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November 2016 Archives

Los Angeles streets rated most dangerous for California drivers

People who live and drive in Los Angeles and its suburbs understand that the area's many streets and freeways are especially hazardous. Car accidents on LA streets range from relatively harmless fender-benders to multi-death collisions, and they are common occurrences. Now a recent study has documented the intuitive belief of most LA drivers: the city's streets contain more dangerous intersections than any other city in the state.

Bus crash highlights inadequate insurance requirements

The bus crash near Palm Springs that killed 13 people returning from a casino was the subject of a recent post here. The previous post focused on the investigation into the cause of the crash. A new issue has now arisen: Was the company that owned the bus involved in the bus-truck collision required to carry an amount of liability insurance that will afford adequate compensation to victims of the accident?

Federal court upholds truck driver e-log rules

The many big rigs and large trucks that use California's highways are subject to a variety of federal and state safety regulations. One of the most important regulations is the requirement that drivers keep detailed logs of their operations. Such logs can be an important piece of evidence in determining the cause of a truck accident, because they show the number of hours the driver was operating a vehicle between rest stops and whether an accident may have been caused by driver fatigue.

Investigation of crash involving a bus and a truck begins

Some of our readers may have heard that recently a tour bus on its way from a casino near the Salton Sea to Los Angeles crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer, killing thirteen people and injuring 31. Highway safety agencies at both the state and federal level are now beginning in-depth investigations into the cause of the collision, and their preliminary theories provide several insights into how the bus-truck accident may have occurred.

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  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Attorney Member
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2012
  • AVVO, Ratings, Guidance, The Right Lawyer
  • American Association for Justice, Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
  • Public Citizen
  • Public Justice, Americas Public Interest Law Firm
  • Pasadena Bar Association, Founded 1917
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum