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|

New Law Increases Time to File a Civil Lawsuit for Sexual Assault in California

Sexual assault leaves scars that never heal. Even though the physical injuries sustained from sexual assault may heal, the emotional and mental injuries caused by sexual assault can last a lifetime. California has taken an important step in ensuring sexual assault victims can hold their abusers accountable for their actions. A new law in 2019 [...]

By |2019-04-26T15:27:42-07:00April 26th, 2019|Sexual Assault|

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|

Sexual Assault Victims in California Have More Time to File Claims Under New Law

Thousands of adults and children are sexually assaulted or sexually abused in California each year. At The Thompson Law Office, we believe that each person who is a survivor of sexual assault deserves to have their story heard in a court of law. We believe that each survivor deserves to see their attacker brought to [...]

By |2019-04-26T15:15:21-07:00April 25th, 2019|Sexual Assault|

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|

San Mateo County Personal Injury Attorney Teaches Car Accident Law

A car accident can disrupt your life in many ways. In addition to the physical injuries, which can be extremely painful and debilitating, you may also suffer substantial financial losses if you require significant medical treatment and you are out of work for a lengthy period while you recover. It can help to understand more [...]

By |2019-02-23T08:47:34-07:00February 23rd, 2019|Auto Accidents|