Auto Accidents

What Are the Most Common Types of Car Accidents in California?

California has some of the most dangerous intersections and roads in the United States. California traffic accidents result in thousands of injuries and deaths each year. A reckless or careless driver can turn your world upside down in a matter of seconds. The effects of a car accident can continue for years after the collision. [...]

By |2020-04-01T11:50:45-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Auto Accidents|

Can I Receive Compensation if the Car Accident Was My Fault – California Comparative Fault

Have you been injured in a California traffic accident? Is the insurance company for the other driver blaming you for the accident? If so, the insurance provider may be attempting to reduce its liability for the car accident by using California’s comparative fault laws. If so, we urge you to contact our California car accident [...]

By |2020-04-01T11:13:26-07:00April 1st, 2020|Auto Accidents|

Pedestrian Deaths Reached a 30-Year High in 2019 – California Continues to Have Highest Number of Pedestrian Deaths in United States

The Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) released a report in 2019 that projected 2018 would have the highest number of pedestrian deaths in almost 30 years. A new report by the GHSA reveals that pedestrian deaths are projected to increase by five percent from 2018 to 2019. The report also examines some of [...]

By |2020-04-01T11:13:16-07:00March 19th, 2020|Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|

Pedestrian Accidents at Red Light Crossings Increase

Accidents at intersections can result in traumatic injuries and deaths. A common cause of intersection accidents is running red lights. A driver attempts to "beat the red light" or is distracted and does not notice the red light. Whatever the reason might be, the deaths from red light running accidents are increasing. Want more [...]

By |2020-02-13T14:58:02-08:00December 30th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|

Who is Responsible for a California Bicycle Accident — Motorist or Bicyclist?

Thousands of bicyclists are injured or killed each year in traffic accidents. Bicyclists and motorists share the road. They both have a responsibility and a duty of care to follow traffic laws and safely operate their vehicles. When a bicycle accident occurs in California, who is responsible? In this article, our California bicycle accident attorney [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:10:40-07:00August 3rd, 2019|Auto Accidents, Motorist Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|

Four Dangerous Driving Behaviors That Cause California Car Accidents

Car accidents and traffic collisions result in the death of thousands of individuals each year in the United States. Additionally, millions of people are injured each year in car crashes throughout the country. Even though federal and state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private foundations and companies continue to educate motorists about dangerous driving decisions that [...]

By |2019-05-02T17:21:11-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Auto Accidents, Motorist Accidents|

Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Cause Deaths and Traumatic Injuries?

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation for many individuals because of their fuel efficiency. In addition, many motorcyclists enjoy the freedom of riding a motorcycle, especially along California's beautiful coastline and mountains. For many reasons, California has the highest number of registered motorcycles with nearly one million motorcycles registered with the state. The state [...]

Pedestrian Accident Deaths Increase to the Highest Number in Almost 30 Years – How Can Californians Protect Themselves?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), California had the highest number of pedestrian deaths during 2017 with 858 fatalities. A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that the state may continue the trend for 2018. During the first half of 2018, California had the highest number of pedestrian [...]

Large Truck Accidents Extremely Deadly for Others on Road – Protect Yourself from Truck Accidents in California

We share our California roads with commercial vehicles each day because the trucking industry is a vital element of our economy in the United States. Large trucks provide an affordable and efficient method of transporting goods from coast to coast. However, sharing the road with large trucks can be extremely dangerous. The Thompson Law Office [...]

By |2019-05-02T16:53:19-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Auto Accidents|

Victims Guide to Distracted Driving Accidents in California

It is estimated that roughly 1,000 people are injured and nine people die each day in traffic accidents involving a distracted driver. Only 16 states, including California, ban drivers from using a hand-held cell phone while driving. The ban is a primary law, meaning a police officer does not need another reason to pull over [...]

By |2019-03-31T11:43:19-07:00March 31st, 2019|Auto Accidents, Motorist Accidents|