The Alarming Increase in Pedestrian Deaths in Los Angeles

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Traffic deaths generally, and pedestrian deaths specifically, increased at a rapid rate in Los Angeles in 2016. This was despite the efforts by Mayor Eric Garcetti to reduce them, with his 260 people died in traffic accidents on Los Angeles streets. This represented a 43% increase over 2015. And it appears that the rising numbers…

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Motorists and Back-to-School Safety

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Southern California Vehicle Accident Attorney

The 2017-2018 school year is about to begin in Orange County. Classes start August 14th for schools in the Santa Ana Unified School District. Capistrano Unified begins August 22nd, and Garden Grove Unified begins August 30th. It will be a busy couple of weeks, to be sure, and not just for students and their parents….

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What to Expect After a Car Accident

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Being involved in a car accident is not as improbable as you might think. There were 36,664 collisions in Orange County last year. In Los Angeles County, there were four times as many. You are almost guaranteed to get into a wreck if you live in Southern California long enough. With odds like this, drivers…

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Vehicle Accidents Caused by Faulty Parts

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California Lemon Law Attorney

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” Automobiles did not exist when this proverb first came into use. But now, in an age when passenger vehicles contain approximately 30,000 parts, the saying is certainly pertinent. A vehicle that functions perfectly in all other respects can be extremely dangerous if it was manufactured…

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Common Questions: Third-Party Liability

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The legal world is often confusing, even for those trained to understand it. Part of the reason is specific language and specific terms and phrases that are easily misunderstood and sometimes misleading. This is why, in most cases, a legal representative and his or her services are so valuable – simply to act as a…

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Pedestrian Deaths Spiked in 2016, Distraction Cited as a Cause

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Southern California is infamous for traffic jams and congested roadways. Apparently, there is a perception that those of us who live here choose to spend most of our time behind the wheel of a car. Nothing could be further from the truth, of course. Look around the streets of any Orange County community and you…

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Distracted Pedestrian Accidents

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It is hard to imagine something more innocent than a child walking to school, or friends walking to the shop, and it definitely does not seem dangerous. But statistics show that choosing to simply be a pedestrian in a city might be filled with more risks than most people think. According to the Governor’s Highway…

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How to Calculate Compensation After An Accident

Accidents

It’s common knowledge that in personal injury and auto accidents the defendant often makes a claim for pain and suffering; but exactly what constitutes pain and suffering, and how exactly is a figure reached that’s considered fair compensation? And, now that self-driving cars have entered the equation, how exactly will that affect the overall question…

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Catastrophic Injuries and the Physics of a Car Accident

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It is easy to see why automobile accidents cause so many injuries. Our bodies are made of soft tissue. Vehicles and the objects they collide with are made of steel, glass, concrete, and other hard substances. This makes us vulnerable during an impact. Bruises and cuts are common, as are strains, sprains, broken bones, and…

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Controversial Football Injury Demonstrates the Complexity of TBIs

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California Personal Injury

On November 17, 2016, the Carolina Panthers took on the New Orleans Saints in a Thursday night game broadcast live to millions of football fans. With just over four minutes left to play, the Panther’s star linebacker, Luke Kuechly, went down with an injury after absorbing a hit from the Saints’ running back. The hit…

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