Category: Car Accident

Cell Phone Related Car Accidents

The cause of an accident will determine who is held liable. If the driver that caused the accident was talking on a cell phone or texting, they will likely have difficulty defending their case.They may also face additional penalties. California has laws related to distracted driving which impose limitations on the use of cell phones by drivers.

Even if you are using an earpiece, Bluetooth device, or speakerphone system, if you are talking on a cell phone or texting and driving, a law enforcement officer or another party may claim that you were driving while distracted. The NHTSA reports that one in ten car accident fatalities involve a distracted driver. (more…)

Injured in an Uber Car Accident?

If you are injured in an Uber car accident you probably have a lot of questions. Who is liable? Can I sue Uber? Can I sue the driver? These are all good questions. Ridesharing has become increasing popular over the past few years. With so many people utilizing ridesharing service like Uber, there have been many car accidents involving ridesharing drivers where passengers have been injured. (more…)

Do You Have Enough Insurance?

Two Car Crash 7Being in an automobile crash is a terrible experience. It is even worse when there is not enough insurance to pay for all your injuries and suffering. At the Barnett and Bennett Law Firm, we have dealt with countless people who have been involved in auto collisions. Many times, accident victims can’t get all of the help they deserve because they don’t have the right insurance. People without enough insurance often tell us that they have “full coverage” believing that they are protected. In reality, there’s no such thing as “full coverage.” You should make sure you know the details of your auto insurance policy. Don’t just assume that you are “fully covered.” (more…)

Man Killed in Cab Accident in Fairfield

On Monday, March 16, 2015, a Loyalton man was killed in a cab crash in Fairfield. The cab, a Ford Crown Victoria, was traveling approximately 60 to 65 miles per hour on Interstate 680 northbound at the time of the collision. The crash occurred at about 1:05 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at roughly 1:33 a.m.

The cab driver lost control of the vehicle, and it traveled to the right and off of the roadway. Then, the car became airborne and flipped. There were three people in the car at the time, the driver and two passengers; all of them were wearing their seatbelts prior to the collision. The cab sustained significant damage and the driver’s airbag deployed. (more…)

Car Drives into Business in Vacaville

A car crashed into a building in the 1000 block of Hume Way on March 11, 2013. The accident occurred at 9:54 a.m. The car crashed through the front doors of a salon and was entirely inside the building when the car finally came to a stop.

Thankfully, no one was harmed as a result of this crash, and the car did not cause any fires (which is common when cars drive into buildings). In fact, the building inspector determined that the structural integrity of the building was fine, but the business could obviously not be accessed from the front doors. There was one employee in the salon at the time of the crash, and while he did not appear to be injured, he was taken to the hospital as a precaution. (more…)


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