Car Accidents

How to Obtain a California Accident Report

If you get into a car accident in California, one of the most important things to obtain is an accident report. The police accident report – also called a traffic collision report – will contain important facts about your crash. Once you obtain a copy of your California accident report, you can use it to… read more

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Common Mistakes People Make After a Car Accident

Car accidents are the most common causes of injuries and deaths in California. This does not, however, make it any easier to deal with the aftermath of a car accident as an injured victim. There are many common mistakes you could make if this is your first time filing a car accident insurance claim or… read more

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What Should I Do If I’ve Witnessed an Accident?

In California, your odds of getting into a car accident are relatively high. There were 3,563 traffic fatalities in 2018 alone, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. You also have a good chance of witnessing an accident at some point in your life. Knowing what to do as an accident witness could allow… read more

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How Do I Know If I Have a Punctured Lung From a Car Accident?

A car accident can cause many different traumas to the body. Some of the most common are injuries to the chest and lungs from high-speed impacts with the seat belt or steering column. Trauma to the chest can cause serious lung injuries, including a punctured or collapsed lung. A collapsed lung can cause a medical… read more

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What Are the Top Reasons for Insurance Denials?

You have a 50/50 chance of an insurance company denying your claim. While you can do things to increase your odds, such as collecting evidence from your accident and fully completing all required paperwork, the insurance company can make it difficult to achieve a fair settlement. Insurance companies have many reasons for denying claims –… read more

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Should I Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company?

Insurance companies make a profit by minimizing how much they give to clients. They have many tactics they use for avoiding large payouts on clients’ claims. One of these tactics is to ask for a recorded statement in the early stages of your insurance claim. The request for a recorded statement serves one main purpose:… read more

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California Sudden Emergency Doctrine

If one driver crashes into another in California, liability may be clear. The driver who broke a roadway rule, failed to yield the right-of-way or negligently caused the collision will be responsible for the wreck. There could be an important exception, however, if the driver uses California’s sudden emergency doctrine. What Is the Sudden Emergency… read more

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Who Is Responsible for No-Seat-Belt Injuries in California?

Not wearing a seat belt is a factor that could affect a personal injury claim in California. California Vehicle Code 27315 makes it mandatory for anyone 16 and older to wear a seat belt while riding in or driving a vehicle. Parents must be responsible for ensuring children under the age of 15 use safety… read more

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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

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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

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