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CA crash lawyerSerious injuries can happen in even a minor car accident. In the aftermath, there is the rush of dealing with police, other drivers, and medical providers responsible for your treatment. At first, it may be hard to comprehend what actually occurred. In time, you could find that thoughts of the crash come up when you least expect them, such as at work or when you are trying to sleep. You may also find yourself relieving the sensation of impact or obsessing over the threat that another crash will occur. As experienced car accident attorneys in San Jose, we frequently see these types of trauma symptoms in clients we represent. It is important to be aware of the emotional impacts collisions can have on you and the types of compensation you may be entitled to as a result.

Car Accidents and Post Traumatic Stress

As car accidents are unexpected, violent events, it is natural to feel somewhat in shock afterwards. Particularly if you or your passengers suffer injuries as a result, it is understandable for it to take some time to recover emotionally. However, there are an unfortunate number of cases where the shock, sadness, and anxiety you feel over a crash only seems to intensify with time.

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, post-traumatic stress is something that many car accident victims end up suffering from. It involves intrusive thoughts, emotional disturbances, and the feeling that you are reliving the accident over and over. Common symptoms include:

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CA crash lawyerCar accidents are complex events. There are often numerous factors that may have contributed to a crash. In many cases, an investigation will show that one of the parties engaged in reckless driving behaviors which are ultimately responsible for the collision and any injuries that occurred. In cases involving multi-vehicle car accidents, determining fault can prove far more challenging. Blame may be shared among multiple parties, including you. However, this does not prevent you from getting the compensation you are entitled to for the injuries you suffer.

San Jose Police Officer, Others Injured in Multi-Vehicle Car Accident

A recent multi-vehicle car accident in San Jose left a police officer and others involved suffering potentially serious injuries. Emergency crews responded to the scene of the collision, which occurred during the late afternoon hours in the Jackson Avenue/McKee Road area. It involved multiple drivers and left several people injured. Among the victims was an off duty San Jose Police Department officer.

Those with injuries were taken to San Jose Regional Medical Center. Law enforcement is still investigating the incident and has not released any additional details on the officer, the other victims involved, or the suspected cause of the crash.

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CA accident lawyerCar accidents generally occur due to reckless driving on the part of other motorists. Failure to follow traffic rules and regulations puts everyone at risk and one of the most dangerous driving behaviors is running red lights. To raise awareness, a national group has designated the first full week in August as National Stop On Red Week. The following highlights what you need to know to keep yourself and your passengers safe.

National Stop on Red Week

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) is partnering with local and federal traffic safety agencies in sponsoring Stop on Red Week August 5 through 11, 2019. The goal is to educate the public about the dangers of red-light running and how it most commonly occurs. Disregarding red lights and other traffic signals may be something you associate with drivers who routinely flaunt the law and public safety. The fact is red-light running is a common behavior among those who are otherwise safe and law-abiding drivers.

How many times have you approached an intersection when the light was yellow and stepped on the gas to catch it before it changed to red? According to the NCSR, roughly half of all drivers admit to doing this and one in four do so on a regular basis. Running a yellow light or going through as it turns red is often just as dangerous and likely to result in a car accident. Other important facts about red-light running include:

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CA accident lawyerCar accidents generally occur due to reckless driving on the part of other motorists. Failure to follow traffic rules and regulations puts everyone at risk and one of the most dangerous driving behaviors is running red lights. To raise awareness, a national group has designated the first full week in August as National Stop On Red Week. The following highlights what you need to know to keep yourself and your passengers safe.

National Stop on Red Week

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) is partnering with local and federal traffic safety agencies in sponsoring Stop on Red Week August 5 through 11, 2019. The goal is to educate the public about the dangers of red-light running and how it most commonly occurs. Disregarding red lights and other traffic signals may be something you associate with drivers who routinely flaunt the law and public safety. The fact is red-light running is a common behavior among those who are otherwise safe and law-abiding drivers.

How many times have you approached an intersection when the light was yellow and stepped on the gas to catch it before it changed to red? According to the NCSR, roughly half of all drivers admit to doing this and one in four do so on a regular basis. Running a yellow light or going through as it turns red is often just as dangerous and likely to result in a car accident. Other important facts about red-light running include:

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CA injury lawyerSport utility vehicles (SUVs) were once associated with ‘soccer moms’ and criticized for being gas guzzlers. Today, the industry has redesigned these vehicles to be more appealing to a larger number of people. Many now offer greater fuel efficiency, smaller overall design, and features such as automatic sliding doors, removable seats, and four-wheel drive capabilities. This makes them a popular choice among families as well as carpoolers and people who use them for hauling objects or taking on camping trips. Unfortunately, the convenience SUVs offer comes at a cost in terms of safety. Despite new advances, rollovers continue to be a problem. These types of car accidents can end up causing serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. The following highlights a recent rollover accident in the Bay Area and some of the common reasons why these accidents occur.

