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Category Archive: Motor Vehicle Accidents

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

Distracted Driving Causes Accidents – Another Reason Why

As Distracted Driving Awareness Month continues, the San Diego car accident lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys continue to work to raise our collective level of awareness with regards to this public safety problem.  Those who are aware of the details regarding distracted driving understand that items such as smartphones are the reason for a large Read More

Fatal Motorcycle Lane Splitting Accident Brings New Focus to New Law

Many of us can remember that first time we got stuck in traffic on the freeways of Southern California.  Our minds may have drifted for a few seconds as we sat stopped, waiting for things to start moving.  Suddenly, we heard the noise of an engine coming up from behind us only to be startled Read More

Study: Over Half of Car Crashes Involved Drivers Distracted by Cellphones

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  The San Diego car accident lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys are going to continue to bring about awareness to this serious public safety issue.  The current volume of car crashes caused by distracted driving is unfortunate.  Fortunately, the problem is such that people are studying this issue like never Read More

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – Give Yourself a Test

By now everyone who drives should be aware that distracted driving is a serious problem and a mistake that should be avoided at all costs.  Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be what’s happening on the roads of the United States.  Given that reality, the San Diego car accident lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys would like Read More

Study: Work-Related Stress Increases Car Accident Risk

Working is simply a part of life in the United States and around the world.  Many of us do not relish the idea of getting up in the morning and going to work.  Many of us do not look forward to the rigors of the day.  Even if we enjoy our jobs, as many of Read More

Wrong-Way Crash Near Coronado Bridge Leaves Three People Injured

There are certain mistakes that motorists make more often than others.  Most people who drive regularly are somewhat accustomed to seeing others make improper lane changes, fail to stop for red lights and the like.  One thing that almost no one is used to seeing and reacting to is a wrong-way driver.  Anyone who has Read More

DUI Danger: Study Ranks Drunk Driving Deaths By State

Are some states or geographic regions in the United States more prone to having drunk drivers on their roads than others?  Is there any reason to think that some parts of the country are more dangerous when it comes to DUI accidents or drunk driving deaths?  While a recent study does not necessarily answer those Read More

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