Seven Ways to Avoid an Accident When Merging

Merging into heavy traffic can be difficult, especially on interstates and highways where cars are traveling at high rates of speed. Even experienced drivers can make mistakes when merging. For inexperienced drivers, attempting to merge into heavy traffic at high speeds can result in a traffic accident. Incorrect merging maneuvers can cause other drivers to swerve into other lanes or slam on the breaks. On an interstate, the result could be a multi-car accident. It is extremely important that all drivers learn proper merging rules and follow those rules each time they change lanes or enter traffic from an off-ramp.

Accidents Caused by Faulty Auto Repairs

Automobile accidents result from a variety of causes. The most common cause of a traffic accident is human error. Examples of human error that can contribute to the cause of a traffic accident include: Failing to yield the right of way; Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; Following too closely; Speeding and reckless driving; Fatigued or drowsy driving; Aggressive driving and road rage; and, Distracted driving.

Tips for a Healthy New Year in 2018

As we look toward the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, it is always good to consider ways that we can improve our health and well-being. Most people make New Year’s resolutions each year, but many of those resolutions are never realized. A common resolution that many people make is to “get healthier” or “exercise more.” Focusing on health is a common New Year’s resolution. If you are resolving to be more active, lose weight, improve your health, or make other positive changes that can improve your well-being in 2018, we want to help. Below are several tips that you might find helpful when resolving to be healthier in 2018.

Ideas to Keep Your Kids Busy During the Holiday Break

Are you searching for ways to keep your children entertained over the holiday break? Below are several ideas that you might find helpful when your children are complaining about being bored, or you want them to do something other than play video games or watch television.

Do I Have A Valid Personal Injury Claim For My Accident?

If you are injured in a personal injury accident, you may be entitled to be compensated for your injuries, losses, and damages under California’s personal injury laws. However, knowing whether your claim will be approved is a different matter. Even though you believe you have a valid claim, you must prove each of the elements required to establish fault and liability according to the law for an injury claim. Our California personal injury attorneys can help you file a claim to recover money for your injury claim. You might be entitled to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other out-of-pocket expenses, in addition to compensation for your pain and suffering. Call (559) 500-5000 or 1-800-954-4444 for your free consultation with a California personal injury lawyer in Fresno, Stockton, Los Angeles, or the surrounding areas.

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?

Who Do I Sue for a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

If you travel in and around Fresno County, you may have witnessed multi-vehicle accidents or chain reaction crashes. One vehicle slams on brakes on a busy highway causing two or more vehicles behind the lead car to rear-end each other. Another example is when a vehicle runs a red light or a stop sign causing a collision that results in other vehicles crashing as they try to avoid the initial collision. When a crash involves multiple vehicles, sorting out liability can be very difficult, especially when the drivers disagree as to who caused the initial collision. It is extremely important to identify the cause of the crash to determine who is liable for your damages. Because of California’s pure comparative fault law, more than one person may be responsible for your damages. However, you may also be held responsible for the crash under comparative negligence standards.

Why Are Bus Accidents So Dangerous?

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the number of people killed and injured in bus accidents during 2015 increased from the number in 2014. During 2015, 295 people died and 24,000 people were injured in traffic accidents involving buses. When you get on a school bus, whether it is a school bus, transit bus, metro bus, or tour bus, you do not expect to be in a traffic accident. However, you are at risk for an accident on a bus just as you are whenever you get on the road in your vehicle.

Back to School Time — Safety Tips for Parents and Children

ABC30 News is reporting that school begins for thousands of children again in Visalia and throughout the Central California Valley area. Two new schools will open for the 2017-2018 school year to accommodate the increase in students in the area. A K-6 charter school, Global Learning Charter School, is not located on the old Fairview campus. Riverway Elementary is the other new school opening to students this year. Back to School Safety Checklist Back to school is exciting for some student and a reminder of lazy days without homework for others. For parents, it should be a time to review back to school safety tips with their children to reduce the risk of an accident.

Tips for Talking to an Insurance Adjuster After an Accident

The days and weeks after an accident can be very confusing and frustrating. As you work to heal physically and emotionally from injuries sustained in the accident, you must also deal with the financial aspects of an injury claim. In many cases, the insurance adjuster for the other party may contact you before you have the chance to consult with an attorney. It is important that you are very careful in how you deal with the adjuster because what you do and say can have a significant impact on your injury claim. We urge you to call our office at 1-800-954-4444 to speak with a Fresno accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident.  If possible, you should consult with an attorney before you talk to the insurance adjuster.