How Common Are Accidents Caused by Truck Drivers?

February 20, 2021 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Truck accidents are some of the deadliest vehicle accidents in the country. Roughly 500,000 truck accidents occur each year in the United States, and truck accidents account for about 11 percent of all vehicle accident fatalities each year. Every driver needs to understand the dangers that large commercial trucks present, and they should know their... Continue Reading

Who Pays the Victim From a Commercial Trucking Accident?

February 19, 2021 by Black & DePaoli, PC
A commercial trucking accident can easily cause far more damage than any collision involving smaller passenger vehicles. Due to the average commercial truck’s size and weight, accidents involving multiple vehicles are more likely, and the injuries sustained by victims are likely to be far worse. If you or a loved one recently sustained injuries and... Continue Reading

Legal Implications of Fatal Trucking Accidents

February 18, 2021 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Any vehicle accident can potentially cause fatal injuries, but accidents involving large commercial trucks tend to cause fatalities at a higher rate due to the size and weight of most large commercial vehicles. If a tractor-trailer, flatbed truck, or commercial delivery vehicle causes a fatal accident, the victim’s family must know their legal options under... Continue Reading

Common Injuries Sustained in California Truck Accidents

February 17, 2021 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Any vehicle accident can cause devastating injuries, but accidents involving large trucks tend to be the most damaging and the most likely to cause catastrophic injuries. All drivers need to know the injuries that can occur due to truck accidents and what to do after they occur. An experienced attorney can help an injured driver... Continue Reading

Top Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents in California

February 16, 2021 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Accidents involving large trucks tend to be some of the most damaging traffic collisions in California. Unfortunately, trucking accidents are more common than most drivers realize, and all drivers must understand how these devastating incidents can happen. Anyone injured in a commercial trucking accident should know how to identify the party or parties responsible for... Continue Reading

Types of Trucks Involved in California Trucking Accidents

February 15, 2021 by Black & DePaoli, PC
California is home to an incredibly busy road network, and each driver has a duty of care to operate their vehicle safely and abide by the traffic laws. Unfortunately, trucking accidents can and do happen every day throughout California, and those involving trucks tend to be the most destructive. All drivers should know the types... Continue Reading

The Challenges of Proving Pain & Suffering After a Car Accident

December 26, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Most Americans are aware that it is possible to secure compensation for “pain and suffering” through a car accident claim or other personal injury lawsuit. However, many do not know how a court can assign a monetary value to something intangible such as physical pain or psychological distress. The reality is that calculating pain and... Continue Reading

Why All Vehicle Crashes are NOT the Same

December 26, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Motor vehicle collisions continue to be a leading cause of accidental deaths and injuries as well as significant property damage across the country. These accidents happen for many different reasons. Any type of vehicle can potentially cause an accident or become involved in an accident due to the actions of other drivers. If you recently... Continue Reading

Common Mistakes to Avoid After a Car accident

December 26, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Car accidents happen all the time in the United States, often resulting in injuries and significant property damage. These incidents can also cause uncertainty when it comes to who is responsible. It is not uncommon for people to experience car accidents and then make critical errors that jeopardize their ability to secure compensation for their... Continue Reading

California Driving Law Updates for 2020

December 26, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
The laws in place in California and throughout the United States are always subject to change, and state legislators recently passed new driving laws affecting all California drivers in 2020. If you have a California driver’s license, it is essential to understand the recent legal changes that have taken effect over the last year to... Continue Reading

Unusual Causes of California Car Accidents

December 26, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Car accidents have been one of the leading causes of accidental injuries and fatalities throughout the United States for many years. While the leading causes of car accidents include driving under the influence, speeding, and cell phone use behind the wheel, serious accidents can also occur from more unusual causes. All California drivers should remain... Continue Reading

Do’s and Don’ts After a Vehicle Accident

November 30, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Although thousands of car accidents occur every day, it is still not common for most people. Generally, drivers don’t know how to proceed after they are in a crash. It is vital to know the proper steps to take if you are involved in an accident so that you don’t make any missteps that could... Continue Reading

Essential Steps to Recovering After a Car Crash

November 30, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
If you have been injured in a car accident, the most important thing to focus on in the immediate future is healing and getting back on your feet. Unfortunately, in the case of severe accidents, this can take a long time. It may require one or more surgeries and months, or even years, of therapy... Continue Reading

The Emotional Impact of a Car Accident

November 30, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
For most individuals, the initial emotional response to a car accident is shock. Sadly, many suffer effects that do not dissipate after a few days and may require some treatment to work through. It is not unusual to feel the emotional impact of an automobile accident for a significant time after the accident occurs. However,... Continue Reading

You May Experience PTSD After a Car Crash

November 30, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
PTSD is one of the lingering effects of car accidents that we don’t often consider. This condition is marked by flashbacks, nightmares, and a sometimes-constant feeling of dread that makes it seem as though the accident is still happening. People often think of PTSD as something that you don’t have to worry about unless you... Continue Reading

Delayed Injury Symptoms After a Vehicle Accident

November 30, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
When you have been in a car accident, you can be affected in many ways. The severity of the accident is one factor that can affect your physical and emotional condition. Even in a very minor collision, the shock you experience can cause lingering problems. Individuals who have been in car crashes often experience disorientation or... Continue Reading

How a Car Accident Can Ruin Your Life

November 30, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
When you’re involved in a fender bender, it often happens quickly. Although you’re shaken up, those involved in minor accidents often have minimal injuries, if any at all. Since these accidents typically happen at slower speeds, the damage to the vehicles involved is also fixable in most cases. Major accidents, however, can be a very... Continue Reading

Common Types of Car Accidents

November 01, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Car accidents are some of the most common causes of injuries and accidental deaths in the United States, and these accidents occur in many different ways. At the Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC, we want Folsom area drivers to know the risks of the road and their legal options after experiencing different types... Continue Reading

What to Do After Being Injured in a Car Accident

November 01, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
The first steps you take following a car accident are crucial if you want to ensure as complete a recovery as possible for your damages. If you have been injured due to another driver’s negligence, your first concern should be your personal health and safety. Knowing what to do immediately after suffering a car accident... Continue Reading

Should I Hire a Car Accident Attorney Immediately?

November 01, 2020 by Black & DePaoli, PC
If you experience a car accident, it’s a good idea to secure legal counsel as soon as possible if you want to be certain that you can fully recover your losses. While some car accident claims may seem very basic and straightforward, there are many unpredictable issues that can arise and complicate your forthcoming legal... Continue Reading

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