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Blog Posts in April, 2017

  • When Drunk Truck Drivers Cause Accidents

    || 27-Apr-2017

    Drunk driving is one of the worst issues we face on the roads today. It’s estimated that in 2016, 28 people per day died in accidents involving intoxicated drivers. The problem seems to keep getting worse, and the human cost is rising. When added to tractor-trailers, the damages can be unbelievable. Truck drivers are professionals and are expected to comport themselves accordingly, so when ...
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  • What Are Medical Liens in a Personal Injury Case

    || 25-Apr-2017

    It’s an understatement to say that people who have been in accidents and suffered serious injuries have a great deal on their plates. The entire situation can get worse when they discover that someone has placed a lien on their compensation. It may be that you find yourself in this situation and you’re not even entirely sure what a lien is or how and why it affects your case. Learn ...
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  • Visalia Teen Passenger Settles For Maximum Insurance Policy

    || 24-Apr-2017

    A Visalia teen was a passenger in his classmate’s car on a rainy day, when the teen driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over. The teen passenger sustained a cracked vertebrae which required spinal fusion surgery, and he was hospitalized for four days. Although the teen had health insurance to pay for his medical treatment, the hospital refused to bill his health insurance ...
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  • On his way home to Klamath Falls after running an errand in far northeastern California, a retired Marine was involved in an accident with a semi and tractor owned by one of the largest employers in the region. The old Marine unfortunately suffered significant injuries when his pickup rolled, and he felt it was clear as day that the semi driver was at fault. When the man realized the police report ...
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  • Is Whiplash Worth Filing an Injury Lawsuit For?

    || 20-Apr-2017

    Whiplash is possibly the most common result of auto accidents involving injuries. When people get hurt in any accident, and someone else is responsible, they deserve to collect money to pay for the harm they have suffered, to pay for medical bills, loss of quality of life, lost wages and more. However, certain injuries, like whiplash, can be hard to prove, and the cases, as such, hard to pursue. ...
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  • Man on Bicycle Hit by Sheriff Gets $250,000

    || 19-Apr-2017

    Our client was on a bicycle weaving through stopped traffic when he collided with an off duty Sheriff in Antioch. He sustained serious injuries including a brain hemorrhage and comminuted zygomatic facial fractures. He was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center and was admitted to the trauma center and he underwent multiple surgeries. The police report and independent witnesses fully blamed our ...
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  • Car Accident Injuries: What If I Don't Have Health Insurance

    || 18-Apr-2017

    When you get seriously hurt in a car accident, it’s one of the most terrifying experience you could have. It gets even worse if you don’t have health care, which continues to be a problem in our nation, and may even get worse in the coming years. It’s important, however, to get seen and taken care of when you’re in such an incident, and make sure you put your health first. ...
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  • Madera Woman Taken For a Ride She Never Wanted

    || 17-Apr-2017

    A 22-year-old Madera woman had been drinking and did not want to drive, so she accepted a ride home from an acquaintance. The man got pulled over by police, but rather than stopping, he led the police on a high-speed chase and crashed his car causing it to roll over. The accident caused severe injuries to the young woman including multiple lacerations and bruises all over her body. One laceration ...
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  • It was not the type of auto accident one would expect to cause major injuries. The parties exchanged information amicably, the driver who rear-ended the Bakersfield woman admitted fault, and the police did not come to the scene. Both cars were driven away with minor damage. But this was not a run of the mill fender-bender. Sadly, the woman who was rear-ended had a long history of stomach problems: ...
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  • "Serious Injury" Threshold: What You Need to Know

    || 13-Apr-2017

    If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s already confusing and scary enough. Then you start reading about what to do next, and you find yourself confronted by terms like “serious injury threshold” and the limits to compensation you might be able to receive. You don’t even know what this means, and you’re worried about what to do next. The truth is, this is the ...
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  • Our client was a 14 year old boy riding his bicycle at the time of the accident. He failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled out in front of traffic. A man in a large pickup whom we believe was speeding struck the boy and threw him across the road causing him to suffer a severe fracture to his tibia and fibula. Due to his serious injuries, he was airlifted to a San Jose trauma center where he ...
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  • What Happens When a Semi-Truck Jackknifes?

    || 11-Apr-2017

    With many thousands of big rigs on the road today, it’s perhaps no wonder that we see over 100,000 accidents involving tractor-trailers every year. These accidents tend to be catastrophic in nature do to the size, weight, and momentum of the vehicles involved and can result in millions of dollars in damages, including injury and death. One of the biggest dangers of tractor-trailers on the ...
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  • What to Expect During an Auto Accident Case

    || 6-Apr-2017

    When you’ve been involved in a car accident, there is always the possibility of an auto accident case. Sometimes, filing an auto accident is the only way to get the compensation you need after a car wreck. However, if you’ve never had to participate in an auto accident case before, you might not know how they work or what factors will be used to determine your compensation. ...
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  • A Mariposa County man was struck head-on by a tourist’s rental vehicle inside the park while on his way home from work. The defendant driver, a foreigner, not familiar with the rules of the road in California, struck the man head on after rounding a turn with such force that both vehicles were rendered total losses. The man and the two passengers in the negligent defendant driver’s ...
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  • The Most Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

    || 4-Apr-2017

    Whenever you get behind the wheel of your car, one of your top concerns is driving safely so that you can avoid a serious accident and injuries. Regrettably, accidents can and do occur, which makes it important that you prepare for this stressful situation. One of the best ways to be ready for a car accident is to learn about the various injuries that you could suffer. Here are a few of the most ...
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  • A man riding his bicycle at night while wearing dark clothing and not having the proper lighting equipment was struck by a driver making a left turn in a poorly-lit area. The police found the man to be at-fault for the collision, claiming that due to the man’s dark clothing and poor lighting, it was reasonable for him to be struck by a vehicle. The man was badly hurt and scared for being ...
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