Sacramento

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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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Who’s Liable Following a NorCal Bicycle Accident?

If you bike through NorCal regularly, the odds of getting into a collision are relatively high. Distracted, drunk, and negligent drivers cause most bicycle crashes. However, many different parties could be liable for an accident, depending on the situation. Assigning liability to one or more of the following parties could require help from a personal… read more

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What Are Injury Attorneys?

Personal injury law revolves around the concept of negligence, or one person’s or party’s failure to exercise reasonable care in a given situation. When negligence causes injuries, death, property damage, or other losses, victims can recover these damages through personal injury claims. While some people attempt to represent their own interests in court, doing so… read more

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Summer Safety Tips: Heat, Water, Grilling, & Driving

It’s hot outside, the grill is heating up, and kids are out of school, which means summer is in full swing! Whether you plan on traveling or staying home, here are some tips to keep you safe. Heat Safety In the U.S. there are over 400 fatalities that occur every year as a result of… read more

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California Utility Company Is To Pay Out $2.5B for Wildfire Damage

A Northern California utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, will be liable for an estimated $2.5 billion due to its power lines which caused the fires that swept Northern California last October. PG&E said in an 8-K form filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that this charge is a low estimate of liability,… read more

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Senate Bill 1030 in California Penalizes Distracted Driving in 2018

California lawmakers are getting serious about distracted driving. The state Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 1030, which if it becomes law, would make using a cell phone while driving a moving violation causing a point to be added to a driver’s record. Laws have been in place for banning the use of cell phones while… read more

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Bay Area Roads Are Becoming More Dangerous

Incidents of dangerous driving and motor vehicle accidents have risen over recent years in San Francisco, and the city is now the most dangerous city for driving in California with a fatality rate of 1.5 per 100,000 vehicle miles. San Francisco also has the second-highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the country, and the trend… read more

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If a Car Hits a Jaywalker, Who’s at Fault?

Accidents with pedestrians in Sacramento often result in serious injuries to the pedestrian, including broken bones, spinal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Most would assume that a driver who hits a pedestrian and causes such damages is entirely liable for the incident, but this isn’t always the case. When drivers fail to stop for red… read more

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