• car about to get in accident with commercial truck

    Common Reasons for Truck Accidents in Sacramento

    Trucking accidents, like any vehicular accident, are extremely delicate situations. If you or someone you know were involved in a trucking accident, you must hire an experienced Sacramento truck accident lawyer to help ensure a successful outcome. Unfortunately, big rig accidents are especially delicate because they often involve serious injuries and even fatalities. On top […]

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    Our Manteca School Negligence Case in the News

    From the press release issued August 22, 2019: Disabled student neglected by teacher’s aide suffers injuries, files claims against San Joaquin Board of Education and Manteca Unified School District MANTECA – Veronica Villalobos, the mother of 12-year-old Priscilla Villalobos, has filed claims against the San Joaquin Board of Education and Manteca Unified School District in […]

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    NHTSA’s 5-Year Motorcycle Safety Plan

    On May 14th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) posted it’s official Motorcycle Safety 5 Year Plan. According to this document, “Overall traffic fatalities are increasing, and motorcyclist fatalities also continue to increase and are near their highest level in over 35 years.” Despite advances in vehicle technology and road design, fatalities continue to […]

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    Emotional Distress After a Motorcycle Accident

    It’s fairly well-known that motorcycle riders are more likely to be seriously injured than car passengers in a collision. And the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) most recently reported that “motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely than people in passenger cars to die in a traffic crash.” History and common sense also tell […]

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    Vicarious Liability Torts in Commercial Truck Accidents

    If a negligent driver causes a commercial truck accident, the trucking company can be burdened with vicarious liability torts. The company can be held liable for the driver’s negligence under the legal tenet known as respondeat superior, a Latin phrase that translates as “let the superior make the response.” This concept transfers the truck driver’s […]

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  • california fire possibly caused by utility company under strict liability

    3 Fascinating Strict Liability Tort Cases in Sacramento

    Tort liability in personal injury cases is most often based on acts of negligence, but there are exceptions. Sometimes the responsible party is held to the strict liability tort standard, meaning that a finding of negligence or malicious intent is not required. The most common types of strict liability tort cases are based on: Product […]

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  • student injured at school - parents suing for negligence

    Suing a School for Negligence: What You Need to Know

    A negligence-based lawsuit against a school can have unique complications, depending on the type of institution it is. Overall, teachers, school administrators, and other staff have a “duty of care,” meaning they must take reasonable steps to avoid and prevent circumstances likely to cause personal injury to a student. Some reasons you might want to […]

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  • a stereotypical biker who could be unfairly blamed for motorcycle accident

    California Bill Could Have Ended Motorcycle Profiling

    In February of this year, a bill was introduced by Assembly Member Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) that would have made it illegal for law enforcement officials to engage in “motorcycle profiling.” The successful passing of this bill likely would have had a significant impact on future California motorcycle accident cases. Co-authored by Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin (D-South […]

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    Can You Sue if Your Child Suffers Personal Injury at School?

    Laws about whether or not you can file a lawsuit against a school vary from state to state. In California you certainly can, but first you must file a Notice of Claim within six months of the date of injury. School districts are government entities and as such are protected by what is known as […]

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    New California Drunk Driving Law Restricts Uber & Lyft Drivers

    Commencing July 1, 2018, a California DUI law will go into effect making it illegal for drivers with a blood alcohol content level of .04 percent or higher to operate a vehicle that carries a passenger for hire. “Passenger for hire” is a legal definition meaning “a passenger for whom consideration is contributed as a […]

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