Fresno Car Accident Questions — Part One

When you are involved in a car accident, you may have many questions about what you should do and how to file an insurance claim. Our Fresno car accident attorneys meet with clients each week who have been injured in traffic accidents in California. Below are answers to several of the common questions about car accident cases in Fresno. What do I do immediately after a car accident? You should call 911 to report the crash and stay at the scene until help arrives. At the accident scene, be sure to ask witnesses for their names and contact information. Many times, a witness will leave before the officer arrives once the witness verifies no one is severely injured. If possible, take photographs of the accident scene while you wait on the officer. Never admit fault or say you are sorry at the accident scene.

Are Your Passengers Safe?

Your passengers have no control over their safety when they are riding in your vehicle. Your actions and the actions of other drivers can place your passengers in danger. Just as you owe others using the road a duty of care to act reasonably to avoid accidents, you also owe your passengers that same duty of care. If you cause an accident that results in an injury to your passenger, your passenger can sue you for the damages caused by the accident.

Good News for Fresno City College Students Trying to Get to School

Getting to classes can be difficult for some Fresno City College students, especially at the beginning of each semester. In addition to the issues with parking, student now must deal with construction zones and detours. A new program may help ease the parking issues while providing students with a convenient and efficient way to get to school each day. ABC30 News reported about a new one-year pilot program between the City of Fresno and the college to make getting to the college campus a bit easier and less costly for the student. Beginning this school year, Fresno City College students who ride the FAX Bus to school and back will no longer be required to pay for the trips. Fresno has partnered with the college to allow the college to pay a lower fare for students. Students must purchase a student body card to be able to ride the buses for free throughout the city. However, the cost of a student body card is $5 — much less than paying daily fares for city bus transportation. The program is expected to have several positive consequences for students, the city, and school.

Tuolumne Bridge Opens to Traffic in Fresno

ABC30 News reports that more than a year and a half after construction began, the Tuolumne Bridge is now open for traffic. The overpass extends from Broadway to F Street in Downtown Fresno and will allow for an additional route to West Fresno and Chinatown. The new structure also allows for a future High-Speed Rail. Easier access to the downtown area is expected with the new two-way street.

How to Know if You Were Injured in a Traffic Accident?

This sounds like an odd question because you would assume that anyone involved in a traffic accident would know if that person sustained an injury. However, this is not always the case. After an accident, you may believe that you are “okay” because you do not feel any immediate pain or have any visible signs of harm. However, this does not always mean that you escaped the crash without any injuries. Traffic accidents, including pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle crashes, can be violent and cause injuries that are not immediately known to the victim. Some injuries may have delayed symptoms. Therefore, you should always see a doctor after any accident, regardless of whether you feel fine or you believe the accident was “minor.” Even low-impact accidents can cause debilitating injuries.

A Serious Threat to Pedestrians

Pedestrian deaths increased by 9.5 percent from 2014 to 2015. During 2015, 5,376 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic-related accidents. More pedestrians died during 2015 than any year since 1996. Roughly 70,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents during 2015. California led the nation in pedestrian deaths during 2015. Pedestrian injured in traffic-related accidents might be entitled to recover compensation for damages from the driver who caused the accident. If you have been injured, you may be owed money for your lost wages, medical bills, and other damages. Call 1-800-954-4444 now to speak to a Fresno pedestrian accident attorney for free.

Fresno Gets a New Splash Park

ABC30 News reported on the new splash park that was opened in Fresno at the beginning of July. Vinland Park is the sixth splash park in Fresno.  The park is just in time to keep kids cool and happy when the daily temperatures in Fresno soar into the 90s. Splash parks have become popular in

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

Speeding Accidents in the Fresno and Central California Valley Area

How often do you see other drivers speeding or driving recklessly? Are you guilty of speeding? If so, you are not alone.  Speeding is a common factor in many traffic accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released its most recent data regarding speed-related accidents. Speeding-related traffic fatalities increased during 2015. In 2014, the total speed-related deaths nationwide totaled 9,283. That number increased by three percent to 9,557 in 2015. In 2015, 27 percent of the traffic-related fatalities involved at least one driver who was speeding. If a speeding driver injures you, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries. Call 1-800-954-4444 to speak with a Fresno speeding accident attorney today. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.

Are You Prepared for a Swimming Pool Accident?

School is out and it is time for some fun in the sun. For many people, summertime means it is pool time. However, if you don’t take precautions with your pool, a fun summertime activity can turn tragic in a matter of seconds. When a pool accident occurs, it raises many questions about safety, liability, and damages. The attorneys of Torem & Associates can provide you answers to those questions while working through some of the issues you will face following a pool accident. Call our office at 1-800-954-4444 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Fresno accident attorneys.