Fresno Passenger Files Lawsuit in Car Accident Case

A Fresno woman has filed a lawsuit against multiple defendants for a claim arising from a car accident in 2015. The victim claims she suffered physical injuries, pain, and medical expenses arising from a car accident in July 2015. The lawsuit alleges that one of the defendants was the driver of the vehicle that pulled out in front of the vehicle that the woman was riding in thereby causing an “unavoidable collision.” She claims the driver was at fault for the crash and, therefore, should compensate her for her damages.

DUI Accident Results in One Death

According to ABC7 News, an alleged DUI accident resulted in the death of a passenger. The driver, who may have been impaired at the time of the crash, ran into a power pole in Vernon last week. The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Vernon Avenue. The driver suffered serious injuries and had to be transported to the hospital. The passenger was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Beer bottles were seen in the road near the wrecked vehicle.

What Happens If The Person That Hit Me Had A Medical Emergency?

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.

Do You Feel Safe Sharing the Road With Self-Driving Cars?

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?

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.

Fresno Poor Truck Maintenance Accidents

If you own a motor vehicle, it is important that you perform regular maintenance on your vehicle to maintain safety, performance, and value. Failing to perform regular maintenance on your vehicle puts you and others on the road at an increased risk for a motor vehicle accident. Truck drivers and trucking companies also have the same duty to perform regular truck maintenance on their vehicles. Poor truck maintenance can result in horrific commercial truck accidents that kill and injure innocent victims. Because of the size and weight of commercial trucks, maintenance is important. Crashes involving large vehicles pose a tremendous threat to the drivers and passengers of other vehicles. Therefore, federal rules, regulations, and laws enforce strict compliance with maintenance and inspection schedules and standards. Rules and regulations can be found on the website for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  Even with stiff penalties in place, some drivers and companies choose to ignore inspection and maintenance schedules.

Speed Causes 50-Car Pileup In Hanford

Last month, a 50-car accident on Highway 198 between Lemoore and Hanford. The Hanford Sentinel reported on the multiple accidents that appear to be caused by poor weather conditions combined with speeding drivers. According to Officer John Tyler, the first accident occurred around 8:25 a.m. near 16th Avenue on the westbound side of Highway 198. From that crash, a chain reaction of collisions took place that shut the highway down until 2:00 p.m. that afternoon. It was not one collision that shut down the highway but multiple collisions that resulted from traffic being stopped for the first collision. Officer Tyler said that more than 50 vehicles might have been involved in the collisions. Driving too fast for conditions was the reason for all the collisions per Officer Tyler.

Important Deadlines In California Personal Injury Cases

When you are injured because of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to recover compensation under California’s personal injury laws. However, your time to file a lawsuit is limited by our statute of limitations. When Does My Time To File A Lawsuit Expire? The California statute of limitations sets the deadlines for filing various personal injury lawsuits. Most of the actions that fall under personal injury laws have a two-year statute of limitations; however, there are exceptions.

Do I Need An Attorney For My Teen’s Car Accident?

If you look at the statistics for teen drivers, you might never let your teenager behind the wheel of a car. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. During 2013, an average of six teenagers died each day in motor