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San Francisco, CA - One Injured in SF National Hotel Fire at Stevenson & Seventh Sts

Fresno, CA – Two Hospitalized After Serious Pedestrian Accident at Van Ness & Clinton Aves

Fresno, CA (February 9, 2021) – Two people were transported to an area medical center in serious condition after a pedestrian accident that occurred at Van Ness Avenue and Clinton Avenue, said troopers with the California Highway Patrol. The two victims were hospitalized in critical condition on Monday afternoon after they were struck by a van in the Fresno High area. One of the victims, a pedestrian, was pinned under a vehicle after the accident occurred. The crash required the [...]

San Jose, CA - Man Killed in Bicycle Accident at I-880 & E Brokaw Rd

Fresno, CA – Man Killed in Fatal Bicycle Accident at Brentwood & Cedar Aves

Fresno, CA (February 8, 2021) – A bicyclist has died after sustaining a major head injury in an accident that occurred in Fresno County on Monday afternoon. Per reports from the Fresno Police Department, the incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Monday. At that time, a man was riding his bicycle through an alleyway near Brentwood Avenue and crossed over to Cedar Avenue. Police say that the man was thrown from his bike after being hit by a Toyota Camry [...]

San Rafael, CA - Elida Rodriguez Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Fourth & G Sts

San Jose, CA – Man Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Hwy 101 at I-880

San Jose, CA (February 7, 2021) – A 62-year-old man walking along Highway 101 was struck and killed by a pickup truck traveling southbound on the highway late Friday evening, said troopers with the California Highway Patrol. Officers say the man was traveling across US-101, located just south of Interstate 880, around 10:52 p.m. At that time, he was struck by a Ford pickup whose driver was unable to stop to avoid the man. Local EMTs attempted life-saving measures, but [...]

San Francisco, CA - One Injured in SF National Hotel Fire at Stevenson & Seventh Sts

Fremont, CA – Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on Friant Rd at Merrill Ave

Fremont, CA (February 6, 2021) – A 38-year-old man who was walking on Friant Road Saturday morning was killed in a hit-and-run accident. Per reports from the Fresno-area California Highway Patrol, officers arrived at Friant Road near Merrill Avenue around 7:00 a.m. to investigate the crash scene. Officers say the man was walking on the paved shoulder when someone swerved to the right, ran straight into the man, then drove off. CHP authorities say that they’re not sure whether drugs or alcohol [...]

San Francisco, CA - Marvin Hernandez Killed in Head-on Crash on SR 99 at Fulkerth & Lander Aves

San Francisco, CA – Man Killed, Four Injured in Eight-Car Crash on Lake Merced Blvd at Higuera Ave

San Francisco, CA (February 5, 2021) – A pedestrian in a crosswalk was hit and killed in a multi-vehicle crash that occurred near Lake Merced in San Francisco on Thursday morning. Per reports from authorities, the crash happened around 8:00 a.m. at Lake Merced Boulevard and Higuera Avenue, which is located on the western edge of San Francisco State University. Eight cars were involved in the accident, with one of the vehicles hitting a 26-year-old man. He was transported to [...]

San Jose, CA - Man Killed in Bicycle Accident at I-880 & E Brokaw Rd

San Jose, CA – Jose Gastelum Killed in Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident on S First St

San Jose, CA (February 4, 2021) – Police have released further details after a pickup truck driver hit and killed a bicyclist in downtown San Jose early Sunday morning. Authorities say that the fatal collision was reported around 4:30 a.m. on South First Street, located south of Reed Street. According to a report released by the San Jose Police Department, the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado was driving the wrong way on southbound First Street and hit a man riding [...]

San Francisco, CA - One Injured in SF National Hotel Fire at Stevenson & Seventh Sts

Fremont, CA – Alonzo Mendoza Killed, One Injured in Four-Car Crash on I-880 at Warren Ave

Fremont, CA (February 3, 2021) – A man was killed and another person was injured on Wednesday morning, February 3rd, in a chain of vehicle accidents on Interstate 880 that left one car engulfed in flames, authorities said. Per a report released by the Alameda County Coroner’s Office, the man killed was identified as Alonzo Mendoza, 20, of San Jose. He was the only occupant of the car that caught fire, officers with the Alameda County Police Department said. The [...]

Can an undocumented immigrant recover damages in a personal injury action in California?

Yes. If you are here illegally and are injured as a result of someone’s fault, you have similar rights as a United States citizen or a lawful resident to bring a personal injury action and seek damages under California law. While there were some limitations on recovery of damages by undocumented immigrants, both the courts and legislature recently removed those limitations. A typical personal injury action in California includes several types of damages: 1) medical bills for past treatment; 2) [...]

Fresno, CA - Three Killed, Several Injured in Seven-Car Crash on SR 41

What to do after a hit-and-run accident?

A hit-and-run accident is where a driver intentionally flees the scene whiteout providing contact information or rendering aid. If you are a victim of hit-and-run accident, you may feel confused, angry, and frustrated. However, there are some steps that you can take to help you get through this unfortunate situation more smoothly. 1. Call the emergency number If you need medical assistance, your health and health of people involved in the accident should be an absolute priority. In non-injury accidents, the [...]

What to do if the homeowner insurance company denies or lowballs your claim?

When buying homeowner insurance, you are paying for peace of mind to protect yourself from a financial disaster. The disaster does not have to come in a form of hurricane or tsunami. A ruptured water pipe can cause tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. A small kitchen fire can fill in smoke and make your entire home unlivable. A partial collapse can make the entire structure a total loss. Whatever it is, you turn to [...]