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One of the important factors in any personal injury claim is determine “liability,” or responsibility for the injury. Typically, personal injury claims will involve situations in which one person was negligent, and that negligence establishes that person’s liability for the injuries caused to other people in the incident. Often, that negligence is crystal clear. If one car is stopped waiting at a red light and is suddenly rear-ended by a second vehicle, the driver of that second vehicle will almost always be the person found “negligent” or “at fault” for causing the collision.

header3But this isn’t always the case. Imagine, for example, a driver preparing to enter a roadway from a parking lot — there appears to be an opening in traffic for him to safely enter, but as he drives forward he collides with another vehicle that was speeding down the road. In this situation, the driver entering the road should have taken more time to observe traffic to be certain it was safe to move forward, but the speeding driver should also have been operating his vehicle within the speed limit.

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Trucking Accident lawyer  since 1982. My Website is a leading informational portal for every kind of vehicular accident.

Recently, our firm handled a serious case where the driver of an RV rear-ended a truck parked  alongside  a dark,  rural road in the early morning hours. The driver of the RV was killed immediately and we represented the passenger of the RV, who was knocked out and had memory of the accident.

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