Common Truck Accident Regulation Violations

  • Oct 30 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was created by the US government to help regulate the trucking industry and improve safety standards across the nation. Every trucking company and truck driver in the country must adhere to the FMCSA’s regulations. 

Unfortunately, many trucking companies and their drivers fail or refuse to follow these rules, resulting in devastating wrecks and life-altering injuries. Below are some of the most commonly violated trucking regulations.

Hiring Regulations

Under the FMCSA, it is unlawful for trucking companies to hire drivers with a history of DUI/DWI,


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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Filing a Lawsuit

  • Oct 22 2020

Lawsuits are complicated by rules and regulations, and can quickly become protracted, costly legal battles bearing heavy emotional and financial burdens to the parties involved. This is especially true in congested California courts. 

If you are considering legal action, California personal injury attorneys advise there may be things you don’t know about filing a lawsuit, but which may prove helpful as you move through the process.  

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Filing a Lawsuit in California

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8 Things You Can Do to Help Your Attorney After an Accident

  • Oct 20 2020

A car accident is one of the most unsettling experiences a person is likely to encounter in their lifetime. Not only might physical and emotional healing from an accident span years into the future, but financial recovery after a car crash can feel insurmountable. 

Following a car crash, you should immediately seek medical attention for your injuries and hire a qualified attorney to represent you. Experienced California personal injury attorneys advocate for victims’ rights against big insurance and fight for deserved financial compensation for injury and loss. 


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Pedestrian Accidents At Night: Who Is Responsible?

  • Oct 15 2020

At some point each day, we all are pedestrians, whether by walking the dog, going for a run, or simply enjoying an evening stroll.  We should be able to walk in relative safety, counting on motorists to be vigilant and maintain a duty of care on the roadway.  

However, recent studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reflect an increasing trend of pedestrians being killed in traffic accidents, with the bulk of those accidents occurring at night


man on motorcycle

4 Common Motorcycle Crashes and How to Avoid Them

  • Oct 13 2020

Motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of injury and death among people ages 1-65. Of those, accidents involving motorcycles are the most deadly.  

Riders should take every precaution to avoid potentially life-threatening accidents. Helpful actions include wearing protective gear and taking rider education courses. Still, that may not be enough.  

California motorcycle accident attorneys urge motorcyclists to become familiar with four common motorcycle crashes and tips on how to avoid them. 


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Common Types of Trucking Accidents

  • Oct 8 2020

California hosts some of the busiest roadways in the nation. A prime travel and trade state, California roads are congested with commuter, leisure, and commercial drivers. 

Fast-paced and heavy traffic demand more focused attention from drivers. While all drivers make mistakes, commercial trucks add a different risk element for California drivers.

California trucking accident attorneys urge drivers to educate themselves on the common types of trucking accidents. Increased awareness of factors contributing to big-rig accidents may help drivers reduce exposure to trucking accidents. 


construction site

Construction Accidents: Second Most Dangerous Industry

  • Oct 6 2020

The construction industry provides many opportunities for workers across a variety of trades.  It also offers excellent career earning opportunities.  However, construction is not without risk, leading almost all other industries in work-related injuries and deaths. 

California workers understand that on job injury accidents and deaths make the construction industry the second most dangerous in the nation. 

Fortunately, California construction accident attorneys are working diligently to hold construction contractors and insurance companies responsible for work-place injury and deaths,


blindspot in rearview mirror

Are Those New Car Safety Features Really Worth the Money?

  • Sep 24 2020

Many Californians spend an inordinate amount of time driving. As such, we tend to buy cars that are comfortable and make us feel good. 

However, California car accident attorneys warn that driving a car is one of the most dangerous activities you will engage in daily. 

As such, taking advantage of available vehicle safety features makes sense. But, how do you know if those new car safety features are really worth the money?

New Car Safety Features Aren’t Cheap

Some new cars come with a few high-tech safety features already included in their standard package. 


pedestrians walking across crosswalk

What Are the Deadliest Places to Walk in the U.S.?

  • Sep 21 2020

At some point in each day, we all walk outside in our communities. We walk in parking lots, on sidewalks, and on busy streets. Would it frighten you to know that an average of 13 people per day are killed simply while walking their local area? 

Metropolitan and rural communities are experiencing explosive growth, and pedestrians aren’t always seen or given the right-of-way. 

California communities are no exception, leading California pedestrian attorneys to wonder:

  • Where are the deadliest places to walk in the U.S.? 

woman with a personal injury

Should I Try to Settle My Personal Injury Case Myself?

  • Sep 17 2020

Are you a California resident who has suffered a personal injury? Do you have plans to file a claim against an insurance company?  You may be wondering, “Should I try to settle my personal injury case myself”?

Insurance companies know that very few people have the knowledge or patience required to battle during a personal injury claim effectively. As a result, insurance companies often prolong the claims process, using various tactics to exhaust the claimant’s energies and financial resources. They count on frustrated claimants accepting reduced compensation or giving up the fight against a denied claim altogether.



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