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March

Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • A 73 year old woman was walking across the street, not in a crosswalk, when she was side-swiped along her left side by a car. There were no witnesses. The police faulted the elderly pedestrian and told her she failed to see the car that was directly in front of her. The woman suffered a simple fracture to her upper arm bone and was given a soft sling to wear. She contacted The Dunnion Law Firm ...
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  • Oakhurst Victim of Drunk Driving Gets $100,000

    || 20-Mar-2015

    The victim, an elderly woman from Hanford, California, was returning from Bass Lake, located in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Oakhurst. While on Road 426, also known as Crane Valley Road, she noticed ahead a vehicle cross over the centerline. Though the victim swerved to the right, she was unable to avoid the head-on collision. Her vehicle was struck and she was knocked off the road and down ...
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  • Minor Fender Bender Results in Multiple Settlements

    || 19-Mar-2015

    A 32 year old Madera woman was on her way to her job as usual as a medical assistant. She was driving on Ave 18 ½ when suddenly a vehicle coming in the opposite direction turned left in front of her. She applied her brakes and steered away from the other driver. However, even with the evasive move the vehicles did come together. She suffered a cut to her right knee and was shaken up. The ...
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  • Merced Clients Receive $475,000 Following Rear-End Collision

    || 18-Mar-2015

    Two plaintiffs received $475,000 as compensation for the injuries they suffered in a rear end accident–without even having to participate in litigation. The two women were driving together in Merced County when they slowed for a stop sign ahead. The truck behind them did not, though, crashing into the rear of their vehicle. One victim would require shoulder surgery for a torn rotator cuff, ...
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  • Pittsburgh, CA: A lifelong Bay area resident was rear-ended on a surface street at low speed, but the modest impact aggravated his already bad shoulder. The insurance company for the negligent driver initially denied that the man could have been hurt as there was very little property damage to the rear of his vehicle, and because they were aware the man had several prior auto accidents with ...
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  • A Fresno man had been in a wheelchair for about 10 years due to arthritis. He relied upon the local bus system to transport him around town any time he wanted to get out. He also relied upon the bus drivers to be properly trained and to secure him and his wheelchair properly so he could be transported safely. On a sunny January day in 2013, the bus driver he relied upon let him down. The driver ...
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  • The client was involved in a head on accident in a parking lot. There was no police report. The client did not go to the doctor for a few days. It did not seem like a major accident. She had some treatment with a chiropractor next to her work. Some MRI's were taken of her neck and back and were negative. She felt more pain and was not getting relief so she saw a specialist who indicated she ...
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  • Minor Injury Results In Big Settlement

    || 12-Mar-2015

    A 42 year old service writer for Porsche was injured on September 19, 2013 while driving out for a sandwich for lunch at approximately 12:15 p.m. He was traveling well below the speed limit on Stevens Creek Blvd when a young man eager to join the Marines was hurrying to his recruiter’s office. Unfortunately in his haste he turned left across the high way directly in front of the Porsche ...
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  • Tomato Truck Mess Results in $650,000 Settlement

    || 12-Mar-2015

    Dunnion’s client had quite a scare. As he was driving down Pacheco Pass into Santa Clara County at 4 am, on his way to his job at Soledad Prison, the tractor of a tomato truck ahead of him overturned, spilling tomatoes in a thousand foot swath down the highway. Our client said it was like driving on an ice rink and as he approached the disabled trailer, he thought he was a dead man. Although ...
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  • Can Self-Driving Cars Really be the End of Auto Accidents?

    || 11-Mar-2015

    If you've been to an auto show lately, or have kept up with the latest tech news, it's likely you've heard about self-driving cars. These automated vehicles are the latest technological advancement in the auto world, and they are being touted as the "next big thing." Aside from the sheer entertainment and novelty of thinking about self-driving cars, safety experts and ...
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  • A Visalia Unified school bus driver was on his route in early December 2011 with children in the back of the bus when his worst fear happened, He was involved in a motor vehicle accident. A 51 year old local woman driving a 2003 Lincoln Navigator made a dangerous and ill advised left turn in front of the bus. The bus driver slammed on is brakes and was able to reduce his speed considerably before ...
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