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July 2016 Archives

What is automobile accident reconstruction?

As any Californian who has survived a serious automobile collision can testify, accidents happen in a few seconds. A car accident can comprise many separate events, and under the stress of the moment, the observations and recollections of eye witnesses may not be reliable in determining the cause of the collision. In order to provide answers to the questions how did an accident happen, the engineering profession has developed many techniques for estimating vehicle speeds, angles of impact and other crash data.

Two die in head-on crash in Pico Rivera

Head-on collisions can be especially violent because the forces generated by the collision are completely absorbed by both vehicles. Such a force can be traumatic and even fatal to those traveling in the vehicles at the vehicle at the time of the crash. This fact was vividly demonstrated by a recent car accident in Pico Rivera that left two men dead and one severely injured.

Sons of WWII vet killed while riding scooter file lawsuit

For soldiers who served in Europe and sailors who served in the Pacific, World War II was filled with many lethal hazards. Nevertheless, many American troops survived to return home, and they and their deceased comrades are honored every Veterans' Day. Sadly, one of these survivors was killed in Signal Hill last year on Veterans' Day, and his sons are now seeking damages from the truck driver and his employer.

Big rig rear-ends parked minivan, kills 6 and injures 2

Sometimes, a minor motor vehicle accident can be the trigger for a much larger accident. A tragic example of this phenomenon occurred in northern Los Angeles County when a minor automobile collision resulted in a truck accident with a catastrophic outcome.

Truck accident kills 2 women and 4 children

Victims of truck accidents, and their families, have legal options to consider that can provide help during a difficult time. A fiery truck accident in the Los Angeles area recently claimed the lives of two women and four children. The two mothers and their four children were killed when a semi-truck struck the minivan they were traveling in after it was involved in an earlier minor car accident. The minivan was resting partially in the right-hand lane following the earlier minor accident when a semi-truck hit it from behind traveling approximately 55 miles per hour. The impact of the semi-truck striking the minivan sent it off the road and down an embankment. The minivan quickly caught fire after traveling down the embankment.

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