Personal Injury Blog

Breakdown of Recent Brain Injury Trial 2016

I am pleased to announce the results of a recent jury trial that finished in October of 2016 in Butte County. The trial took approximately 3 weeks. My client was a 16-year old girl who was seated in ...
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Bicyclist in Redding Dies after an Accident with a Pickup Truck

Last month, tragedy struck when the driver of a pickup truck collided with a bicyclist in the crosswalk of a Redding intersection. The incident occurred just before 8:30 on the morning of August 11th ...
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Should We Really Call Car Accidents An Accident At All?

The word "accident" means something that happens without any forethought or planning, a totally random, and often negative, occurrence. If an accident is truly the end result of our ...
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Adam Sorrells as Judge in CSU Chico Moot Court Competition

I had the pleasure of once again acting as a moot court judge for the CSU Chico Moot Court competition. This is an event put on every year by Professor (and lawyer extraordinaire) Dane Cameron. I have ...
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California Bicyclist Right of Way Rules and Laws

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there are more than 100 bicycle accidents in the state each year that cause a fatality, and many more that cause serious injury. Many of ...
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Dealing with DUI Collisions

When someone is arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), the police are going to be quick to gather evidence against them that can pin a conviction on them. In some ways, it can be good to know ...
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Whose Brakes Failed?

The Law Office of Adam Sorrells recently completed a jury trial in Roseville. The case involved a brake failure incident. The plaintiff claimed that he had his brakes worked on by a dealership in ...
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2015 Ushers in New Rules for Drivers

As is common for the start of the New Year, a host of new rules that were previously enacted come into existence in California. For example, a law previously voted on and passed by California voters ...
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2014 Snap Shot for the Law Office of Adam Sorrells

It is now June and we have reached the half way mark for 2014. I thought it would be of interest to provide a snap shot of the Law Office of Adam Sorrells year thus far. For the office, it has been a ...
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Lien On Me

I am sometimes asked by potential clients if they actually need a lawyer in their personal injury case? Most of the time the answer is "Yes," though sometimes (in very small cases) the ...
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Have a Safe Halloween

The team at the Law Office of Adam Sorrells wishes everyone in Chico and throughout Butte County a happy and safe Halloween! The Halloween holiday is, unfortunately, one of the most dangerous nights ...
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Adam Sorrell's Guide, "What to Do Right After an Accident"

As a Chico personal injury attorney with more than 20 years of experience, Adam Sorrells knows how to effectively handle a car accident case. The actions that you take in the immediate aftermath of a ...
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Deion Sanders Files for Workers' Comp

Sanders Criticizes Head Injury Lawsuits After Filing His Own Claim During the pre-game show for the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans, NFL Hall-of-Famer and current NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders ...
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Stay Safe on Labor Day Weekend

Avoid Alcohol-Related Accidents on Labor Day Weekend Labor Day is right around the corner, falling on Monday, the 2 nd of September this year. At the Law Office of Adam Sorrells, we do everything that ...
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Limo Fire Victims Seek Compensation

Earlier this summer, a major traffic accident in Redwood City claimed the lives of five Filipino women. They were out celebrating the wedding of one of their party, and they died from smoke ...
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Bengals Petition for Reconsideration of Carroll Case

When non-resident professional athletes tried to file for worker's compensation in California, a debate involving California Compensation Law and professional sports began. Supporters of the ...
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Am I entitled to a rental car?

The anxiety and frustration of an auto accident is often made worse by the loss of your car, truck, or motorcycle. If your car has been “totaled” (“totaled” means the cost to ...
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What happens if my car is a total loss?

As explained above, a total loss means the repair cost to fix your car, is higher than the “ fair market value” for your car. If your vehicle is determined to be a “total”, or ...
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What happens to my damaged car after a collision?

The aftermath of an automobile accident can be a very scary experience. Many people are scared, uncertain, and stressed out. This is one of those times when you hope you have good insurance, and you ...
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Does the insurance company use the Kelly Blue Book or similar source?

In my experience, the insurance companies do not use the Kelly Blue Book. Instead, they use their own software program to determine the vehicle's value. Not surprisingly, the insurance company ...
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How do I find out the fair market value of my vehicle?

An excellent resource is the Kelly Blue Book (KBB.com). Be sure to accurately input the correct options, mileage, etc for your vehicle, and choose the “private party” option. (The other ...
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What is the normal amount of money an injured person can get for a dog bite case?

It is impossible to state an average personal injury settlement for a dog bite case, because each case is so different. Your case will be evaluated individually, and will consist of the facts of your ...
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What About Pit Bulls?

Pit Bulls can be very dangerous, and get a lot of press. However, at least 25 different dog breeds have been responsible for dog-bite-related fatalities; although many of those fatalities were caused ...
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What is the leash law?

Most communities have leash laws that require owners to have their dog on a leash unless the dog is confined to the house or fenced yard. If a dog bites somebody and his owner did not comply with the ...
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Should I report the dog bite or attack?

Yes. The attack should be reported to your local animal control center and/or police department. Please take a business card or other contact information from the officer you speak with. The animal ...
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