The Doctor Put a Lien on My Personal Injury Settlement — What Does This Mean?

When you are injured in an accident, you need to seek medical attention. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may need surgery, physical therapy, and follow-up medical care. The cost of medical care in an accident case can quickly add into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some accident victims have health insurance or Med Pay insurance that can help pay some of the bills. However, many accident victims have thousands of dollars in outstanding medical bills. Because the insurance company for the other driver will not pay any medical costs until the case is settled, the bills could be outstanding for months or years while your case is being negotiated or litigated.

Our Top Tips for Taking Pictures After a Fresno Car Accident

You have probably heard or read about the steps to take after a car accident. You know that you need to call 911 to request a police officer and emergency medical services if needed. You even know that you need to take pictures of the car accident, but why do attorneys advise you to take

Good Samaritan Dies After Trying to Help Another Driver in Stockton

An update to a tragic story in Stockton last month sheds light on what happened with a Good Smartian tried to help another driver on Interstate 5 near Weber Avenue. A car was stalled in the far left lane of Interstate 5. Two people pulled over to help the driver of the stalled vehicle. After several minutes, another vehicle approached the scene but did not stop before striking the stalled vehicle. The stalled vehicle and the other vehicle hit both Good Samaritans who were standing near the center median. One victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for medical care. Authorities believed the other woman had been thrown into the water. The next day, boats from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office were used to search the Stockton Channel where the woman was believed to have been through over the freeway bridge railing. Her body was discovered Monday.

Head-On Collision in Selma Kills One Person

According to a news report by ABC30 News, a person died in a head-on collision in Selma last week. The crash occurred around 5:00 p.m. near Bethel and Manning. The California Highway Patrol states that a man crossed a 20-foot divider between the lanes and collided with a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The driver was killed in the crash. The driver of the other vehicle suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. It was unknown why the driver crossed into the opposite lane at the time of the report.

Five Ways You Can Win Your Personal Injury Accident Claim

If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, you need to contact an attorney to discuss filing an accident claim. When another person causes you to be injured through a negligent, careless, or reckless act, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Our Fresno personal injury lawyers can help you file your accident claim to seek reimbursement for your financial losses and compensation for your pain and suffering. However, there are some things you can do to help us, especially regarding your medical treatment and records.  Below are five things you need to do regarding your medical care after an accident to help strengthen your chances of recovering compensation for your claim.

Seven Ways to Avoid an Accident When Merging

Merging into heavy traffic can be difficult, especially on interstates and highways where cars are traveling at high rates of speed. Even experienced drivers can make mistakes when merging. For inexperienced drivers, attempting to merge into heavy traffic at high speeds can result in a traffic accident. Incorrect merging maneuvers can cause other drivers to swerve into other lanes or slam on the breaks. On an interstate, the result could be a multi-car accident. It is extremely important that all drivers learn proper merging rules and follow those rules each time they change lanes or enter traffic from an off-ramp.

CHP’s Start Smart Program for Teen Drivers

Will you be adding a teen driver to your household this year? If so, you will want to take advantage of every resource you can to help your teen driver learn safe driving habits. According to the California DMV, drivers between the ages of 16 to 19 years have the highest average crash and traffic violation rates compared to any other age group. Therefore, it is very important to teach your teen drivers safe driving skills from the very first time they sit down behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Getting Medical Records for Your Personal Injury Claim

When you are injured in a car accident, slip and fall, defective product accident, or any other personal injury accident, an element of your claim is to prove you were injured. You must prove you suffered an injury and the accident directly caused the injury. If you cannot prove these elements, you cannot recover money for your claim. Therefore, your medical records become a very important component of your personal injury claim.

Accidents Caused by Faulty Auto Repairs

Automobile accidents result from a variety of causes. The most common cause of a traffic accident is human error. Examples of human error that can contribute to the cause of a traffic accident include: Failing to yield the right of way; Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; Following too closely; Speeding and reckless driving; Fatigued or drowsy driving; Aggressive driving and road rage; and, Distracted driving.

Taking Good Photographs of an Accident Scene

We understand that if you have been involved in an accident, the information in this blog may not help you because you are now at the stage of filing an accident claim. Sadly, some individuals may be involved in another accident or you may want to share this information with friends and family so that they can be prepared in the event of an accident.