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  • What You Need to Know About Insurance Adjusters

    || 14-Feb-2018

    When you get hurt in an accident, the first thing you need to do is report the accident to the insurance companies who will be responsible for paying your damages. It’s likely at this point in time you’ll be relegated to dealing with an insurance adjuster. If this process becomes frustrating to you, you’re far from alone. Many people are frustrated at the process of insurance ...
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  • Common Truck Accident Causes and Complications

    || 31-Jan-2018

    Truck accidents have increased by more than 20% in the past decade, and they continue to be on the rise. Though only comprising roughly 3% of all accidents involving motor vehicles on the roads, they’re often responsible for the most catastrophic damage because of the sheer size and weight of the vehicles involved. Just like any other accident, if you get hurt in a truck accident (and ...
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  • Accessing Your Medical Records: What You Need to Know

    || 17-Jan-2018

    It’s actually surprising how many people don’t realize that they have the right to access their medical information and records when they need it. There’s a lot of reasons why this might become necessary as well. You may simply be changing to a new primary care physician and need to transfer records from one to another. You may also have been injured in an accident, and you need ...
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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Who Can File a Claim?

    || 3-Jan-2018

    Every state has different laws regarding personal injury, wrongful death, and civil suits. For the most part, these laws relate to who can file a case and how it proceeds, but in some cases, they also relate to the kinds of damages that can be collected. That’s one reason why it’s so important to seek proper representation when you have such a case. If you’ve lost a loved one due ...
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  • Christmas Tree Safety Guide

    || 13-Dec-2017

    One of the most exciting parts of the holiday season is finding the perfect Christmas tree for your living room. The smell of pine, strings of lights and colorful ornaments do wonders to light up a room and make all your guests feel at home. You would be remiss to leave this important detail out of your holiday decorations, so make sure you’re being being safe. Like most other winter ...
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  • Winter Safety Guide

    || 29-Nov-2017

    Winter is a great season for family gatherings by the fire, where you can enjoy each other’s company and maybe even see white sheets of snow blanketing the ground outside. With the beauty and family fun of winter comes some increased risks, however, so you need to make sure everyone stays safe. Snow can be fun to play in with your kids, but a nightmare to drive through. Holiday decorations ...
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  • Thanksgiving Safety Guide

    || 15-Nov-2017

    When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably think of delicious food, spending time with family and eating leftover turkey every day for the following week. However, Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel seasons of the year. If you or your family members plan on traveling this Thanksgiving, make sure you know how to stay safe. If you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner, you need to make sure ...
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  • Driving in Bad Weather Conditions

    || 1-Nov-2017

    Just because you have somewhere important to be doesn’t mean the weather is going to cooperate. Driving in adverse weather conditions may be an unavoidable part of your life, so you need to know how to do it properly. Your ability to see is most hindered which could have disastrous results if you’re not careful. Here, we will take a look at some tips for driving in adverse weather ...
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  • Motorcycle Accidents: The Most Common Causes

    || 18-Oct-2017

    Riding a motorcycle can be an enjoyable experience. It’s a reason there are so many riders throughout California. However, there can be problems, especially when it comes to accidents. While the frequency of collisions from motorcycles are on the same level of frequency as other kinds of accidents, they can be more likely to lead to injuries or even death. In fact, the federal government in ...
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  • The crash happened on election day. Our client had just picked up his 6-year-old daughter from school and was on his way to vote. He wanted his daughter to participate in this important civic duty. A tractor trailer ran a red light and t-boned our client on the driver’s side. The force of the impact crushed the driver’s side door and trapped our client inside his car. Thankfully his ...
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  • Many people have heard the old adage that a personal injury case is worth three times the medical bills. That is simply not true. Each case—just like each person and each injury—is unique. The value of a case depends primarily on two factors, how long the injuries last and how severely they disrupt the person’s life. We recently forced an insurance company to pay the full ...
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  • Medical Malpractice: Preventable Mistakes During Surgery

    || 4-Oct-2017

    If you are having surgery done, the expectation is that the procedure will be done successfully by your doctor and their team. However, this is not always the case. While no one wants to hear that an error occurred during the process, it can happen. And in these instances, it can be easy to call it medical malpractice. The problem is that it is complicated to determine what is considered medical ...
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  • Legal Options After Being Hurt on the Job

    || 20-Sep-2017

    When it comes to work, every company makes safety a priority. However, there are times when accidents can occur, even at businesses where employers take every precaution available. Any injury, such as broken bones, illness or inflammation of a pre-existing condition can happen on the job. The good news is that every state has a type of system that helps employees deal with incidents that happen at ...
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  • Defective Motorcyle: What You Need to Know After Your Accident

