In 2010, a car driven by a Los Angeles county deputy sheriff struck and killed a man standing on the side of a freeway after a minor collision. In the first trial of the case, the jury returned a verdict of $280,500 as damages for the death of the girl's father. The...
Month: July 2015
Big rig crash kills 1, injures 3
California motorists are usually aware of the proximity of one or more large semi-trailer trucks as they travel on the state's highways, but occasionally, even the highest degree of awareness cannot prevent a tragic accident. A recent tractor-trailer accident near...
How safe is lane-splitting?
This blog has reported on motorcycle collisions involving lane-splitting and on legislative efforts in California to clarify the legality of this practice. We have not directly attempted to answer the question that often occurs to non-motorcyclists, "Are...
Spinal cord injuries: causes and symptoms
In Californian and elsewhere, motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents are the most common cause of spinal cord injuries, causing more than 35 percent of new spinal cord injuries each year. Alcohol use is a factor in about 25 percent of such injuries. The effect of such...
Big rig starts fatal 8-vehicle chain reaction
Traffic congestion is aggravating, but most people at least feel a bit safer when they are driving at a slow speed in bumper-to-bumper traffic. However, as a multiple vehicle truck accident near Hollister, CA recently demonstrated, even this comfort can be illusory....
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