motorcycle driving through downtown; high risk area for no-contact accidents

While many motorcycle accidents happen when a bike collides with another vehicle or object, some happen without any contact at all. You might assume that the fault for a no-contact collision would automatically fall upon the rider, but that’s not always the case.  What Is a No-Contact Motorcycle Accident? A motorcyclist might crash even if they were not hit by … Continue reading

Pedestrian about to be struck by red car

One of the best things about the summertime in Sacramento County is the increased opportunity to spend time outdoors. However, if you are out enjoying a walk, it is vital to stay alert to the fact that our area has recently been experiencing a spike in pedestrian accidents. Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Spike during Summer Months? Several factors that make … Continue reading

person taking picture of white car that has ran into their white car in parking garage

Were you injured in a collision in a parking lot? If so, you’re not alone. According to a CBS News report, as many as 1 in 5 accidents occur in parking lots. The National Safety Council estimates that two-thirds of drivers are distracted when driving in common parking areas. Furthermore, an average of 60,000 people are injured, and 500 more … Continue reading

man riding motorcycle at night

One of the most commonly cited reasons for motorcycle accidents is that they are smaller and easier for other motorists to overlook. That means motorcycle riders are particularly at risk of being injured in an accident in low visibility situations like riding after sunset. To reduce your chances of being involved in an accident while riding at night, it is … Continue reading

pot hole in roadway

If you’ve spent a lot of time driving in California, you know how common potholes are and what can happen if your car hits one. In certain circumstances, driving over a pothole can damage your vehicle, trigger a crash, and leave you with significant injuries. Who is responsible if you’re injured because of a pothole? If you hit a pothole … Continue reading

man slipped on wet floor

In a single recent year, hospital ERs treated more than 10 million people nationwide for fall injuries, according to the CDC. Many of these injuries occur in the workplace, and many are entirely preventable. If you’ve been injured after a fall on the job, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC, … Continue reading

car keys and liquor on the table

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately one-third of all traffic-related fatalities involve a drunk driver. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you likely want to know how much compensation you might be able to seek from the at-fault party. Your choice of legal representation could affect the compensation you … Continue reading

persona injury claim form

Unfortunately, people are injured every day in preventable accidents due to negligence. Under California law, injury victims have the right to file personal injury claims to demand financial compensation from the at-fault parties. If you suffered injuries in a car accident, slip and fall, or medical malpractice incident and you believe you’re entitled to compensation, it’s important to understand the … Continue reading