What Is the Deposition Process in Sacramento?
During a personal injury court case, both parties will have to undergo a process called deposition. Depositions occur during the discovery phase of a lawsuit – a pretrial phase in which both parties host interviews with those involved to learn more about the case. Depositions can seem daunting as the victim of a personal injury,… read moreRead More
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
California Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Statutes of limitations are laws that set maximum time limits for filing claims. Every state has statutes of limitations in place to encourage timely claims filing. It is very important to understand the statute of limitations on your particular personal injury case in California. Missing your deadline to file will most likely result in losing… 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
Do I Need to Hire an Attorney, or Can I Represent Myself in Court?
Self-representation or pro se representation is an uncommon choice, but it can potentially work for some individuals. Pro se representation essentially requires an individual to assume the role of his or her own legal counsel. Unless such an individual has some background in law, pro se litigation can involve very intensive research and significant personal… 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
We Have Filed Our First Lawsuit Against PG&E
Pacific Gas & Electric is one of the largest utility providers in California, and the company now faces tremendous legal trouble for their role in several recent wildfires in California, caused by their faulty equipment and poor maintenance standards. Although the cause of the most recent Camp Fire remains unknown, it is highly likely that… read moreRead More
Sacramento Bike Projects in 2018
Bicycling in Sacramento hasn’t historically been the safest way to get around, but hard-working advocates and organizations have been trying to change that. In 2015, the most recent year featuring data available, 231 bicyclists in Sacramento suffered injuries or died in traffic accidents. Eighteen of these victims were children under the age of 15. Most… read moreRead More