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Category Archive: Motor Vehicle Accidents

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

As a motorcyclist, a simple accident can change your life. Motorcyclists are among the least protected drivers on the road. Those vulnerabilities allow a car or truck driver to seriously injure you, while they drive away unscathed. When a vehicle turns into your path or bumps you from the rear, it may cause catastrophic injuries. Read More

What You Should Look for in a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer and How One Can Help You

A motorcycle ride that ends in a collision may result in major life changes for you and your family. From serious injuries to the death of a loved one, a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver demands justice. The pursuit of legal action against the responsible party is difficult during your period of recovery Read More

The Unique Hazards of Tanker Truck Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Tanker trucks transport a variety of liquids and gasses across the United States. That tank can contain substances such as gas, water, liquid sugar, molasses, or industrial chemicals. As a driver traveling near a tanker truck, you may have no idea what chemicals or substances that tanker truck contains. While they offer valuable services to Read More

T-bone Truck Accidents

Any motor vehicle accident can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries. However, few crashes can match the extreme and deadly forces of a truck T-boning a car. You would be lucky to survive a T-bone truck accident, although that does not mean that anyone feels lucky after getting injured in one. More often than not, a Read More

Motorcycle Laws

The Rules You Must Follow When Sharing the Road With Motorcycles Bikers need to follow a set of comprehensive laws and regulations when riding on the roads in California. Other drivers sharing the road with them, however, must also take certain precautions to decrease the risk of an accident. With California’s scenic highways and great Read More

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Of course, there are lots of great reasons to ride a motorcycle. Riders enjoy the feel of the open road, the sense of adventure, and a connection to the journey of traveling from one place to another. The feeling of freedom offered by riding a motorcycle simply cannot be achieved from the confines of a Read More

After Suffering a Brain Injury From a Motorcycle Accident

In the United States, the number of motorcycle accident fatalities and injuries have shown a slight decrease in specific years. However, this group of travelers remains around twenty-eight times more likely than passengers of other motor vehicles to be killed in an accident. The most common fatal injury to be suffered by motorcycle riders and Read More

How to Recover From a Motorcycle Crash

While a motorcycle accident can occur in an instant, the permanent effects of the pain and impact on everyday life leave you struggling to remain employed, pay your bills, and even walk. You may well wonder how you can best recover from your motorcycle crash—physically and financially. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you understand Read More

How Much Does a Helmet Improve Survival in a Motorcycle Crash?

Many motorcycle accidents are preventable, but unfortunately, accidents still occur. Motorcycle crashes account for a disproportionate number of motor vehicle deaths and injuries in the U.S. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), motorcycle crashes have a fatality rate 28 times higher than that of accidents involving motor vehicles. Wearing a helmet while riding Read More

How Long Can I Wait to Hire a Lawyer After A Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle along a scenic highway is a favorite pastime of many people in the United States and it can be extremely exhilarating—until someone gets hurt. After a crash, you may be in pain and overwhelmed by everything you need to take care of. You may find yourself wondering at what point you should Read More

How Does Motorcycle Insurance Work After a Crash?

You buy motorcycle insurance because you have to, but also for your peace of mind. When you purchase motorcycle insurance, you hope you never need it, but while motorcycles account for just 3 percent of all registered vehicles on the road, but they account for a disproportionate number of traffic fatalities and injuries. The National Read More

Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Whether you are an avid motorcycle rider or just starting out, you might have already heard of the controversy surrounding motorcycle helmet laws. Read on for more information. Freedom and Expression on Two Wheels Motorcyclists are a unique breed. Riding a bike is less of a way to get from one place to the other Read More

Nine Types of Large Truck Accidents

No matter how tough you are, a truck accident can be so frightening you might refuse to look if you pass one on a California highway. Trucks cause extensive damage and horrific injuries. It’s understandable if you refuse to acknowledge the destruction and carnage… but perhaps you shouldn’t. When you witness the after-effects of a Read More

The Deadly Dangers of Head-On Truck Accidents

Head-on collisions involving large trucks do not happen often, but when they do, they cause significant damage. The sheer size and weight of a large truck make any collision with another, smaller vehicle massively destructive. Fatalities and serious injuries are common. Because head-on collisions involving large trucks are rare, they tend to get less attention Read More

Eight Examples of Reckless Driving

And How They Cause Serious Injuries In California, “A person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.” Reckless driving is a crime. A conviction for reckless driving is punishable by 5 to 90 days in jail and/or a Read More

Six Common (and Serious) Motorcycle Accident Injuries:

How Calling a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You Recover Compensation for Them At The Gomez Law Firm, we routinely represent Californians who have sustained severe injuries in motorcycle accidents. A motorcycle rider or passenger can suffer a wide range of harm in an accident. Below, we review some of the most common injuries for Read More

Seven Causes of Truck Accidents

If you’ve ever been in an auto accident in California, you understand that answering the question “What happened?” isn’t always easy. It’s the same when a large truck causes an accident; however, the complex dynamics behind trucking accidents make the answer a lot more complicated. As with every accident, there’s an initiating event. A trucker Read More

Study of Truckers Quantifies Risks Created by Distracted Drivers

Professional truck drivers spend more time on the roads than just about anyone else who climbs behind the wheel of any vehicle.  As such, one would expect that truckers would drive at a very high level as compared to others.  While that may be the case, distracted drivers are distracted drivers, and any quantification regarding Read More

Study: Smartphone Distraction Levels Extremely High Among Motorists

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  The San Diego car accident lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys have been working diligently to raise the awareness level with regards to this issue.  We’ve seen studies that focus on the use of cellphones before a crash.  We have discussed studies that reveal how distracted driving affects motorists’ actions.  Read More

Safe Driving Report: California Does Not Rank Well In 3 of 5 Categories

Whoever you talk to, if the conversation turns towards the quality of local motorists, you’re likely to hear the other person bemoan the people with whom he or she shares the road.  Most people seem to think that where they live has the worst drivers in the world.  Some researchers are actually trying to define Read More

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