California: Unsafe for Pedestrians

It’s a sad fact but the state of California has a pedestrian accident fatality rate that is nearly 25% higher than the national average. No other state in the U.S. has as many pedestrian deaths on its roads as California. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, 893 pedestrians were killed on our roadways… Read More

Bicycle Accident

Apr 20 2022

Does Your Car Insurance Cover You in a Bicycle Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a bike vs. car accident you may be surprised to learn that your car insurance may cover some of your expenses. What’s available to you will depend on the type and amount of insurance that you carry. Uninsured and Underinsured Drivers Studies show that approximately 15% of all California drivers… Read More

Truck Accident

Apr 14 2022

Truck Driver Fatigue Leads to Accidents

Did you know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates the number of driving hours truckers are allowed in their job? Some of the hours-of-service regulations include: A driver is allowed a maximum of 11 hours of driving after an off-duty period of 10 hours A driver must take a 30-minute break after 8… Read More

Car Accident

Mar 30 2022

Navigating the Complex Legal System After a Crash

Did you know that the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit for an injury resulting from a car accident in California is two years? That means that the clock starts ticking on the day of the accident and if you do not file a claim for an accident injury by the deadline your case… Read More

Car Accident

Mar 23 2022

Rear-End Collisions: Not Always Cut and Dried

When it comes to rear-end collisions, many people mistakenly think that the driver who did the rear-ending is automatically at fault. The state of California has a “pure comparative negligence” regulation. This means that each driver is assigned liability for causing the accident and the amount of compensation a driver is entitled to is determined… Read More

Bicycle Accident

Mar 16 2022

Bicycle Injuries on the Rise

The dramatic rise in gasoline prices has even more people riding their bikes to work as well as for recreation. Bicycle accidents continue to increase and unfortunately, the state of California has the highest rate of bicycle accident fatalities with over 140 each year. Most Common Causes of Bike Accidents Despite many urban and suburban… Read More

Brain Injuries

Mar 9 2022

Traumatic Brain Injuries Alter Life Dramatically

Your brain is the most vital organ to the functioning of your entire body. From every move you make to every breath you take to each plan you want to create your brain is central to accomplishing these and all other actions. That’s why an injury to the brain is so life-changing. A traumatic brain… Read More

Help for Motorcycle Crash Victims

In sunny California, we’re lucky to have year-round good weather for biking. In the Sacramento area, some people use motorcycles for commuting to work as their preferred method of transportation. For others, taking their bike out on the road is a pleasurable break and a way to enjoy the great outdoors. Riding a motorcycle is… Read More

Child Injuries

Feb 23 2022

Auto Accidents and Our Young Passengers

We take extra precautions when traveling in the car with our children. From car safety seats that graduate with our young passengers’ growth to sunshades, and snacks, we do everything to make sure our kids are primarily safe, and secondly, comfortable. On the road, there are a multitude of motor vehicle laws that require we… Read More

Truck Accident

Feb 17 2022

Who’s Responsible for an Unsecured Load Truck Accident?

That’s a tricky question. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has specific regulations for loading and securing items onto the back of a commercial truck. These pertain to any cargo-carrying vehicle that contains a box, hopper, tank, or other similar device forming the structure of a truck operating in interstate commerce. These regulations dictate… Read More