Nadrich & Cohen, LLP
2909 Coffee Rd #14,
Modesto, CA 95355
Phone: (209) 232-2933
Mon-Friday: 8:30AM to 5PM
The word “Modesto” comes from the Spanish word for “modest,” but don’t let the name fool you. With nearly a quarter million residents and a multibillion-dollar agricultural industry, Modesto is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Like any major city, Modesto is no stranger to personal injury accidents, and that’s why the Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen is here to serve the residents of this beautiful city, and also the residents of nearby Oakdale, Turlock and Ceres.
Nadrich & Cohen is an aggressive, experienced law firm bringing together some of the most successful and respected personal injury lawyers in the nation. Our team works tirelessly to help personal injury victims and their families to get back on their feet obtain the justice that they deserve. Our team is available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. Here are just a few of our areas of expertise:
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Let’s face it. Modesto is a great place to ride. With its wide open roads, its endless acres of gorgeous farmland and its sprawling, picturesque landscapes, Modesto is a motorcyclist’s paradise. But unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence in this pastoral town. If you or someone you love has been the victim of such an accident, you should first visit a doctor immediately. You will also want to file a police report, in order to ensure that the necessary evidence is preserved. more »»
The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club and other local biking organizations are helping to make Modesto a friendlier and safer place for cyclists. And while riders have made great strides in recent years, there is still much to be done. Hundreds of cyclists are injured every year in Modesto, and if you have been a victim yourself, you understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet. Bicyclists don’t have the same insurance protections that automobile drivers have, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have rights. more »»
Modesto is a great place to own a dog. With endless acres of wide open space, even the most energetic of canines will have difficulty exploring all of the wonders in his own backyard. And while most dogs make excellent companions, dog bites remain epidemic in California cities. Modesto is certainly no exception. It’s important to note that California imposes strict liability on the owners of aggressive dogs, which means that if you are bitten by a dog, the owner bears legal responsibility. more »»
How Do I File a Case
Have you been the victim of a personal injury accident in Modesto? If so, there are a few things you need to understand. First, you CAN afford it. A good contingency lawyer will give you the expert representation you need without charging you upfront costs. If your case is won, the attorney will take a percentage of the winnings as fee for services rendered. You pay absolutely nothing out of pocket, and you aren’t responsible for any costs if your case is lost.
Second, more evidence means a stronger case. So immediately following the accident, file a police report, see a doctor, take detailed photographs of any injuries and speak to any witnesses. Failing to take these steps will not render your case unwinnable, but it will present some challenges for your legal team.
Third, get in touch with a qualified Modesto personal injury lawyer for a consultation.
Call Nadrich & Cohen
Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is a highly qualified and experienced law firm serving the Modesto area. Our team of personal injury attorneys has been successfully representing victims for more than a quarter century, and we have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients. We work on a contingency basis, and you don’t pay a dime if we don’t win your case. Call us at 1-800-718-4658 or 209-232-2933 for a free, confidential case evaluation.
Modesto Car Accident Lawyer
The incidence of serious car accidents in cities across the country is very high, and Modesto is no exception. As one of the larger cities in California and the county seat, Modesto is bustling with cars, especially during morning and afternoon rush hour. Heavy traffic combined with weary and frustrated drivers anxious to get to work or home is a prescription for car accidents.
We at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are dedicated to helping clients who suffer injury in car accidents through no fault of their own to gain the compensation they need to get on with their lives. A car accident lawyer with our firm brings over 25 years of experience to fighting for clients’ rights.
Car Accident Reports
Fatal car accidents are unfortunately an altogether too common occurrence. In Stanislaus County alone during the past decade an average of 74 individuals lost their lives each year in car crashes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nationwide over 30,000 people die annually. Of these, about half are passengers. It should come as no surprise that alcohol consumption plays a part in 31% of these deaths. The rate of injury is just as grim.
Approximately 3 million individuals are injured in car accidents each year, many of whom are not ever able to fully recover.
