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 moreRead More
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 moreRead 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 moreRead More
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 moreRead More
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 moreRead More
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 moreRead More
Quick California Traffic Safety Statistics
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported 37,133 deaths from traffic accidents in 2017. This resulted in an overall fatality rate of 11.1 per 100,000 residents nationwide. By comparison, California witnessed 3,602 traffic deaths for a rate of 9.1 per 100,000 residents. Knowing some key statistics about California traffic safety can help drivers recognize… read moreRead More
5 Leading Causes of Injury Deaths in California
Every Californian should be mindful of personal safety and maintain situational awareness at all times; serious injuries occur every day for many unpredictable reasons and some victims do not survive their injuries. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) collates and reports accident and injury data from across California. Most Common Injury Deaths in California… read moreRead More