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What should you do when you get hurt in an auto accident?

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The following are simple steps to follow after you have been injured in an auto accident. Stop/Assess/Call 911: First, stop your car and check yourself and your passengers for injuries. After stopping, make sure to pull your car out of the lane of traffic and onto the safety of a shoulder or a side-street. Next, [ read more ]

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Distracted Driving: Number 1 Killer of Teens

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Distracted driving is a national epidemic. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), distracted driving results in more than 9 deaths and 1,153 injuries every day in the United States. In 2011, 17 percent of all car accidents resulting in injuries involved distracted driving. These staggering numbers are on the rise [ 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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10 Reasons You Need an Attorney After a San Diego Car Accident

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The following is a list of 10 reasons retaining an attorney after a San Diego car accident is a good idea: 1.  You May Be Significantly Injured: In the event that you have been significantly injured, you need an advocate who can take care of your lawsuit while you spend time recovering and healing. [ 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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Distracted Driving: Use of Voice Activated Systems May Lead to More Car Accidents

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Most people know that distractions such as texting while driving or talking on your cell phone can result in a car accident.  This is why California changed it laws to prohibit texting while driving and to require hands-free use of cell phones.  However, as San Diego New 8 reports, two new studies were released on [ read more ]

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Tractor Trailer Crash Results in Injury on San Diego Highway 94

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A multiple-vehicle crash on Highway 94 in San Diego involving a tractor trailer, a motorcycle and several other vehicles occurred shortly after 7:00 am on Tuesday.  This accident sent a person to a hospital and prompted authorities to close two lanes. San Diego New 8 reports: one of the vehicles struck the back of [ read more ]

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Fatal San Diego Head On Collision on SR 76

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On Sunday, June 29, 2014, a fatal San Diego head on collision occurred between a pick-up truck and a van along state route 76 near Pala Indian Reservation.  A man was killed after he was trapped in a pick-up truck that rolled over.  The accident occurred just after 10:00 p.m. just west of Adams [ read more ]

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