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
The Northern California Record reports that Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club filed a lawsuit in the Fresno County Superior Court last month against several defendants. The company is seeking almost $32,000 plus interest from the defendants for money it paid arising from a collision. It appears that one of the defendants may have caused the collision with the company’s customers.
Any injury can disrupt your life and cause great pain and suffering. However, some injuries are so great in nature they rise to the level of a catastrophic injury. Many accident victims recover fully from the injuries sustained in the accident. However, some victims will suffer lasting and debilitating disabilities because of their injuries. A catastrophic injury is devastating in so many ways. Therefore, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
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.
No, these beer goggles are not a prank, and they are not funny — they are very, very serious and they could save your teenager’s life. Drunk driving and underage drinking are serious problems in the Central California Valley area and throughout the United States. Despite the numerous PSAs and educational courses aimed at teaching teenagers about the dangers of drinking and driving, too many teens are injured or killed in drunk driving accidents each year in this country. Jeff Rossen of the Today Show demonstrated a tool being used by one company to make the dangers of drunk driving more “real” for teenagers in some cities.
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.
The term “personal injury” covers a variety of accidents including: Motor vehicle accidents, including accidents involving bicycles, motorcycles, pedestrians, passenger vehicles, and commercial trucks Premises liability (commonly referred to as slip and fall accidents) Medical malpractice Defective products Dog and other animal attacks If a person, company or government entity causes injury to a person, that person may have the right to recover compensation from the party responsible for the injury. It is important to act quickly to protect your legal right to receive compensation for damages. Call Torem & Associates at 1-800-954-4444 to schedule a free legal consultation with a Fresno personal injury attorney.
When you are injured in an accident, you have many questions such as: “Who will pay my medical bills?” “How do I recover my lost wages?” “I need a vehicle. Who pays to replace or repair my car?” “If I cannot go back to work, what will I do for money?” “How long will it take to settle my accident claim?” “I don’t have the money to hire an attorney. What can I do?”
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, a new bill being introduced by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) would require California hospitals to report outbreaks of superbugs. According to Sen. Hill, “We have a crisis on our hands. The growth of antibiotic resistance threatens our very way of life.” At this time, hospitals in California are not required to report all superbug infections. State law only requires hospitals to report a small number of hospital-acquired infections. The reporting requirements do not include many of the deadliest superbug infections, including the deadly CRE (carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae) superbug. Approximately one-half of the people who contract CRE die from the infection. State officials estimate that up to 9,000 Californians die each year from hospital-acquired infections. This number could be significantly lower. If Sen. Hill’s bill passes, it will add another two dozen drug-resistant infections, including CRE, to the list of superbugs that California hospitals must report. Hill claims the bill is needed to ensure that health officials can measure the problem with superbugs to work on ways to try to stop deaths from these infections.
ABC30 is reporting on a traffic accident that happened in downtown Fresno at U Street and Tulare Street. According to the Fresno police department, a motorcycle officer was traveling eastbound when a westbound driver made a left turn to get onto the 41 south on-ramp. The last minute turn resulted in a collision. The driver of the vehicle was charged with a right of way traffic violation. Common Traffic Violations That Result In Collisions Almost any traffic violation can result in a traffic accident. However, as Fresno car accident attorneys, there are some traffic violations that we see more often than other violations in car accident cases.