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Blog Posts in November, 2015

  • Retired Woman Run Down by Busy Salesman, Gets 20x her Medical Bills

    || 30-Nov-2015

    It was a sunny afternoon in Corcoran when a local elderly resident was driving home. At the intersection two houses from her own home, a busy salesman could not take the time to slow down when he sped around a corner squealing his tires and then accelerated ahead into a blind uncontrolled intersection. The Corcoran woman was in the wrong place and the wrong time. The speeding car struck the side ...
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  • Our client was hit when a CHP officer, who had finished writing someone else a ticket, made an illegal u-turn outside Hollister and struck our client sending her off the roadway and into a fence. She sustained severe injuries and underwent a two level cervical fusion after the accident. She hired a “local” attorney in San Jose who attempted to settle the case for $90,000.00 which left ...
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  • Joy Riding Youth Collects $80,000

    || 24-Nov-2015

    On January 29, 2014, a seventeen year old youth was asked by his seventeen year old friend if he wanted to go for a ride in the friend’s old Chevy crew cab pick up. He agreed. Shortly into the ride the boys stopped and consumed some beer and realized it was now 2 AM. The driver, on a restricted license, reportedly saw a three hundred pound wild boar appear in the roadway. The driver swerved ...
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  • Dunnion Client Settles with Underinsured Motorist Carrier

    || 23-Nov-2015

    A 64 year old retired construction worker from Modesto, California, was injured by a teenage driver. The teenage driver was speeding and driving erratically on eastbound Brighton when he went out of control and slammed into the elderly gentleman's car. He sustained injuries which included a right shoulder impingement syndrome and aggravated pre-existing disc protrusions at C3 T1. He also ...
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  • A Fresno man was bicycling through the intersection of Merced Street and Van Ness Avenue. The defendant approached the intersection at the same time, but turned right on a red light without looking both ways or making a complete stop. The bicyclist had no chance to avoid the defendant, and the two collided. The bicyclist suffered a fracture to his ankle which required surgery at Community Regional ...
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  • The Best Times to Drive on Thanksgiving Weekend

    || 21-Nov-2015

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you may be thinking about what time and day you and your family should get on the road. While streets, highways, and freeways are more saturated on Holiday weekends, there may be more opportune times to head to your Thanksgiving destination. Keep in mind that more car accidents occur when traffic is heavy. By driving at times when roads are less congested, ...
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  • Monterey Woman Gets $103,839.36 Uninsured Motorist Settlement

    || 12-Nov-2015

    An uninsured driver sideswiped our client on Main Street in Salinas, California while making an unsafe lane change. The crash exacerbated our client’s prior back injury and she had numerous trigger point injections to relieve her increased back pain. Because of her injury, our client could not perform her job in the hospitality industry and she suffered significant lost income. Fortunately, ...
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  • Our client was a motorcyclist who was hit by a car making a left hand turn at the intersection of Stagecoach Road and Petersen Road in Stockton, California. The police determined that the driver turning left violated California Vehicle Code section 21801 and was at fault for the collision. Our client suffered a fracture of the left medial malleolus (broken ankle) that required an open reduction ...
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  • Information on California's Wrongful Death Law

    || 6-Nov-2015

    A “wrongful death claim” occurs when a person dies due to the negligence of another individual or entity. These types of incidents are considered civil lawsuits and can be brought to court by survivors of the deceased or by a representative of the deceased’s estate. It is important to keep in mind that wrongful death lawsuits must be brought to court within two years of the ...
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  • Student Collects Policy Limits Settlment from Boyfriend

    || 4-Nov-2015

    On April 21, 2014, a twenty-one year old full time student at Sacramento State was riding with her boyfriend in his 1997 Nissan Altima. They were westbound on State Route 160 when the boyfriend hit a puddle and the car hydroplaned. The boyfriend was able to recover but hit another puddle immediately afterwards which sent him off the right shoulder of the highway. This was very frightening to the ...
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