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Does Your Bicycle Helmet Protect You from Suffering a Concussion in an Accident?

The beautiful weather in California makes bicycle riding a popular mode of transportation and recreation. But biking can be dangerous, especially if you are not wearing a helmet. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 677 cyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2011, representing about two percent of all […]

What the Insurance Adjuster Most Wants to Know About Your Car Accident

On August 1, in Venice, CA, actress Jaime Lee Curtis was a passenger in a black SUV that was struck by a BMW. Ms. Curtis called both an ambulance and her friend Jodie Foster for help. The Silence of the Lambs star came out to the scene to support her friend while she waited for […]

Why California Bus Accidents Are Not Like Other Motor Vehicle Accidents

On the morning of August 22, 2013 a tour bus carrying mostly senior citizens to the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland overturned and crashed off Interstate 210 in eastern Los Angeles County. More than 50 passengers were hurt, and several had to be removed from the bus by firefighters. Some of the […]

How California Law Determines Liability in Multi-Vehicle Accidents

On June 8, 2013 a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in Pomona caused the closure of all westbound lanes. Preliminary reports show that the accident started with a speeding Toyota Scion, which rear-ended a Cadillac.  The Cadillac swerved to the right shoulder, hitting the concrete wall, while the Toyota went spinning around in the left […]

Getting Familiar With All the Different Insurance Claims That May Be Made Following a Car Accident

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 33,000 traffic accident fatalities in the United States in 2009. More than 3,000 of these the deaths were from traffic accidents that occurred in the state of California, which had more fatal car accidents than any other state. It is no surprise […]

Why California Motorcycle Accidents Are So Dangerous

A veteran San Diego police officer was seriously hurt while riding his motor cycle on Alpine Boulevard in San Diego. The California Highway Patrol reported that Detective James “Chappie” Hunter was off-duty when his motorcycle was cut off by a car driven by a teenage student driver, attempting a left turn in front of the […]

What You Need to Know if You Are a Senior and Fall in a Supermarket

San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency issued a report in September 2012 examining trends in senior fall accidents. The report noted that Emergency Department discharge records for 2010 show that 4,797 of all the reported injuries to people ages 55–65 were the result of a fall. There were 7,128 injuries because of all […]

What it Means When You Suffer a Torn Meniscus in Your Knee From an Accident

One of the most common parts of the body badly injured in an accident are the knees.  Injuries to one or both knees occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents, trip or slip and fall accidents and sporting accidents. Knee injuries can be debilitating, as the knee is a joint that is needed in […]

You Need to Know This Before You Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company

The California Department of Insurance Fraud Division estimates that automobile insurance fraud crimes cost the industry about $149,224,681 for the fiscal year 2010 to 2011.  Automobile fraud includes staged accidents, false claims, medical mills and motor vehicle thefts. The Fraud Division receives almost 17,000 suspected fraudulent claims a year and makes over 200 arrests. Unfortunately, […]

When a Tree Falls At a Summer Camp, Who is Responsible?

A tragic accident happened on July 3 — a camp counselor was killed when a tree fell on her.  Annais Rittenberg was an art instructor at Camp Tawonga, a sleepaway camp located in Tuolumne County, outside of Groveland and near Highway 120 and Yosemite National Park. She was outside the dining hall on Wednesday morning […]

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