The True Cost of a Fresno Slip and Fall Accident

What do you think of when you hear about a slip and fall accident? Do you think about an older adult falling at home or someone slipping on a spill at the grocery store? Maybe you think about someone slipping in their tub at home. The truth is that a slip and fall accident can

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.

Are You Renting a Truck for Your Next Move?

Thousands of people rent moving trucks each year instead of hiring a moving company. It is much cheaper to enlist the help of a few friends and rent a large moving truck. However, many people have never driven a vehicle this large and are not aware of the dangers until it is too late.

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.

Caltrans To Monitor Wrong-Way Drivers

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.

Accidents From Objects Falling Off Vehicles

When you think about accidents involving poorly secured loads, you often think about crashes involving commercial trucks or semi-trucks. However, cargo falling from commercial trucks is not the main source of road debris. Federal regulations have strict standards for loads on commercial vehicles.  Loads must be secured in accordance with these regulations to avoid items falling off the vehicle causing a hazardous road condition that can lead to a crash. However, many drivers transporting items on passenger vehicles don’t take the same care when securing their loads. Failing to secure items can result in road debris that causes dangerous conditions for other drivers.

What Is The Formula For Calculating Non-Economic Damages in California?

When you are injured in a personal injury accident, you suffer a variety of damages. In addition to your physical injuries, you also experience a financial loss and emotional stress. If you didn’t cause the accident, you deserve to be compensated for your damages by the person, company, or government entity who caused the accident that resulted in your injury. Because the legal system cannot undo your injuries sustained in the car accident, it can only provide a way for you to receive a monetary award from the responsible party.

What Are The Top Causes Of Car Crashes In The United States?

Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents throughout the United States. During 2015, 35,092 people lost their lives in crashes in the United States with 3,176 of those fatalities occurring in California. Over 2.5 million people suffer injuries in car accidents that require a trip to the emergency room, and 200,000 of those injuries require the person to be hospitalized. Unfortunately, the number car accidents appear to be increasing. Below are seven of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States.

GPS Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is the number one cause of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Texting while driving, eating, putting on makeup, reading, and adjusting the radio are just a few of the distractions that are causing thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Electronics and vehicle systems can cause the driver to become distracted

Fresno Prepares For More Bad Weather

According to ABC30 Action News, crews in Fresno were preparing for another round of storms headed for Central California. At least 180 employees worked hard to fill potholes and clear drains at ponding basins and along streets throughout Fresno. One of the biggest issues was trying to repair potholes as soon as possible. Crews were working to repair as many potholes as possible.  Another major worry was the high risk of downed trees throughout the City of Fresno. City officials assured residents they were prepared for major flooding.