Articles Posted in Personal Injury

Merced County DUI Fatality

A Merced County DUI fatality recently occurred along Pacheco Boulevard and Highway 152 in Los Banos. The incident happened at approximately 3:44 in the morning on March 10 when a white Dodge Challenger was reportedly speeding east on Pacheco Boulevard. At the same time, a westbound Nissan Pathfinder was making a left-hand turn near the intersection of 10th Street. The driver of the Dodge allegedly broadsided the Nissan at more than 100 mph, causing the Nissan to split into two pieces. Three of the four parties in the Nissan, including the driver, were transported to local hospitals for treatment of serious injuries. Sadly, the fourth party of the Nissan was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officials have identified the decedent as 19-year-old Marlyne Vidales of Los Banos. I would like to send my heartfelt sympathy to the loved ones of Ms. Vidales in their time of loss and sorrow.

Stockton Man Killed in Bicycle Accident

A Stockton man was killed in a recent bicycle accident along McDougald Boulevard and Carolyn Weston Boulevard near Weston Ranch. The man was riding his bicycle near the intersection when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle shortly before 8:00 in the morning. The driver of the car stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators, according to the Stockton Police Department. The injured cyclist was transported to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. Sadly, he was pronounced deceased during hospitalization. The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as Martin Garcia, a 35-year-old man from Stockton. I would like to send my healing thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Mr. Garcia in their time of loss and sorrow.

Grass Valley Accident Data

Grass Valley is a lovely town situated in one of the most beautiful areas of California. Residents enjoy a unique, laid-back community located right at the base of the Sierra Mountains. However, even though Grass Valley has a relatively low population, the city still does see car accidents, and when these collisions happen, people are at risk of suffering serious injuries. Accidents can happen for many reasons, and crashes are sometimes out of the control of the people involved. While you may not always be able to avoid an accident, Grass Valley residents can increase their safety by learning about how accidents typically happen in their area.

Leg Injuries Reported in Fresno Pedestrian Accident

A pedestrian was hospitalized for severe leg injuries after being pinned against a light pole by a pickup truck in Fresno on March 18, 2019. The pedestrian accident occurred shortly before 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of Olive Avenue and Blackstone Avenue. Officers from the Fresno Police Department witnessed a pickup truck traveling east along Olive Avenue, swerved and struck a light pole at the intersection. Officers found a pedestrian with both of his legs pinned between the pole and the vehicle. Emergency personnel was contacted to the scene to free the man. He was transported to a local hospital and was reported to be in stable condition.

Turlock Bicycle Accident Injures Man

A bicycle accident near Turlock left a man with major injuries on the night of March 11, 2019. The incident occurred along Greenway Avenue in the vicinity of Lander Avenue, just south of Turlock. A man was riding his bicycle westbound along Greenway Avenue shortly before 6:00 in the evening. At the same time, a big rig was traveling north along Lander Avenue at an estimated speed of 15 mph. The trucker reportedly saw the cyclist near the intersection, braked, and turned to the left to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, his efforts were unsuccessful as the large truck collided with the cyclist. The man riding the bike suffered serious injuries and was transported via ambulance to a hospital in Modesto. An update regarding his condition has not yet been released by officials.

Motorcycle Accident Fatally Injures Ceres Man

A Ceres man passed away in a motorcycle accident near Jamestown on the evening of March 13, 2019. The crash happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. along Highway 120 in the vicinity of O’Byrnes Ferry Road. A man riding a Yamaha motorcycle reportedly entered the oncoming traffic lane to overtake a slower-moving vehicle. While doing so, he was struck by a driver of a Chevrolet Suburban who was also in the process of passing slower traffic. The impact of the collision caused the man to be ejected from the Yamaha, and he landed in the grass and dirt shoulder. The motorist and passenger of the Chevrolet Suburban were uninjured in the crash. Sadly, the biker was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officials have identified the decedent as 45-year-old Joshua Cody Boykin of Ceres. I would like to send my healing thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Mr. Boykin in their time of loss and sorrow.

March 2019 Modesto Community Event Calendar

Winter is coming to a close, and spring is blooming right before our eyes in Modesto, California. Spring can signify a time for spiritual rebirth to many – it is the time of the year when the bare tree limbs begin to grow clusters of leaves when flowers open up and blossom for those around to see, and our whole environment begins to feel like it’s starting over. Who says that humans can’t do the same? This month, surprise yourself by doing something new. Disconnect from your job and home life and reconnect with yourself! Find an event taking place in Modesto and mark the date on your calendar.

Complications of Severe Electrical Injuries

Electricity has had a positive impact on society; however, it is also incredibly dangerous. Statistics published by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) show that numerous people suffer injuries every year in electrical accidents. Some of these can even result in death. According to the statistics:

Surviving Serious Car Accidents

Being in a serious vehicle accident can cause people severe physical injuries in addition to psychological and emotional trauma. When individuals suffer serious injuries, they sometimes have very little time in order to negotiate with negligent parties and/or insurers about the accident. Having a lawyer to represent you is the best way to make sure that your case is being handled the right way in order to ensure you get the payments you deserve for your losses. Having a lawyer take on your case also means having the confidence and time you need to focus on your recovery. Let’s take a brief look at the types of crashes that can happen, the kinds of injuries they cause, and how attorneys can help.

Heart Failure in a Traumatic Accident

The heart is one of the body’s vital organs, and following a traumatic accident, individuals could be diagnosed with heart failure. Heart failure is defined as the body’s inability to pump blood to meet the demands of the body. The body’s organs require oxygen and nutrients which are carried by the blood. This blood comes from the pumping action of the heart. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):