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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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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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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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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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Whiplash Symptoms, Treatment, and Prognosis

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Whiplash is classified as an injury to the soft tissues in the neck (muscles, tendons, and ligaments). Most frequently experienced in low-speed, rear-end crashes, such injuries can take weeks, months, or even years for victims to heal. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of whiplash injuries, and discover what your rights are [ read more ]

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Who is Responsible in a Multi-Car Accident?

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Although single and two-car accidents are the most common, multi-car crashes and pile-ups do occur. Often, such crashes are the result of a chain reaction – one car sets it off, and others may aggravate the circumstances. Unfortunately, this can make determining who is at fault rather difficult. As such, it may be difficult [ read more ]

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