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28 Dec
Auto Accident Lawyer in Stockton

ACCIDENTS WITH LIVESTOCK

Much of California is rural and though you may reside in a large metropolitan city, to drive to nearly any destination in the West is to travel through extensive farmland. The scenery may be beautiful, but it can be dangerous and costly should any large livestock meander into your path. If you have been in an accident involving a livestock, speak with an auto accident lawyer in Stockton.

Any animal kept by humans for commercial purposes is considered livestock. And although they all range in size and weight, colliding with a livestock at the maximum state speed of 70 mph can do serious damage to your vehicle and any person inside. For example, there are over 5 million cows in the state of California, each with an average weight of 2000 pounds. Hitting an animal of this magnitude could be fatal. Other types of livestock that could be involved in an accident are:

  • Cows (avg 2000 lbs)
  • Horses (avg 1520 lbs)
  • Pigs (avg 690 lbs)
  • Donkeys (avg 645 lbs)
  • Llamas (avg 365 lbs)
  • Goats (avg 175 lbs)

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26 Nov
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HOW BICYCLISTS CAN AVOID ACCIDENTS

Biking is an efficient way to get around. Not only is it healthy for you, but it’s also great for the environment. However, biking on surface streets alongside cars and trucks is a daunting task that takes an extra layer of protective action. It’s no secret that bikes don’t have the assurance of a protective metal bubble around them. When accidents happen, there’s nothing to brace the impact. Because of speed, accidents between bikes and motorists are often followed by injuries or in a worst case scenario, fatality. If you or someone you know has been hit by a car while riding a bicycle, speak with a Stockton auto accident lawyer for legal representation. (more…)

26 Oct
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DEADLY VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

There are a lot of cars on the California roads and as the population increases, so do car accidents. In fact, in 2007 alone, 4,000 people died on California roads and highways. The grieving process alone for losing a loved one in an automobile accident is difficult alone but trying to cope with the thought that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence is even more devastating. If you or someone you know lost a loved one due to the irresponsibility of someone else, you could potentially pursue a wrongful death claim. Immediately seek advice and consultation from an experienced Stockton auto accident attorney.

While there is no amount of money that can bring a loved one back, California law allows victims to receive compensation for financial burdens and in some cases, the emotional suffering. Although each case is different, some of the compensation that is available to surviving family members are: (more…)

26 Sep
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10 DRIVING DISTRACTIONS YOU CAN AVOID

Auto Accident Lawyer in Stockton Goes Over The Top 10 Driving Distractions You Can Avoid

Americans spend a lot of their time behind the wheel. As commutes get longer and longer and self-driving cars still seem a world away, it’s important to understand what causes car accidents and how to prevent them. A major reason people say they were involved in a car crash is because they were distracted. Now, it seems obvious not to drive distracted, but as driving seems natural and we do it all the time, people become too comfortable with the task and start becoming flippant about it. This article will cover the top ten driving distractions and how to avoid them and always remember to seek legal advice from an auto accident lawyer in Stockton if you have been involved in a car accident.

Distraction 1: Passengers

Many young people get in car collisions while driving with their friends. Young people are less likely to understand the seriousness of driving and how dangerous it can be. They’ve been in cars their whole lives and being able to drive one unsupervised introduces a huge amount of independence, which can be very exciting. Young passengers may think it’s funny to play jokes on the driver or that driving is a great time to engage in a serious or compelling story. It’s important to realize that it’s okay to tell your friends to calm down and be quiet when you’re driving. (more…)

17 Aug
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ELDER ABUSE & NEGLECT

Personal Injury Attorney in Stockton Provides a General Overview of Elder Abuse & Neglect

Recent estimates conclude that over 400,000 elder individuals live in nursing homes or elder care facilities in California. Some 7,000 of these care facilities may not be licensed and may not be providing adequate care to their residents. With our rising population, the number of elder individuals and the number of individuals in assisted care will dramatically rise in the near future. That means the cases involving elder abuse will increase as well. If you or someone you know has suffered from elder abuse, speak with a personal injury attorney in Stockton.

In California, elder abuse is considered neglect, exploitation, or “painful or harmful” mistreatment of anyone who is 65 or older. It also protects “dependent” adults aged 18 to 64 from this mistreatment. This covers mental and physical abuse, isolation and abandonment, abduction, and theft. These individuals are at a higher risk for abuse for several reasons, including dementia, physical weakness, isolation from family, accumulated wealth, and a general lack of knowledge or understanding about modern life, such as the internet. There are many different factors that go into these cases and it’s best to speak with a personal injury attorney in Stockton regarding your specific circumstance. (more…)

16 Jul
Stockton Accident Attorney

SWIMMING POOL DROWNING ACCIDENTS

Stockton Accident Attorney Explains Swimming Pool & Drowning Accidents

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 500 children under 5 years old drown in swimming pools each year. An additional 2,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year for injuries associated with near-drownings. After automobile accidents, swimming accidents are the most common cause of death for this demographic in the US as a whole. In the state of California, swimming pool drownings are the number one cause of death for all children up to 15 years of age. This is likely due to the long coastline and generally good weather year round in a large portion of the state. Of all drowning victims who are of preschool age, 70% are with at least one parent at the time of drowning and 75% are out of sight for five minutes or less. If a loved one has drowned or sustained injuries while swimming, consider speaking to a Stockton accident attorney to learn what your legal options are.

