due to a teenage driver’s negligent behavior on the road, contact a Sacramento injury lawyer and get legal representation immediately so you can get the compensation you deserve.

          Call Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer For Help

          One of the best things you can do to protect yourself from being taken advantage of is to get legal representation. A knowledgeable Sacramento car accident lawyer at The Choyce Law Firm has years of legal experience handling personal injury claims with insurance companies. We understand the complex laws and procedures will fight on your behalf and can considerably help you get the compensation you deserve.
           
          Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 to speak with a Sacramento car accident lawyer 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

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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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              WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

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              So You’ve Had an Accident, What’s Next?

              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.

              No one gets up in the morning and says to himself, “I hope I will get hurt in a car accident today.” But, considering that an average number of car accidents in the United States per year is 6 million, and that annually approximately 3 million people get injured in car accidents, being prepared just in case you get into or get hurt a car accident very important.

              Unfortunately, an average person does not know all of his rights and obligations in case he or she is in a car accident. Further, insurance companies are often not forthcoming about what an injured party needs to do to get a fair recovery for your damaged vehicle and your injuries, leaving you to pick up the pieces.

              Here are some basic steps that you need to take if you ever find yourself in a car accident.

              1. Do not get angry.

              If you feel that the other driver negligently caused the collision do not confront the other driver, it is not going to help. Chances are the other driver did not mean to cause the collision and did not mean to cause you harm. Confronting the other drive will not move the ball forward, it is not productive and even might work against you during processing of the insurance claim or during litigation.

              The best thing to do is to keep calm and catch your breath. Remember, both of you have just been in a car accident, it is nerve-racking and stressful for all the parties involved.

              2. If it is safe and if your vehicle is drivable, get off to the shoulder of the road or other safe area.

              This accomplishes two things, first it protects you from being harmed by other drivers who may be driving inattentively; second, it prevents traffic congestion allowing other drivers to safely pass.

              If it is not safe to move your vehicle, turn off your vehicle, but turn on the hazard lights in your vehicle to warn the other drivers that your vehicle is not movable.

              3. If you are physically capable, get out of the vehicle and get to a safe place on the side of the road.

              Remember to check your surroundings before getting out of the vehicle. Other drivers who share the road with you may not be aware of what had just occurred. Only get out when it is safe to do so.

              If your injuries or physical disabilities do not allow you to exit your vehicle, remain in the vehicle with the vehicle hazard lights on and follow the next step on this list.

              4. Call 911.

              Calling emergency personnel is very important. It accomplishes several things: it records that there you were involved in a car accident, it will get emergency personnel to come out to the scene of the collision to treat you for your injuries.

              A local police department or California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer will arrive on the scene of the collision. That officer will take necessary information from all the involved parties in the collision and subsequently prepare a Police Report describing in detail, when the car accident happened, where it happened, which vehicles were involved, what kind of damage the vehicles sustained, it will describe statements of the parties, indicate whether or not the vehicles are insured and assign fault to the at fault party. It is very important to request that an officer prepare this report. Insurance companies use these reports to determine liability, that is, they determine who is at fault for the car accident.

              Generally, the traffic collision report will be ready within 10 business days at no cost to the involved parties. CHP will make the face page of the traffic collision report (the page listing parties, vehicles, insurance information) available for pick up the following business day. If the collision involved major injuries or a fatality, the traffic collision report may take longer to complete.

              5. Gather information.

              If the car accident is not major and no one involved in the collision sustained major injuries requiring medical transport, an officer may not come out to the scene and will instruct you to simply exchange information with the other driver’s involved. This does happen, but it does not diminish the value of your case. Follow the instructions of the officer and exchange personal and insurance information with the other driver.

              Write down as much information as possible:

              • Driver information (name, address, phone number, CA Driver’s License number)
              • Vehicle information (make, model, license plate number)
              • Insurance information (insured’s name, Insurance company name, policy number)
              • Eye witness info (if any)
              • Date and time of the collision (including weather conditions)

              6. If you are hurt, seek immediate medical attention.

              Do not wait until your physical condition deteriorates. After the collision, shock sets in and adrenaline is pumping through the body. You may feel like you are fine, but because of the shock and adrenaline you may you may be bleeding internally without knowing it. Getting medical treatment is important because insurance companies need proof that you are hurt, and general those who are hurt tend to seek medical treatment.

              Go the closes Emergency Room. Medical professionals are trained to identify and treat traumatic injuries. They will perform a physical examination and perform medical imaging to rule out life threatening injuries. However, if you injuries require immediate intervention you may be admitted for further evaluation and treatment.

              7. Contact an attorney.

              The insurance companies always want you to report the collision to them before you contact an attorney; however, contacting a personal injury attorney before you make a claim is the right course of action. Remember, insurance companies do not make money by paying out claims.

