Dehydration Car Accident

Driving While Dehydrated – Dehydration Related Car Accident

Andrew Mendlin Blog

This Fourth of July weekend marks the first summer holiday weekend when drivers will be hitting the highways and facing congested traffic and long periods behind a wheel.  For those people traveling in California’s Central Valley, a summer holiday weekend usually also includes summer temperatures of 90 degrees Fahrenheit plus and a relentless sun beating down on them as they …

Car Accident Commuting Work Responsible

Car Accident Commuting to Work, Who’s Responsible?

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What time of day do you suppose accounts for more auto accidents than any other?  When are Sacramento streets most congested?  When are people in Stockton or Modesto most likely hurrying to get somewhere?   Right: The daily commute to and from work.  Because more people are out on the roads in the early morning or evening hours, car crashes are …

Highway Guardrail

Injury Caused by Collision with Highway Guardrail

Andrew Mendlin Blog

Who is responsible for injuries to a driver and his or her passengers when that driver crashes his or her vehicle into a freeway guardrail?  One might assume that the driver is responsible since he or she may have negligently driven his or her car into the guardrail or the driver of another motor vehicle that forced the injured driver’s …

where the rubber meets the road

Where The Rubber Meets The Road

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Your car’s tires are the only part of the vehicle that comes into direct contact with the road. As such, they are a critical item helping to ensure your safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there are typically 11,000 tire-related vehicle crashes in the U.S. each year. Making sure your tires are in good condition should, …

How Much Can an Injury Case Be Worth?

How Much Can an Injury Case Be Worth?

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This is a question we frequently get, often in the first phone call from someone recently injured in an accident. There is an answer to this question, but it’s not something that can be determined without some analysis. When we talk about what a Sacramento car accident injury case is “worth” we are either talking about what an insurance company …

An Absentee Parent Can Recover Under California's Wrongful Death Law

An Absentee Parent Can Recover Under California’s Wrongful Death Law

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You are the mother of a 35-year-old daughter. She recently died of fatal injuries arising from a Sacramento car accident along Stockton Boulevard. You have been divorced for 10 years, and your ex-spouse hasn’t seen or talked to your daughter since the divorce. You want to know if you can recover monetary compensation for the loss of your daughter, and …

Texting While Driving in California

Why Is It Illegal To Text and Drive?

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We’ve all heard the warning that texting and driving can be dangerous and leads to car accidents, but why has the California legislature made it illegal. Why is that so? In this busy world we live in, many of us feel the need to multitask in order to just keep up. Why not use that free time we have while …

Car Baby Seat Position

Don’t Turn That Baby!

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It’s a hot summer afternoon in Sacramento, California. Your one-year-old child is positioned in his car seat facing the rear window and seatback. The temperature outside is over 105 degrees Fahrenheit, but it feels like 150 degrees in your car. You are driving southbound on 99, and your baby is strapped in the car seat’s Velcro and buckle restraint system. …

Hit and Run Car Accident Uninsured Motorist

Does Uninsured Motorist Coverage pay for Hit and Run Car Accidents?

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Every now and again, I receive calls from clients who were driving along a freeway, such as Interstate 5 in Stockton, California when another vehicle suddenly veers into their lane, not striking their vehicle, but causing them to turn their car into the median barrier or even worse, into the opposite lane of travel. They suffer bodily injuries and car …