Deadly Crash Claims Four Lives in Fresno County

According to ABC30 News, a tragic car accident near Clovis claimed four lives earlier this month. The car crash occurred near Shields Avenue and Academy Avenue near Clovis around 2:00 a.m. The driver of an SUV drifted into the other lane and before crashing into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of

New Test to Detect Drugged Driving

Driving while under the influence is a nationwide epidemic. Impaired driving is not limited to alcohol; it includes marijuana, synthetic drugs, and prescription pills known as opiates. The Los Angeles Times reported that the San Diego police are using new methods to confirm the condition of a driver who is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. The two Drager Drug Test 5000 machines, commonly known as the mouth swab, cost about $6,000 per machine. The machine tests for seven different drugs including cocaine, methadone, methamphetamine, marijuana, benzodiazepines, and amphetamine. It is a concern with the passing of the legalization of marijuana that the likelihood of impaired drivers will increase. Like the breathalyzer, a driver can refuse to take the Drager Drug Test. In 2014, California had 38% of drivers who were killed in motor accidents by drivers who were impaired by legal or illegal drugs. That is a 32% increase from the previous year. By placing checkpoints throughout San Diego, the goal is to get impaired drivers off the road.

Steps That Can Help You Settle Your Fresno Traffic Accident Case Quickly

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.

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.

Memorial Day Is Deadliest Day for Accidents

According to ValuePenguin, we are about to embark upon the deadliest holidays of the year —  Memorial Day Weekend. ValuePenguin, a personal financial website, used figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to compare holidays. Between 2011 and 2015, there were 312 fatalities from motor vehicle accidents over Memorial Day weekend placing the holiday in the number one position for deadliest holidays on our roadways.

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.

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

Senior Driving Accidents in California

In February 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its 2015 data regarding “older” drivers. The NHTSA defined “older” as individuals who had reached the age of 65 years or older. According to the information provided by the NHTSA, 6,165 older people were killed, and 240,000 older people were injured in 2015 in traffic related accidents. This represented an eight percent increase from the previous year. Older drivers made up 18 percent of the drivers in 2015, an increase of 15 percent from 2014.

Tragic Highway 99 Accident Leaves One Man Dead

ABC30 News reported on a tragic motor vehicle accident last week that claimed the life of a Dinuba man. The accident occurred near Bakersfield as the victim as driving north on Highway 99. In a freak accident, a tire came off a vehicle traveling south, crossed the center divide, and struck the victims vehicle. The tire crashed through the windshield. The driver died from injuries sustained in the accident after being transported to the hospital. The victim’s nine-year-old daughter was also transported to the hospital where she was recovering from her injuries at the time of the news report. The incident was still under investigation. Our office extends our deepest sympathies to the family for this tragic loss.