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19 Nov
Auto Accident Attorney in Stockton

WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

No one gets up in the morning planning to get into a automobile accident. Auto accidents are always unexpected. Being prepared and knowing what to do after a car collision happens is very important, as well as what not to do.

Here are some things that you should do if you are involved in car accident:

  • Car accidents can are can be scary. And because they can be terrifying the first important thing to do – stay calm. Do no get out of the car into the middle of the road to scream at the other driver, even if that other driver is the one that caused the car crash.
  • Second, if you have passengers in your car, make sure that they are ok and not in the need for immediate medical attention. After you do that, make sure it is safe to get out of your car and you can approach the other vehicle to make sure that no one in that car need an ambulance. Be polite and courteous to the other driver and his or her passengers. This accident is just as unexpected and just as upsetting for them as it is for you.
  • Third, if your vehicle is safe to drive and it is safe to do so, pull the car to the side of the road. That way the vehicles behind you can proceed forward without the accident blocking their path and creating traffic. Make sure you tell the other driver what you are doing and he or she does not thing you trying to flee the scene of the accident. Also, a lot of people believe that you must wait until the police arrive, but most of the time the first thing the officer will tell you when he arrives to the scene of the collision is to move your vehicles to the shoulder. If you have flares in the trunk of your car or a warning sign (usually a yellow or an orange triangle), use it.

After the vehicles are safely moved to the side of the road, call the 911 and report the accident to the police and wait for them to arrive. Often the 911 dispatcher will ask if there are any major injuries or if ambulance is needed. If there are no major injuries, and the ambulance is not needed the dispatcher will tell you to just exchange insurance information and be on your way. (more…)

19 Oct
Personal Injury Lawyer in Stockton

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Personal Injury Lawyer in Stockton Discusses Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases

A statute of limitations is the maximum amount of time after an incident occurred that a lawsuit may be brought about regarding that incident. For personal injury in California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is general two years from the date of the incident during which the injury occurred. There are some exceptions to this rule but they are relatively rare. If you miss a deadline relating to taking legal action, all right to sue is lost so make sure to contact a personal injury lawyer in Stockton immediately if you’ve been injured.

Delayed Injuries

Unfortunately, there are some injuries that take awhile to make themselves apparent. Head injuries are especially susceptible to delayed manifestation and unpredictable developments. What may initially seem like a mild injury resulting in a slight headache can turn out to be a more serious, debilitating, and expensive problem requiring extensive treatment and medication. There is no forgiveness for delayed symptoms – the statute of limitations stands even if your symptoms from an injury don’t show up until past the deadline to take legal action. This is one reason it’s so important to speak to a personal injury lawyer in Stockton about whether to move forward with legal action as soon as possible after the injury occurs. (more…)

19 Sep
Stockton personal injury attorney

TIPS ON PREVENTING DOG ATTACKS

Every year, over 4 million dog bites occur in the US. Almost 20% of all bites become infected and may cause serious damage. This article aims to give some advice on how to avoid being bitten and what to do in the unfortunate circumstance that a bite occurs. If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, contact a Stockton personal injury attorney. for advice or your legal actions.

Though people may think of dog bites happening in an unfamiliar outdoor location with an unleashed an unknown dog, more than half of dog bites occur at home with familiar pets. The likelihood of incurring a dog bite increases with the number of dogs in a home. When a home has two or more dogs, adults are five times more likely to be bitten than individuals without any dogs.

Who is at risk?

Anyone has the potential of being a dog bite victim. However, children and men are more likely to incur a dog bite. Children do not know how to act around dogs and don’t have the interpretive skills to understand when a dog is not exhibiting friendly behavior. Children are especially likely to be bitten between the ages of 5 to 9 and worse, are less likely to receive medical attention for a bite than adults, increasing their risk of infection. If your child has been bitten by a dog, it’s crucial you seek medical attention immediately and then call a Stockton personal injury attorney. (more…)

28 Jul
Stockton motorcycle accident attorney

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

A motorcycle accident is extremely dangerous because of the lack of protection the motorcycle drivers have.

A large number of motorcycle accidents will result in death or serious injury. There are inattentive and aggressive automobile drivers on our highways every day. Many of which are a threat to any person on a motorcycle. It is also extremely important to wear a helmet because most motorcycle accident injuries are the result of head injury.

Road accidents, including motorcycle accidents occur because of negligence. Motorcyclists are especially susceptible for being overlooked by other drivers because of their size. There are different laws regarding motorcycle accidents, so if involved in a motorcycle accident it is a good idea to contact a Stockton motorcycle accident attorney at the Sadiq Law Firm, P.C. A motorcycle accident attorney will be able to properly advise each individual, in addition to making sure that person’s rights are not violated.

It is very difficult to find out what happened after a motorcycle accident because there are many factors that could have played a role in contributing to the motorcycle accident. An individual does not always have the proper resources, like a motorcycle accident attorney, to investigate the motorcycle accident to determine the liable parties. Even in instances an individual has the proper resources to carry out a motorcycle accident investigation, a Stockton motorcycle accident attorney has the specialized knowledge of motorcycle accident law to effectively and successfully benefit the individual. (more…)

28 Jun
Accident Attorney in Stockton

SIDE-IMPACT “T-BONE” OR “BROADSIDE” AUTO ACCIDENTS

Side-impact car crashes, also known as “T-bone” or “broadside” collisions, occurs when a vehicle is hit on its side by another vehicle. Side-impact crashes are extremely dangerous.

