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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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Arbitration involves a neutral person who reviews evidence, hears arguments from all sides of the issue and resolves the dispute with a decision.

PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS: OPTIONS TO LITIGATION IN CALIFORNIA

For victims of motor vehicle accidents caused by someone else, there are many options through which they can seek compensation to help them recover. As we’ve noted many times, a skilled advocate can be helpful in negotiating an appropriate settlement from responsible parties. On those occasions when settlement isn’t agreed upon, other legal remedies such […]

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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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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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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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It is not clear what caused the collisions to occur.

FOUR CARS COLLIDE IN INTERSECTION NEAR SACRAMENTO

Motor vehicle accidents are a reality in any community where automobiles are used. Because their use is so prevalent, this means that a car accident could happen virtually anywhere, including the Sacramento area. While these accidents commonly involve only two vehicles and result in minor injuries, it is possible that the outcome could be much […]

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