Causes of Car Accidents
When a person thinks of car accidents, speed contests, erratic driving, and unlicensed drivers may initially come to mind. However dangerous each of these factors can be in causing car accident injuries, more commonly driver negligence is to blame. Among the most common causes of accidents, then, are the following:
- Failure to maintain the automobile.
- Poor road conditions. Potholes, debris from construction, cracks and objects strewn across the road can cause drivers to lose control, especially at higher speeds.
- Inclement weather. Slick and icy streets, snow, wind, hail, heavy rain, and other weather conditions can and do cause significant problems for drivers.
- Defects in workmanship or manufacture. Each year vehicle manufacturers recall cars to repair defective parts. In some cases a person may simply have purchased a “lemon.”
- Excessive speed. The old adage that speed kills is sadly backed by many years of statistics that attest to the fact.
- Driver distraction. Many drivers try to multi-task while they are behind the wheel. It is not uncommon to see a driver eating a meal; turning attention away from the road ahead to chat with passengers; talking on a cell phone or texting; and even reading.
What Can Be Done
Car injuries can be very serious. A motorist can suffer lacerations, broken bones, crushed organs, spinal injury, and even trauma to the head. A brain injury can leave a victim permanently diminished either intellectually or physically. In some cases a victim may never be able to work or engage in everyday activities again.
Immediately following a car accident, a motorist should get the other driver’s information and then file a police report. He should then seek medical attention, even if no injury is apparent. Certain types of injury are not immediately apparent, and may even manifest themselves days or weeks after the accident. If the accident was due to another’s negligence, the victim should seek legal help in order to recover damages.
Call a Car Accident Lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP
The attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have over 25 years of experience successfully representing clients who have been injured in car accidents due to another’s negligence. We will fight for you and help you gain compensation for your medical bills, lost income, scarring, pain, suffering and more. Our Modesto office is located on the corner of Coffee Road and E. Rumble Road in downtown. If you are traveling to our office by bus take Bus 32.
2909 Coffee Road, Suite 14
Modesto, CA 95355
Modesto Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Modesto’s relatively large population and position as the seat of Stanislaus County means that it is a place bustling with activity. Traffic congestion, particularly at rush hour, has become the norm, which translates into the potential for many motor vehicle and bicycle accidents. Indeed, over the past ten years 74 fatal car accidents have occurred annually in Stanislaus County.
While there is no such data on bicycle accidents, one can be sure that they are common as well. We at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have been successfully representing clients injured in bicycle accidents for over 25 years. A bicycle accident lawyer with our firm will fight to help the client gain fair compensation when the accident is attributable to another’s negligence.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
The national statistics for bicycle accidents are alarming. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that annually over 51,000 bicyclists are injured, most of which are in urban areas. More than 600 accidents result in death. While the average age of injured bicyclists is 31, a significant number of children are hurt as well.
How These Accidents Occur
Bicycle injury accidents are not altogether unavoidable due to the fact that riders share the streets of Modesto with motor vehicles. Even where bike lanes are present dangers lurk at every intersection. Among the more common causes of these accidents are:
- The driver cuts off the bicyclist
- A car or truck suddenly moves into a lane the bicyclist is occupying
- A car turns in front of the bicycle
- The motorist misuses the bike lane
- A vehicle follows too closely behind the bicycle
- A parked motorist opens a car door into the path of the rider
- Failure to see the bicycle
- The bicycle is poorly maintained
- Poor road conditions
- Inclement weather
- The bicycle has defects in manufacture or design
It is important to note that driving while intoxicated accounts for many bicycle accidents as well. When a motorist hits a bicycle and is found to be under the influence, not only does he face a civil tort case, but a misdemeanor charge as well.
What Can Be Done
When a bicyclist is injured in an accident that is caused by another person’s negligence, a bicycle accident lawyer can take the case and help him/her receive compensation. Medical expenses, lost income while recuperating, repair/replacement of the bicycle, emotional trauma, pain, suffering, and more can be recovered.
