Car Accidents

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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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

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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

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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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Guide to Halloween Pedestrian Safety 2019

Holidays such as Halloween come with an increased risk of traffic accidents. Drunk, distracted and reckless drivers endanger the lives of pedestrians, bicyclists and other motorists. Whether you plan on driving on Halloween night or taking the kids trick-or-treating, learn a few safety tips for pedestrians. Your awareness of pedestrian safety this Halloween could save… read more

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5 Things You Should Avoid Doing After an Accident

California has some of the busiest roads and highways in the country. Aggressive, negligent, distracted and reckless drivers put Californians at risk of auto accidents every day. If you get into a car accident, it is important to know what to do and what not to do. Taking an incorrect action could hurt your injury… read more

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