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Why Should I Contact a Norwalk Car Accident Attorney If I was Injured in a Accident?

Car accidents often result in personal injuries to occupants of vehicles. When a driver was negligent in their behavior and caused injuries to others in a car accident, then money damages can be pursued against the irresponsible driver. Many victims of these types of accidents rely on insurance companies to settle the damages, or they merely take care of the expenses themselves. Drivers who are injured in car accidents should know that the law may allow them to recover money damages beyond those which insurance providers typically pay. A Norwalk car accident attorney from Guldjian Law can provide legal advice to persons injured in car accidents to ensure you receive a fair settlement.

A Norwalk personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights in a car accident claim. Insurance companies have little incentive to pay, so they often minimize your damages or fail to compensate for damages. A car accident attorney can help you identify what damages you sustained that are recognized by the law. A car accident attorney can help you determine what a fair settlement would be to compensate for all of the damages you suffer. By working with a car accident attorney, you will have an experienced advocate fighting for your best interests.

In some car accident claims, injured persons become overwhelmed by the legal jargon and intimidating tactics of other parties. When you hire a car accident attorney, your attorney represents you in the claim so you do not have to stress out about the complicated process. Your attorney can help explain the process, so you will have greater peace of mind and understanding.

If a fair settlement cannot be reached, then a car accident attorney can pursue your claim for damages through the court. An experienced attorney will ensure that your case complies with the procedural and legal requirements. They will also make arguments on your behalf. An attorney can help you gather the necessary evidence to prove the negligence of the other driver and to show that you are entitled to damages.

The experienced legal team at Guldjian Law is available to assist and represent persons injured in car accidents in Norwalk, California. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Guldjian Law to schedule a consultation with an experienced Norwalk car accident attorney. They can answer your questions and can help you determine if your case is eligible for money damages.

Can I Drive While High on Marijuana in Seattle, Wa?

THE BASIC FACTS FOR ANYONE CAUGHT DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA

Can you drive while high on marijuana in the state of Washington? The answer is no, yes marijuana is legal for recreational use, but it also comes with strict laws. As of 2014, if you are 21 years old or older, you can purchase medical marijuana for recreational uses. You are only allowed to have 1 ounce on your person.

You are permitted to offer the marijuana you buy to others; but, you are not allowed to sell it anytime for a profit. This is against the law. You have to use the marijuana in your home. You are not authorized to smoke it freely in public places, nor are you permitted to drive under the influence of it either.

DUI LAWS

If you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol here in Washington, you will be issued with a DUI. What type of penalty will you be facing? It all depends on the severity of what you have been caught with. The offense can be met with anything from a small fine and revoking the license to jail time. Let’s have a look down below.

1)If you are 21 years of age and older, your BAC(Blood Alcohol Level)has to be at a 0.08%.
2)If you are driving a commercial vehicle, with a BAC at 0.04%
3)If you are 21 years of age or younger, the limit is set to 0.02%.

Now, you can receive separate notifications for the same DUI situation. If you are arrested for the DUI, your license will be taken away. It will be suspended starting from 60 days after the arrest. Mow depending on the severity, you could have your license suspended for at least 90 days to 2 years.

WHAT ABOUT THE COURTS

Your case could be severe enough to warrant court time. Once you reach the courts, your fate could have other determining factors. Mostly, though, the charges will be as followed:

1)If your BAC level is up to or beyond the 0.15% range, you could face a license suspension up to 90 days. You could also face jail time anywhere from 1 day to 1 year. The fines could range anywhere from $940-5,000.

2)If the levels or beyond 0.15% you could face jail time from 2 days to 1 year. Your license could also be suspended for one year.

If you refuse to take the test, things will get worse. Take the above scenarios and double them.

MARIJUANA LAWS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

As of 2014, if you are 21 years old or older, you can purchase medical marijuana for recreational uses. You are only allowed to have 1 ounce on your person. You can offer the marijuana you buy to others; but, you are not permitted to sell it anytime for a profit. This is against the law. You have to use the marijuana in your home. You are not allowed to smoke it freely in public places, nor are you authorized to drive under the influence of it either. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana in Seattle, contact our Seattle DUI attorney immediately.

