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Causes of San Diego Commuter Highway and Freeway Accidents

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In San Diego, the current average length of a person’s commute is 26 minutes, which is the longest average commuting time for the city in the past 10 years. This time spent commuting can be a nuisance, but the potential for highway or freeway accidents makes it dangerous as well. According to a recent [ 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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Driving While Drowsy Can Be As Dangerous As Drunk Driving

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Driving under the influence of alcohol is a well-known cause of serious injuries and fatalities. However, driving without adequate sleep is a lesser known cause of similar tragic accidents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that going 24 hours without sleep is equivalent to having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10 [ read more ]

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Highway 94 – Is this San Diego Road More Dangerous After Opening of Hollywood Casino?

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The Hollywood Casino recently opened in Jamul, California.  The local community fought long and hard for years to stop this Casino from disrupting this small town and bringing increased traffic to an already dangerous roadway – Highway 94. According to the San Diego Union Tribune: “Driving rural State Route 94 can be deadly.”  Partner, [ read more ]

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Negligent Entrustment: Can I be liable for the person who borrows my car?

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The general rule in car accidents, is the driver who caused the accident is responsible and therefore, legally liable for the ensuing damage. However, in cases where the owner and the driver are two different people, the owner of the car may also be liable. Under the theory of negligent entrustment, the owner of [ read more ]

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Santee Car Accident Near High School – Three Cars and Three Injured

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Unfortunately, a serious car accident occurred in Santee this afternoon at least three people were injured in a three-car crash near West Hills High School in Santee.  The crash occurred just before 1:00pm at Mast Boulevard and Medina Drive. The collision happened in the 8700 block of Mast Boulevard near Medina Drive in front of West Hills High [ read more ]

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What Should I Do After A Car Accident to Protect Myself?

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If you are in a car accident there are important steps to take to protect yourself and your property adequately and to document the accident.  Our car accident lawyers provide a guide on important steps to take after an accident. Primarily, you should evaluate whether you are injured as a result of the car [ read more ]

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A New Radar Gun May Help Police Fight Against Texting While Driving Accidents

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A new radar gun may help police to fight against texting while driving car accidents. CNET recently reported on a new tool that can help prevent and stop drivers from texting when behind the wheel.  A company called ComSonics is currently developing a radar gun that can pick up radio frequencies that identifies drivers who [ read more ]

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Riverside Car Accident Leaves Young Girl in Critical Condition after CHP Patrol Car Collides with Vehicle

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An 11-year-old girl was left in critical condition after a California Highway Patrol car collided with a passenger vehicle on Sunday, August 24, 2014.  The car accident occurred as both vehicles were traveling north on Green River Road at Highway 91 in Riverside County, according to a news report from The Press Enterprise. The CHP officer was [ read more ]

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Traumatic Brain Injury as a Result of Car Accident

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Brain injuries can occur in many ways and are classified from severe and traumatic brain injury to mild brain injuries. Car accidents are the cause of a majority of brain injuries in Southern California. Traumatic brain injuries typically result from accidents in which the head strikes an object, from a car crash or a [ read more ]

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