How to Obtain a California Accident Report

Car Accidents | April 19, 2024

Nearly every vehicle accident that occurs in California must be reported to law enforcement officials. Those involved need to obtain this report in order to proceed forward with any insurance claim, regardless of whether they were at fault or not. Insurance carriers are almost certainly going to require the accident report before they proceed forward…

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Who is at Fault for a Rear-End Accident in California?

Car Accidents | April 15, 2024

The driver is always at fault for a rear-end accident is a common refrain, but one that is not true. Yes, in many (or even most) circumstances, the rear driver of a read-end accident is at fault, at least in some way. However, there are times when the front driver could share some or all…

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What Compensation Can I Receive From a Rideshare Accident?

Car Accidents | April 12, 2024

Injured in a rideshare accident? As much as Californians depend on rideshare services like Uber and Lyft, there are times when accidents occur. In these situations, victims must have a way to receive compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, lost income, and even pain and suffering damages. Here, we want to review what types…

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Are Bike Helmets Required in California?

Bicycle Accidents | April 8, 2024

Helmets save bicyclists’ lives. Helmets are so effective at preventing external head trauma, brain injuries, and death that many states or municipalities around the country have mandated helmet usage. Information provided by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) states that helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 48% and the risk of traumatic brain…

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How to Handle Road Rage in California

Car Accidents | April 5, 2024

One minute, you could be driving on the road simply heading to your destination, and the next minute, you could be involved in a dangerously violent roadway altercation. Road rage is dangerous for everybody, not just a few people. Road rage can affect those directly involved in the ongoing incident as well as those in…

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Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in California

Bicycle Accidents,personal injury | March 22, 2024

Bicycle accidents can leave individuals in our area with severe injuries. Information from the California Office of Traffic Safety shows that there were more than 8,600 total reported bicycle accident injuries in 2022, the most recent reporting year of data on file. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents can occur in a wide variety of ways, and often…

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Examples of Comparative Negligence in Personal Injury Claims

personal injury | March 18, 2024

Personal injury claims often involve incidents of shared negligence. In other words, more than one party contributed to the incident that led to the injury. When this happens, the process of figuring out who receives what compensation and how much becomes more complicated. Here, we want to discuss a few examples of when comparative negligence…

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What is Comparative Negligence?

personal injury | March 15, 2024

When a personal injury claim arises, individuals who are harmed may be able to recover compensation if they can prove that another party caused their injury. However, injury claims are not always cut and dry. There are times when more than one party shares fault for causing an injury, and this can complicate the process…

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What is Drowsy Driving?

Uncategorized | March 11, 2024

Driving while drowsy. Even though this may not seem like such a big deal, it most certainly is. Drowsy driving leads to approximately 328,000 vehicle crashes a year across the country. Driving while fatigued puts others in danger on the roadway and even led to 684 traffic deaths in 2021. Understanding the scope of fatigued…

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What Compensation Can I Get for a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Accidents | February 29, 2024

When a pedestrian accident causes injuries, victims are often able to recover compensation if the incident was caused by the negligence of another party. Sometimes, this compensation comes through a settlement with an insurance carrier. In other situations, a pedestrian accident victim may have to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other party. A…

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