One Dead Following SUV Accident in Fresno

We’re faced with vehicular accidents and death daily. Another accident in Fresno, CA has led to the death of a woman.

A woman crossing the street in Northwest Fresno was struck and killed recently. The pedestrian accident happened at the corner of Blackstone Avenue and Magill. The woman was jaywalking onto Blackstone Avenue when a sports utility vehicle traveling southbound struck her. Despite authorities arriving on scene shortly after, the victim died of her injuries.

Police believe the woman – who was homeless – was crossing the street illegally with a shopping cart at the time of the collision. She was also wearing dark clothing, which made her difficult to see at night. Investigators ruled that the victim was at fault for the collision. Continue reading

Obtaining a California Domestic Violence Restraining Order

If you have been abused, or are suffering from a pattern of abuse from a friend of loved one, you might not be sure of what steps to take next. Abuse – emotional, physical or sexual – can leave victims numb to the situation, and to the ways to potentially resolve it. This is especially true when the violent behavior is coming from a loved one.

The Law Office of Rick D. Banks wants you to know that you are not alone. Help is available.

But, that leaves us at the biggest question of them all – where do you start? Continue reading

DUI Accidents in Fresno: Drunk Driver Collides With Police Cruiser

Reports of DUI accidents in Fresno have occurred with even police officers. Two area officers were treated and released following a violent collision with a drunk driver. As reported by ABC 30, the accident happened near Bullard Avenue and Fig Garden Drive.

The officers were responding to a call at an apartment building. As they were pulling out the complex, a truck crashed into the side of the car. The driver of the cruiser needed to be pried from the police car. The officer riding in the passenger side was able to get out an arrest the at-fault driver. The driver of the truck was booked on felony DUI charges. Both officers were released from the hospital following the wreck. Continue reading

Central California Foreclosure Rates on the Decline

Northern and Central California were hard hit during the recession, with skyrocketing foreclosures and an imploding housing market. But, the comeback is continuing. And October brought some good news for the region.

According to Central Valley Business Times, homeowners – both nationally and locally – have kept up with their mortgage payments and decreased the rate of foreclosures. Across the country, the foreclosure rate for homeowners was down by 1.26 since July – which is 0.41 percent lower than the previous year. On a statewide level, California foreclosure rates were down nearly half a percent. Additionally, 90-day delinquency rates on both a nation and statewide level have decreased by over one percent. Continue reading

How to Spot California Nursing Home Abuse

California Nursing home abuse and neglect is a much bigger problem than many people realize. More than 2 million cases of elder abuse get reported nationwide each year. It’s important for families to be aware of the signs of nursing home abuse before their loved ones get hurt.

Common Signs of California Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse or neglect is a terrible thing to happen to a loved one. It can be even more frustrating and painful when it could’ve been prevented. Without actually being by the side of your elderly loved one all the time, it’s impossible to know exactly when nursing home abuse happens. But, there are ways to tell if you’re loved one is suffering nursing home abuse. Continue reading