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Northern California Is Now Home to More Driverless Vehicles Than Ever… So What Should I Do if I Was Hit by One?

Last week, this blog touched upon vehicles with automatic emergency braking and the problems that sometimes arise with that new technology. Of course, automatic emergency braking isn't the only cutting-edge technology on the roads. There are also self-driving vehicles, which are steadily increasing in number. Just as with automatic emergency braking technology, the technology of self-driving vehicles is not 100% foolproof, meaning that accidents caused by driverless vehicles have happened. Whether you were hurt because of errors made by a self-driving vehicle or a human driver, be sure that you protect yourself by putting an experienced San Mateo auto accident...
Auto AccidentsandCar Accident

2 Recent Bay Area Motorcycle Crashes Leave 2 Motorcyclists Dead

A pair of tragic news stories from here in the Bay Area are distinct in several notable ways, but they both have some similarities as well, starting with the fact that both were fatal accidents in which the people who died were aboard motorcycles. Motorcycle fatalities are depressing frequent. Almost 1,000 motorcyclists and motorcycle passengers died in California in 2018-2019. This means nearly 1,000 families without the love, companionship, and support of a loved one. If that's happened to your family, be sure to take prompt action and retain an experienced San Mateo motorcycle accident lawyer to advocate for you....
Motorcycle Accidents

Another Northern California Bicyclist Has Died in a Crash With a Vehicle

Here in San Mateo and throughout the Bay Area, the roadways are dangerous places for bicyclists. Statewide, the number of bicyclists killed on the road during the period of 2016-18 was the highest it had been in 25 years. Each year, more than 1,300 bicycle accidents occur in San Mateo County, with locations in Menlo Park, Redwood City, and Burlingame serving as particular "hot spots" of danger. Many times, these accidents inflict serious, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries on the bicyclist involved. If that's happened to you or a loved one, get in touch with a knowledgeable San Mateo bicycle...
Bicycle Accidents

Asegúrese de que usted pueda evitar toda trampas de inmunidad estatutaria que pueda tumbar su caso por heridas en California

En cualquier circunstancia por tipos de heridas personales, hay varias cosas de las que debería de estar al tanto, y varias “minas” que usted debe tener cuidado y evitar, ya que podrían destruir su caso. En cualquier ocasión que sea herido, una parte esencial del proceso es identificar a la persona o entidad responsable. Sin embargo, es de igual importancia estar seguro de la parte responsable que usted ha identificado como uno de los cuales puede obtener una compensación. Hay varios estatutos que establecen que, en ciertas situaciones, entidades particulares son inmunes a las responsabilidades, significando que usted no puede...
Personal Injury

Accidentes al girar a la izquierda y responsabilidad legal en California

Una de las cosas más importantes a saber sobre accidentes de auto-y responsabilidad en los accidentes de auto- en realidad, hay relativamente pocos absolutos. Quizá usted ha escuchado que “en un accidente de choque trasero, el conductor de atrás siempre es el culpable”, pero esto no siempre es cierto. Lo mismo va para accidentes al virar hacia la izquierda en el cual un conductor gira en frente de un carro que se aproxima de frente. Es cierto que el conductor que está girando es usualmente el conductor culpable, es falso que el conductor girando es siempre el culpable. Si usted...
Personal Injury

Saber cuánto ‘vale’ su caso por lesiones y cómo este conocimiento lo puede ayudar en su demanda en California

Saber qué tan extensas son sus heridas por el accidente y, como resultado, saber cuánto ‘vale’ su caso por lesiones, son piezas importantes de conocimiento en cualquier litigación por heridas personales, especialmente en California. California tiene un estatuto, Sección 998 del Código de Procedimiento Civil, que está diseñado para promover los acuerdos en casos civiles. Dice que si la defensa hace una oferta de acuerdo que cumple con los requerimientos del estatuto enlistado en la sección 998 (una “oferta 998” que califique), entonces hay unas consecuencias importantes que puede afrontar, dependiendo de cómo usted maneje la oferta y cómo se...
Personal Injury

Fui herido en un accidente de choque trasero en Carolina del Norte. ¿Qué debería hacer ahora?

Imagínese que usted es un conductor que se detuvo en una intersección. De la nada, otro vehículo choca contra usted por detrás. Usted oye el golpe… y ahora siente el dolor. Usted probablemente tiene muchas cosas pasando por su cabeza en estos momentos estresantes luego del accidente. Uno de sus primeros pensamientos probablemente es… ¿Qué hago? ¿Qué puedo hacer? Ojalá este post pueda proveer algunas respuestas útiles para esas y otras preguntas relacionadas. Como un ejemplo, vamos a ver un accidente involucrando a P.J., un conductor mayor en Salinas. De acuerdo a los reportes por The Californian, P.J. se estaba...
Personal Injury

‘Speed Kills’: The Severe Toll Speeding Drivers Take on the California Drivers, Passengers, and Others Around Them

"Speed kills. We are seeing significant number of... deaths resulting from those drivers who are speeding." Those were the words of San Jose's mayor to ABC 7 recently. As state and local leaders weigh additional measures to tighten enforcement of speed limits, the harsh reality is that many speeding drivers have (and will) leave behind a wake of crashes, injuries, and, too often, deaths. If you're the one harmed by a speeding driver, then it's worth your while to contact an experienced San Mateo auto accident lawyer, as the legal system may allow you to obtain significant relief. The mayor's...
Auto AccidentsandCar Accident

In an Instant: How Your California Motorcycle Ride Can Suddenly Turn Disastrous Due to Other Drivers’ Negligence

Fatal motorcycle accidents can occur so quickly. One moment you're simply cruising down the road and the next... everything changes for the worse. If that accident causes you catastrophic injuries or fatally injures your loved one, then it has permanently altered your whole world. It may also have had a devastating effect on your family's financial security. A knowledgeable San Mateo motorcycle accident lawyer can take on the legal system and/or the insurance companies to help you seek the financial recovery you need. N.H. was one of those motorcyclists. The 21-year-old man was driving along a city street in northwest...
Motorcycle Accidents

The Dangers of Impatient Drivers Who Fail to Heed Safety Rules on California’s Highways and Roadways

Some years ago, a singer who eventually earned far greater fame and success as an actress sang the lyrics "Rushing and racing... Moving so fast, I'm forgetting my purpose" in a song called "Slow Me Down." In a way, these are ideas many California drivers should heed. They're so busy rushing and racing behind the wheel that safety gets forgotten. When that happens and you're hurt because of it, you owe it to yourself to get in touch with an experienced San Mateo auto accident lawyer. Certainly, speeding is one way in which impatient drivers cause harm. Another is drivers...
Auto AccidentsandCar Accident