Why Do I Need to Prove Fault in a Fresno Traffic Accident?

Some states are considered no-fault instance states.  Each driver must carry PIP or no-fault insurance that pays medical bills and some lost wages in the event of a traffic accident, regardless of which driver was at fault. For example, if you were injured in a car accident with another driver, your PIP insurance would pay your medical bills even if the other driver caused the crash. You would only file a claim against the other driver in limited circumstances. California is a “fault” insurance state. Every driver is required to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance. If the driver causes a crash, the victims can file claims against the driver’s insurance coverage. However, the victim must prove “fault” to recover compensation.

Deadly Crash Claims Four Lives in Fresno County

According to ABC30 News, a tragic car accident near Clovis claimed four lives earlier this month. The car crash occurred near Shields Avenue and Academy Avenue near Clovis around 2:00 a.m. The driver of an SUV drifted into the other lane and before crashing into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of

Speeding Accidents in the Fresno and Central California Valley Area

How often do you see other drivers speeding or driving recklessly? Are you guilty of speeding? If so, you are not alone.  Speeding is a common factor in many traffic accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released its most recent data regarding speed-related accidents. Speeding-related traffic fatalities increased during 2015. In 2014, the total speed-related deaths nationwide totaled 9,283. That number increased by three percent to 9,557 in 2015. In 2015, 27 percent of the traffic-related fatalities involved at least one driver who was speeding. If a speeding driver injures you, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries. Call 1-800-954-4444 to speak with a Fresno speeding accident attorney today. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.

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.