    || 6-Sep-2017

    While riding a motorcycle can be a fun experience, there are dangers that can lead to accidents and serious harm to the driver. However, what happens when the cause of bike issues is the motorcycle itself? There have been instances where a claim has been filed due to the bike wobbling at high speeds, leading to an accident. This guide will outline when to call a motorcycle accident lawyer for ...
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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Suing a Pharmaceutical Company

    || 23-Aug-2017

    Millions of Americans rely on prescription drugs every year to treat illnesses that can be temporary or ongoing. We use prescriptions for everything from the common cold or the flu to HIV and cancer. What happens when you become the victim of an unexpected side effect of a drug you thought was safe? In some cases, you can file a product liability claim to recover damages for the additional ...
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  • How Pedestrians Can Avoid Accidents at a Festival

    || 16-Aug-2017

    When you’re headed to a festival with friends and family, all you want to do is enjoy some great food, fine local culture, good music, friends, and fun. It’s basically a chance to go to a giant community party and forget about life for a day or so. Unfortunately, it’s also a place that’s ripe for accidents and injury and a lot of people get hit by cars at festivals every ...
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  • Disabled Man Relies Upon Dash Cam to Prove Liability.

    || 7-Aug-2017

    After sustaining a significant head injury in a motor vehicle accident, a Walnut Creek man installed a dash cam on his car so he would have evidence to prove who was at fault if he ever had another accident. In 2014, the man’s luck ran out again and a negligent driver ran a red light pulling right in front of the man as he drove through an intersection. It was all caught on tape. The woman ...
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  • Woman Hit by Commercial Vehicle Gets $125,000

    || 3-Aug-2017

    Our client was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her god-daughter. They were in Bakersfield and stopped in traffic when a box truck slammed them from behind causing them serious injuries. Our client was shaken up and taken to the hospital. She followed up with her regular doctor and underwent a course of physical therapy. She underwent an MRI because her symptoms would not subside, and an MRI of ...
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  • We represented a woman who was working as a security guard when a negligent driver struck her. Because our client was on the job when she was hit, she had both a workers’ compensation claim and a liability claim against the at-fault driver. Although a workers’ compensation and a third party injury cases are separate, there are important and complicated interactions between the two. For ...
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  • Woman Hit by Semi Gets $165,000

    || 26-Jul-2017

    Our client was driving on Highway 152 in the early morning hours to her job in Gilroy. Traffic was stopped for construction but a semi was speeding down the grade near Pacheco Pass and slammed into the rear of our client, pushing her vehicle into the car in front of her, then she bounced off that car and into the side divider wall. Her Honda Accord was destroyed and she sustained serious neck, ...
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  • A retired hotel housekeeper was visiting her favorite neighborhood grocery store. She had been going to this store for over ten years. She knew all the workers and managers by sight at this store. They also knew her. But on one weekend, a store employee had been re-stocking a display and inadvertently left a carton on the floor near the front entry of the store. This retire housekeeper entered the ...
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  • Indigent Cyclist Recovers Big Despite Dishonest New Driver

    || 21-Jul-2017

    A Kern County man was riding his bicycle on the right shoulder of a four lane road, in accordance with traffic safety laws. A 16 year old new driver, still on his provisional license, was driving down the same road in the same direction behind him, exceeding the posted speed limit. The young driver, either due to inexperience or negligence, struck the bicyclist with his full sized pickup truck, ...
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  • Los Banos Woman's Life Is Changed In The Fog

    || 18-Jul-2017

    Everyone in the Central Valley has seen thick tule fog and knows trying to drive in it is difficult. A professional truck driver must know this and not take unreasonable risks in the fog. On a cold January morning in 2015, a truck driver, driving a 66 foot long Peterbilt tractor and flat bed trailer ignored his training and attempted to pull the empty trailer across Highway 152 near Los Banos in ...
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  • Our client was a passenger in a car hit by an uninsured motorist in Fresno and was seriously injured with a head injury, cervical spine fracture and numerous other injuries. He hired a local Fresno personal injury attorney who claimed he was the “most aggressive and successful personal injury law firm” with “experience”. After 3 months of being frustrated dealing with his ...
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  • While making his commute home from San Jose, a Los Banos man was frustrated by a slow driver occupying the fast lane, which created a bottleneck of traffic. Eager to see his child after long day's work, he decided to pass the slow moving driver on the right. The slower driver then sped up and clipped the Los Banos man's bumper, sending his car spinning off the roadway and causing serious ...
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