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Motorcyclist Paralyzed After Hit-and-Run Road Rage Incident

On his way home from work as a building inspector, Rich Fletcher was riding his motorcycle on Highway 24 just west of Caldecott Tunnel in Oakland, California when his life was permanently altered by a hit-and-run driver. Prior to the accident, Mr. Fletcher was cut off by a motorist driving a silver Honda sedan while […]

Just the Facts: Drunk Driving in California

Working with victims of drunk drivers in California, our firm fights hard to restore financial stability to those who suffer from choices made by people who drink and drive. Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) made recommendations to reduce drunk driving fatality rates in the United States. In October, the California Department of Alcohol […]

Motorcycle Fatalities Rise Across the Nation

We talked earlier about how the profile and handling ability of a motorcycle makes the vehicles inherently dangerous. Despite that danger, the ride and freedom offered by a motorcycle is unequaled. And each year, more people are considering using motorcycles to reduce their costs of transportation. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), motorcycle […]

Fatigued Driving Is Impaired Driving

At some time or another, most motorists have driven fatigued. Eyelids droop, attention flags and sensory input fails — it means you are falling asleep at the wheel. But whether you are driving a car or a truck, fatigued driving is impaired driving. For truckers, recent rule changes may reduce the number of deaths suffered […]

Crash Avoidance: The Way of the Future

While education campaigns and state legislatures work to create safe drivers, car manufacturers work to create safer driving technologies to help us stay out of the way of dangers on the road. Older safety technologies like airbags cushion impact during a collision. More recently, technology has been designed to alert us to impending danger and […]

Keeping the Youngest Safe During a Car Accident

Our firm has decades of experience representing clients injured in vehicle accidents. The most important point about any car accident is how to avoid it. If you cannot prevent an accident, staying safe during a collision is critical — particularly if there are children in the car. In September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

Irvine Man Convicted of Second-Degree Murder in Drunk Driving Death of Teen

In May 2011, 14-year-old Ashton Sweet and three of her friends were returning from a party in a car driven by a father of one of her friends. On a collision course with the car was a pickup truck driven by Ashton Farley of Irvine. The drama that began that night ended in October this […]

New Rules for Truck Drivers Aimed at Preventing Accidents Caused by Drivers Falling Asleep at the Wheel

A driver of a pick-up truck apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a McDonald’s drive-through order board on Savi Ranch Parkway in Orange County. According to the California Highway Patrol, the truck sped off the westbound 91 Freeway through the Yorba Linda Boulevard off- ramp and ended up in the drive-through. The […]

When a Car Accident is Also a Work Accident

This past August, there was a fatal worksite accident at the Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, CA. Police reported that a forklift overturned and landed on its driver. The driver was taken to Palomar Medical Center but later died from his injuries. When a vehicle accident happens at work, there are different legal rights and […]

Why Are There More Motor Vehicle Accidents at Night Than By Day?

A 17-year-old Danville boy was killed in a car accident on his way home from a fishing trip last summer. The accident happened at about 9 p.m. on the night before he was to start his senior year at San Ramon Valley High. The young driver of the vehicle lost control of the car, crashing […]

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