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Car Accidents Archives

Suspected drunk driver leads police on chase, injures 5 in crash

Car accidents are a problem throughout the country, including California. This was shown in a recent incident, whereby police are continuing to investigate a chase and crash, which authorities are blaming on drunk driving. The car crash, which happened after county law enforcement officials pursued a driver, involved two vehicles and caused damage to a residential property near the road.

How does underinsured motorist coverage work?

This blog has spoken previously about how a negligent driver who causes a car accident will likely have to pay compensation to other people whom he or she injured. One problem that Alhambra and other residents of the greater Los Angeles area may have, though, is that the negligent driver may not be able to pay just because he or she does not have the money or assets to do so.

Traumatic brain injuries require careful treatment and care

Head injuries are injuries that may not be immediately apparent but are significant injuries that can commonly occur in car accidents. Though they may not always be immediately noticed, the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries or a TBI should not be taken lightly. These injuries can include concussion, headache, confusion, nausea, vomiting, ringing in ears, decreased hearing, fatigue and seizures.

Safety tips to help avoid distracted driving

The month of April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month. This program shines a light on the serious dangers of distracted driving for victims and their families. April is recognized by the National Safety Council as Distracted Driver Awareness Month to help better familiarize drivers and the public with the dangers of distracted driving. While cell phones allow for phone conversations, texting, checking of email and social media use, performing any of those activities while driving is considered distracted driving and is dangerous.

Hit-and-run driver apprehended after car and foot chase

Hit-and-run accidents are a common occurrence on the streets and freeways in Los Angeles. However, too often a driver who caused an accident attempts to avoid arrest by fleeing the scene of the accident. As previous posts here have noted, the victims of hit-and-run drivers often have difficulty recovering damages for their injuries because the identity of the runaway driver is unknown. A recent car accident in the Canoga Park area of Los Angeles provides a welcome exception to this scenario.

Uber driver killed in LA hit-and-run crash

The recent popularity of so-called gig taxi services in Los Angeles and elsewhere has raised many concerns about their safety. Many of the drivers lack formal training, and their driving skills are often untested before they are hired. While states are debating imposing regulations on these businesses, accidents involving these services are injuring people and taking lives. A recent two-car accident in South Los Angeles has apparently killed an Uber driver and injured the passenger.

Hit-and-run driver caught on surveillance camera in south LA

Accidents caused by drivers who leave the scene without stopping or offering aid to victims can be especially tragic for the victims and their families. Not knowing the driver's identity adds to the family's sense of anger, and the lack of an identity makes recovering damages from a hit-and-run driver very difficult. A recent car accident in South Los Angeles involving a man on a motorized bicycle and a mid-sized sedan may have a different outcome thanks to a video captured on a surveillance camera.

How lawyers can help automobile accident victims

Every year, automobile accidents injure or kill many people in the Los Angeles area. The victims of these accidents and the families of the persons who lost their lives often turn to the court system to seek damages. One question that is commonly asked is whether a lawyer is necessary to achieving a successful outcome. The answer to this question is almost always an unqualified "yes."

Boy dies at home after car breaks through wall

A five-year-old boy from Los Angeles died shortly after writing his letter to Santa when a car crashed through the wall of his family's apartment. The boy's parents were also hospitalized, along with two other children who were also injured during the accident. Police found the boy and his parents trapped under the vehicle. Apparently, the boy's father had tried to block the car from hitting his son, who was sleeping on the couch.

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