Woman Dead After Struck by Metrolink Train In Rancho Cucamonga.

A Rancho Cucamonga woman, 88, was killed after a Metrolink train hit her vehicle Tuesday around 12 p.m., according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials.

The crash was reported before 12:30 pm on the tracks close to Vineyard Avenue and 8th St., leading to 8th St. being closed between Hellman and Vineyard avenues, the Sheriff’s reports claim.

The woman was killed in her vehicle as she was struck by the train; she is a Rancho Cucamonga resident, authorities said.

It remains unapparent whether the vehicle was attempting to cross the tracks before the train arrived or not.

The incident resulted in at least one additional Los Angeles-bound train being delayed, according to Scott Johnson of Metrolink.

75 passengers were onboard the train at the time of the crash; the train was traveling eastbound to San Bernardino.

Scott Johnson stated the crossing arms were down, and the lights and alarms were working properly before the crash.

If you or a loved one have been in an accident and are seeking professional help, contacting an experienced, professional law attorney from the law offices of Guldjian Law APC will allow you to gain insight on your accident and help decide whether to pursue legal action.

 

 

One Dead in Fatal Santa Ana Car Accident

On the morning of August 7th, a man in his early twenties was killed while attending to his broken down car. This tragic accident occurred in Santa Ana on the southbound 5 Freeway.

The man was determined to be Juan Cuevas-Camano, a local of Lake Forest, California.

According to California Highway Patrol, Cuevas-Camano had pulled his Honda Accord off the road and stepped out after an accident. Neither his emergency flashers or headlights were on upon the fatal crash that followed.

Cuevas-Camano was hit and killed by a Toyota RAV4 traveling at reasonable speeds while attempting to push his vehicle to a safe location.

The 59-year-old woman driving the RAV4 was diagnosed with no critical injuries. The California Highway Patrol said she was not taken into custody following the accident.

The investigation of the crash called for the closure of the Grand Avenue Highway.  The freeway was reopened approximately 3 hours following the collision.

If you, a close friend, or a family member has been involved in an accident, please contact our trained Orange County California personal injury attorneys to see if you qualify for compensation. Our law firm offers FREE car accident consultations to help determine if you may be entitled to compensation for injuries sustained in a Santa Ana area accident.

Drowsy Driving Is Drunk Driving

Good drivers don’t drive under the influence. Drunk driving has been highly advertised to the point where most reasonable people are aware of its effects and will make sure to avoid turning the key, most adults drink with friends or at a bar meaning there will most likely be at least one other supervision which is better than none.

‘A car crashed and turned over to its side on Highway 14 after the driver fell asleep at the wheel, Vancouver, WA.’

‘Drowsy driver caused crash that killed two people along Highway 9 near Marysville.’

‘A motorcyclist died Sunday night in an accident on Interstate 405, caused by the driver of a car who fell asleep at the wheel.’

These are few of the many incidents that appeared from a simple google search with the keywords: drowsy driving Washington State. These are harsh results from societal exhaustion. Due to the economy and wealth distribution system; people are working longer hours, a surging increase in sleep apnea and acute insomnia in adults, and high school and college students stay up for in 24-48 hours intermittently to study for tests or finish papers.

Sleep deprivation and automobile use is a fatal combination. There were 10 deaths and 77 serious injuries in Washington during 2013 that were declared caused by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. Drowsy drivers are involved in an estimated 21% of all fatal crashes. Nationwide, drowsy drivers have caused 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries and more than 100,000 accidents each year, according to the AAA Foundation.

A study by researchers in Australia showed that being awake for 18 hours produced an impairment equal to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .05, and .10 after 24 hours; .08 is considered legally drunk in Washington state.

The only way to change the mindset and habits about driving without having slept in over 20 hours is to implement laws and penalties, similar to drunk driving prevention three decades ago. Every Washington driver, every law enforcement, every judge needs to fully grasp the seriousness of drowsy driving. There needs to be change.

