Tips for Talking to an Insurance Adjuster After an Accident

The days and weeks after an accident can be very confusing and frustrating. As you work to heal physically and emotionally from injuries sustained in the accident, you must also deal with the financial aspects of an injury claim. In many cases, the insurance adjuster for the other party may contact you before you have the chance to consult with an attorney. It is important that you are very careful in how you deal with the adjuster because what you do and say can have a significant impact on your injury claim. We urge you to call our office at 1-800-954-4444 to speak with a Fresno accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident.  If possible, you should consult with an attorney before you talk to the insurance adjuster.

Deadly Crash Claims Four Lives in Fresno County

According to ABC30 News, a tragic car accident near Clovis claimed four lives earlier this month. The car crash occurred near Shields Avenue and Academy Avenue near Clovis around 2:00 a.m. The driver of an SUV drifted into the other lane and before crashing into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of

Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident

Thousands of pedestrians die each year in traffic-related accidents. Over 4,900 people died in pedestrian accidents during 2015, a 9.5 percent increase from the previous year. Roughly 23 percent of all traffic fatalities in California during 2015 were pedestrians (742 deaths). Our state had the highest number of pedestrian deaths that year. If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you deserve to receive compensation for your injuries. If a driver kills a family member, your family may be entitled to compensation under California’s wrongful death laws. Call 1-800-954-4444 for a free consultation with a Fresno accident lawyer.

Speeding Accidents in the Fresno and Central California Valley Area

How often do you see other drivers speeding or driving recklessly? Are you guilty of speeding? If so, you are not alone.  Speeding is a common factor in many traffic accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released its most recent data regarding speed-related accidents. Speeding-related traffic fatalities increased during 2015. In 2014, the total speed-related deaths nationwide totaled 9,283. That number increased by three percent to 9,557 in 2015. In 2015, 27 percent of the traffic-related fatalities involved at least one driver who was speeding. If a speeding driver injures you, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries. Call 1-800-954-4444 to speak with a Fresno speeding accident attorney today. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.

Four Common Personal Injury Accidents in Fresno That Could Happen to You

Thousands of people are injured each year in California in personal injury accidents. Personal injury covers a wide variety of accident from motor vehicle crashes and bicycle accidents to product liability and medical malpractice. Below are four of the common types of accidents that cause injuries in Fresno County each year.

New Test to Detect Drugged Driving

Driving while under the influence is a nationwide epidemic. Impaired driving is not limited to alcohol; it includes marijuana, synthetic drugs, and prescription pills known as opiates. The Los Angeles Times reported that the San Diego police are using new methods to confirm the condition of a driver who is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. The two Drager Drug Test 5000 machines, commonly known as the mouth swab, cost about $6,000 per machine. The machine tests for seven different drugs including cocaine, methadone, methamphetamine, marijuana, benzodiazepines, and amphetamine. It is a concern with the passing of the legalization of marijuana that the likelihood of impaired drivers will increase. Like the breathalyzer, a driver can refuse to take the Drager Drug Test. In 2014, California had 38% of drivers who were killed in motor accidents by drivers who were impaired by legal or illegal drugs. That is a 32% increase from the previous year. By placing checkpoints throughout San Diego, the goal is to get impaired drivers off the road.

Heavy Rains Cause Dangerous Road Conditions in Fresno County

ABC30 News reported on the flooding problems along Kings River last week. Summer weather conditions caused heavy rain and flooding that have impacted RV parks in Fresno County. Water levels are as high as some homes in the River Bend RV Park near Minkler. The River Bend RV Park is geographically located on the other side of a flooded bridge. The Fresno County Sheriff Department facilitated a mandatory evacuation. Residents found shelter in a high school gym with the assistance of the Red Cross in Reedley. Other areas including the Cricket Hollow Park shut down from the highest water levels that residents have seen in the last ten years. A river flowing at the back of the Cricket Hollow Park provides about 20 yards of separation from the Reedley Animal Shelter. Police are strategizing an emergency plan in the event the facility floods. Furthermore, Kings River Road area plans to evacuate. A popular entertainment spot, The Wakehouse, is located at the end of Kings River Road. The area where concerts take place is completely underwater; indicators show that the river is 10 feet deep off the shore. Everclear, the rock band is scheduled to perform on July 15th at The Wakehouse. Owners are adamant that the show will go forward as planned even with the water delay.

Can Alcohol at the Movies Increase DUI Accidents?

Going to the movies has been a favorite choice for many people looking to have a night out or escape their day-to-day routine for a couple of hours. Movie theaters provide a calm and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy theater entertainment. When we walk into the theaters, the smell of buttery popcorn captivates us and lures us to the refreshment area. According to ABC30 News, The Sierra Vista Theater is appealing to adult age customers who like a nice cold beer or glass of wine while they watch movies by offering alcoholic beverages in addition to their standard non-alcoholic beverages. The added bonus of a reclining chair with your favorite wine or glass of beer creates a maximum movie night experience.

What Should I Know About Recovering from a Head Injury?

Head injuries can range from mild to concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Dealing with a head injury can be a very stressful, frightening, and frustrating experience. As you are trying to learn about the severity of your injury, your recovery, and the potential for permanent damage, you are being pressured by an insurance adjuster for information, statements, and releases. The entire process can be overwhelming and can cause you additional harm because of the stress. Instead of facing it alone, let our Fresno brain injury attorneys take care of the insurance adjusters and other parties pressuring you for information so that you can focus on your health. Call our office at 1-800-954-4444 for a free consultation with a Fresno personal injury lawyer.

Driving Safety Tips for Fresno Fourth of July Road Trips

Fireworks loudly popping, colorful lights in the air and savory food on the grill are all signs of a fabulous Fourth of July celebration. Families typically dress in patriotic attire or colors of red, white, and blue. America’s Independence is valued by many citizens and something to celebrate. For that reason, the Fourth of July holiday weekend is one of the most traveled holidays according to AAA. More than 41.9 million Americans will travel over the Fourth of July holiday. Many travelers use this time as a vacation getaway for the family.