One Killed, Another Seriously Injured by Rollover Accident in San Jose

A rollover accident that recently occurred on State Highway 87 in San Jose has left one person dead and another suffering severe injuries. A call came into police that an SUV had overturned near Taylor Street off-ramp. Investigators report the driver was headed north when he encountered traffic. He swerved to avoid crashing into other vehicles and hit a sound wall at the interchange instead. The SUV he was driving rolled over as a result.

There were as many as five people in the vehicle. A male passenger was reportedly killed in the crash, while a woman was rushed to the hospital with severe injuries. The driver and other passengers were unharmed. There is no word yet on the contributing factors or whether the driver will face any criminal charges.

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CA injury lawyerSport utility vehicles (SUVs) were once associated with ‘soccer moms’ and criticized for being gas guzzlers. Today, the industry has redesigned these vehicles to be more appealing to a larger number of people. Many now offer greater fuel efficiency, smaller overall design, and features such as automatic sliding doors, removable seats, and four-wheel drive capabilities. This makes them a popular choice among families as well as carpoolers and people who use them for hauling objects or taking on camping trips. Unfortunately, the convenience SUVs offer comes at a cost in terms of safety. Despite new advances, rollovers continue to be a problem. These types of car accidents can end up causing serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. The following highlights a recent rollover accident in the Bay Area and some of the common reasons why these accidents occur.

One Killed, Another Seriously Injured by Rollover Accident in San Jose

A rollover accident that recently occurred on State Highway 87 in San Jose has left one person dead and another suffering severe injuries. A call came into police that an SUV had overturned near Taylor Street off-ramp. Investigators report the driver was headed north when he encountered traffic. He swerved to avoid crashing into other vehicles and hit a sound wall at the interchange instead. The SUV he was driving rolled over as a result.

There were as many as five people in the vehicle. A male passenger was reportedly killed in the crash, while a woman was rushed to the hospital with severe injuries. The driver and other passengers were unharmed. There is no word yet on the contributing factors or whether the driver will face any criminal charges.

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CA injury lawyerThere are many people who deal daily with the devastating effects of chronic illnesses and diseases. Even if these do not affect someone’s ability to work or enjoy other activities, it can impact their driving skills. Driving with certain types of medical conditions or under the influence of medications can increase the risk of car accidents and injuries. A recent fatal crash in San Jose highlights the potential dangers.

Medical Conditions Caused Fatal Rear End Accident

A rear end collision in Santa Clara claimed the life of a San Jose man. The man was stopped at the intersection of southbound Scott Boulevard at Jay Street just before 9:30 a.m. on a recent Friday morning when he was struck by a driver in a GMC Acadia from behind. The force of the impact caused extensive damage to the victim's vehicle and pushed him into the intersection. While he was taken to a local hospital for treatment, his injuries ended up proving fatal.

The GMC driver and a passenger in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital as well and treated for only minor injuries. Police are still investigating the matter but they claim that an undefined medical emergency suffered by the GMC driver was to blame for the crash.

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CA injury lawyerThere are many people who deal daily with the devastating effects of chronic illnesses and diseases. Even if these do not affect someone’s ability to work or enjoy other activities, it can impact their driving skills. Driving with certain types of medical conditions or under the influence of medications can increase the risk of car accidents and injuries. A recent fatal crash in San Jose highlights the potential dangers.

Medical Conditions Caused Fatal Rear End Accident

A rear end collision in Santa Clara claimed the life of a San Jose man. The man was stopped at the intersection of southbound Scott Boulevard at Jay Street just before 9:30 a.m. on a recent Friday morning when he was struck by a driver in a GMC Acadia from behind. The force of the impact caused extensive damage to the victim's vehicle and pushed him into the intersection. While he was taken to a local hospital for treatment, his injuries ended up proving fatal.

The GMC driver and a passenger in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital as well and treated for only minor injuries. Police are still investigating the matter but they claim that an undefined medical emergency suffered by the GMC driver was to blame for the crash.

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CA accident lawyerNumerous factors can contribute to car accidents and there may be multiple drivers involved. The actions of one motorist can end up causing a chain reaction, eventually involving numerous other cars and potentially serious injuries. In these situations, it requires a thorough investigation to determine all those who may be responsible so that you can get the compensation you are entitled to in a claim.

San Jose Multi-Vehicle Crash Proves Fatal

On October 28, 2018, CBS SF Bay Area reported on a multi-vehicle accident which occurred in San Jose. It happened on Interstate Highway 280 at roughly 4:00 a.m., a time when traffic is not typically heavy. Involving a total of four different vehicles, it killed one of the drivers while leaving several others with potentially serious injuries.

