Pedestrian Wrongful Death Claims in California

California had the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in 2017, according to the NHTSA. The state continues to lead the nation in the number of pedestrians killed each year. The death of a family member is devastating financially and emotionally for families. California’s wrongful death statutes provide a way for family members to seek compensation [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:10:47-07:00August 1st, 2019|Pedestrian Accidents, Wrongful Death|

“Is Walking in California Bad for Your Health?” asks Pedestrian Accident Attorney

People walk for a variety of reasons. They walk because it is a good form of exercise, and they walk to save money on transportation costs. People walk because they are sightseeing, and they walk because they are running errands. Some people walk because they live in areas that have congested traffic, and they find [...]

By |2019-08-01T08:47:20-07:00August 1st, 2019|Pedestrian Accidents|

PG&E Requests Rate Hikes Amid Confirmation Its Equipment Started the Camp Fire and After Filing for Bankruptcy Relief

After admitting its equipment was the “probable” cause of the Camp Fire, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) sought to increase rates for California households for natural gas and electric service. According to PG&E, the rate hike request was based in part to ensure the safety of the public. However, the Governor’s office had a different [...]

By |2019-07-11T12:26:36-07:00July 11th, 2019|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

The PG&E Wildfire Assistance Fund is NOT the Same Thing as Filing a Proof of Claim

You may have read about the $105 million wildfire assistance fund proposed by PG&E in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The bankruptcy judge approved the housing assistance fund and urged PG&E and unsecured creditors committees to work quickly to choose a third-party fund administrator. The fund is designated to assist wildfire victims of the 2018 [...]

By |2019-07-11T12:00:17-07:00July 11th, 2019|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Claims Bar Date Set in PG&E Chapter 11 Case, Northern California Wildfire Victims Urged to File Claims

If you have a claim against PG&E for damages arising from the Camp Fire, Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire, or other California wildfires, you need to take note of the claims bar date set by the Bankruptcy Court in PG&E proceedings. The bankruptcy judge has ordered that October 21, 2019, is the last day to file [...]

By |2019-07-09T17:17:01-07:00July 9th, 2019|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Northern California Wildfire victims lawsuits continues despite PG&E bankruptcy filing

PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 on January 29, 2019, in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. The bankruptcy filing did not take many by surprise as the corporation had stated it was facing millions of dollars in damages because of the California [...]

By |2019-07-09T17:06:42-07:00July 9th, 2019|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

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|