Car Accidents

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

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What to Do If You Witnessed a Hit-and-Run

Hit-and-run accidents are crimes that occur often in Northern California. Every year, hundreds of drivers cause car accidents and flee the scenes without fulfilling their legal obligations. Hit-and-run accidents can cost victims their lives or cause serious personal injuries or property damage. If you witness a hit-and-run in Sacramento, you could be in a position… read more

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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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