Preliminary investigations by the California Highway Patrol show the multi-vehicle crash occurred in the following sequence:

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CA accident lawyerNumerous factors can contribute to car accidents and there may be multiple drivers involved. The actions of one motorist can end up causing a chain reaction, eventually involving numerous other cars and potentially serious injuries. In these situations, it requires a thorough investigation to determine all those who may be responsible so that you can get the compensation you are entitled to in a claim.

San Jose Multi-Vehicle Crash Proves Fatal

On October 28, 2018, CBS SF Bay Area reported on a multi-vehicle accident which occurred in San Jose. It happened on Interstate Highway 280 at roughly 4:00 a.m., a time when traffic is not typically heavy. Involving a total of four different vehicles, it killed one of the drivers while leaving several others with potentially serious injuries.

Preliminary investigations by the California Highway Patrol show the multi-vehicle crash occurred in the following sequence:

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CA injury lawyerFor pedestrians, being struck by a motor vehicle can result in serious and potentially life-threatening personal injuries. In many cases, it is the reckless actions of drivers who are to blame in these collisions. For victims, getting compensation in a claim can help offset the medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages they suffer. In the event injuries prove fatal, holding the at-fault driver accountable can help give grieving family members a sense of justice.

When these types of tragic events involve hit and run accidents, this can end up proving challenging. Witnesses to the accident are often invaluable in providing information that can lead to apprehending these suspects. In the case of a recent fatal hit and run accident in San Jose, witnesses went one step further, preventing a potential hit and run driver from fleeing the scene.

Fatal Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident in San Jose

Over the recent Thanksgiving weekend, a fatal pedestrian accident happened on the Capitol Expressway in San Jose. The collision occurred on Saturday, November 24, 2018, when an identified female was hit by a 2018 Ford truck traveling in the eastbound lanes. Investigators report that after striking the victim, the 39-year-old San Jose driver attempted to leave the scene.

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CA injury lawyerFor pedestrians, being struck by a motor vehicle can result in serious and potentially life-threatening personal injuries. In many cases, it is the reckless actions of drivers who are to blame in these collisions. For victims, getting compensation in a claim can help offset the medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages they suffer. In the event injuries prove fatal, holding the at-fault driver accountable can help give grieving family members a sense of justice.

When these types of tragic events involve hit and run accidents, this can end up proving challenging. Witnesses to the accident are often invaluable in providing information that can lead to apprehending these suspects. In the case of a recent fatal hit and run accident in San Jose, witnesses went one step further, preventing a potential hit and run driver from fleeing the scene.

Fatal Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident in San Jose

Over the recent Thanksgiving weekend, a fatal pedestrian accident happened on the Capitol Expressway in San Jose. The collision occurred on Saturday, November 24, 2018, when an identified female was hit by a 2018 Ford truck traveling in the eastbound lanes. Investigators report that after striking the victim, the 39-year-old San Jose driver attempted to leave the scene.

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CA injury lawyerThe reckless driving behaviors of motorists, such as distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence, are a leading cause of car accidents and injuries in San Jose and throughout the country. However, there are often other, contributing factors involved, which can put drivers at risk. In San Jose, crumbling roads are not only an eyesore and hard on your vehicle, but they can also increase your risks of a crash.

San Jose Named Among 10 Worst Cities for Road Conditions

While city managers seek funding for making infrastructure improvements, residents are left to drive on roads that are often potholed, covered in gravel, and in general need for repair. Unfortunately, the situation is direr than you may think. According to a November 2018 CheatSheet report, San Jose has been named among the 10 worst cities in the nation in terms of having bad roads.

The report lists San Jose as third in the country, falling behind Los Angeles and San Francisco, in terms of having the largest percentage of crumbling roads and highways in America. Traffic and road surveys indicate that roughly six out of every 10 roadways in the area are in dire need of maintenance and repair. This has the following impacts on drivers:

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CA injury lawyerThe reckless driving behaviors of motorists, such as distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence, are a leading cause of car accidents and injuries in San Jose and throughout the country. However, there are often other, contributing factors involved, which can put drivers at risk. In San Jose, crumbling roads are not only an eyesore and hard on your vehicle, but they can also increase your risks of a crash.

San Jose Named Among 10 Worst Cities for Road Conditions

While city managers seek funding for making infrastructure improvements, residents are left to drive on roads that are often potholed, covered in gravel, and in general need for repair. Unfortunately, the situation is direr than you may think. According to a November 2018 CheatSheet report, San Jose has been named among the 10 worst cities in the nation in terms of having bad roads.

