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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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Who is Liable in an Accidents Involving a Stolen Vehicle?

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In the case where someone steals a car – and then gets into an accident, who is legally responsible for the accidents and the ensuing injuries? The following discusses liability for various parties in an accident involving a stolen vehicle. First, the actual thief is legally liable. That person has caused an injury based [ read more ]

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2014: Record Year for Auto Recalls

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In 2014, more automobiles were subject to recalls than any other year on record, as 63.9 million vehicles were subject to 803 separate auto recalls. The previous record for recalls in a year occurred in 2004 when 30.8 million vehicles were recalled. The United States Department of Transportation estimates that there are roughly 253 [ read more ]

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What do I do if I get into a Car Accident with Someone Renting or Borrowing a Car?

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In the event that you have been in a car accident with someone borrowing or renting a car, then there maybe a number of courses of action against multiple parties. The following describes the likely liability of each of the parties in various scenarios. (1)  General Rule: The general rule is that the driver [ read more ]

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How Long Do I Have to File a Claim After a Car Accident?

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If you are injured in a car accident due to the negligence of someone else, you may be contemplating bringing a lawsuit for your personal injuries to obtain compensation. If you can prove someone else was at fault for causing the accident, then you are should to be able to pursue a successful claim for monetary [ read more ]

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Reducing Injuries and Death from Roadway Accidents: California’s Move Over Law

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A reminder regarding California’s “Move Over” law which  tells drivers they must move over if safe to do so, or slow down when they see amber flashing lights on Caltrans’ vehicles and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”  These laws were enacted to reduce the number of car accidents and wrongful death injuries on [ read more ]

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Anticipated Increase in Car Accidents Over Labor Day Weekend in San Diego

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The car accident lawyers of Martinez & Schill LLP in San Diego want to remind you to stay safe this holiday weekend. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego will be the No. 1 destination for Southern California travelers heading out of town this Labor Day weekend.  Therefore it is anticipated there [ read more ]

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59-Year-Old Man Suffers Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Talmadge

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A 59-year-old San Diego resident tragically lost his life on Wednesday, July 16th when he was hit by a Honda sedan while trying to cross El Cajon Boulevard in the Talmadge area of San Diego, according to a news report from ABC News 10. The man was crossing El Cajon Boulevard at its intersection Altadena Avenue around 8:30 p.m. [ read more ]

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Backup Cameras Aimed at Reducing Backover Car Accident Injury

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  In San Diego many devastating backover car accidents can be avoided with safe driving and use of a backup rear-view camera. Vehicle backover injuries and deaths occur when someone, without a driver’s knowledge or awareness, is positioned behind a vehicle as the driver is backing out of a driveway or other parking spot. [ read more ]

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Important Steps to Take If You’ve Been in a Car Accident in San Diego

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If you have been injured in a San Diego car accident, you can easily become distracted and make critical mistakes that could possibly jeopardize your rights.  It’s critical that you make efforts to preserve vital evidence or refrain from making statements that can be used against you.  This blog summarizes the steps you need [ read more ]

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