Drowsy driving kills, injures and shatters lives just the same as drunk drivers do. Ask the family and friends of those lost or injured due to drowsy driving. Just ask my cousin.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident contact the experienced Vancouver personal injury attorneys from Caron, Colven, Robinson, & Shafton (CCRS) Law. CCRS Law has been successful in representing clients who have been involved in truck, car, pedestrian, motorcycle and other accidents in Vancouver WA.

Deaf Driver On Trial Reckless Driving Comic-Con

The trial of a deaf driver who pummelled into a group of people in the streets of San Diego during the 2014 Comic-Con “Zombie Walk” event, critically injuring a woman, delegations continue Tuesday.

The conviction of Matthew Pocci, currently being prosecuted for reckless driving, will be apparent soon. The case is deciding whether Pocci drove through the Zombie Walk participants out of anger and frustration, or whether he was frightened and panicking, losing control of his vehicle intending no harm.

This Monday, Pocci attended the stand for a final tie, retelling his interpretation of the story. He claims he didn’t believe a sign language interpreter, who assisted with the statements in his police report, understood what he wanted to say when the documents were filed.

“I’m fluent; I use my body, I use my signs, I use my facial expressions for everything, ” Pocci added through an ALS interpreter. “And how he was trying to interpret what I was saying, I’m not really sure that he got everything correct.”

Pocci claims being alarmed after looking back over the police report. “When I saw the police report, I said, ‘I never said that,'” Pocci testified.

Officer Jeff Gross from the San Diego Police Department, the ALS interpreter Pocci refers to, testified that of the incident he was ALS certified after he passed the test 10 before the crash but did not take the necessary classes to have his certification up to date.

Gross explains he thought Pocci signed the word “anger” and asked for clarification in which Pocci spelled out “frustration” by signing. Pocci was “frustrated” due to not being able to communicate with the crowd in his preference.

During Campbell’s testimony, Pocci wiped tears from his eyes as the victim recounted the terrifying ordeal

Prosecutors claim Pocci was angry and impatient when he ran into Campbell at the others, but the defense proclaims Pocci was frightened by the people dressed in zombie costumes and panicked, driving into the

If you or a loved one have been in a San Diego accident, contact personal injury lawyer from Guldjian Law APC for a free first-time inquiry about your accident, learn how experienced and professional attorneys can help you determine whether you are entitled to legal compensation.

Guldjian Law has also been proudly representing clients from Chula Vista, Carlsbad and El Cajon.

Motorcyclist Collides With Pickup In Deadly Crash

North Portland Sunday night a motorcyclist died after being in a crash with a pickup truck, according to police.

The motorcyclist was Joshua Michael Terry, and he died later at the scene of the incident at around 8:30 p.m. at the 6100 block of N. Marine Drive. The 20-year-old motorcyclist was accompanied by additional cyclists and were heading east from Kelly Point Park when the collision occurred.

Investigators believe Terry and the others, members of a car and motorcycle enthusiast group called Red Door Meet, were travelling more than 100 mph at the time, evidence concludes one rider performed a wheelie.

When authorities arrived, they discovered both Terry and the 24-year-old driver of the pickup truck suffering from life-threatening injuries. The pickup truck was headed east from Kelly Point Park as well; the truck did a U-turn on Marine Drive. The motorcyclist, Terry, slammed into the side of the pickup, instantly killing him and severely injuring the pickup driver.

The investigation is still ongoing, and no apparent citations have been issued as of now.

Accidents, unfortunately, occur at any time and anywhere. Taking the necessary driving precautions allows you to react accordingly to obstructions, vehicles and weather-inflicted road conditions.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident contact the experienced Vancouver personal injury attorneys from Caron, Colven, Robinson, & Shafton (CCRS) Law. CCRS Law has been successful in representing clients who have been involved in truck, car, pedestrian, motorcycle and other accidents in Vancouver WA.

