When you are injured because of another party’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness, California’s personal injury laws provide a way for you to seek reimbursement for your damages. By filing a personal injury claim against the responsible party, you can recover compensation for a variety of damages including: Medical bills Loss of income Property damage Emotional
Being injured in a traffic accident is a traumatic life event that can have far-reaching consequences. If you are severely injured, your life and the lives of your family members can be significantly altered. You may not be able to return to work, and you may require ongoing medical care. These consequences can become very expensive. For that reason, you need to hire an experienced Fresno car accident attorney to handle your case.
A Fresno woman has filed a lawsuit against multiple defendants for a claim arising from a car accident in 2015. The victim claims she suffered physical injuries, pain, and medical expenses arising from a car accident in July 2015. The lawsuit alleges that one of the defendants was the driver of the vehicle that pulled out in front of the vehicle that the woman was riding in thereby causing an “unavoidable collision.” She claims the driver was at fault for the crash and, therefore, should compensate her for her damages.
As a Fresno and Los Angeles area crash attorneys, we see many reasons for car crashes. One reason for car accidents that many people never consider is a work zone. Because the state, county, and city must maintain our roads, there seems to be some type of road construction or maintenance occurring all year throughout Los Angeles County and Fresno County. Work zones create hazards and dangers for workers, drivers, and others using the road. To protect workers and allow for equipment, traffic must be rerouted, lanes are narrowed, or sections of road may be blocked off. Unfortunately, these are the very things that can create a hazard if the work zone is not properly maintained in a reasonable and safe manner that reduces the risk of a work zone accident.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Examples of accidents that often give rise to an accident claim are slip and fall accidents, motorcycle crashes, car accidents, commercial truck crashes, and pedestrian accidents. Any accident that results in an injury or death can result in compensation for the accident victim. To receive compensation, the accident victim must prove that the other party caused the accident and the victim suffered injuries and damages because of the accident. The types of damages and amounts of compensation vary based on the facts and circumstances of each claim. However, at least one thing is the same in all accident claims — time for filing a claim is limited.
A person can slip and fall in many situations, resulting in anything from a minor injury such as a sprain to more serious injuries including traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and back injuries. The accident may happen on a wet floor in a store, on an uneven sidewalk, or in a parking lot. A person may trip over a cord or other obstacle in an office or while visiting someone at their home. Each of these incidents can result in serious injury.
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.
In some car accident cases, it is easy to determine fault. For example, a driver turns left in front of you or rear-ends you at a red light. The insurance company for the driver may not fight your claim too aggressively, but don’t always assume it is a clear-cut case. Even in simple cases, an insurance company may decide it is in its best interest to fight the claim to pay as little as possible to the accident victim.
California law requires that drivers purchase a minimum amount of liability insurance. Liability insurance protects others in the event that the driver causes a crash that results in injuries and/or damages. The minimum liability insurance requirements in California are: $15,000 in coverage for injury or death to one person $30,000 in coverage for injury or death to two or more people $5,000 in coverage for damage to property Drivers may choose to purchase coverage in amounts greater than the minimum coverage. However, the above amounts are the minimum insurance coverage a driver can have and legally operate a vehicle in California. Drivers who do not have the minimum liability insurance coverage can face fines, vehicle registration suspension, and vehicle impoundment.