Car Accidents

California Collision Repair Laws and Regulations

Car accidents happen every day in California. With some of the busiest highways and most aggressive drivers, California often leads the country in terms of car accident rates. In 2016, 3,623 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in California. This was a 7% increase from the previous year. Most drivers have a high probability… read more

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What Happens If You Hit a Car That Is Illegally Parked?

Striking a parked car is almost always the fault of the person driving…unless the other vehicle is illegally parked. In cases involving illegally parked cars, both drivers could be at fault: one for violating the parking rules and the other for negligently hitting a parked vehicle. Cases involving shared fault use specific laws in California…. read more

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Hit By a Police Car in Sacramento: Can I Sue?

Law enforcement officers in Sacramento work hard to protect citizens’ safety. Yet even with professional training, police officers can make serious mistakes on the job. Careless, reckless and distracted driving are examples of police officer negligence that could injure innocent people. If a police car in Sacramento recently struck you as a pedestrian, bicyclist or… read more

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Can I Sue If the Accident Was My Fault in California

Though much of the literature on the internet surrounding personal injury claims addresses the case from the plaintiff’s point of view, not all states designate a clear division between who is at fault and who is not. Some states, like California, operate under comparative negligence rules, which change the guidelines on who can file for… read more

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New DMV California Motorcycle Laws – Updated 2019 

Several new laws applying to Sacramento motorcyclists took effect on January 1st, 2019. In a news release, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminded motorcyclists of these changes, including some that apply to gender identity on driver’s licenses, driving under the influence, motorized scooters, and more. Keeping up with the latest changes in traffic… read more

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What Is Pure Comparative Negligence in California?

During a personal injury claim, you may hear the phrase “pure comparative negligence.” This is a term your personal injury lawyer might use when discussing the potential outcome of your case. Pure comparative negligence laws could impact how much you receive for your injuries. Each state has unique fault and negligence laws. Understanding the law… 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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What Are The Grounds for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Personal injury claims are civil lawsuits usually between private parties. If an individual or an organization causes an injury, illness, or economic loss to another party due to negligence, the injured party can seek compensation for all resulting losses through a personal injury lawsuit. The majority of Americans will eventually encounter some kind of personal… read more

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How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Claim In 2019?

Personal injury lawsuits allow injured and economically damaged individuals to recover their losses if they resulted from another party’s negligence. A personal injury claim seeks to make the plaintiff “whole” after suffering losses from negligent or intentionally harmful acts. Anyone who suspects valid grounds for a personal injury lawsuit in California should seek professional legal… read more

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SafeRoads Release Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws For 2019

The 16th Annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws aims to improve the safety of U.S. roads taking autonomous vehicles into account. These vehicles are growing increasingly popular and leading manufacturers like Google and Tesla are investing heavily in self-driving vehicle technologies. In time, these vehicles could put an end to preventable traffic deaths caused… read more

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