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Motorist 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 [...]

Uninsured Motorist Claims

The When and How of Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Claims and Insurance If you’re involved in a car accident in which the other person has no car insurance or an insurance policy that doesn’t cover the car accident damages, you’ll need to file an underinsured or uninsured motorist claim with your car insurance provider. Underinsured [...]

By |2019-04-26T15:02:22-07:00April 25th, 2019|Motorist Accidents|

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in California

IF YOU’VE BEEN INJURED BY AN UNINSURED MOTORIST, WE CAN HELP California Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Accident Victims Although automobile insurance is mandatory under California law, a significant percentage of drivers on California roadways are uninsured. When these uninsured motorists injure pedestrians, other drivers, and even their own passengers, the Thompson Law Office can help. [...]

By |2019-04-25T16:09:07-07:00April 24th, 2019|Motorist 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|

Motor Vehicle Accidents & Distracted Driving Lawsuits

On the morning of April 27, 2011, Deanna M. sat parked in her Hyundai during a typical freeway traffic jam on California’s Interstate 405. On that same morning, Jorene Ypanto Nicolas was several miles behind Deanna also on Interstate 405. She was in a “big hurry” to meet her boyfriend for lunch so she frantically [...]

By |2018-12-12T19:38:49-07:00March 22nd, 2017|Motorist Accidents|