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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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    • 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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      (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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          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!”

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              SIDESWIPE AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS

              AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN SACRAMENTO

              Auto Accident Attorney in Sacramento - The Choyce Law Firm

              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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                TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

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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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                      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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                          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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                              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!”

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                                  HIT & RUN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS

                                  AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN SACRAMENTO

                                  automobile accident attorney in sacramento

                                  HELPING HIT & RUN ACCIDENTS VICTIMS GET JUSTICE

                                  In a car accident, the person who is responsible for causing the accident will need to pay for property damage, medical bills and lost wages. But what happens when that person flees the scene of the accident? When a driver hits and runs, the victim of the accident does not know his or her identity and therefore will not be able to make an insurance claim or file a lawsuit, potentially losing out on compensation. If you’re a victim of a hit and run accident, contact an experienced automobile accident attorney in Sacramento immediately who can help you!

                                  California Hit-and-Run Laws

                                  In California, it is illegal to leave the scene of the accident before giving their information to the police and/or victim. California Vehicle Code 20001 (a) states: “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident.” Also, under Vehicle Code 20003, drivers involved in an injury accident must give the information to the police office including name, current address and registration number of the vehicle. Motorists are required to do what they can to provide assistance to injured victims. If you’ve been in a hit-and-run accident, you could have suffered more serious injuries than regular vehicle accidents because you did not get the attention you needed right away. Contact an attorney at The Choyce Law Firm immediately to get the compensation you deserve.

                                  What to do immediately after the accident

                                  If you’ve been in a hit and run accident, there are certain things you need to do immediately. Although it might be difficult if you’ve been injured, try to write down all the details you remember about the accident such as:

                                  • Vehicle description (color, make, size, etc)
                                  • Driver description (gender, approximate age, etc)
                                  • License plate number
                                  • Names of witnesses
                                  • Unique vehicle characteristics (broken taillight, tinted windows, etc)

                                  Hand as much information as you can to the police and your lawyer. Hit and run accidents are trickier than normal accidents. It requires professional legal representation.

                                  California Car Accident Statistics

                                  According to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records, there were 141 fatal and 14,735 injury hit-and-run crashes statewide in 2010. It resulted in 147 deaths and 19,009 people injured. Of these, 7 of the fatalities were in head-on collisions, 4 were sideswiped, 9 were rear ended, 21 were killed in broadside accidents, 11 were struck by an object, four were killed in rollover accidents and 83 victims were pedestrians. If you or a loved one has been hurt or died in a hit-and-run accident, contact an attorney to get the compensation you deserve.

                                  Filing a Car Accident Claim

                                  If the driver who caused the accident can be found, an injured victim can attempt to make a claim against the hit and run driver’s liability insurance company or make the claim directly against the driver if there is no insurance. However, if the driver or vehicle cannot be located or the driver was uninsured, the injured victim needs to seek compensation for his or her uninsured motorist coverage, assuming it was purchased by the injured victim before the accident occurred. For the best help, contact a automobile accident attorney in Sacramento to see what you can do.

                                  automobile accident attorney in sacramento Helps Hit & Run Accidents Victims

                                  If you have been in a hit & run accident it is important that you get yourself medically evaluated immediately. No accident is minor enough to skip getting yourself checked out. Whiplash and other neck and back injuries can go unnoticed immediately following an accident and still cause long term pain and damage. automobile accident attorney in Sacramento at this law firm have been representing injury victims for years and have the experience necessary to properly handle your case. Call us at (916) 306-0636 for free re-end auto accident case consultation today!

                                  Injured in an Accident? Contact automobile accident attorney in Sacramento 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 personal injury lawyer is available to give you the answers you need to know immediately and can fight for justice and compensation with integrity and relentless enthusiasm.
                                   
                                  It’s important to understand that there are many legal deadlines if you are injured or charged with a DUI. 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 (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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                                      So You’ve Had an Accident, What’s Next?

                                      SACRAMENTO CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

                                      Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

                                      What To Do After A Car Accident

                                      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 a professional attorney 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

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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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