The Northern California Record reports that Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club filed a lawsuit in the Fresno County Superior Court last month against several defendants. The company is seeking almost $32,000 plus interest from the defendants for money it paid arising from a collision. It appears that one of the defendants may have caused the collision with the company’s customers.
Any injury can disrupt your life and cause great pain and suffering. However, some injuries are so great in nature they rise to the level of a catastrophic injury. Many accident victims recover fully from the injuries sustained in the accident. However, some victims will suffer lasting and debilitating disabilities because of their injuries. A catastrophic injury is devastating in so many ways. Therefore, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner. Because of the holiday weekend, our roads will have much more traffic as people come to visit our lovely Central California Valley area. As you and your family venture out to enjoy the many activities planned for the Memorial Day weekend, we urge you to use extra caution as you travel to and from your destinations.
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.
Wrong-way accidents are becoming more common as the incidents of distracted driving continue to increase. Drivers who are distracted are more likely to drive the wrong-way compared to drivers who remain alert and focused. While there may be some reasons for wrong-way accidents that are not related to distracted driving, such as medical emergencies or confusing road signs, most wrong-way accidents are the result of distracted driving.
In a recent press release, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) announced that CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow now has a Twitter account. You can tweet Commissioner Farrow at @CHPCommissioner. The Twitter account allows drivers from all over California join in the conversation to voice your concerns about California roads. The CHP already had a social media presence with its Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo. The Twitter accounts gives drivers and citizens one more way to access the CHP. By following the CHP on social media, you can get information about AMBER alerts, traffic safety news, public safety programs, and urgent traffic safety announcements. You can also voice your concerns and questions about traffic safety in California.
Under California’s personal injury laws, you are entitled to recover damages when you are injured in an accident caused by another person. When you are injured in an accident, whether it is a motor vehicle accident, fall, bicycle crash, or pedestrian accident, you suffer a variety of different types of damages. In addition to the physical and emotional damages you sustain from the accident, you also incur financial damages. Those financial damages are compensable under California’s personal injury laws as long as the expenses are directly related to the accident and your injuries. One of the main components of a personal injury claim is the victim’s past and future medical expenses. Medical bills can result in thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial damages. These economic damages can be a significant portion of the recovery in a personal injury case. Therefore, it is very important that you understand how medical expenses are treated in a claim. It is equally important that you hire an experienced Fresno personal injury attorney to help you recover full compensation for your past and future medical expenses.
A young woman has sued Honda and Uber for an accident that left her paralyzed. A 24-year old Texas woman, Sarah Milburn, was traumatically injured when the Honda minivan she was riding in was involved in a car crash in November 2015. The tragic accident occurred when Milburn and her friends called for an Uber ride while out celebrating her birthday. According to several news reports, Milburn has sued Uber, the Uber driver, and Honda alleging several causes of action. The lawsuit alleges that the Uber driver ran a right light causing the collision that resulted in Milburn’s injuries. Uber is named as a defendant because it was revealed that the Uber driver had a criminal record and owner of the Honda Odyssey did not have insurance. Uber claims to require background checks on its drivers. Milburn’s attorneys allege that Uber did not take adequate steps to ensure she was protected while riding in a vehicle operated under its name by one of its drivers.
According to ABC30 Action News, Judge Jonathan Conklin sent a strong message about the dangers of drunk driving when he sentenced a repeat offender to life in prison. Six years ago, on Thanksgiving, Cesar Gonzalez Moreno was behind the wheel of his El Camino with a .30 blood alcohol content when he hit an SUV. The force of the impact threw the driver out of the front window, even though he was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision. Eugenio Fuentes Ramirez died from injuries sustained in the accident. His wife, Petra Silva, survived.
Have you ever read someone’s post on Facebook or Twitter where they are complaining about something that happened to them? Most of us have used social media to complain about something that happened to us from the person who cut us off in traffic to our boss making us work overtime. It is normal to want to share your frustration with family and friends. Our family and friends provide encouragement and support when we are frustrated or going through a life event. However, using social media to vent about a Fresno car accident could harm your ability to recover full compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. How you use social media while your accident claim is pending could make or break your case. Insurance Companies Use Social Media Posts Insurance companies are in business to make money; therefore, they avoid paying large settlement claims whenever possible. In reality, insurance adjusters work very hard to lower the amount the company must pay in each personal injury case. Because many people put their entire lives on the internet through blogs and social media posts, insurance companies now actively search the internet for these posts during an accident investigation.