Personal Injury

Which Traffic Violations Cause the Most Car Accident Fatalities?

Statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show there are various reasons why car accident fatalities occur each year. Distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, not wearing seatbelts and ignoring the right of way cause thousands of deaths annually. Auto accident-related fatalities kill 37,000 per year in the … Read More

Determining Fault After a Rear-End Collision in Modesto

There are currently over 200,000 people living in Modesto, California. A large portion of the population has a driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle. It should surprise no one that car accidents occur on a regular basis in Modesto, particularly on Highway 99 and State Route 132. According … Read More

Who is Responsible When a Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?

Cyclists aren’t the only victims in common cycling accidents. Sometimes pedestrians will be unlucky enough to be struck by a negligent bicyclist and be severely injured. In order to have their medical costs covered, the injured pedestrian would have to prove liability and identify the negligent party. However, insurance companies … Read More

Increase in Traffic Accidents as Californians Flee Wildfires

Southern California Wildfires As thousands of acres of forest continue to burn in Southern California, attorneys warned those fleeing the wildfires to stay alert to an increase of traffic accidents. With only about 5% of wildfires contained in early December, evacuation orders were sent out to the remaining residents still … Read More

Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California?

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in California In the immediate aftermath of an accident, such as a car wreck, slip and fall or other type of personal injury incident, the last thing you want to deal with is pursuing legal action. You just want to concentrate on the health and … Read More

Surprising Seasonal Car Accident Statistics

Staying Safe on the Road Car accident statistics based on time of year can be deceiving. Weather during “winter months” in northern Maine, for example, can differ greatly from that experienced by drivers in southern California. Though one would naturally believe that winter driving, in general, is more hazardous, and … Read More

Virginia Appeals Court Strikes Down Claim Against Insurance Company

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia ruled this month that Liberty University’s insurance provider, Hanover Insurance Company, is not responsible for any costs incurred by the University as it defends itself in a high-profile case.

Lack of Knowledge of Dangerous Condition as Premises Liability Defense

A district court recently ruled in favor of a Target store when it ruled that the plaintiff failed to show that the company had actual or constructive knowledge of the condition that caused her injury. The incident occurred when the plaintiff went to Target one morning to purchase a zipper. … Read More

Commercial-Liability Defense Saves Walmart from Paying Damages

Slip-and-fall accidents that happen on store or business premises are unfortunate and can lead to huge settlements of monetary damages to compensate the plaintiff for their injuries. Businesses, big and small, are exposed to potential lawsuits everyday as they invite customers and clients to enter their premises. Property owners have … Read More