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Blog Posts in November, 2016

  • Are You Always At Fault If You Rear-End Someone?

    || 29-Nov-2016

    When it comes to car accidents, there’s an almost infinite number of situations and varieties that come into play. There are fender-benders, head-on collisions, T-bone accidents, flip and roll scenarios and hundreds more. One of the most common forms of accident on the roads is the rear-end collision. Usually, when this happens there’s an automatic assumption that the driver in the ...
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  • Do Minor Car Accidents Need to be Reported in Monterey?

    || 24-Nov-2016

    The majority of car accidents are seemingly minor “fender benders,” where it might seem like more trouble than it's worth to report the accident to the police or even to your insurance company. Coming to an understanding with the other party involved in the car accident and leaving the scene report-free can seem like the simpler, more amiable option. However, thanks to adrenaline ...
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  • Tips For Staying Safe in the Kitchen This Holiday

    || 22-Nov-2016

    The kitchen is the heart of a home, especially during the holidays. Many kitchen equipment items can be very dangerous if they are not used correctly or left unattended. Not only are there multiple sharp objects in use, blenders, food processors, and microwaves, but home fires related to kitchen-use peak through Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday cooking is a lot of fun—but always keep ...
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  • Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

    || 17-Nov-2016

    If someone close to you has died due to negligence or wrongdoing by another person, you might be wondering if you can file a wrongful death claim. Such lawsuits are designed to compensate loved ones of a deceased person who are impacted emotionally and financially from that person’s death. To learn if you can file a wrongful death lawsuit, it is helpful to take a look at the history behind ...
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  • When Is It Too Late to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California?

    || 15-Nov-2016

    After you’ve been injured due to the fault of another, it’s likely that you have a lot on your mind. Paying your medical bills, trying to heal and deciding whether or not you’ll be able to work can all take a heavy toll that deserve compensation. The best way to recover from a serious accident is by filing a personal injury lawsuit, which can help you support you and your family. ...
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  • A young San Jose woman's employer organized a retreat function for their employees at an event facility, and she was required to attend. The woman's co-workers told her about an inflatable slide on the property, and that she should try it out. She approached the slide, which was unattended, and when she began sliding down it she felt her ankle violently catch on the slide's plastic ...
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  • Couple Receives $380,000.00 After Tragic Loss of Daughter

    || 11-Nov-2016

    Our clients were the parents of a 4 year old girl involved in a car accident. She was getting a ride to a birthday party when a second vehicle driven by an intoxicated driver crossed a double yellow line and hit them head-on. Then, a 3 rd vehicle came along and struck their vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was killed and our clients’ daughter died a week later due to her injuries. It ...
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  • How to Make Insurance Companies on Tough Cases

    || 10-Nov-2016

    It was just after midnight when our client, an intoxicated homeless man, tried to jaywalk across Blackstone Avenue in Fresno. There were posted warning signs forbidding pedestrians from crossing Blackstone at that location. Our client had almost made it to the opposite side of the street when a woman driving an SUV struck him. The police placed our client at fault for the collision and cited him ...
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  • How Car Accident Depositions Work

    || 10-Nov-2016

    One of the more important stages during a civil lawsuit like a car accident case is the discovery phase, which includes parties giving a deposition. Learn what to expect during a deposition, and why having a San Jose car accident lawyer in your corner is a good idea. Discovery and the Deposition Giving depositions is part of the discovery phase of the lawsuit. This occurs after the suit is filed ...
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  • What To Do When a Brake Failure Causes a Truck Accident

    || 8-Nov-2016

    Any accident is terrifying and confusing, but truck accidents are even more so, due to the sheer scale and potential damage that trucks can cause. There are many factors that can play into an accident like this, but trucks are susceptible to brake failure which can cause tragic and disastrous consequences when an accident results. Learn what happens when brake failure causes a truck accident, and ...
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  • Motorcyclist Found At Fault Yet Recovers $95,000.00.

    || 7-Nov-2016

    Our client had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana and was riding his motorcycle on the freeway when an irresponsible teen driver driving his parents’ Lexus changed lanes into him. Our client could not avoid the Lexus and swerved but he was pushed into another car and crashed. Of course, when police arrived, they took the word of the teenager and the driver of the other vehicle. Even ...
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  • Sometimes an Insurance Company Just Does Not Want to Pay Your Claim.

    || 4-Nov-2016

    A woman was injured in a moderate motor vehicle accident in March 2014. She did not think she had life threatening injuries, but she was in pain. She went to see her doctor the week after the accident as she had a history of spine problems and wanted to make sure there was nothing seriously wrong as her pain worsened in the week after the accident. After several months of her doctor giving her ...
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  • How to Handle Traumatic Head Injuries

    || 3-Nov-2016

    In any type of accident, but particularly those involving automobiles, the direst possible outcome is suffering a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can severely limit your quality of life, often preventing you from working and living as you are accustomed to. Because TBIs are so difficult, sometime impossible, to recover from, your focus should be on prevention, especially ...
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  • Drowsy Driver Causes High-Impact Crash

    || 2-Nov-2016

    A 46 year old man driving on a suspended license was traveling in the early morning hours on Road 64, in an unincorporated rural area of Tulare County California, on his way to help a friend with a landscaping project. Little did he know that a 27 year old Reedley man, who was driving while drowsy, speedily approached on Avenue 426. The vehicles collided when the Drowsy Driver failed to stop at ...
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  • On April 17, 2016, our client went out on a date a gentleman not realizing that he was intoxicated. They were traveling on SR 59 in Merced County California when, due to his intoxication, he was unable to negotiate a curve and rolled his vehicle over with our client, who was riding as a passenger, in his car. As the vehicle rolled through the northbound lanes of traffic, it collided with a tree ...
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  • My Car is a Total Loss, What Now?

    || 1-Nov-2016

    Following a major car accident, you have a lot of things on your mind, but your primary concern other than your physical health is probably the health of your car. When you file a claim after your accident, it’s possible that your insurance company will declare your car a total loss, meaning they deem the cost of repairing your car too expensive. If your car has been declared a total loss, ...
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