2017 Christmas Events in Stockton, CA

Are you looking for a way to kick off the holiday season with your family? There are several events scheduled for the beginning of December in Stockton that you and your family can enjoy. Below are just a few of the area’s Christmas events that you might find interesting.

December 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

What Happens If I Get Hurt at a Hotel During the Holidays?

Many people will be traveling this holiday season. Whether you are going home to visit family or you are taking a family vacation during the holiday season, you expect to have a great time, especially if you are staying at a resort, hotel, bed & breakfast, or inn. It is great to stay at a hotel or resort because you do not need to worry about the cooking or the cleaning — you can just sit back and relax during the holidays. However, if the owner does not maintain the property, accidents can happen. Accidents at hotels can lead to serious injuries, including broken bones, sprains, lacerations, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. If you are injured in a hotel while traveling during the Christmas holidays, it is important that you know what to do to protect your right to recover compensation for your injuries.

November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Car Accident FYI’s

What Car Accidents Cause the Worst Injuries? Any car accident, even a minor fender-bender, can result in injuries. It is important to remember that if you are injured in a traffic-related accident, you need to seek medical care. Even if you do not believe that you are seriously injured, it is always best to be seen by a physician as soon as possible after the collision. Some injuries may not immediately cause symptoms and aches and pains could be an indication of a more severe injury.  Therefore, we strongly urge all accident victims to see a doctor for their health and well-being, in addition to protecting their right to recover money for their damages from the at-fault driver.

November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Fresno Police Increase Efforts to Keep Pedestrians and Bicyclists Safe

According to a news story by ABC30, the Fresno Police Department will be increasing their efforts to make roads safe for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.  Police analyzed bicycle and pedestrian accidents for the past three years to determine where these accidents occur. Between 2013 and 2015, the police report more than 50 pedestrian and bicyclist deaths. The increased enforcement efforts come at a time when the police expect more pedestrians and bicyclists on the roads because the weather is improving. Lt.  David Ramsey of the Fresno Police Department advises drivers to leave earlier and be aware of their surroundings. In addition, he advises motorists to reduce speed and utilize hands-free devices whenever possible too.

September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Brain Injury Caused by a Car Accident?

Brain injuries are very common in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 2.5 million people will be treated in emergency rooms each year for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In 2013, 56,000 people died from TBIs, and 282,000 people were hospitalized for brain injuries. While senior adults over the age of 75 years have the highest rate of TBI-related hospital visits and deaths, anyone can suffer a brain injury.

Bicyclists Injured in Central California Valley Because of “Dooring”

Bicyclists face a variety of threats when they are cycling. Everything from wet, slick roads to gravel, road debris, and negligent drivers can cause a bicycle accident in a split second. Riders must remain alert at all times. However, even the most alert rider cannot avoid some accidents, especially those involving a motorist. While we

Driverless Trucks On The 110 Freeway

The Long Beach Press Telegram reported on an interesting event that occurred on the 110 Freeway last week. According to the story, three big rigs navigated traffic along the freeway without the assistance of a driver. The Volvo big rigs could communicate with each other, which is one of the key factors that experts hope will increase the safety of commercial transportation in addition to reducing pollution and increasing energy efficiency. The project, a partnership between Volvo Group of North America and UC Berkeley Partners for Advanced Transportation, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Caltrans. The vehicles travel together so that they can respond to their surroundings and each other.

March 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

7 Things You Need To Know About A Fresno Car Accident

Did a reckless or negligent driver cause your car crash in the greater Central California Valley area? Are you trying to recover from a Fresno motorcycle crash? Did a distracted truck driver fail to yield the right of way causing a car accident? If so, there are several important things you need to know about a car accident claim before you begin dealing with an insurance adjuster. You have the right to choose your physicians. The insurance company for the other driver cannot make you go to a specific doctor for medical treatment. When you are injured in a Fresno car accident, you can choose your doctors, physical therapists, surgeons, hospital, and other medical professionals. You have the right to choose a Fresno car accident attorney. You also have the same right to choose a Fresno car accident attorney to represent you in your accident claim. The insurance adjuster may try to convince you that you can do better by representing yourself, but the adjuster does not have your best interest in mind. It is always in your best interest to consult with a Fresno car accident attorney to discuss your legal rights before discussing your claim with an insurance adjuster.

Is Lane Splitting Safe?

California is the only state that permits motorcyclists to split lanes. In all other states, lane splitting is illegal. Unfortunately, the state does not track data regarding lane-splitting motorcycle crashes. However, a proposed law will set guidelines for lane splitting that could make the maneuver safer, but without current data it may be hard to determine if the new law is effective in making lane splitting a safer practice. What is Lane Splitting? Lane splitting is also referred to as lane sharing. It refers to a motorcyclist sharing a lane with another vehicle. The rider maneuvers the motorcycle between vehicles that are stopped or moving slower than the rider. Most states consider the practice dangerous for riders and other vehicles on the road; therefore, the practice is illegal in all states except California.

Are Traumatic Brain Injuries Common in Bicycle Accidents?

Most people riding bicycles don’t think about being injured. Compared to the speed of cars and the dangers of motorcycles, bicycles seem relatively safe. Unfortunately, brain injuries in bicycle accidents are more common than you might think, especially if you fail to wear a helmet. In fact, the risk of brain damage or injury is the reason some states have enacted helmet laws for children. The Risk of Brain Injury Because of the lack of protection for the rider and the fact that many people do not wear helmets when riding a bicycle, head injuries are common in bicycle accidents. Riders may flip over the handlebars and strike their head against the pavement or other object in a collision. This can cause a concussion or TBI (traumatic brain injury).  A concussion is a minor brain injury which typically heals in a short time; however, some concussions can result in long-term medical conditions. Even a slight concussion can develop into a more serious condition that can lead to memory loss, emotional instability, or the inability to control body functions.