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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
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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
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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
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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…)

15 Jan
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AUTO ACCIDENTS IN RAINY WEATHER

Automobile Accident Attorney in Stockton Discusses Auto Accidents in Rainy Weather

Weather has a significant impact on a driver’s ability to control their car on the road. People may not realize just how much power rain and wind have when it comes to 2,000 lb hunks of metal, but rainstorms can have serious effects. Strong winds can push cars into another lane if the driver isn’t paying close enough attention. Disruptions to a driver’s vision can result in not seeing other cars or obstacles in the road. Bad weather often results in flooding, causing roads to be dangerous to drive on as well as lane closures and merging. Some individuals do not appreciate the increased danger of driving during rainy weather and will not drive appropriately. These reckless drivers can cause accidents that result in injuries and death to other drivers and passengers. If you have been in an accident resulting in an injury, make sure to contact an automobile accident attorney in Stockton.

Rainy Day Statistics

It may not be surprising to hear that most accidents take place on rainy days or on days when the weather is otherwise atypical. Consulting group Booz Allen Hamilton analyzed ten years of data from the Federal Highway Administration and found that approximately 6,250 fatal traffic collisions and nearly 500,000 bodily injuries occur during bad weather. (more…)

15 Dec
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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…)

2 Nov
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SIDESWIPE ACCIDENTS

Auto Accident Attorney in Stockton Explains Sideswipe Accidents

Many people would consider a sideswipe accident to be relatively minor with property damage as the greatest concern. However, sideswiping can actually be very serious and is often just the first incident in a more severe collision. Most sideswiping incidents occur when two cars are driving side-by-side and a driver becomes distracted, drifting into the lane of the other driver. At this point, there is the possibility for escalation. If either driver reacts to this contact by overcorrecting, they may veer into yet another car, an inanimate object, or may flip their car if the overcorrection is severe enough. If you or someone you know has been involved in a sideswipe accident, call an auto accident attorney in Stockton to see if you’re eligible for compensation.

Nearly a quarter of a million (250,000) sideswipe incidents occur per year, resulting in approximately 27,000 injuries and more than 2,500 fatalities, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. (more…)

2 Oct
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DRIVE CAMS PROVIDE PROOF OF LIABILITY

Stockton Personal Injury Attorney Explains Technology’s Role in Proving Negligence

Videos from dashboard cameras have surged in social media as a fascinating look at the moment of an accident – like watching a train wreck, it’s impossible to look away! They also have been entertaining insights into the behavior of other people, such as individuals jumping in front of a vehicle to try to extort money from a driver. If you’ve been in a car accidents, the video from the dash cams can be the proof you need to prove fault and fight for compensation. Make sure to speak with a Stockton personal injury attorney about your case. California law has permitted private individuals to install dash cams in their vehicles since 2011, but there are restrictions. (more…)

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

(209) 943-0000
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