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Walking Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

Travel by foot directly exposes pedestrians to traffic and leads to more serious injuries during an accident with a motor vehicle. With the increased need for roadways to serve multiple modes of transportation, pedestrians are losing their health and sometimes their lives in the process. In August of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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 […]

Hope for Head Injuries: New Funding for International Effort Administered Through UCSF

With more than 36 years in practice, my law firm pursues compensation for clients who suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Along with spinal cord injuries (SCIs), serious TBIs are often disabling and considered a catastrophic injury. The work of an injury attorney in California is to help a client gain compensation to cover what often […]

California Wildfire Threatens San Francisco Power Grid

What legal options are there for those injured in a fire or explosion? When someone is hurt or killed as a result of a fire or explosion, damages may be recoverable.  The ability to recover depends on the specific situation and where the responsibility for the fire or explosion lies. For example, if a fire […]

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 […]

Six Common Injuries That Can Result From a Fall

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2010, 26,009 people died in falls. Falls due to dangerous conditions can happen anywhere. There are many types of injuries that can result from a fall, such as: Fractured hip — Seniors are particularly prone to suffering a hip fracture when falling. Even a […]

What You Need to Know If You Are Involved in a Car Accident With a Hit-and-Run Driver

A hit-and-run driver who killed two men in a traffic accident at Cabrillo Park Drive and Fruit Street in Santa Ana was in custody after surrendering to police. The driver, 21-year-old Jorge Ocampo, was a known gang member who ran a stop sign in his black Audi and crashed into a minivan, killing its two […]

Do California Cities Have the Safest Drivers in the United States or Not?

Allstate insurance company recently issued a report on the cities with the safest and most dangerous drivers. The report, entitled “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report,” was based on claims made to the insurer following traffic accidents in 2011 and 2012. Allstate only insures about 10 percent of insured drivers in the United States and the […]

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