Head injuries can range from mild to concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Dealing with a head injury can be a very stressful, frightening, and frustrating experience. As you are trying to learn about the severity of your injury, your recovery, and the potential for permanent damage, you are being pressured by an insurance adjuster for information, statements, and releases. The entire process can be overwhelming and can cause you additional harm because of the stress. Instead of facing it alone, let our Fresno brain injury attorneys take care of the insurance adjusters and other parties pressuring you for information so that you can focus on your health. Call our office at 1-800-954-4444 for a free consultation with a Fresno personal injury lawyer.
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.
The role of a witness in an accident claim can be very important, especially in cases where fault is being challenged. If possible, ask for the names and contact information of any witnesses at the accident scene. You should never rely on law enforcement officers to do this for you. It is always in your best interest to obtain this information if at all possible before you are transported to the emergency room or before you leave the accident scene. Remember, some witnesses may only remain at the scene for a few minutes. Once they see that no one is seriously injured and other people are there to help, witnesses may leave. Try to speak to them or having someone ask for their contact information before they can leave. Our Fresno injury attorneys will search for witnesses to your accident, but it helps if you have the information. Call 1-800-954-4444 to schedule a free consultation and no-obligation case evaluation with an experienced attorney.
Motor vehicle accidents can have tragic, life-long results. Even when a car accident does not result in traumatic injuries, the disruption to the victim’s life can still be extensive. From taking time off work to recover from injuries, repairing your vehicle, and dealing with insurance adjusters to recoup your financial losses, the consequences of a motor vehicle accident can and do often extend far beyond the healing process. A painful example of the consequences of an accident that can cause a lifetime of pain is scarring and disfigurement. Many victims of catastrophic accidents suffer permanent disfigurement and scarring because of the injuries sustained in the crash. Because scarring and disfigurement is a painful reminder of the suffering endured in the accident, the victim can suffer intense emotional stress and mental anxiety. Victims deserve to be compensated for these damages in addition to the other damages suffered because of the crash.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Examples of accidents that often give rise to an accident claim are slip and fall accidents, motorcycle crashes, car accidents, commercial truck crashes, and pedestrian accidents. Any accident that results in an injury or death can result in compensation for the accident victim. To receive compensation, the accident victim must prove that the other party caused the accident and the victim suffered injuries and damages because of the accident. The types of damages and amounts of compensation vary based on the facts and circumstances of each claim. However, at least one thing is the same in all accident claims — time for filing a claim is limited.
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.
Last week the California Highway Patrol responded to a big rig accident at the intersection of West and Manning near Caruthers according to ABC30 News. The report states that the driver of a Hyundai failed to stop at a stop sign causing the collision. The driver of the Hyundai died at the accident scene. No other injuries were reported.
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?
According to a report by KTLA, a crash on the 605 Freeway this past weekend claimed two lives and left three people injured. The accident, which occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, at the 91 Freeway exchange closed both sides of the 605 Freeway for more than eight hours. California Highway Patrol was still investigating, but officers said that alcohol and speed might have been contributing factors in the accident. Six vehicles were involved in the early morning crash. A CHP release stated that one man died at the accident scene and a 24-year old Huntington Beach resident died after being transported to a local hospital. Three other people sustained injuries in the collisions.
Motorcyclists have a variety of items they can use to make riding more enjoyable and safe. However, some of the new technology can also increase the risk of motorcycle accidents. Below are four high-tech gadgets that may be fun to use but can cause enough of a distraction to place the rider in danger. Go-Pro Cameras These cameras capture everything about your ride from your perspective. Go Pro cameras have also been advertised as an effective means of proving fault in a motorcycle accident. While this makes for a very cool video of your ride, it can be too tempting to take risks to get an amazing video for YouTube. The use of the Go Pro camera may not be dangerous; however, documenting stunts and taking risks can create a dangerous situation for yourself and others.