When people think about commercial truck or semi-truck accidents, they usually think about multi-vehicle accidents on the interstate. However, accidents involving large trucks can happen anywhere, including on Stockton’s city streets. When an 18-wheeler strikes a pedestrian, the injuries are typically life-threatening. According to the NHTSA, 11 percent of the fatalities in large truck accidents in 2016 were nonoccupants (i.e. pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.). From 2015 to 2016, there was a 13 percent increase in the number of nonoccupants killed in large truck accidents. The number of nonoccupants killed in 2016 was the highest number of nonoccupant truck accident deaths in the past ten years.
Slips and falls happen in California grocery stores every day. In many cases, a few bruises and bumps are the only injuries sustained. However, some people suffer more serious injuries when they fall in a Stockton grocery store. When a severe injury occurs, the victim may need the assistance of a Stockton slip and fall attorney to file a claim with the grocery store’s insurance provider. If you fell in the grocery store, are you wondering if you have a valid injury claim? Call Torem & Associates at (559) 500-5000 or 1-800-954-4444 to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers. Our experienced lawyers will review your claim free of charge and advise you of your options and legal rights.
Losing control of your vehicle on wet roads is a terrifying feeling. It is easy to panic when your vehicle hydroplanes on wet pavement. In some cases, there may be very little you can do to regain control of your vehicle. The thought that you are helpless can be overwhelming. Sadly, hydroplane accidents can result in tragic car accidents that cause severe injuries and death.
There is nothing inherently wrong with using Social Media to keep in touch with your family and friends. However, after an injury, posting information online can hurt your chances of receiving full compensation for your damages from the person responsible for your injuries. Our Stockton accident lawyers want you to understand the dangers of using Social Media after an accident and how to avoid costly mistakes.
When you are injured in a traffic accident, the financial losses can be substantial. In addition to being entitled to receive reimbursement for the financial losses from the party who caused the crash, you are entitled to file a claim for your pain and suffering damages. The first step in recovering money for your claim is to file an injury claim with the party’s insurance company. Many people have heard things from family or friends about filing accident claims. However, some of that information might not be 100 percent accurate. Below are three common misconceptions about receiving compensation for personal injury claims.
If you are considering a special toy for a child, you need to take a moment to consider the safety concerns before purchasing the toy. Thousands of children are injured or killed in accidents involving toys each year in the United States. The holidays can be a dangerous time for children because children receive gifts from people other than parents who may not understand the safety concerns if they do not have children of their own.
Each state has laws dictating the minimum automobile insurance requirements for that state. California is an at-fault state for insurance purposes. Therefore, the state requires all drivers to carry a minimum of $15,000 in bodily injury coverage for one person and $30,000 in bodily injury coverage per accident. Drivers must also carry $5,000 in property damage coverage per accident. Liability insurance pays for the damages of other persons when a driver causes an automobile accident. The victim may be a passenger in that driver’s vehicle, another driver, a passenger in another vehicle, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist. Any person injured by the at-fault driver can file a claim to recover damages. However, if the driver carries minimum insurance, the victim may be limited to a recovery of $15,000. This is one reason you might want to consider purchasing additional insurance coverage that can help protect you in the event you are injured in an accident with a driver who does not have sufficient insurance coverage.
Drunk drivers cause millions of dollars in property damage and personal injury damages each year in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,497 lives were lost during 2016 because of drunk driving accidents, which was a slight increase from the previous year. This means that someone lost their lives in an alcohol-impaired driving accident every 50 minutes during 2016. California had the second highest number of DUI accident fatalities in 2016 with 1,059 deaths.
Are you searching for a fun activity to kick off the winter holiday season? If so, you might want to consider the winter holiday ice skating at Skatetown Ice Arena in Roseville, California. The arena has year-round indoor rinks that are available to the public. However, beginning on November 19, families can enjoy ice skating on the outdoor rink that is open through January 15. The outdoor rink is transformed into a winter wonderland with seasonal decorations, lights, and music. Staff members are available to assist you with fitting your ice skates. You can also take free skating lessons and rent sleds and bobbys. Parking is free, and a full-service café offers a variety of drinks and food for purchase.
Are you handing out candy to trick-or-treaters this year in Stockton? If so, you need to be aware of the potential for liability if a trick-or-treater is injured on your property. In some cases, a court could hold you responsible for damages, if a child or adult falls on your property this Halloween.