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Category Archive: Auto Accidents

Everything You Need to Know About Yielding Right of Way

Following a car accident, you may hear a lot of talk about “right of way,” or “failing to yield.” In heavy traffic, you need to know when to yield and when you have right of way—and how it impacts you if you do suffer injuries in a serious accident. How do you know who caused Read More

What Happens After a Deposition in a Car Accident Case?

If you have sustained injuries in a car accident resulting from someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, you likely will hear your car accident attorney talk about a deposition, or even talk about the other side deposing you. This legal term is the source of a lot of unneeded anxiety for many car accident plaintiffs, Read More

How Long Should You Feel Sore After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, you may experience significant soreness. Many car accident victims, even those who did not suffer a serious injury, may notice some lingering pain the next day. They may have some bruising, especially around the location of their seatbelts at the time of the accident. Sometimes, however, soreness may turn into something Read More

Car Rollover Accidents

While all motor vehicle accidents have a propensity for danger, one of the most dangerous types of accidents to experience is one where the vehicle you’re riding in rolls over. Rollover accidents are both dangerous and tragically common. If you’ve sustained injuries in a rollover accident, read on for more information. Rollover Statistics According to Read More

Who Bears Fault for Eight Common Car Accident Scenarios?

The party that bears fault for a car accident generally also bears liability for paying for damages from the accident, including property damage and personal injuries. If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you must first determine who is liable for your accident. While the liable party will depend on a range of factors, Read More

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

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