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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

What is Dram Shop Law?

Summer holiday weekends, like Memorial Day weekend and Fourth of July weekend, are always popular times for barbecues and other events. Unfortunately, they are also times when more drunk drivers are on the road. For California bars and restaurants, this is usually a great weekend for business, justifying the expense of a full liquor license […]


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