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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…)

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 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 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 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
Stockton auto accident lawyer

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
Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney

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…)

18 Jun
Stockton car accident lawyer

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…)

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
auto accident lawyer in stockton

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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