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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Many accident victims ask themselves this very question each day throughout the United States, especially when an insurance adjuster tells victims they can make more money if they don’t hire an attorney. Insurance adjusters are NOT your friend, and they are NOT working for you. Adjusters work for the insurance company. It is better for the insurance company if you handle your claim without hiring an attorney. However, you need to understand that you are in an adversarial position with the insurance company; therefore, you shouldn’t be taking its advice about what you should or should not do after being injured in an accident.
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.
Are you still using your cell phone when you drive? If so, you may be violating the new California cell phone law that went into effect January 1. Assembly Bill 1785 greatly expanded the restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving. In the past few years, we have seen an increase in motor
Last week a man in his 70s died in a pedestrian accident in Northeast Fresno according to the Fresno Police Department. According to ABC30 Action News, the gentleman was crossing the road at Shepard Avenue and Chestnut Avenue around 7:00 p.m. The driver of the vehicle remained at the accident scene while police investigated. It was unknown whether the pedestrian or the driver had the right of way at the time of the collision.