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What Happens If You Get in an Accident With a Permit in California?

Young and inexperienced drivers commonly cause car accidents in California. New drivers do not have the hands-on experience to drive as safely or prudently as older drivers. They also tend to overestimate their driving capabilities, increasing the risk of mistakes such as multitasking behind the wheel or texting and driving. Inexperience and overconfidence is a… read more

How Hard Is it to Prove Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a complex practice area with statutes and rules that differ from other types of civil claims. Legal matters concerning the medical field often require experts to testify on behalf of each party. They can also involve unique laws, such as deadlines to file and compensation limits. In addition, medical malpractice claims in… read more

How Are Wrongful Death Settlements Paid Out in California?

Wrongful death settlements can reimburse a grieving family for financial losses related to a loved one’s death, including funeral bills and medical expenses. Receiving a wrongful death settlement is similar to the process of a personal injury claim in California, with a few key differences. Understanding how wrongful death settlements work could help prepare you… read more

New Study: The Most Dangerous Intersections in Sacramento

From 2013-2017, there were over 26,000 motor vehicle crashes in the city of Sacramento. Of these crashes, 5,517 occurred at intersections.  Considering motor vehicle accidents in Sacramento are the majority of the cases our law firm handles, we wanted to conduct an analysis to which of the city’s intersections pose the highest risk to drivers. Where… read more

5 Factors That Could Affect Accident Cases in CA

California personal injury accidents happen every day. Car crashes, slip and falls, dog attacks, workplace accidents, and other incidents cause thousands of personal injuries and wrongful deaths each year. Civil laws offer a remedy to victims of personal injury accidents: claims to damages. Filing an injury claim against an at-fault party could result in financial… read more

What Are Semi-Truck Black Boxes?

If you get into an accident with a semi-truck, the preservation and collection of evidence will be two key tasks for your personal injury or wrongful death claim. Any evidence available of the truck driver or trucking company’s negligence could help you prove your case and receive a fair financial award for your damages. One… read more

The Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents in CA

Semi-truck accidents are common and often catastrophic vehicle collisions in California. They involve commercial motor vehicles that can weigh 80,000 pounds or more. Smaller and lighter passenger cars are no match – they typically suffer the worst damages. In 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) reported 107,000 injury accidents and 4,657 fatal accidents… read more

Are Punitive Damages Available in California Lawsuits?

Receiving compensation for a personal injury in California takes filing a claim for the full amount of your losses. Your insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit should list all the economic and noneconomic losses you suffered in the accident, along with a reasonable settlement demand. These are your compensatory damages. Punitive damages are a different… read more

What Are Car Accident Release Forms?

It can be difficult to protect your rights as a car accident victim. After your crash, multiple parties may try to contact you: your insurance company, the claims adjuster of the other driver’s insurance company, bill collectors and investigators. Be careful what you say to others after an accident, as well as what forms you… read more

Can You Get Whiplash From a Low-Speed Crash?

It does not take a high-speed or catastrophic collision to suffer a serious personal injury such as whiplash. The sensitive muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck can tear or sustain damage in a low-speed crash if the head and neck move the wrong way. A whiplash injury could be serious enough to require medical… read more