What’s the Difference Between Personal and Bodily Injury?
When you suffer an injury in California in 2019, you may wonder what your legal options are. One of the first distinctions you should make is determining if you suffered from a personal injury or a bodily injury. While people may use these terms interchangeably, they have very different meanings and legal applications. The Definition… read moreRead More
What Is a Personal Injury?
Have you been in an accident in California in 2019? You may wonder what your legal options are regarding compensation. Under California law, residents have the right to recover damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. However, not all injuries qualify for compensation under these lawsuits. The Definition of Personal Injury According… read moreRead More
The Best Tips for Hiring a Lawyer
If you suffered an injury in California in 2019, you need to hire the right personal injury attorney to handle your case. However, this process is easier said than done. With such a high number of personal injury law firms available in the Sacramento area, how can you choose the best attorney for your case’s… 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
Delayed Whiplash Symptoms
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that befalls motorists involved in car accidents. A type of soft-tissue injury, whiplash can be serious and lead to intense pain and loss in quality of life. Often, motorists and passengers feel fine immediately following an accident and reject medical care. In the days and weeks that… read moreRead More
Types of Back Injuries
Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries are common outcomes in many types of personal injury accidents. Back injuries occur most often in auto accidents, falls, sports incidents, and acts of violence such as shootings. The spinal cord and surrounding nerves and muscles are complex parts of the body. When they suffer any type of injury,… read moreRead More
Sacramento Bike Accidents: Fifth deadliest city in the nation
According to the Wall Street Journal, Sacramento bike accidents are a serious problem. In a report they recently conducted on the deadliest cities for bicyclists, Sacramento ranked as the fifth deadliest city in the nation for bicyclists. The Wall Street Journal report compiled data from 2007-2016 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and found… read moreRead More
Why Do I Need to Contact a Lawyer?
Personal injury law is complex, but some individuals believe they can handle their own cases without the help of a trained attorney. While it’s true that a few individuals have managed to successfully represent their own interests and won cases in the past, this is a very rare occurrence, and the average person doesn’t have… read moreRead More