They have caused 29% of all passenger-vehicle deaths in the U.S. in 2009 and produce a high rate of severe injuries so it’s important you contact an experienced auto accident attorney who can help you with your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

The reason for more severe injuries in such collisions is because the sides of vehicles have a small amount of space to absorb the energy of the other vehicle. Additionally, the force of side-impact crash often pushes the struck vehicle into the path of other vehicles, causing further collisions, damage and injuries.

In most cases, broadside collisions are preventable and are typically caused by negligent and reckless driving such as running a red light or stop sign, failing to yield the right of way during a turn, engaging in distracted driving behavior, racing through a yellow light or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Even though many vehicles are now designed with side airbags and reinforced side doors, the odds remain high that you will suffer a serious injury that could potentially result in multiple surgeries, rehabilitative therapy, long term medical treatment and extremely high medical bills. Because of that, proving fault is extremely important. (more…)

28 May
injury attorney in Stockton

DANGEROUS TOYS, PRODUCTS & EQUIPMENT

INJURIES CAUSED BY DANGEROUS TOYS, PRODUCTS & EQUIPMENT

If your child has been injured by a defective toy or product, you may feel an overwhelming amount of emotions. Defective products can leave behind devastating consequences, leaving consumers like you in shock. As a consumer, you can and should hold manufacturers accountable for dangerous or defective products or equipment. These cases fall under product liability law. This clause makes manufacturers liable or responsible for their products and what happens once they are purchased and used. If you are ever injured because of a defective product, you should contact an experienced injury attorney in Stockton at the Sadiq Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible.

As a parent, you take every measure necessary to ensure your child has a safe and enjoyable upbringing. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) required that children’s products comply with applicable product safety rules, be tested for compliance by a CPSC accepted accredited laboratory, have a written children’s product certificate and show compliance, and have permanent tracking information where applicable. (more…)

28 Apr
Stockton Car Accident Attorney

LYFT AND UBER CAR ACCIDENTS

Stockton Car Accident Attorney Helps With Lyft & Uber Car Accidents

As technology continues to infiltrate our lives in more and more ways, we often forget to question the dangers and legal repercussions of such innovative and disruptive technologies like Uber, Airbnb and other sharing economies. Such dangers like driver DUI’s, harassment and assault, felon drivers and the sort are around us everywhere but what about fault in Uber or Lyft car accidents.

If you’re a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car and you get injured, be rest assured that both companies usually take exceptionally great care to guarantee everything goes by protocol and you, as a customer, are taken care of. It serves them best if they keep up to par with exceptional customer service to guarantee their share in the marketplace. (more…)

28 Mar
Stockton Injury Attorney

NECK & BACK INJURIES

What Causes Different Types of Neck & Back Injuries

Neck and back injuries can be very devastating and can be incurred through common incidences, such as a car accident or a fall. Consequences from these injuries can extend from the physical and include emotional and financial damage. Neck and back injuries typically not only affect an individual at the time of the injury but may have long lasting effects for weeks to even years. This long-term pain and damage may affect the ability of that individual to perform their job and otherwise live their life in a normal fashion. Neck and back injuries can negatively affect an individual in many ways for a long time so make sure to speak to a Stockton injury attorney if you have been suffered any type of injury.

When an individual experiences an accident, it is important that they pay attention to any symptoms, even after the incident. Individuals should pay close attention to any symptoms they have in the neck and back areas immediately after the incident as well as several days after. Neck and back injuries can feel mild and symptoms can be delayed by some time. Immediate medical attention should be sought if any pain or discomfort is felt in these areas. (more…)

28 Feb
Stockton Injury Lawyer

WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS OF PASSENGERS IN CAR ACCIDENTS?

Without an experienced Stockton injury lawyer it is difficult to navigate the legal aspects of a personal injury claim and determine the exact course of action. Most people are not aware of all possible remedies available to them. However, the law of remedies provides a multiple avenues for the recovery of an injured passenger.

First, if you were injured as passenger in a car accident remember, you cannot be put at fault for the collision. California is a pure comparative fault state. This means that anyone who was injured in a car accident can recover against the at fault party comparative to the fault assigned to that party. To rephrase, if a person who was injured in a car accident has been determined to be 40% at fault for the collision, that individual will still be able to recover for his or her damages, however the recovery will be reduced by 40%, the percentage of fault assigned to that injured individual.

When it comes to passengers who are injured remember, they are not driving, so they cannot be put at fault for the collision. Therefore, it will likely be a clear liability case against one of the drivers. (more…)

28 Jan
Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer

CHOOSING THE RIGHT AUTO INSURANCE POLICY

Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer Explains Choosing the Right Auto Insurance Policy

Determining which auto insurance policy to get can get overwhelmingly stressful. The question of how much auto insurance you need can be answered by what kinds of insurances are out there. Obviously, it’s best to have a policy that protects everything you’d need if disaster strikes. It’s always best to speak with a Stockton personal injury lawyer about any questions you may have regarding auto insurance. Your auto insurance is actually a collection of different policies. They all cover you in different ways, and here’s how they break down: (more…)

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Sadiq Law Firm, P.C.
509 W. Weber Ave. Suite 202
Stockton, CA 95203

(209) 943-0000
shafeeq@sadiqlawfirm.com

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We serve all of San Joaquin County including the following localities: Stockton, Tracy, Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Acampo, August, Collierville, Country Club, Dogtown, Farmington, French Camp, Garden Acres, Kennedy, Lincoln Village, Linden, Lockeford, Morada, Mountain House, Peters, Taft Mosswood, Terminous, Thornton, Victor, Waterloo and Woodbridge.

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