While it should be reassuring to know that losses in an injury accident may be compensated, bicyclists need to take proactive measures so that they can reduce the danger of falling victim.
The bicycle needs to be maintained in good working order, with tires properly inflated and reflectors attached so that motorists can more readily see the rider. The bicyclist should wear light or bright clothing and protective gear. It is especially important to wear a helmet; many thousands of bicyclists needlessly have suffered permanent brain injuries because they failed to do so.
It is also a good idea to take advantage of Modesto’s well developed bike path system. Dozens of paths through and around the city have been set up for the protection and enjoyment of riders.
The city distinguishes three different types of paths:
- Class I: This type of path provides riders with a paved area removed from city streets.
- Class II: This type, more commonly seen in many cities throughout California, is a designated one-way path along a city street or highway delineated either by striping or stenciling.
- Class III: More often referred to as a bike route, this type of path is not set off from other lanes of traffic, but designates an area shared use.
Call a Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP
The attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have over 25 years of experience successfully representing clients who have been injured in bicycle accidents due to another’s negligence. We will fight for you and help you gain compensation for your medical bills, lost income, scarring, pain, suffering and more. Our Modesto office is located on the corner of Coffee Road and E. Rumble Road in downtown. If you are traveling to our office by bus take Bus 32.
Modesto Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
With its great weather, beautiful scenery, and well-maintained highways, California is a natural draw for motorcycle enthusiasts. Located in the Central Valley amid farmland, Modesto has its share of riders who love to cruise their bikes on State Highway 99 or ride to a nearby national park. With such pleasure comes danger as well, unfortunately, for motorcycle injury accidents are common.
We at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have dedicated a portion of our practice to representing clients who are injured in motorcycle accidents because of another’s negligence. A motorcycle accident lawyer with our firm is not afraid to take on the difficult cases, and will fight aggressively to help the client recover losses related to the accident.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
While local and county statistics on motorcycle accidents are unavailable, nationally the numbers should give one pause. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that riders are 35 times more likely to die in an accident that passengers or drivers in cars. 11% of all motor vehicle accidents involve motorcycles. Moreover, close to 90,000 individuals are injured nationwide just on highways in motorcycle accidents. Of these, approximately 5,000 die.
Common Causes and Injuries
The sad irony of all this is that a fatal motorcycle accident is very often preventable. Some riders fail to take basic precautions. Others, perhaps overtaken by the free-spiritedness of a bike ride, make dangerous maneuvers and drive at excessive speeds.
One should not make assumptions about motorcyclists because of the foolish actions of a few, however. Most riders obey state traffic laws and operate their bikes courteously. Unfortunately, such is no guarantee against injury, as the statistics clearly show. Many riders are hurt due to the negligence of others. Among the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
- Weather conditions. Rain, snow, ice, and wind pose particular problems for the rider.
- Failure to maintain the motorcycle properly. Riders need to make sure that everything is in working order, and that tires are properly inflated.
- Defects in manufacture or workmanship. A motorcycle may simply be poorly designed or manufactured. Lawsuits for such defects characteristically involve multiple defendants.
- Roadway defects. Potholes, stones, construction debris and other material can cause the motorcyclist to lose balance and/or control.
- Lighting conditions. This includes glare from the sun.
- Motorist negligence. The motorist may swerve into the motorcycle’s path, drive too close behind, turn into the path of the motorcycle, open a car door into the rider’s path, etc.
Driving under the influence accounts for many motorcycle injury accidents. However, a large number of motorists who hit riders state that they simply did not see the motorcycle. This phenomenon has thus far defied any clear and definitive explanation other than that drivers seem to be looking only for other cars.
What Can Be Done
A motorcyclist may suffer terrible injuries when involved in an accident because there simply is nothing to protect him. Among the most common injuries are broken bones, lacerations, leg and back injuries, spinal damage, neck injury and head/brain trauma. It is important to note that many of these injuries tend to be very serious in nature and victims may never fully recover.
