Injury Law Blog

What To Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

Causing an accident and running from the scene is becoming a more common crime in the U.S. At-fault drivers may be more inclined to run from the police than to take responsibility for their actions – especially in catastrophic or fatal accidents from the driver’s recklessness. Although harsh penalties for hit-and-run in the state aim… read more

Hit-and-Run Investigations

Hit-and-run accidents are a growing trend in America. The most recent statistics from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report the highest number of hit-and-run fatalities on record: 2,049 people died in hit-and-runs in 2016. The number of these accidents has also spiked in California, with a record high of 337 deaths. When a driver… read more

What Is the Most Common Birth Injury?

Birth injuries occur to newborns more frequently than most expectant parents realize. Although modern medicine has vastly improved conditions during pregnancy, labor and delivery, birth injuries still occur – largely due to medical malpractice. Medical malpractice could cause a catastrophic or permanent infant injury. A newborn could suffer many different injuries in the delivery room,… read more

What Are Tanker Truck Crashes?

Commercial trucks of all types are integral to the consumer industry. Unfortunately, they can also pose serious threats to the safety of other drivers on the road. The size and weight of big rigs make for catastrophic and often deadly accidents. In 2017, 4,657 deadly accidents involved large trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier… read more

What Are the Differences Between Override and Underride Truck Accidents?

A collision between a large truck and a standard passenger vehicle often looks different from a typical car crash. A commercial truck can exceed 80,000 pounds – about 20 times the average weight of a car. The car, therefore, will take the brunt of the force in an impact rather than both vehicles absorbing the… read more

How Much Is My Truck Accident Claim Worth?

A truck accident could cause significant personal injuries, costly vehicle damage and lifelong expenses. If someone else caused your truck accident in Sacramento, you should not have to pay for your damages. The at-fault party may be liable, or legally responsible, for the losses you suffered. Before you file an insurance claim or personal injury… read more

What Are the Different Types of Trucks and Truck Accidents?

Driving anywhere in Sacramento, California could expose you to the risk of colliding with a commercial truck. Each day, millions of large trucks pass through California on their way to pick up or deliver goods. The type and severity of a truck accident could depend on many factors, including the type of truck and the… read more

What Are the Rules and Regulations for Truckers in California?

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

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?

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