Injury Law Blog
What Are the Rules and Regulations for Truckers in California?
July 19, 2019 | Truck accident
Truck drivers have unique duties of care compared to typical vehicle drivers. They hold commercial driver’s licenses and must comply with the related regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) strives to make the commercial trucking industry safer in the United States. It imposes federal laws all trucking companies and their employees must obey…. read more
How To File a Truck Accident Claim
July 17, 2019 | Truck accident
After an accident with a commercial truck, filing a claim may be the only way to obtain compensation for your losses. California is a tort-based insurance state, meaning you will file your claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Identifying the at-fault party, however, can be difficult in a truck accident case. You may have… read more
Can I Receive Compensation if I Was Partly at Fault for My Car Accident?
June 30, 2019 | Car accident,car accident victim,Car Accidents
Many collisions are not the sole fault of one party or the other. Car accidents possess different factors that contribute to the incident as a whole. As such, sometimes drivers share negligence in the moments leading up to a collision. Different states establish their own regulations when it comes to determining who is at fault… read more
California ATV Laws
June 30, 2019 | safety
ATVs, or all-terrain vehicles, are a fun way to explore the outdoor arena in California. ATVs are a class of off-highway vehicle (OHV) that riders can operate in designated areas. California enforces strict regulations surrounding ATV operation that are meant to keep riders safe. What Does California Define as an ATV? ATVs possess several key… read more
What to Exchange After an Accident
June 29, 2019 | Car accident,Car Accidents
Car accidents can be disorienting, especially for those who have never been in an accident before. Trying to figure out what to do to address and accident moments after the incident can bring more stress to the table. Remember, being prepared even for seemingly unexpected events can prevent confusion and decrease the tension associated with… read more
California Helmet Laws
June 29, 2019 | Motorcycle accident,Motorcycle Accidents,motorcyclist,safety
Helmets are an integral component of operating any vehicle, whether motorized or manually powered. Though many California residents, especially those belonging to the younger crowd, might not enjoy wearing helmets, they decrease the chance of injury during an accident. It isn’t safe to assume that your own riding abilities can prevent all accidents, making helmets… read more
What to Do When Someone Hits Your Parked Car
June 28, 2019 | Car accident,Car Accidents,insurance,negligent driver
Even when you’re not actively in transit, you are still at risk for car damage caused by other negligent drivers. How you proceed following the incident depends on one crucial detail: was it a hit-and-run accident? Hit-and-runs are common in parked cars located in areas without surveillance. This is because drivers, especially those without adequate… read more
California Moped Laws
June 28, 2019 | safety
Mopeds are akin to useful, motorized bicycles that allow their users to travel with ease. Though they might not seem as dangerous as vehicles like motorcycles, mopeds also pose risks that could injure riders. California is one of the few states with specific laws surrounding low-powered motor vehicles like mopeds, recognizing the need to safely… read more
Who Pays for a Rental Car After an Accident?
June 27, 2019 | Car Accidents,insurance
After a car accident that causes significant damage to your vehicle, you must immediately get it fixed. Operating a damaged vehicle is either impossible if the car is a total loss. If the car is still technically roadworthy it may be dangerous to drive because certain parts no longer function correctly. This might leave a… read more
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Car Accident Claim?
June 27, 2019 | Car accident,Car Accidents,insurance
After an accident, injured drivers must take certain necessary steps to pursue a claim, regardless of whether they file the claim with their insurance company or choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Either option results in the driver filing necessary documents and evidence that the other party must examine. This initiates a claims process… read more