What Types of Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle?

The Fresno personal injury lawyers of Torem & Associates handle a variety of personal injury cases. We believe that injury victims deserve to be treated fairly by the insurance company. Therefore, we fight for just and fair settlements for each of our clients. When you are injured because of the carelessness, negligence, or recklessness of another person or party, you have the legal right to pursue a damage claim under California’s personal injury laws.

Packing Tips for Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

Are you and your family going out of town for the Thanksgiving Holiday? Some families travel to spend the holiday with friends and family far and near while other families take advantage of the long weekend as a short vacation. Whether you are traveling to the other side of the state or across the country, packing can be a hassle. However, with a few good packing tips and a little planning, packing for a Thanksgiving Holiday trip can be quick and easy.

Do You Need to Get Rid of Some Halloween Candy?

You cannot have Halloween without a few scares and a lot of candy.  The problem many parents face is how to deal with so much candy in the house. While you want your children to enjoy the holiday, an overload of sugar is not good. A little bit of candy is one thing, but a few pounds of candy is another matter. How do you get rid of Halloween candy without simply throwing it out?

Halloween Safety Tips for Fresno, CA

Is your child ready for Halloween? Halloween is a great holiday for children because they can dress up in a costume and get lots of free candy. However, Halloween is one of the most dangerous holidays for children. Many children are injured each year in pedestrian accidents. Parents need to take steps to help reduce the risk of injury for their children.

Fresno Car Accident Questions — Part One

When you are involved in a car accident, you may have many questions about what you should do and how to file an insurance claim. Our Fresno car accident attorneys meet with clients each week who have been injured in traffic accidents in California. Below are answers to several of the common questions about car accident cases in Fresno. What do I do immediately after a car accident? You should call 911 to report the crash and stay at the scene until help arrives. At the accident scene, be sure to ask witnesses for their names and contact information. Many times, a witness will leave before the officer arrives once the witness verifies no one is severely injured. If possible, take photographs of the accident scene while you wait on the officer. Never admit fault or say you are sorry at the accident scene.

Fresno Police Increase Efforts to Keep Pedestrians and Bicyclists Safe

According to a news story by ABC30, the Fresno Police Department will be increasing their efforts to make roads safe for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.  Police analyzed bicycle and pedestrian accidents for the past three years to determine where these accidents occur. Between 2013 and 2015, the police report more than 50 pedestrian and bicyclist deaths. The increased enforcement efforts come at a time when the police expect more pedestrians and bicyclists on the roads because the weather is improving. Lt.  David Ramsey of the Fresno Police Department advises drivers to leave earlier and be aware of their surroundings. In addition, he advises motorists to reduce speed and utilize hands-free devices whenever possible too.

Four Common Labor Day Injuries to Avoid

For many people, Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. Therefore, many families spend the extended weekend enjoying some quality time before changing focus toward the upcoming holiday season. Sadly, there will be many accidents over the Labor Day Weekend. Below are common injuries that occur during the holiday weekend and how you can avoid these injuries.

What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Brain Injury Caused by a Car Accident?

Brain injuries are very common in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 2.5 million people will be treated in emergency rooms each year for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In 2013, 56,000 people died from TBIs, and 282,000 people were hospitalized for brain injuries. While senior adults over the age of 75 years have the highest rate of TBI-related hospital visits and deaths, anyone can suffer a brain injury.

Why Do You Need To Pay Attention To Time Limits In California Personal Injury Cases?

If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Examples of accidents that often give rise to an accident claim are slip and fall accidents, motorcycle crashes, car accidents, commercial truck crashes, and pedestrian accidents. Any accident that results in an injury or death can result in compensation for the accident victim. To receive compensation, the accident victim must prove that the other party caused the accident and the victim suffered injuries and damages because of the accident. The types of damages and amounts of compensation vary based on the facts and circumstances of each claim. However, at least one thing is the same in all accident claims — time for filing a claim is limited.

Are There Limits On Truck Driver Hours?

Truck accidents cause horrific injuries for drivers and passengers of other vehicles.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that over 70 percent of the injuries and deaths in large truck accidents were sustained by the occupants of other vehicles in 2014. During that year, 111,000 people were injured in 3,903 people were killed in truck accidents in the United States. Unfortunately, truck companies often push their drivers to exceed the safe number of driving hours to increase their profits. If truck drivers don’t get enough sleep, they have an increased risk of causing a drowsy driving accident. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimated that 13 percent of the accidents each year are caused by driver fatigue. Approximately 25 percent of truck drivers admitted they had fallen asleep at the wheel within the past month.