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Biking is a fantastic way to move around and get exercise in the fresh outdoors but unfortunately, it also makes you extremely vulnerable, especially when sharing the road with large, heavy vehicles. Drivers have a responsibility to ensure they do everything to keep all bicyclists and pedestrians safe on the road but there are also things you can do.

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#BicycleAccidents #PersonalInjury 

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Car accidents occur more frequently than murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, and most thefts combined. More than once a second, just about every time your heart beats, there is a violent motor vehicle accident in the United States.

All in all, over 5,000,000 Americans each year wish they had left home a little earlier, stayed at the office a few minutes later, or stopped for gas along the way – anything to have avoided being in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

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We rely on the government to provide safekeeping in many different facets, such as road maintenance. Defective road construction, lack of traffic lights and misplaced traffic signs are only some of the ways the government could be held liable for the injuries you sustained.

Learn more about how defective roadways and improper road design can cause an accident:

Have you been injured in an accident? Don’t wait for the statute of limitations to run out. You only have 2 years to file a personal injury case from the day you were injured. If you’re bringing a case against the government, you only have 6 months!

Read more about the time limit here:

#StatuteOfLimitations #StocktonAttorney #PersonalInjury

#Spinalinjuries are oftentimes the most serious injuries sustained during a #caraccidents. They can leave individuals paralyzed, or leave them with lasting pain and a need for therapy.

Learn more about the importance of checking your spine after an auto accident:

Taking a California road trip? From Los Angeles to San Francisco, California has some of the most amazing sights to see, but can also be dangerous, especially when driving through urban areas where livestock and other large animals inhabit.

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#AnimalAccidents #CaliforniaCarAccidents #StocktonPersonalInjury #CaliforniaLaw

Getting injured one someone else's property can get pretty complicated from a legal standpoint. There are three different types of visitors: an invitee, a social guest, and a licensee. Regardless of which one you are, you have the right to safety while on the property.

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#PremisesLiability #StocktonAccidents #PersonalInjuryAttorney

Hit & Run Accidents

Victims of hit and run accidents are likely to feel angry and confused, and it can make the already difficult process of getting the compensation that you deserve seem impossible. We have outlined some general facts about hit and run accidents and procedures for handling these situations to help ensure yourself the best possible outcome.

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Distracted Driving Auto Accidents

As if driving a multi-thousand pound vehicle at 60 miles per hour wasn’t dangerous enough…..

Now half the drivers on the road aren’t even paying attention to what they are doing!!!!

With the advent of the smart phone and the new technological era that it brought along, we have seen distracted driving statistics increase at an alarming rate. The problem with distracted driving is that it directly correlates with the number of automobile accidents that occur every year. As the distracted driving rate goes up, we have more accidents – as it decreases, we have less. The math is simple enough, right?

Unfortunately, stopping the problem is not, and if we choose to be on the road, we will have to deal with it the best we can.

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According to the most recent national crash data, large trucks were involved in over 3,700 fatal crashes, 88,000 injury crashes and 346,000 property damage only crashes in 2014. These numbers are expected to rise as we continue to see an increase in national vehicle miles traveled by large trucks.

Like all accidents, each large truck accident involves its own unique set of circumstances that will determine who is at fault. Unlike most passenger vehicle accidents, there are often more parties involved than just those present at the time of the accident.

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