It is important that a motorcyclist who is injured seeks remedy through a motorcycle accident lawyer, but it is even better to avoid injury in the first place. Riders should take a proactive approach by driving defensively and wearing protective gear. Motorcycle helmets, in particular, can save one’s life.
Call a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP
The attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have over 25 years of experience successfully representing clients who have been injured in motorcycle accidents due to another’s negligence.
We will fight for you and help you gain compensation for your medical bills, lost income, scarring, pain, suffering and more. Our Modesto office is located on the corner of Coffee Road and E. Rumble Road in downtown. If you are traveling to our office by bus take Bus 32.
Modesto Dog Bite Attorney
Modesto is among California’s larger cities and as such, has its share of problems with dog attacks. Dog bites can be very serious, even when the victim doesn’t believe he or she has been injured. Just a small puncture can lead to contraction of rabies and other deadly conditions.
Nadrich & Cohen, LLP dedicates a portion of its practice to representing victims who have been injured in dog bite attacks through no fault of their own. A dog bite attorney with our firm will fight aggressively to help the client receive compensation to cover all losses, including medical costs, wages, scarring, pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and more.
Dog Bite Statistics
While there are no available statistics specifically for Modesto or Stanislaus County, nationally dog bites are a very serious problem. The American Humane Society reports that approximately 4.7 million people are bitten in dog attacks each year. Nearly 750,000 of these victims need to be treated by medical professionals.
What is particularly of concern is that a large number of the injuries and deaths occur among children under the age of 10. The very young tend to be curious and unafraid, and many children are drawn to dogs. An owner may believe that he is rightly protecting his property by chaining a vicious dog to a tree in the front yard, but a young child is unaware that serious danger is present, and may wander near. In point of fact, the majority of dog bite victims are friends or neighbors of the dog owners, and most attacks occur on or near the property in question.
California’s Laws on Dog Attacks
While Modesto has its own laws pertaining to the licensing and care of dogs, it relies on strong state laws which tend to protect injury victims. California is a strict liability state. This means that, unlike some states, there is no “one-bite” provision; rather, the laws of liability apply. In essence, a dog owner is responsible for any injuries suffered by another unless the victim is on the property illegally. Thus, a would-be burglar may not be able to gain compensation were he to hop the fence into a backyard and face a German shepherd bent on protecting its territory.
Matters get more problematic, however, if a child climbs over this fence, unaware of his offense.
Dangerous and Vicious Breeds
§31602 and §31603 of the California Food and Agricultural Code respectively define dangerous and vicious dogs. It has become evident that certain dog breeds pose a greater danger than others and are more likely to attack unprovoked. Chief among these breeds are pit bulls, which are responsible for more than half of all dog bite deaths nationwide. Other breeds which proportionally are responsible for more deaths than other are:
- German shepherds
- Doberman pinschers
- Chow chows
The problem is especially serious in Modesto and Stanislaus County in general, for dog fighting has grown in popularity. Moreover, perhaps due to the high crime rate in Modesto, many residents have taken to keeping these dangerous breeds on their property, and in some cases even training them to be more vicious.
What Can Be Done
There are steps an individual can take to lessen the chance of being a victim of a dog bite attack. Let law enforcement know of any stray or loose dogs in your neighborhood. Keep your children from wandering near properties where dogs are kept. If you are attacked and injured, seek medical help right away, and then speak with a dog bite attorney.
Call a Dog Bite Attorney at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP
The attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have over 25 years of experience successfully representing clients who have been injured in dog bite attacks. We will fight for you and help you gain compensation for your medical bills, lost income, scarring, pain, suffering and more.
Our Modesto office is located on the corner of Coffee Road and E. Rumble Road in downtown. If you are traveling to our office by bus take Bus 32.
The experienced accident injury attorneys Nadrich & Cohen, LLP will take care of everything for you. Our Modesto personal injury lawyers perform their duties with passion and purpose. We can help you.
Protect and enforce your rights with the help of the Modesto personal injury lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP. It all begins with a free consultation, so schedule yours today by calling (209) 232-2933.