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File a Lawsuit for Rollover Accidents in California

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When a rollover accident happens, it generally has a higher rate of causing serious injuries and even death. Victims who suffer injuries as a result of a rollover accident have the right to seek compensatory damages from the party who caused the incident. Contingent on the facts of the case, injured victims may also [ read more ]

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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim for the Death of a Loved One Killed In a Motor Vehicle Accident

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According to data collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 37 thousand people lost their lives due to road related incidents in 2016. Among the fatalities, the collected studies indicate that negligent behaviors contributed to the increase of deaths. Roadway safety is not new to drivers as every [ read more ]

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School Bus Accident Law: An Urgent Call for Accident Prevention

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The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has recently issued a press release urging drivers across the nation to practice extreme care and caution when approaching a school bus. Recently, five states have experienced serious tragedies involving school bus safety and student injury. It is important to remember that [ read more ]

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What to Consider If You Are Involved in an Auto Accident

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As a daily commuter in the State of California, one of the scariest scenarios to imagine is that of being in an accident. Being involved in an accident with other vehicles can present a great deal of fright and emotional shock. Beside the emotional trauma, auto accidents can also present severe injuries. An accident [ read more ]

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Traumatic Brain Injury: TBI Definition & Causes

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Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a number of different events. While a brain injury may seem minimal, they can present lifelong medical health issues. If you or someone you know has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of another person’s carelessness, seek the legal advice of a personal injury attorney who [ read more ]

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Lane Splitting and Motorcycle Accidents: What You Need to Know

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Last year, lane splitting, the practice in which motorcyclists ride between lanes of traffic, was officially made legal in California. While lane splitting has been found to reduce certain types of injuries, motorcycle accidents involving lane splitting continue to occur. For example, a recent fatality occurred on Interstate 5 in Encinitas when a lane [ read more ]

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Determining Fault in Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise in the United States in recent years, and they account for 16% of all deaths in motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, the San Diego area is no exception; San Diego County ranked seventh highest in pedestrian traffic deaths in the nation, according to a 2016 report by the [ read more ]

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Car Accidents and Passenger Injuries – Proving Negligence

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Passengers in motor vehicles rely upon their drivers to be attentive and responsible so that they can arrive at their destination safely. Unfortunately, drivers do not always meet these expectations. If an accident occurs, a passenger may wonder what their legal options are. A passenger injured in a car accident can pursue legal action [ read more ]

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Spinal Injuries Can Cause a Lifetime of Complications

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Statistics from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center indicate that there are approximately 17,000 new spinal injury cases per year. Many of them were the result of a serious accident, such as a motorcycle accident, car accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident. All of them are at risk for serious and life-long complications. [ read more ]

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New Law in California Explicitly Prohibits Use of Cellphones While Driving

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Although distracted driving comes in many forms (i.e. texting, putting on makeup, or just checking out the scenery), it is the use of cellphones that is responsible for the sharp and significant increase of distracted driving accidents. This remains true, despite the numerous campaigns, warnings, and applications meant to reduce the use of cellphones [ read more ]

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