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Cell phone use may have caused fatal big rig collision

Cell phone use and driving do not mix well, especially on Los Angeles' busy streets and freeways. A recent truck accident in Gardena shows how a driver using a cell phone may have triggered a sequence of events that killed the driver and injured the passenger.

Los Angeles pays $15 million to settle crosswalk accident case

This blog has written previously about lawsuits against government entities, but those entries focused on the acts and omissions of government employees. A recent settlement involving the City of Los Angeles and the families of two young girls demonstrates a different type of government lawsuit - a claim for damages caused by a dangerous condition on public property.

Auto accident leads to conflicting claims about green light

The recollections of persons involved in auto accidents are not always reliable. The accident usually happens without much warning, and the events of the accident happen in swift succession, taking up little more than a few seconds. A recent car accident in south central Los Angeles provides unusually vivid proof of how recollections may differ.

Wife and mother of man killed by fire truck sue LA County

In August of this year, this blog wrote about the unfortunate collision that killed a man as he was on his way to serve as the best man at his brother's wedding. The man's wife and mother are now bringing a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court to recover damages from Los Angeles County and the driver of the truck.

Los Angeles woman wins $3.5 million verdict against bus company

Tour buses are a common sight in Los Angeles, and one of the most popular such rides is a double-decker bus with its upper level open to the sky. Perhaps because of their large size, such buses are rarely considered to involve the hazards of a car accident, but a recent jury verdict in Los Angeles County Superior Court may change that perception.

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