Requirements for a Minor’s Case

California law has different requirements for settling a case for a minor versus an adult.  If the settlement is over a certain dollar amount, the matter must be reviewed and approved by the court.  The money is often required to be placed in a restricted account until the minor reaches the age of majority (18).

Vehicle Fire Safety & the Automobile Firewall

Making vehicle fire safety a priority is a necessity, and one way to address that issue is to bring back the automobile firewall.  Outside of residence fires, the largest number of deaths by fire in the United States occur in vehicles.  One fifth (approximately 300,000) of the 1.6 million fires reported every year in this country are vehicle fires.  While less than ten percent of automobile fires are caused by collisions, those that are caused by collisions are the most deadly – approximately 75% of vehicle fire fatalities involve a collision.  This amounts to roughly 3,000 injuries and 500 deaths.  Contributing factors in many of these casualties are occupant incapacitation, blocked exit, and fast fire progression within the vehicle.

February 2020 Napa Community Events

As a world-known hub of wine culture, Napa is a place that attracts thousands of people every year. This means that there’s always something going on this unique, lively city, and residents don’t need to look far to find exciting events to attend. From music festivals with top artists to local, community-based functions, Napa offers a variety of great opportunities to everyone looking for something fun to do. Those who live in the area may be interested in the following Napa community events.

Anderson Woman Dies in Area Collision

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, an Anderson woman tragically lost her life during an area auto accident. Shasta County officials have not yet reported her identity pending her family’s notification. California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicated that the crash happened in the morning and involved two vehicles. Reportedly, officers are still looking into the incident. Additionally, no other parties suffered trauma during the accident.

Pedestrian Killed in Fair Oaks by a Fleeing Driver

A fatal hit and run accident in Fair Oaks caused by a hit and run driver happened on January 25, 2020. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a 25-year-old man was killed in the crash. The man is identified only as a Sacramento resident at this time. The hit and run accident occurred at about 10:30 in the evening on Fair Oaks Boulevard in the area east of New York Avenue. Police reported that the man was lying in the slow lane of the boulevard when he was struck by a dark-colored sedan.

Eureka Area Hit-and-Run Collision Injures One

On Friday, January 24, 2020, a Eureka area hit-and-run collision left one person with serious injuries. California Highway Patrol (CHP) traffic reports indicated that the accident happened at around 10:15 p.m. on Lucas Street in the small community of Myrtletown just outside of Eureka. Police stated that a blue sedan hit a pedestrian and immediately drove away from the crash scene. Details about the survivor’s injuries have not been reported. Additionally, no other parties were involved in the accident.

Auburn Plane Crash Kills Father and Son

Tragedy struck on Friday, January 24, 2020, when a father and son lost their lives during an Auburn plane crash. The decedents were identified by officials of Placer County as Anthony Lawrence Wright Sr. and Jr., ages 80 and 55, respectively. The pair were both reportedly residents of the community of Meadow Vista. In addition to the decedents, one more person suffered injuries during the incident. My condolences are sent to the grieving Wright family during this difficult time.

One Injured After Rock Hits Windshield in Stockton

One person was injured after a rock hit a windshield of a moving vehicle in Stockton, CA, on the night of January 20, 2020. The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Interstate 5, just south of March Lane. A rock was reportedly thrown and pierced through the front windshield of a vehicle headed northbound on I-5, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The rock struck a front-seat passenger in the head, who was taken to the hospital shortly after for the treatment of unspecified injuries. The CHP has advised that those driving through this area should exercise additional caution as they have received other reports of rocks striking cars. Anyone who has witnessed any suspicious people or behavior in the area is encouraged to call 911.

Upcoming Fairfield Community Events in February 2020

As the largest city in Solano County, the seat of the local government, and the Sacramento Valley’s gateway to the San Francisco Bay Area, Fairfield is a lively place to live. While many residents choose to travel to nearby attractions like the Napa Valley or beautiful Northern California coast, there are plenty of great events going on every week right here in town. To learn more about some excellent upcoming Fairfield community events, check out the following blog.

Statistics on Auto Accidents in Yreka

With a population of just under 8,000 people, Yreka is a small, close-knit community sitting right in the midst of one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in California. Yreka is a great place to live and offers easy access to lakes, hiking trails, and other experiences as well as a relatively calm and laid-back culture. However, just like anywhere, Yreka also has its fair share of vehicle collisions. While a low population means fewer vehicles on the road, there’s always a chance that you will be involved in a serious crash. Those who live in the area may want to learn these statistics about auto accidents in Yreka.