 

Accident Involving 19 Marines Leaves 6 Marines Critically Injured And One Dead

Friday, a vehicle rollover accident injures 18 Marines, six of which were listed in critical condition. A multi-ton truck carrying the Marines flipped onto a paved road at Camp Pendleton, killing a 21-year-old corporal who was from Louisiana, according to officials.

Luckily, eight of the troops sustained no injuries, and four were treated and discharged from the medical facilities in San Diego County with no life-altering injuries, the Marine Corps. said. 1st Lieutenant Colleen McFadden said all the 19 Marines were from the 1st Marine Division.

The identity of the killed Marine was released by the Marine Corps. Shortly after the accident in a statement, his name was Bryan Michael Lauw from Denham Springs, Louisiana.

Lauw was an anti-tank missileman from the division’s 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. He served aboard an assault ship in Central America and South America during his career.

“After this tragic training accident, our first concern is for the welfare of our deceased Marine, the injured and their families,” Maj. General Daniel J. O’Donohue, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, said in a statement Friday. “They are held close in our hearts and prayers.”

The accident remains under investigation. The trucks are commonly used to transport Marines and supplies, however it is unclear whether it hit something, experienced a mechanical failure or was traveling at a high speed that afternoon on Basilone Road. There were no additional vehicles involved in the accident, McFadden stated.

Authorities believed the investigation may take months.

The truck the Marines were in is the workhorse for the Navy and Marine Corps, it carries troops, supplies, and heavy equipment. The Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement is built to travel over any terrain and operate in extreme weather, ranging from minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit to 125 degrees Fahrenheit. It has a deceiving Hulk appearance, as it can ford 5 feet of water, climb a 60-percent gradient and navigate a 30-degree slope. It can also carry 15 tons over the highway and up to 7 tons off-road.

If you or a loved one have been in an accident in California, contacting an experienced and professional California personal injury attorney regarding your incident could give you the insight on reaching a personal injury settlement only an experienced and professional personal injury lawyer could provide.

Guldjian Law APC has also been successful in claiming settlements in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, La Jolla and El Cajon.

Woman Dead After Collision in Caroline VA

A Beaverdam woman is dead after a two vehicle crash in Caroline County Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the crash happened on Ladysmith Road and Anderson Mill Road when a truck turned over onto a 2007 Pontiac as it went around a curve and crossed the double yellow line. The truck spilled logs and limbs onto the car and the roadway.

The driver of the truck, 50-year-old Gary E. Hudson, of Unionville, Virginia, was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.

The driver and sole occupant of the 2007 Pontiac, Gwendolyn L. Gray, 64 of Beaverdam, Virginia, died at the scene. Police say she was not wearing a seat belt.

Hudson was travelling at unsafe speeds around a corner known to cause accidents. It took crews 3 hours to remove debris from the wreckage, in order to remove Gray from her car.

The horrific accident was caught on tape from a local Supermarket surveillance camera, Gray has just filled her car with gas before the crash occurred.

If you have received a traffic citation in Virginia, contacting an experienced Virginia traffic attorney from the law office of Gregory R. Hough for a free legal consultation will allow you to gain an insight of how to repair your traffic violation as soon as possible.

Pedestrian Stuck and Killed in Newport Beach

Police have now identified the body of a male that was struck and killed near a major street early Wednesday morning.  Investigators stated that 44-year-old Costa Mesa resident Darin Wells, was found dead early that morning.  It is still uncertain if the 44-year-old Costa Mesa man was hit while crossing the street or if the driver hit him while he was on the shoulder of the road.

Police reported that a female was driving a Audi A3 sedan southbound when she hit Darin Wells.  The female driver stayed at the scene of the accident and didn’t sustain any injuries.  Investigators reported that drugs or alcohol was not involved, and no arrest have been made.

The southbound lanes of Newport Boulevard between Hospital Road and Industrial Way remained closed off while the investigation was underway.  Closures were lifted around 7:30 a.m.

Any accident in Newport Beach can be physically damaging but can also cause financial and emotional turmoil.  If you have been injured in Newport Beach accident and feel that the other party was negligent or responsible, contact our dedicated Newport personal injury attorneys today.