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When to Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident

Car accidents can leave pain, trauma, and a damaged life in their wake—not to mention mounting medical bills and potential disability for the seriously injured. Often, victims are left to fight for justice against glacially slow insurance companies or at-fault motorists who do not have their best interests at heart. Lawyers, however, do have your Read More

How to Tell Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident

If you are a car accident victim, then one of the most important things you need to know is who was at fault for the crash and your injuries. Why? Because the law holds the parties at fault for a car accident financially responsible for the harm suffered by accident victims. So, determining who was Read More

Reasons Why Car Accidents Take Place

And Why a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help When They Do In this blog post, we focus on motor vehicle accidents, discussing some of the leading causes, what actions you should take following a crash, and how an experienced car accident attorney can help. Although many of these tips and explanations may seem obvious, the Read More

How Much Is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

After suffering through a car crash, many people understand that they may qualify to seek compensation for the cost of their injuries, or that the insurance company is going to get involved before they can receive any form of recovery. However, anything past that, like figuring out what their injuries are actually worth or what Read More

T-Bone Accidents: Determining Fault

T-bone accidents, also known as side-impact collisions, are not only hazardous but also can result in severe and devastating injuries. Furthermore, these accidents are not as straightforward as some individuals tend to assume. T-bone accidents occur from a variety of traffic situations, and depending on the circumstances, either driver may have caused the accident. To Read More

How Can You Tell Who Hit Whom in a Car Accident

Car accidents befall drivers under all sorts of circumstances. Some happen because of factors out of everyone’s control. A tree falls across the road in a high wind just as traffic passes beneath it, for instance. No one bears the blame for these freak accidents. They just happen. Insurance companies sometimes refer to them, in Read More

Car Accident Settlements: How They Work and What You Need to Know

Getting injured in a car accident has the potential to disrupt a crash victim’s life. Injuries can inflict severe physical, emotional, and financial pain. Here at Gomez Trial Attorneys, accident victims often come to us wanting to know about their rights to a settlement of any claim they have for damages. In this blog post, Read More

Car Safety Features Can Cause Car Accident Injuries

Automobile technology has made astounding advances in the little more than a century since cars first began replacing the horse-and-buggy. Among the most significant of those are improvements in automotive safety. Seat belts, airbags, car body design, and modern materials have made cars and trucks far safer over time, saving millions of lives. However, advances Read More

Reasons Why You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident

When to Get a Lawyer For a Car Accident Car accidents are all too common in the United States. Over 35,000 individuals die in motor vehicle crashes each year, and an additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled. While traffic fatalities decreased slightly in California in recent years, the state still saw more than 3,500 Read More

Unqualified Truck Drivers and Negligent Employers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has a set of regulations that govern truck operators. Employers, unfortunately, often ignore these regulations. These rules address criminal background checks, medical checks, hours of operation, and other regulations and when they are ignored, every driver on the road is Read More

How Much to Expect from a Car Accident Settlement

Pursuing a civil claim following a serious car accident is your right under California law. How much to expect depends upon a variety of factors, including the severity of your injuries and the number of liable parties involved. A car accident lawyer can help you navigate a claim by representing your best interest throughout the Read More

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury?

A car accident is a sudden event that leaves you feeling stunned and overwhelmed. The first action you may take is to check yourself over for signs of an obvious injury. The relief of no bleeding or other symptoms can leave you with a false impression that you are fine. The true danger is that Read More

What to Expect Physically After a Car Accident

If you or a loved one have ever experienced a car accident, then you know how terrifying and confusing that experience can be. The shock and fear that pervade any accident scene are enough to make anyone’s head spin—but what about the time after a car accident? All too often, we forget that accident victims Read More

What Happens When Someone Dies in a Car Accident?

More than 35,000 Americans died as a direct result of fatal motor vehicle crashes last year alone. Over 30,000 fatal crashes occur each year—and that’s 30,000 opportunities to leave behind a group of loved ones. The time that follows a fatal accident is heart wrenching for surviving friends and family members of those lost. Most Read More

When to Get an Attorney for a Car Accident

According to California Highway Patrol reports, 251,000 people were injured in vehicle accidents in our state during the last year for which statistics are available, an increase of nearly 9 percent over the year before. A total of 3,427 people were killed, nearly 10 percent more than the prior year. What if you were in Read More

Who Pays Medical Bills in a Car Accident?

Over 2.5 million people are injured severely enough after a car accident to go to the emergency department (ED) every year nationwide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Roughly 200,000 are hospitalized after the ED visit. The costs of medical treatment can be steep. Collision-related ED visits cost roughly $3,300, Read More

When Truck Drivers Are Drinking and Driving

Commercial vehicles are on the roadways around the clock to stock our retail store shelves so we can feed and clothe our families. Many people expect commercial drivers to exercise more than the usual amount of caution when operating their vehicles. However, truck drivers are human beings, and by nature they are subject to the Read More

Dump and Garbage Trucks Accidents

Dump trucks and garbage trucks are so common on the road, we often do not think twice about their presence. However, they will become much more noticeable after you the victim of an accident involving a dump truck or garbage truck. Due to the weight and size of these vehicles, especially when hauling a full Read More

If You Have an Accident in Which Someone is Injured?

8 Steps You Should Follow While most of us get behind the wheel without considering the prospect of a serious automobile accident, statistically, your chances of being involved in a car accident in your lifetime are relatively high. Do you know what to do if you’re involved in a car accident with injuries? How do Read More

PTSD After a Car Accident

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle accidents injured 2,746,000 people and killed 37,133 on U.S. roads in one recent year. Many of those injured suffered or may still suffer from post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) as a result of the accident. A study published by the U.S. National Library of Read More

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