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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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Smartphones and Distracted Driving: Study Reveals the Apps Most Commonly Used While Driving

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Distracted driving is far from a new issue, but whereas safety experts used to encourage drivers to avoid distracting conversations with passengers and eating behind the wheel, today’s conversations surround the use of a cell phone. First, it was simply talking on the phone. Next, texting became a major problem. Then the game changed entirely. [ 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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San Diego Officials Concerned About DUI Accident Fatalities

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A number of San Diego County officials recently expressed concern over a shocking number of DUI fatalities which occurred this summer in the County. Those expressing shock included the District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, the Chief of the California Highway Patrol’s Border Division Jim Abele and San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman. The string of [ read more ]

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Parents Liability for Minors Involved in Car Accidents

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The short answer is yes. However, depending on the circumstances the answer can be more complex. Parents Liability for Minors: Under California Law, both parents are required to verify and sign their minor child’s application for a driver’s license. In the case where only one parent has custody of the minor, then that parent [ read more ]

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Car Accident Causes: Cell Phone Use While Driving Increasing According to Study

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A new study released by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) found a 39 percent increase in drivers who were observed using a cell phone while driving over the past year, which increases the risk of a car accident significantly. The study was performed by OTS and [ 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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