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According to the latest reports, there are now 64 deaths and 108 injuries attributable to the faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles identified as part of the recall.

CAR ACCIDENT DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO GROW IN GENERAL MOTORS CASE

It’s estimated that the victim settlement fund will likely pay out between $400 million and $600 million in claims in the growing General Motors product liability case. Whatever ends up as the total, it’s a staggering amount of compensation that will, hopefully, help families and individuals recover from their devastating losses. Whether in California or […]

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Often these types of accident cases conclude with successful settlement negotiations.

CALIFORNIA JURY AWARDS $3 MILLION TO CAR CRASH VICTIM

It has taken three years, but a California woman can now breathe a sigh of relief because a jury has awarded her $3.1 million. The then 56-year-old was injured in a car crash on May 10, 2011, and made the choice to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the other vehicle. Anyone […]

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The most relevant piece of the compromise may be the reduction in insurance required for the time between when a driver's app is turned on and a connection is made.

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE PASSES RIDE-SHARING INSURANCE BILL

The California Assembly and Senate recently passed legislation regarding new insurance requirements for ride-sharing businesses in the state. Liability for car accident injury when drivers connected to one of these new businesses are involved has been murky thus far. The focus of the bill is to protect consumers and drivers while not unduly harming businesses […]

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Police report that the driver of the big rig was not intoxicated. He has not been cited or arrested at this time.

BIG RIG CAUSES MULTI-CAR ACCIDENT ON CALIFORNIA ROAD

Although most truck drivers follow detailed safety rules and are careful on the road, big rigs are large machines that can cause severe damage when things go wrong. On July 10, a big rig caused a multiple car accident that injured seven individuals and killed one person. The accident occurred around 7:50 a.m., says California […]

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Every now and then the statute of limitations is suspended, or tolled, for a period of time.

HOW DO STATUTES OF LIMITATION IMPACT CAR CRASH OR INJURY CASES?

California residents who haven’t been involved in a car accident or other personal injury claim may not realize there are time limits set by law governing how long they have to file a lawsuit to seek compensation. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. Generally, once the time runs out a claim isn’t […]

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So-called fender-benders aren't the type of accident meant here.

WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

There are a few common sense things one must do after a car wreck in California. First and foremost, injuries must be treated. As we stress on our car accident information page, the moments, hours and days right after an accident can be critical for anyone injured. And we don’t mean just for medical needs. […]

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Sadly a car accident recently claimed the life of a man from Yuba City. His pickup was struck by another pickup.

COLLISION OF PICKUPS IN YUBA CITY LEAVES 1 DEAD

With so many vehicles on the roads throughout the state of California it is more important than ever those motorists know and adhere to the rules of the roads. When not followed, it is possible that a motor vehicle accident could occur. While many accidents do not result in serious injuries on other occasions devastating […]

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The death of movie actor Paul Walker and plaintiff's husband on Nov. 30, 2013 was caused by the negligence and false advertising of Porsche

CALIFORNIA CRASH KILLS STAR, FRIEND; PORSCHE BLAMED

A widow claims her husband was driving his car at 55 mph when he lost control, and it crashed. Police and engineers from the automobile manufacturer collaborated in an investigation. They reportedly concluded 94 mph was the speed on impact, and no mechanical malfunction of the Porsche Carrera GT was revealed. A California jury trial […]

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Though the driver of the vehicle is still in the hospital it is likely that at a minimum he will be charged with manslaughter.

ALCOHOL, DRUGS CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO FATAL CHICO ACCIDENT

Residents of Chico, California, likely remember the recent crash involving students at Chico State. The single vehicle crash killed two passengers and severely injured the young man behind the wheel of the car. At the time of the fatal accident the three occupants of the vehicle, all of whom were under the age of 21, […]

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The truck rear-ended the car with sufficient force to send it into the northbound lane where it collided with a Freightliner truck hauling two trailers.

CHILD’S DEATH IN CAR ACCIDENT LEADS TO ARREST OF CHICO MAN

Thanks to technology, traveling California roads is becoming more dangerous by the minute. Common sense tells most people that distracted driving is risky to their own safety and that of others. However, knowing that and refraining from it are often two different things. A Chico man has been arrested, and a 5-year-old is dead. Many […]

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