Reasons Why Your Personal Injury Claim Could Be Denied

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

Two-Car Crash Injures 12 People

A two-car crash west of Tulare injured a total of 12 people last week. According to ABC30 News, the traffic accident occurred at Avenue 240 and Road 68 just before 11:00 p.m. CHP officers said that a black BMW was struck by a Suburban when it ran a stop sign. The four people riding in the BMW suffered minor injuries. However, the eight people in the Suburban had to be transported to the hospital.  At the time of the story, there was no news on the victims’ conditions. Two of the people in the Suburban were children riding in car seats. Sadly, the children were not buckled into the car seats correctly.  Both children were thrown from the vehicle as it flipped over. A CHP officer commented that it is unfortunate when people don’t take the time to buckle children into their car seats correctly. It appears that the driver of the Suburban may be charged with felony DUI.

Fresno Passenger Files Lawsuit in Car Accident 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.

Seat Belt Use in California

A report by Consumer Reports last year found that 11.5 percent of Americans don’t use seat belts. That may not seem to be a substantial number; however, the percentage translates into roughly 25 million people. As pointed out in the article, seat belt use doesn’t just put the individual at risk. The consequence of not

Does My Pre-Existing Condition Impact My Car Accident Claim?

Simply because you have a pre-existing condition does not mean that you can recover compensation in a car accident claim. However, you need to disclose the condition to your Fresno car accident attorney immediately for several very important reasons.

Should I Submit To Arbitration To Settle My Car Accident?

Arbitration is becoming a popular method of resolving contested legal matters outside of the courtroom. However, arbitration is not for every case and you need to be sure you understand the rules regarding arbitration before you agree to submit your claim to arbitration. What is Arbitration?

What Happens If The Person That Hit Me Had A Medical Emergency?

In most traffic accident, the first matter that must be addressed is medical care for the accident victims. Even if you believe your injuries are not serious, you should always be checked by a medical professional. Closed brain injuries and soft tissue damage can be difficult to diagnose, but both injuries can result in long-term or permanent conditions that can cause chronic pain and impaired movement. The second matter that must be addressed is the payment of damages. Most likely, the first item is your vehicle followed by medical expenses and lost wages. Who pays for these expenses? To hold the other driver liable for your damages, you must prove that the other driver caused the accident. If the insurance company for the other driver accepts liability, it will be responsible for the payment of your damages. However, in some cases, the driver may admit he caused the crash but claim he is not liable because of an emergency.

Do You Feel Safe Sharing the Road With Self-Driving Cars?

AAA recently released a report that shows the majority of drivers in the United States search for new vehicles with more autonomous technologies. At the same time, they are afraid of vehicles that are fully independent of the driver. The report showed that three-fourths of drivers would be afraid to ride in a car that was autonomous and just 10 percent of respondents said they would feel safer driving on the road with self-driving cars. More automakers have gotten onboard with the idea of creating autonomous vehicles, and it has become a race to be the first to introduce this technology on the highways. However, are Americans ready to share the road with self-driving vehicles?

The 4 Main Reasons People Accept Personal Injury Settlements

When a person is injured in an accident, they usually have a lot to deal with after the accident. They are trying to recover from physical injuries, trying to get back to work, and dealing with financial issues. The emotional stress after a personal injury accident can be overwhelming. Therefore, many people choose to settle their accident claims rather than fight the insurance company for a fair settlement. Below are several reasons why a person may agree to settle an accident claim instead of pursuing a larger settlement.

Warning Signs Indicate Senior Drivers May Need To Stop Driving

Do you have a loved one age 65 or older? If not, you will likely have a loved one who is 65 soon. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that all baby boomers will be 65 years of age or older by the year 2029. At that time, more than 20 percent of the United States population will be over the age of 65 years.  One concern with an aging population is an increase in the risk of motor vehicle accidents. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the risk of being killed or injured in a motor vehicle accident increases with age. During 2014, over 236,000 older drivers were injured in motor vehicle accidents, and 5,700 older drivers were killed in motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, these figures may increase substantially when the number of senior drivers increases. What can you do to help prevent senior driving accidents in Fresno?