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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…)

15 Jan
Stockton Auto Accident Attorney

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…)

2 Nov
Stockton Auto Accident Attorney

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
Stockton Personal Injury Attorney

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
shafeeq@sadiqlawfirm.com

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