Why You Need a Lawyer for a Semi-Truck Accident Case

November 15, 2019 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Thousands of large trucks rumble down the roads and freeways of California every day, creating numerous threats to others. After a truck accident, victims and their families may require financial compensation, but they will also need proper legal representation. The law firm of Travis G. Black & Associates offers this type of assistance. The Threat... Continue Reading

Why Motorcycle Accidents Result in Major Injuries

October 11, 2019 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Were you recently injured in a motorcycle accident? Accidents involving motorcycles are very common. They account for more than 35 percent of spinal cord injuries every year. They are also prime contenders for causing plenty of other major injuries. If you were in an accident involving a motorcycle, it’s an excellent idea to call a... Continue Reading

5 Tips for Avoiding a Car Accident

September 27, 2019 by Black & DePaoli, PC
The vast majority of traffic crashes result from errors by one or more motorists, and even safe drivers can be victimized by others. If you have experienced an accident that resulted from the negligence of someone else, you may consider seeking monetary damages from the guilty party, but you will need the services of an... Continue Reading

CA Seat Belt Laws: How Will They Affect Your Case?

September 06, 2019 by Black & DePaoli, PC
When you’re injured in a car accident, you’re possibly eligible for compensation if the accident wasn’t your fault. But the story changes if you weren’t wearing a seatbelt during the accident. You risk receiving less compensation or none at all if it’s clear you weren’t wearing a seatbelt. California Seatbelt Law California has strict seatbelt... Continue Reading

Summertime Car Accident Injuries: What to Do Next

July 26, 2019 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Summertime is one of the best seasons to enjoy life. Sunny days and warm nights make driving ideal because of less obstacles such as icy roads and snow. However, despite the ability to drive without cold weather effects, summer accidents can occur unexpectedly. You may be a driver who navigates roads successfully, but all drivers... Continue Reading

Texting and Driving Accidents

April 26, 2019 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Distracted driving occurs when the operator of a motor vehicle is engaged in an activity that diverts his or her attention from driving. That activity might involve texting, talking on a mobile phone, using an infotainment center, eating or even attending to personal grooming. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about... Continue Reading

What to do After a Car Accident?

April 12, 2019 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Those involved in an auto accident, disoriented though they may be at first, will need to take certain steps. These steps will ensure a timely physical recovery for those injured as well as smooth the way for determining legal liability. The side that was not to blame may then, with the guidance of a Folsom... Continue Reading

Car Accidents and Head Injuries: What to Look Out For

January 25, 2019 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Head injuries are among the more serious injuries a person can sustain during an auto accident. Head and brain injury symptoms vary drastically and not all symptoms are noticeable immediately after the accident. Here are a few things you should be on the lookout for as well as a few reasons why you should seek... Continue Reading

Unsafe Lane Changes Lead to Truck Accidents in California

January 18, 2019 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Folsom is located in Sacramento County that has a population of about 1.5 million. Given the area’s population density, truck traffic in and around Folsom is heavy. Many of truck accidents occur in the blind spots of truck drivers. As per the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 410,000 of these types of accidents occur... Continue Reading

Bike Accident Victims of Driver Neglect: What are your rights?

January 11, 2019 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Bike accident victims who suffer injury or death as a result of a driver’s neglect may have a claim for money damages. If the legal elements of a neglect case can be shown, then the victim may recover damages to compensate for various reasons. What should you do if you or a loved one have... Continue Reading

Car Accident Whiplash: What Type of Injuries Can Occur

January 04, 2019 by Black & DePaoli, PC
It takes just a fraction of a second to cause injury, but whiplash from a car accident can cause serious physical damage with lasting effects. The word “whiplash” refers to a variety of neck injuries that involve the soft tissues. Whiplash, which is also called a “neck strain” or a “neck sprain”. If you’re involved... Continue Reading

Lasting Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury in a Car Accident

December 21, 2018 by Black & DePaoli, PC
A spinal cord injury can change a person’s life forever. The spinal cord carries electrical impulses to and from your brain and nervous system. If the cord sustains an injury, its effects can be life altering and permanent. If you or a loved one was in an accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury... Continue Reading

How Minor Rear End Accidents Can Cause Major Injuries

December 07, 2018 by Black & DePaoli, PC
Folsom personal injury lawyers have seen it happen many times. What was thought to be a minor rear end accident resulted in major injuries for the motorists involved and their passengers. Black & DePaoli has dealt with many cases where a small collision caused endless pain and suffering for a client. Just because an accident was... Continue Reading

Distracted Driving

November 30, 2018 by Black & DePaoli, PC
The United States sees about 2.5 million car accidents each year, according to DistractedDriverAccidents.com. 1.6 million of them involve cell phone distractions while different forms of distraction cause other incidents. All states are cracking down on their handling of distracted driving incidents. The following is some information about distracted driving that may be able to... Continue Reading

Driverless Cars: The Future is Almost Here

January 10, 2018 by Black & DePaoli, PC
In the past few years the number of traffic accidents have been devastating all over the country. Many of these accidents are the result of a distracted driver. There now seems to be a greater push in the technology world to make cars safer, and drivers more aware. The technology in automobiles have come a long way over the past several years, they are not quite driverless yet, but they are getting close. Vehicles now come equipped with, lane change detection, auto-slow-down cruise control, blind spot detection... Continue Reading

Winter Travel Safety Tips

January 09, 2018 by Black & DePaoli, PC
It’s winter time and there are many people out on the roads traveling to see friends and family. Between the Holidays and the Winter Road conditions, roads can get very busy, and the weather can create circumstances that we don’t usually have to think about! During these winter months it is incredibly important to be... Continue Reading

Should you Hire a Lawyer after a Car Accident?

November 15, 2017 by Black & DePaoli, PC
After a car accident many people hope to resolve the claims that arise from the accident on their own, but those that attempt to resolve these claims on their own are often left wondering if they need a lawyer to assist them. Whether or not you need a lawyer depends on the extent of your... Continue Reading

Buying the Appropriate Auto Insurance!

October 17, 2017 by Black & DePaoli, PC
California Personal Injury Lawyers What type of coverage are you going to wish you had if you get in an Auto Accident? So many people just call an agent and try to find the cheapest deal, then they find themselves involved in an accident and now they pay. If you are on a budget you... Continue Reading

What you should know if you’ve been involved in an Auto Accident in California

May 10, 2017 by Black & DePaoli, PC
When you are involved in an accident and you are injured there are certain questions that every injured party wants answered. Some of this information and the corresponding insurance terms can be confusing, and rightfully so since often times this information has never been explained to you. In order to pursue a claim against the... Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injuries

December 01, 2016 by Black & DePaoli, PC
If you or a family member or friend has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an automobile accident or a slip and fall, trying to understand your legal options can be a very difficult task. Simply understanding the challenges they may face while trying to live with this new condition is in... Continue Reading


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