Non-Drowning Accidents

Though most people only think of drowning when they think of swimming pool accidents, there are many more cases when an individual comes close to drowning but does not. These accidents can have devastating effects for the victim. Legal actions can and should be taken. Call an experienced Stockton accident attorney for help. (more…)

18 Jun
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OPIOID RELATED CAR CRASH FATALITIES SKYROCKET

Stockton Car Accident Lawyer Explains Car Crash Fatalities Involving Opioids

The United States is in the midst of a far-reaching opioid epidemic. Columbia University recently released a statement explaining that prescriptions for opioids such as morphine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone have more than quadrupled in recent years. The effect on those prescribed often becomes tragic. As individuals become dependent on the addictive opioid medication prescribed by their doctor, they build a tolerance that often forces them to turn to street drugs such as heroin in order to feel normal. While it has had devastating effects on the prescribed individuals as well as their families, the epidemic has affected the general public in unforeseen ways. If you have been in an accident involving opioids, contact a Stockton car accident lawyer immediately!

The number of drivers that test positive for opioids in their system while driving has become alarming in recent years. Opioids are used to decrease pain and are often prescribed after a severe injury. The side effects include slowed thinking and reaction times and sluggishness. Obviously the common side effects are not conducive to good driving. This type of negligence calls for action. If you have been hit by a driving influenced by opioids, you must speak with a highly skilled Stockton car accident lawyer. (more…)

18 May
Accident Lawyer in Stockton

BOATING ACCIDENTS

It is always fun to go out on the lake or river to enjoy the time in the sun, and spend time relaxing with friends and family. Boats are a become more commonplace during summer months. But we tend to forget that boats are large vehicle, and unlike cars they do not have brakes.

Boats are becoming faster and more powerful each year. It is all about horsepower, engine size and how fast will it go from 0 to 60 mph. However, unlike a car, boat owners are not required to carry liability insurance.

According to Recreational Boating Statistics, in the year 2014 alone there were over four thousand boating accidents in the State of California. Out of those four thousand 548 were fatal. The majority of the accident and deaths are related, but not limited to: alcohol and drug use, excessive speed, improper lookout, operator inexperience, improper loading and anchoring, and even carbon monoxide exposure. (more…)

16 Apr
Stockton Accident Attorney

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF INVOLVED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT?

Stockton Accident Attorney Handles All Types of Auto Accident Cases

California law says you must stop—whether the accident involves a pedestrian, a moving car, a parked car or someone’s property. If you drive away, you can be charged with hit and run even if the accident was not your fault.

  • Stop.
  • Help or get help for injured people.
  • Warn motorists (use flares, hazard lights).
  • Call 911 to contact the police or California Highway Patrol if an injury or death occurs.
  • Use the last page of this pamphlet to take notes on the accident—write down information about the other driver and car, witnesses, passengers, accident location and more.
  • Cooperate fully with law officers, but speak with your insurance company or insurance agent and/or lawyer before accepting any blame.
  • DO NOT sign anything without fist speaking with a Stockton accident attorney at the Sadiq Law Firm – CALL NOW: (209) 943-0000

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15 Mar
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ACCIDENTS INVOLVING MOPEDS/SCOOTERS

Auto Accident Lawyer in Stockton Describes Accidents Involving Mopeds or Scooters

California is a beautiful state known for its scenic views and generally pleasant weather. It’s no wonder alternative modes of transport that expose the traveler are quite common in the state. This includes motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, and bicycles. These options are all generally less expensive than traditional cars, are less damaging to the environment, and allows the rider to experience California more intimately. For these and many other reasons, mopeds and scooters have had a resurgence in popularity in recent years. However, given this popularity, accidents have also increased. If you have been in an accident involving a moped or scooter, make sure to speak to an auto accident lawyer in Stockton immediately.

These modes of transport are inherently more dangerous as a result of their exposure. Mopeds and scooters are motorized vehicles with more power than a traditional bicycle and less power than a motorcycle. Their lack of power and exposed design leaves them vulnerable to collisions with other vehicles. While mopeds and scooters often can’t travel faster than 30 miles per hour, they share the road with much larger vehicles that can travel at much higher speeds. When a scooter or moped collides with a full-sized car, the results can be disastrous. (more…)

CONTACT US

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

(209) 943-0000
shafeeq@sadiqlawfirm.com

SERVICE AREA

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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