truck inspection

Truck drivers in California must follow federal and local regulations to protect themselves and other road users. When truckers fail to uphold these obligations, they are significantly more likely to cause traffic accidents, which often have devastating consequences. This article discusses some of truck drivers’ most frequent safety violations and how our lawyers can help after a truck accident. Hours … Continue reading

businessman texting on his phone while driving

A recent survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that, at any given daylight moment, about 660,000 motorists are using their cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving. These numbers are very concerning, especially when you learn how many people are injured or killed in accidents caused by distracted drivers. What Are the Dangers of Texting … Continue reading

beware of dog sign on house

Delivery workers face daily risks that the general public may not be aware of. Aggressive dogs are one work-related hazard for postal employees, delivery persons, and even Amazon Flex drivers. Dog bites are a leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States, according to Injury Epidemiology, and delivery drivers face a disproportionate risk of dog attacks by the very … Continue reading

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