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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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  • Who Is Liable When You Slip and Fall on the Sidewalk?

    || 12-Jul-2017

    Slip and fall accidents are amazingly common. In fact, they’re the most common form of accident that results in injury. These types of accidents can result from anything from loose gravel to cracks in the pavement to slippery or icy surfaces. When you slip and fall through circumstances that aren’t your fault, you can sometimes hold the responsible party accountable and collect ...
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  • A San Joaquin County man was a passenger in his friend’s vehicle when his friend illegally changed lanes, sideswiping a diesel truck, causing the vehicle to lose control, slamming the man into a wall. The man was taken by ambulance to the nearest emergency room, but was soon transported by helicopter to the nearest trauma center where he was treated for a severe degloving injury to his right ...
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  • Medication Errors: Nursing Home Abuse Cases

    || 28-Jun-2017

    It’s understandably scary to put a loved one in a nursing home. After all, despite being medical professionals, you’re trusting your senior loved one’s entire well-being to the hands of strangers. These facilities have a responsibility to provide for all of the basic needs of their residents, including hygiene, nutrition and medical needs. This means medication as well. ...
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  • Our client, a 36 year old man, with no prior health issues, was struck by a drunk driver on Blythe Avenue, north of Olive Avenue in the County of Fresno, California. It was a little after 9:00 p.m. when our client was driving northbound on Blythe Avenue. Suddenly and without warning, the southbound driver swerved into the left northbound lane directly into our client’s path. The collision ...
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  • A Fresno-based registered nurse and her husband were traveling through San Jose when they were rear-ended not once, but twice, in the same accident. Initially, the two at-fault parties fought between themselves as to which driver caused the greater damage to the nurse’s vehicle and to her spine. It turned out after nearly two years of unsuccessful medical treatment for a chronic and painful ...
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  • How Product Liability Claims are Processed

    || 21-Jun-2017

    Product liability claims can take many different shapes and approaches, depending on the nature of the product and the type of injury suffered by the user. They all, however, revolve around the idea that you were using a product as intended and through no fault of your own, something happened that caused you to suffer a serious consequence. This can be anything from medications without side effect ...
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  • Monterey County Woman’s Breast Implant Ruptures in Accident

    || 20-Jun-2017

    A Monterey County woman was struck by a driver who ran a stop sign. The impact included such force that she was thrown against her seat belt and steering wheel, rupturing one of her breast implants. The woman quickly discovered that her own health insurance company did not want to cover the reconstruction surgery, and she would be responsible for the entire cost, so she turned to The Dunnion Law ...
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  • San Jose Motorcyclist and Passenger Settle for $125,000 Each

    || 16-Jun-2017

    A San Jose man and his girlfriend passenger were riding on his motorcycle when an unsafe driver attempted to make a left turn from the right lane, striking the motorcycle and sending them both flying. Both sustained injury, but luckily, none that were life threatening. They were both rushed to the hospital by ambulance and treated for multiple fractured ribs, road rash, and contusions. Upon ...
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  • Fresno Woman Gers $100,000 Settlement From Intoxicated Driver

    || 15-Jun-2017

    Three years ago, a Reedley woman was driving while intoxicated and caused a collision with our client. Our client was battered and bruised, but fortunately did not suffer any life threatening injuries. The defendant’s conduct was outrageous. Her blood alcohol content was 0.29% (the legal limit in California is 0.08%). She had multiple DUI convictions. And, worst of all, she was drunk driving ...
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  • Pedestrian Accidents: Staying Safe at a Street Festival

    || 14-Jun-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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  • Woman Gets "Taken For A Ride," Insurance Company Pays Policy

    || 12-Jun-2017

    A Santa Cruz woman went on a drive with an old friend, not knowing that he had been taking drugs. Due to unsafe speed and inattentiveness the friend rolled his truck down an embankment, ejecting the woman out the window and causing injury. When she came to, her adrenaline kicked in and she scrambled up the embankment to the safety of the road, paying no attention to her serious injuries. The ...
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  • An inattentive driver ran a stop sign on Highway 41 and t-boned our client. The forces from the impact fractured our client’s wrist and two of her fingers. Our client worked at local hospital, and her doctors placed her off work for two months due to her injuries. Our client’s broken bones eventually healed, but she was left with a crooked finger. We convinced the insurance company for ...
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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Suing a Pharmaceutical Company

    || 7-Jun-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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  • A retired nuclear engineer and his wife were driving through the Mojave, returning home to San Jose, when they were struck head on by a reckless young woman who was in a hurry. This single negligent act by a careless driver would change this engineer’s life from that day onward. In this horrific crash, the engineer fractured his neck, requiring that he undergo immediate, emergency surgery to ...
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  • When a Pedestrian is Struck by a Drunk Driver

    || 31-May-2017

    We all know the dangers of drunk driving. The statistics and media information are everywhere. And yet, there are still roughly 1.4 million people arrested for driving while intoxicated every year, and over 30% of all deaths in car accidents involve intoxicants of some form. It’s astounding that it still goes on. If you are injured by a drunk driver, you absolutely should sue for damages. ...
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  • Does Food Poisoning Warrant a Personal Injury Suit?

    || 24-May-2017

    People often wonder if it’s possible to sue a restaurant for food poisoning. It’s true that the discomfort of foodborne illness can be incredibly unpleasant. Nobody likes to be wracked with stomach cramps and the like that keep you off your feet for several days. If you ate at a restaurant and suspect tainted food, you may also want to ensure that nobody else suffers the same illness. ...
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  • In April 2016, a Father was traveling home from work when he was tragically killed by a young driver who failed to stop at a stop sign in Tulare, California. This man was the father and step-father of three minor children. Their mother hired The Dunnion Law Firm, which quickly stepped in to investigate the case and possible sources of recovery. During the investigation, an adult heir turned up ...
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  • Woman Hit by Another Driver Gets $100,000.00

    || 19-May-2017

    Our client was driving with the right of way in Salinas. Another driver pulled out and caused a serious accident which totaled both vehicles. Our client was taken to the local hospital where it was determined she may have a serious head injury, so she was transported via ambulance to a medical center in San Jose. We took the case not knowing who was at fault nor whether there even was a source of ...
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  • $637,500 Settlement For Gilroy Man Injured In A "Fender Bender"

    || 18-May-2017

    This was a challenging case that settled a month before trial after two years of litigation. Our client was a 58-year-old man who suffered a lower back injury when he was rear-ended in stop-and-go traffic on US 101. This back injury forced our client into early retirement from his career as a union concrete cutter. The defendant who caused the collision was working for a large pest control company ...
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  • Can You Sue San Jose Over an Injury Claim?

    || 17-May-2017

    When you get hurt on public property that’s maintained by the city, it can present problems. You know that you deserve to have your injuries covered and feel like the city should be held responsible for what’s happened, but then you find out that you’ve had your claim denied. Do you have any options? Where can you go for help? In some cases, you can file a case against a ...
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  • Man Hit By Drunk Driver Gets $125,000.00

    || 12-May-2017

    Our client was a passenger in a Chevy pickup when a drunk driver struck a vehicle in front of them, then careened into the front of the Chevy. Our client sustained a fractured ankle and other injuries. He was transported to an emergency room in Fresno where he underwent surgery. The drunk driver was driving somebody else’s vehicle and the owner only had a small insurance policy. However, The ...
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