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Blog Posts in October, 2016

  • Tips for Getting Your Car Repaired After an Accident

    || 27-Oct-2016

    When you’re in an auto accident, a lot of questions arise about who has to pay for the damages and how you can collect on what you are owed. In the end, a lot of it comes down to the insurance carried by each party. Here are a few helpful tips for getting your car repaired after an accident, and how a Monterey car accident attorney can help. Understanding Negligence The first thing you need ...
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  • A woman was ordering a food in a fast food restaurant when a large sheet of plaster board fell from the ceiling striking her on the face and shoulder. The ceiling fell because of a leak in a pipe in the apartment above the restaurant. The woman was, understandably, very shaken up after the incident. She has abrasions to her face and arm, her glasses were broken, but mostly she was in shock. The ...
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  • A long time Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast had over 30 years of safe riding experience, but unfortunately for him an elderly driver unexpectedly ended his accident-free run. As he drove through a residential intersection with the right of way, a retired school teacher turned left directly in front of him. There was no time for the rider to evade the collision, and he ended up suffering ...
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  • How to Find the Right Personal Injury Lawyer in San Jose

    || 25-Oct-2016

    There are certain types of injuries or situations when it’s wise to hire an experienced professional attorney. A quality San Jose personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the complex legalese surrounding your claim, and can advocate on your behalf in situations where the other party may otherwise not take you seriously. If you think you might need a personal injury attorney, make sure ...
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  • The attack occurred on a summer afternoon in 2014. Our client was playing at a neighbor’s house in Lemoore, when the neighbor’s German shepherd unexpectedly attacked. The dog bit our 6-year-old client on the face, nearly puncturing the boy’s eye. The doctors at Madera Children’s Hospital sewed our client’s wounds closed with 17 sutures. Our client still has small ...
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  • Couple Gets $250,000.00 after accident with semi.

    || 21-Oct-2016

    Our client, a lifelong Stockton resident, was a passenger driving home from work with his coworkers on Interstate 5. His driver stopped for rush hour traffic when, without warning, an out-of-state semi truck driver slammed into their stopped vehicle and caused a multi-car pileup. Our client suffered serious injuries to his neck, back and shoulder, and was transported by ambulance to Dameron ...
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  • What If I'm in a Car Accident With a Leased Vehicle?

    || 20-Oct-2016

    Damaging property that isn’t yours is a nightmare for most people, because at least when it’s your property, only you have to deal with the repercussions. When leasing a car, that vehicle does not technically belong to you, and therefore accidents can create tricky situations. This is why car leases mandate some form of insurance, but procedures go a little differently in these cases. ...
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  • A Modesto man was walking on Santa Cruz Boulevard in the early morning when he was struck by a careless driver. The driver had just finished a long shift at the Del Monte Foods plant and would later tell people at the scene that she "was not thinking about anything other than getting home and heading to bed." She didn’t realize anyone was in the street ahead of her until she struck ...
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  • How to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

    || 18-Oct-2016

    Halloween is an exciting day of the year, especially for children. There are few things more enjoyable to a young child than collecting candy in costume. Watching a child’s eyes light up as they get to become their favorite character or a scary figure for a night brings so much joy to parents. However, this happy holiday can quickly turn into a nightmare due to a tragic accident. ...
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  • A young seasonal laborer was in Fresno looking for a job for the winter. He was staying temporarily with his sister in east-central Fresno, not far from the airport. His sister owned a home with a back yard that shared a common back fence with her neighbors. Unfortunately, relations between the households had worsened because the neighbor’s new pit bull was vicious. Before the young man came ...
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  • The Dunnion Law Firm represented a client who tripped and fell on a piece of pvc pipe that was sticking up out of a dirt planter outside of a grocery store in San Jose, California. She fractured her ankle and suffered other soft tissue injuries. As a result of her injuries, she developed deep vein thrombosis, a condition to which she was genetically pre-disposed. All along the insurance company ...
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  • Will Self-Driving Cars Help Prevent Accidents in San Jose?

    || 13-Oct-2016

    People can be resistant to change. We’ve been known to fall in love with the familiar and resist new ideas and current trends. In terms of driving, many individuals relish the act of sitting behind the wheel, maneuvering along miles of smooth asphalt with the press of a pedal. All things change, however, and driving is no exception. The advent of self-driving cars has arrived, and it’s ...
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  • Whiplash Injuries: What You Need to Know

    || 11-Oct-2016

    Whiplash is a common result of car accident victims—especially those who were rear-ended. If you have experienced whiplash, here is what you need to know about your injury. If you have recently experienced a whiplash injury as a result of a car accident, contact a Monterey car accident lawyer, at Dunnion Law Firm, for a case evaluation. What is Whiplash? When a car is rear-ended, the drivers ...
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  • Tired after finishing a late night shift at work, a San Mateo woman's van broke down as she made her way home on the freeway. She pulled completely off the roadway and activated her hazard lights, but that did not stop a clueless driver from veering onto the shoulder and rear ending her at nearly 65 MPH. The woman had just returned to her job from chronic neck pain, and the accident both ...
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  • A 58-year-old man was walking on Blackstone Avenue in Fresno, California. The defendant, a young girl from Oklahoma, was rushing out of the parking lot of a fast food restaurant when she struck the man as he was walking on the sidewalk. The impact knocked him to the ground and he suffered multiple ligament tears. The defendant had little assets to her name, but was fortunately covered by her ...
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  • Homeless Jaywalker Gets $100,000 Settlement

    || 6-Oct-2016

    Our client, a pedestrian, was jaywalking as he stepped onto a busy street in Fresno, California, outside of a crosswalk. The other party was driving a Toyota Corolla. She failed to see our client in broad daylight and she struck him. As a result, our clients suffered multiple serious injuries to his spine and head. The Fresno P.D. investigated and spoke with witness who blamed our client. The ...
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  • Fresno Bicyclist Gets $97,500 Settlement for Broken Wrist

    || 6-Oct-2016

    Our client was riding his bicycle on Sixth Street near Shaw Avenue in Fresno when a 79-year-old woman exiting a shopping center hit him with her SUV. The woman told the police she never saw our client and claimed he came out of nowhere. Our client was in the bicycle lane on the correct side of the road and had the right of way. The investigating police officer placed the defendant driver at fault ...
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  • How to Handle a Hit and Run Car Accident

    || 6-Oct-2016

    Car accidents are one of the most stressful life events that a person can experience, and this stress only compounds when your accident falls under the category of a hit and run. Hit and run car accidents come with added emotional, financial and physical effects that can make it hard for you to move on with your life. Fortunately, if you stay proactive and engage in a little planning, dealing with ...
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  • How Do Insurance Companies Evaluate Personal Injury Claims?

    || 4-Oct-2016

    No one wants to be involved in an auto accident—the experience is traumatic and often damaging to personal health and property. When the unfortunate occasion does arise, you need all the emotional, mental and legal help you can get. After an auto accident, it’s important to contact your insurance agency. If you were injured in the accident, the insurer will compensate you for your ...
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