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Tulare Office Fire

A lawsuit was filed recently concerning the California Office Liquidators fire in Tulare on July 10, 2006.  Up to 11 different property owners have now filed claims and will negotiate to divide the available insurance proceeds.  The owner of the main structure is represented in this action by the law firm of Nelson & Rozier.
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Settlement in Stop Sign case

Settlements totaling $652,000 were negotiated by the Visalia Law Firm of Nelson & Rozier for Woodlake claimants resulting from a motor vehicle accident which took place at the intersection of Avenue 336 and Road 168 in Tulare County.  The stop sign was partially obscured by branches from an orange tree.  Before settlement could be reached, another accident happened at the same location killing 3 more people.  Just one week prior photos of the returning overgrowth had been forwarded to the proper parties.
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Bakersfield Dust Storm Accident

The families affected by the Bakersfield area dust storm accident of October 13 continue to wait for completion of the CHP MAIT report.  It may be several months before the report is completed although a list of parties involved or the face sheet of the report should be available soon.
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Cal Trans Defect Causes Accident on Highway 41

Suit was filed in the Fresno County Superior Court on September 23, 2009 alleging a roadway defect on Highway 41 at the intersection of Floral Avenue near the town of Selma.  Plaintiffs lost their only child in this tragic accident.  The accident occurred on February 1, 2009 when a car driven by Ms. Valdovinos attempted to cross the roadway.  It is alleged that Cal-Trans negligently designed the roadway by forcing a crossing to take place without the benefit of a second stop sign.  The roadway was too wide to cross all at once.  In addition, signage was of the improper size such that it blocked the driver's view and finally the light pole should have broken away and did not.  According to Attorney John Rozier, this matter will proceed to trial in about one year.  The defendant's are currently being served with the suit.
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Paso Robles Couple die in fiery accident

The 11 vehicle pileup accident near Bakersfield which took place on October 13th took the lives of Nicole and Timothy Bomicino, both age 31.  They were stopped behind one big rig and were rear-ended by another.  In all 6 vehicles caught fire.Due to the number of vehicles involved, it is important to secure good legal representation right away.  Please consider the law firm of Nelson & Rozier /
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Sanger stop sign accident

A government tort claim was filed recently concerning a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of California and Quality near Sanger.  The Law Firm of Nelson & Rozier filed the claim against the County of Fresno on 9/22/09 alleging a blocked or obstructed stop sign.  Suit will soon follow against the county and the local property owner, Saroyan.  Claimants include Ms. Martinez, her husband Ruben Martinez-Duran and their children. If you have any information about this accident please call Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159.
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Bakersfield Accident October 13

The ABC website has photos of the wreckage from last Tuesday's dust storm accident which claimed 3 lives.  HAZMAT teams were called out and several injured parties were taken to local hospitals.  Investigators and expert witnesses will now comb the scene of the accident for physical evidence, skid marks, paint transfers, eye witnesses, etc. to determine the sequence of events and probable liability.It is important to begin these processes if you or a family member have been affected by this tragedy.  If you would like a free consultation please call the Central Valley law firm of Nelson & Rozier at 1-559-713-0159 or view our webpage at /
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I-5 Dust Storm Accident, October 13

Last Tuesday there was another multi-vehicle dust storm accident on Interstate 5. It occurred in Kern County near Bakersfield on October 13, 2009 during rush-hour traffic. The initial report indicates that a total of 11 vehicles were involved, 6 of which caught fire. At least 3 deaths resulted with several others being transported to local hospitals. The nearest trauma center, Kern Medical Center, is located in Bakersfield. Apparently strong winds had kicked up dust thereby reducing visibility. It is yet to be determined which of the vehicles may have been traveling at unsafe speeds for these conditions. The CHP will assign a Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) to this incident. MAIT team reports for accidents of this complexity may take 6-9 months or even up to a year for completion. Issues to be investigated include the sequence of each impact, data available from the vehicle black boxes (event data recorders), whether any big rig driver was operating outside of his permissible duty hours, etc.  10 or 15 years ago a major dust storm on I-5 involved over 100 vehicles and was caused in part by drought-like conditions and farming practices which threw up dust that soon overwhelmed the drivers.  The lawyers of the law firm of Nelson & Rozier were involved in the last I-5 dust storm litigation which became very complex.  Their offices are located in Visalia which is about 70 or 80 miles from the scene of this accident.  Please contact Attorney John Rozier if you would like us to get busy on this case.  [email protected]  Please also review our website at /.
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