In personal injury lawsuits, lawyers talk about compensatory and punitive damages while economists may talk about hedonic damages. So what are hedonic damages? “Compensatory” and “punitive” are legal terms about what money a victim can be awarded. Compensatory damages pay for the harm, both physical and emotional, done to the victim or victims. Punitive damages […]

Riding a motorcycle is a convenient and fun mode of transportation. Because the rules of the road and the licenses are different for motorcyclists, it is important to understand California’s motorcycle laws and regulations. There have been many accidents along the California Highway 99 some of which a have been fatal. As a law firm, […]

Below are common terms that may arise in a personal injury or civil trial case. At the Law offices of Zappettini and Bradley, we want our clients to be as educated as possible during the entire process. That means helping you from day one. On our website, we offer blog articles on a variety of […]

As experienced California personal injury attorneys, we can tell you passengers injured on a motorcycle typically have a personal injury claim against the motorcycle driver or the other vehicle that hit the motorcycle. Motorcycle accidents happen quickly and usually result in serious injuries since there is less protection than a car. A car changes lanes […]

There are over three million professional truck drivers in the United States as reported by the American Trucking Association. With the abundance of semi truck drivers on the road, most of them can usually be found driving on the main interstate highways, essentially meaning that there is a higher risk for semi truck wrecks. There […]

Riding a motorcycle offers an indescribable thrill, but part of that rush is the ever-present danger. Motorcycles offer little protection in accidents, which is one reason why nearly 5000 bikers lost their lives in 2016, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In addition to physical pain and a daunting recovery, survivors of motorbike […]

Driving too close to an 18-wheeler can be quite intimidating and stressful, especially in situations where the road is congested with big trucks. However, this is a regular occurrence on the freeways and highways in California. As a result, it is a good idea to learn how to drive safely around these trucks, in order […]

Any type of traffic-related accident has the potential to cause serious injuries. However, certain types of crashes have a higher rate of specific types of injuries. For example, a rear-end collision between two cars can often cause victims to suffer from whiplash. In addition, motorcycle injuries are prone to being severe, and devastating. Despite the […]

If you have been the victim of an injury suffered in a car accident, you may be considering hiring a lawyer, or you may have already retained one to represent you. In either case, there are certain documents your lawyer will need to see to develop a full understanding of your case and your chance […]

In any accident, it is important to know who is at fault for the accident. This will determine who will be held financially liable. In some cases, it might be obvious who is at fault. However, evidence must be provided to support these claims. To help you develop a strong and credible argument, here are […]