              If you decide to report the claim to the insurance company first, they will require you give a recorded statement about the collision. However, memories fade, you may misremember the course of events, or not mention all the injuries you sustained, etc. Insurance companies may use the information you give their agents to minimize your injury resulting in lower compensation for your injuries and damages.

              It is critical that you call Sacramento car accident lawyer who knows how to deal with insurance adjusters. By contacting an attorney, you are effectively laying all your burden and stress on that attorney and his staff who will be responsible for all aspects of your personal injury claim. It makes it easier for you and gives you only one individual to call if you have any questions.

              You attorney will guide you through this process and advise you on the best course of action. Your attorney will be able to obtain the traffic collision report, all the necessary medical records and deal with the insurance adjuster to get you fair compensation for your injuries, you pain and your suffering.

              Remember, you do not have to pay us anything to take your case. We get paid only when we win your case.

              Call Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer For Help

              One of the best things you can do to protect yourself from being taken advantage of is to get legal representation. A knowledgeable Sacramento car accident lawyer at The Choyce Law Firm has years of legal experience handling personal injury claims with insurance companies. We understand the complex laws and procedures will fight on your behalf and can considerably help you get the compensation you deserve.
               
              Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 to speak with a Sacramento car accident lawyer 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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                TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

                REQUEST YOUR FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY

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                  HOLIDAY DRIVING & AUTO ACCIDENTS

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                  Holidays are a time for rest and relaxation, right?

                  We all know that is not always the case, and the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season is usually a time of stress and last minute shopping. Americans are also traveling at increased rates across the country, congesting our roads and highways. The odds of getting into a traffic accident significantly increase during periods in which there are more cars on the road. The odds are stacked further against drivers during the Christmas holiday because driving conditions are at their worst during winter. When we take into account the fact that individuals are more likely to be driving drunk during a holiday, the situation begins to look grim.

                  Statistics

                  Travel Patterns – About 91% of holiday travel is made by personal vehicle, and when considering the number of people who travel for the holidays, we can better understand why there is so much congestion on our highways during these times. The Christmas holiday season represents the second busiest long distance travel period of the year, with Thanksgiving taking the top spot. Long distance trips are defined as trips over 50 miles one way, and during the Christmas holiday, these trips increase by 23%. Americans are also more likely to travel farther to get to their destination for Christmas, with the average round trip families make being 276 miles.

                  Driving While Fatigued – We’ve all made those marathon trips to visit family and friends around the holidays – up at 5am, then driving 6 hours for an early dinner and back on the road again to get home. But do we think about what that kind of trip does to our chances of getting in an accident? We already have a greater chance of getting into an accident during the Holidays because there are significantly more vehicles on the road, and when you take into account increased levels of driver fatigue, we should all be worried. It is estimated that drivers are over 25% more likely to be driving while fatigued during the Christmas holiday.

                  Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) – Surprisingly, the statistics show that drinking and driving related fatalities and arrests on Christmas Day do not show a statistically significant increase when compared to the rest of the year’s average. The statistics skew slightly when the holiday falls on a weekend, but it still shows little significance. Christmas Eve is the day during the Christmas holiday season that we see an increase in DUI related activity. Statistics show that DUI – related traffic stops increase an average of 33% on Christmas eve, and DUI related deaths follow a similar trend.

                  The holidays are meant to be a time of joy and happiness, and we should all do our best to make sure that is the case. We can all help reduce the increase in traffic-related injuries around the holidays if we show a heightened awareness of the activities that cause the increase. Making sure we are prepared, adequately rested, and staying vigilant against drunk driving during our road trips will make the holidays a safer time of year for everyone. The attorneys at The Choyce Law Firm wish you all a happy holiday season and remind everyone to stay safe and have fun while celebrating!

                  Injured in an Accident? Contact sacramento accident attorney for Help.

                  If you have been injured in a truck, motorcycle, plane or car accident, or charged with a DUI or other criminal or traffic offense, call the lawyers at The Choyce Law Firm right now! Our experienced Sacramento accident attorney is available to give you the answers you need to know immediately and can fight for justice and compensation with integrity and relentless enthusiasm.
                   
                  We are a local law firm with offices in Fairfield, CA & Sacramento, CA. We limit our practice to four areas of expertise: criminal defense, DUI defense, traffic ticket defense and personal injury. Don’t hesitate, to call our office at (707) 422-1202 or (916) 306-0636 for your free consultation!

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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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                      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
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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.
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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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                            • 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
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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

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                              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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                                • 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.
                                   

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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

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                                      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!”

                                        SEE ADDITIONAL TESTIMONIALS

                                        TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

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