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Are Boats Required to Have Insurance in California?

  California law does not require boaters to insure their boats. Despite California’s policy on boater’s insurance, it is wise to get coverage to minimize risks to your personal assets. Boating insurance is like car or home insurance; it covers

Electrical Fire in Citrus Heights Causes Significant Injuries


Photo Courtesy of Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

Citrus Heights, CA- A child and two adults were taken to the hospital with significant injuries after an electrical fire broke out at a Citrus Heights apartment complex on September 9th. Two Citrus Heights police officers also suffered minor injuries. As reported on CBS Sacramento, the cause of the fire was determined to be accidental. Thankfully, five people survived the fire that broke out in the two-story building on Greenback lane.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District personnel arrived on the scene and saw flames coming from a second-floor apartment. Firefighters searched the complex after they were told people were trapped inside. Metro Fire rescued a child and two adults from a balcony of an adjacent unit after they fled their burning apartment. Two apartments were burned and three other units were ruined by smoke and water with an estimated $200,000 in damages.

Premises Liability in California

Premises liability involves a property owner’s responsibility in maintaining a safe environment for those on the property. If an owner of a premises is to be held liable for an unsafe condition on the property, the plaintiff must prove the following:

For a defendant to be found “negligent in the use or maintenance of property”, the plaintiff must show the following:

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers | Premise Accident

If you are injured on a property, as a result of the owner’s negligence, you may have a personal injury claim. If you believe the property owner is liable or at fault for the injuries, you are potentially entitled to compensation for accident related expenses including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a premises owner’s failure to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of his or her property, contact our office.

Driver Critically Injured After Car Crash in Citrus Heights

Two Car Crash Leaves One Driver Critically Injured in Citrus Heights

A person was left critically injured in a Citrus Heights car accident after a red convertible heading south on Auburn Boulevard collided with a silver sedan going north as the driver of the sedan made a left turn at Rusch Park.  According to a KCRA news report, the injury collision occurred on May 27th at 10:45 a.m. on Auburn just north of Antelope Road.  The driver of the sedan was not injured. However, the driver of the convertible remains hospitalized, listed in critical condition.  According to the Citrus Heights Police Department, the red convertible left the road, slammed into a concrete pillar and entered the park.  The vehicle overturned and came to rest upside down.  Officers at the scene said witnesses flipped the car back onto its wheels and tried to assist the injured driver.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim of this collision.  We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

Crash Statistics

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, 378 fatalities and injuries were reported in 2012 as a result of traffic accidents in the city of Citrus Heights.  In Sacramento County as a whole, 9,152 fatalities and injuries were reported that same year from vehicle collisions.

What Caused this Collision?

Based on the news report, it appears the driver of the silver sedan turned in front of or into the driver of the red convertible as that car was heading southbound on Auburn Boulevard.  The specifics are not clear from the report, however, and there are many unanswered questions.  Was the driver distracted?  Talking or texting on a cell phone?  Reckless or inattentive?  Were drugs or alcohol involved?  Was there a mechanical problem with the vehicle that contributed to the crash?  Was the other vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed?  Surely, officials will ask these questions and others to determine precisely what happened and why.

Victims’ Legal Rights

If the driver of the sedan is determined to have been at fault, he or she could be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses caused.  Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including hospitalization, continuing medical expenses, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, permanent injury, lost wages and emotional distress.  Additionally, spouses can seek recovery for loss of companionship and in those tragic circumstances where the injured victim dies, families can bring a wrongful death claim to recover certain losses.  It’s always advisable for victims to contact an experienced Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer who will stay on top of the investigation and protect their legal rights and interests.

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Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represent consumers in lawsuits against manufacturers and companies involving defective products and product recalls. Our experienced trial attorneys recover thousands of dollars on behalf of injured individuals in cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, car defects and more.

Referring Attorneys

Best Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

At times, attorneys require further expertise and resources, legally and financially, to resolve a legal matter. We have the team, capability and dedication to handle challenging cases. If you have a case exceeding your resources with respect to workforce or experience, consider contacting our firm. We welcome referrals from firms in Sacramento and throughout the United States.

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Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Kershaw, Cook & Talley

We provide free case consultations. If you, or a loved one, suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call our firm. We will examine your individual situation and explain your legal rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured individuals, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations.

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Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento law firm founded on the principle of helping our clients through personalized legal services. With this philosophy, Kershaw, Cook & Talley has garnered a statewide and national reputation for providing outstanding legal representation and obtaining significant compensation for our clients.

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We understand personal injury cases are often emotionally and financially straining. Our team of top personal injury attorneys in Sacramento is committed to seeking justice for individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.


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