Does a California Motorist Owe a Duty to a Bicyclist?

Bicyclists know that they face threats each day on California roads. A rider must watch for dangerous road conditions and road hazards in addition to watching for distracted and reckless drivers. Regardless of how careful a bicyclist may be, a rider cannot always avoid all bicycle accidents. To hold a motorist responsible for his or

Bicyclists Injured in Central California Valley Because of “Dooring”

Bicyclists face a variety of threats when they are cycling. Everything from wet, slick roads to gravel, road debris, and negligent drivers can cause a bicycle accident in a split second. Riders must remain alert at all times. However, even the most alert rider cannot avoid some accidents, especially those involving a motorist. While we

How to Avoid a Tailgating Accident.

One of the most common types of car accidents is rear-end crashes. There are several causes for rear-end crashes including distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, and tailgating. In some cases, a driver may not believe he is in the wrong for a rear-end crash because the driver in front of him stopped suddenly for no apparent reason. However, the law believes otherwise. If you rear end the vehicle in front of you, you are usually presumed to be at fault because you were following too closely or tailgating. The theory is that if you allowed enough distance between you and the vehicle in front of you that you would have ample time to stop even if the driver stopped without warning. Unfortunately, tailgating is a common occurrence and a bad driving habit that many drivers share. However, you can avoid a tailgating accident by keeping these tips in mind the next time you are following another vehicle.

How to Stay Safe While Bicycling This Summer in Fresno

Thousands of Californians injury riding their bicycle each day. Whether it is for pleasure, exercise, or an inexpensive form of transportation, bicycling continues to gain in popularity. As such, more and more bicyclists are on the roads in and around Fresno and the Central California Valley area. As you enjoy riding this summer, remember these

Does My Pre-Existing Condition Impact My Car Accident Claim?

Simply because you have a pre-existing condition does not mean that you can recover compensation in a car accident claim. However, you need to disclose the condition to your Fresno car accident attorney immediately for several very important reasons.

Should I Submit To Arbitration To Settle My Car Accident?

Arbitration is becoming a popular method of resolving contested legal matters outside of the courtroom. However, arbitration is not for every case and you need to be sure you understand the rules regarding arbitration before you agree to submit your claim to arbitration. What is Arbitration?

The 4 Main Reasons People Accept Personal Injury Settlements

When a person is injured in an accident, they usually have a lot to deal with after the accident. They are trying to recover from physical injuries, trying to get back to work, and dealing with financial issues. The emotional stress after a personal injury accident can be overwhelming. Therefore, many people choose to settle their accident claims rather than fight the insurance company for a fair settlement. Below are several reasons why a person may agree to settle an accident claim instead of pursuing a larger settlement.

Why Do I Need An Accident Reconstructionist For My Fresno Car Accident Case?

In some car accident cases, it is easy to determine fault. For example, a driver turns left in front of you or rear-ends you at a red light. The insurance company for the driver may not fight your claim too aggressively, but don’t always assume it is a clear-cut case. Even in simple cases, an insurance company may decide it is in its best interest to fight the claim to pay as little as possible to the accident victim.

What Do You Want To Tell The CHP Commissioner?

In a recent press release, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) announced that CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow now has a Twitter account. You can tweet Commissioner Farrow at @CHPCommissioner. The Twitter account allows drivers from all over California join in the conversation to voice your concerns about California roads. The CHP already had a social media presence with its Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo. The Twitter accounts gives drivers and citizens one more way to access the CHP. By following the CHP on social media, you can get information about AMBER alerts, traffic safety news, public safety programs, and urgent traffic safety announcements. You can also voice your concerns and questions about traffic safety in California.

Medical Expenses In A Fresno Personal Injury Case

Under California’s personal injury laws, you are entitled to recover damages when you are injured in an accident caused by another person. When you are injured in an accident, whether it is a motor vehicle accident, fall, bicycle crash, or pedestrian accident, you suffer a variety of different types of damages. In addition to the physical and emotional damages you sustain from the accident, you also incur financial damages. Those financial damages are compensable under California’s personal injury laws as long as the expenses are directly related to the accident and your injuries. One of the main components of a personal injury claim is the victim’s past and future medical expenses. Medical bills can result in thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial damages. These economic damages can be a significant portion of the recovery in a personal injury case. Therefore, it is very important that you understand how medical expenses are treated in a claim. It is equally important that you hire an experienced Fresno personal injury attorney to help you recover full compensation for your past and future medical expenses.