California Bans All Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving

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As of January 1, 2017, it is officially a crime to hold a cell phone for any reason while driving in California. Handheld talking or texting has long been illegal, but the prior law failed to address holding a phone for other reasons, like browsing a playlist or using a navigation app. That loophole is […]

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Have Smart Phones Created Stupid Drivers?

California Car Accident Attorney

A lot happened in 1994. Right here in Southern California, we witnessed O.J. Simpson’s white Bronco chase, the bankruptcy of Orange County, and a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that rocked San Fernando Valley. The impact of these and other important events that year have generally faded with time. One event, however, continues to be relevant because it […]

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Will Self-Driving Cars Cause More Accidents?

Southern California Car Accident Attorney

Autonomous vehicles are already navigating themselves along the streets and highways of our communities. By promising to remove human error as a factor in traffic accidents, these vehicles quickly gained support from government regulators.  Meanwhile, industry leaders like Telsa, Uber, and Google continue to push the technology, and consumers appear to be on board as […]

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How to Combat Distracted Driving

Southern California Distracted Driving Attorney

Operating an automobile is a divided-attention activity by its very nature. Drivers must be aware of the vehicle’s speed, position on the roadway, and proximity to other vehicles. If not attentive, the consequences can be dire and may require the expertise of a speeding accident attorney. They must watch for all sorts of road hazards, […]

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The Problem with Hands-free Devices

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Are you one of those “responsible” drivers who has purchased one of the many cell phone holders that can be mounted near the steering column of your vehicle? Alternatively, does your vehicle have one of those cute display screens and a Bluetooth® application that lets you check out the best route to avoid California traffic […]

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How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrians – those who travel by foot, bicycle, wheelchair, stroller, or similar means – are perhaps the most vulnerable persons traveling along our country’s streets and highways. According to information gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, 430 people are treated in an emergency department for traffic-related pedestrian injuries each […]

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How Drones Are Changing Accident Reconstruction – for the Better!


While it’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words, “painting” that picture for a court or jury following a serious auto accident has always been difficult. In many cases, the accident investigator had to spend a significant amount of time with tape measures – later with surveying equipment and lasers, with cameras […]

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