The report lists San Jose as third in the country, falling behind Los Angeles and San Francisco, in terms of having the largest percentage of crumbling roads and highways in America. Traffic and road surveys indicate that roughly six out of every 10 roadways in the area are in dire need of maintenance and repair. This has the following impacts on drivers:

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CA injury lawyerThere are numerous dangerous behaviors which most drivers try to avoid. Speeding, disregarding traffic signs and signals, and driving distracted or under the influence are all actions which are known to increase car accident risks. However, many people are unaware of the dangers involved with driving while excessively tired and fatigued. A national campaign aims at raising awareness of the problem and the potential risks.

National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Many of us maintain busy schedules, with work, school, family, or social obligations which keep us from getting a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, few are aware of how this can impact driving ability. As part of a yearly campaign, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) aims at shedding light on this serious problem. Held annually the first full week in November, Drowsy Driving Awareness Week coordinates efforts between law enforcement and public safety officials, to make highways and roads safer across the U.S.

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CA injury lawyerThere are numerous dangerous behaviors which most drivers try to avoid. Speeding, disregarding traffic signs and signals, and driving distracted or under the influence are all actions which are known to increase car accident risks. However, many people are unaware of the dangers involved with driving while excessively tired and fatigued. A national campaign aims at raising awareness of the problem and the potential risks.

National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Many of us maintain busy schedules, with work, school, family, or social obligations which keep us from getting a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, few are aware of how this can impact driving ability. As part of a yearly campaign, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) aims at shedding light on this serious problem. Held annually the first full week in November, Drowsy Driving Awareness Week coordinates efforts between law enforcement and public safety officials, to make highways and roads safer across the U.S.

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San Jose criminal defense attorneys, hit and run accident, car accident injuries, severe criminal penalties, hit and run chargesMotor vehicle accidents can happen when you least expect them. They may be due to reckless driving behaviors on the part of others, such as making sudden stops or failing to yield, or due to your own errors in judgement, such as driving distracted or under the influence. Whatever the cause and circumstances surrounding a crash, it is important to stop immediately at the scene to protect yourself against criminal charges. Hit and run is a serious matter in San Jose and throughout California. In addition to being liable for injuries others suffer as the result of your actions, you could end up facing severe criminal penalties. 

San Jose Driver Charged With Hit and Run after Multi-Vehicle Accident

A recent accident involving a pick up truck along Vine Street in downtown San Jose set off a chain reaction, resulting in serious injuries for several drivers and passengers, along with causing extensive damage to six other vehicles. ABC7 reported on the accident, which occurred just after midnight on June 28, 2018.

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San Jose criminal defense attorneys, hit and run accident, car accident injuries, severe criminal penalties, hit and run chargesMotor vehicle accidents can happen when you least expect them. They may be due to reckless driving behaviors on the part of others, such as making sudden stops or failing to yield, or due to your own errors in judgement, such as driving distracted or under the influence. Whatever the cause and circumstances surrounding a crash, it is important to stop immediately at the scene to protect yourself against criminal charges. Hit and run is a serious matter in San Jose and throughout California. In addition to being liable for injuries others suffer as the result of your actions, you could end up facing severe criminal penalties. 

San Jose Driver Charged With Hit and Run after Multi-Vehicle Accident

A recent accident involving a pick up truck along Vine Street in downtown San Jose set off a chain reaction, resulting in serious injuries for several drivers and passengers, along with causing extensive damage to six other vehicles. ABC7 reported on the accident, which occurred just after midnight on June 28, 2018.

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San Jose personal injury attorneys, broken bones,  slips and falls, car accident injuries,  permanent disabilitiesBroken bones are a common type of personal injury, and can occur as the result of slips and falls or due to car accidents involving other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. While painful, the regularity with which they occur often causes victims to underestimate their serious nature. Without proper medical treatment and ongoing follow up care, complications can arise that result in permanent disabilities.

Treatment for Broken Bones 

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), despite their rigid nature skeletal bones are generally somewhat flexible, and it can take significant force or impact for them to break completely in half. Even when they do, the edges may not line up together, or the brake may run vertically, rather than horizontally. With more severe impacts, the bone may actually splinter or shatter into multiple pieces, thus making it even more difficult to repair. Depending on the type of injury suffered, treatment for broken bones may include the following:

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San Jose personal injury attorneys, broken bones,  slips and falls, car accident injuries,  permanent disabilitiesBroken bones are a common type of personal injury, and can occur as the result of slips and falls or due to car accidents involving other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. While painful, the regularity with which they occur often causes victims to underestimate their serious nature. Without proper medical treatment and ongoing follow up care, complications can arise that result in permanent disabilities.

Treatment for Broken Bones 

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), despite their rigid nature skeletal bones are generally somewhat flexible, and it can take significant force or impact for them to break completely in half. Even when they do, the edges may not line up together, or the brake may run vertically, rather than horizontally. With more severe impacts, the bone may actually splinter or shatter into multiple pieces, thus making it even more difficult to repair. Depending on the type of injury suffered, treatment for broken bones may include the following:

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