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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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