Fatalities on US Roads Highest in 20 Years. California One of Only a Few States to See Decrease.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed sobering statistics regarding an increase in road fatalities in 2022. In the first quarter of 2022 alone, there were 9,560 deaths caused by traffic accidents.  Some states experienced a much higher increase than others, while nineteen states, including California, actually saw a decline in road fatalities.  Although we […]

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Fatal Accidents and California’s Deadliest Roads

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California is the third largest state in the U.S., next to Alaska and Texas, and it is the most populated. As such, it tends to be one of the most dangerous states for traffic accidents.  There are nearly 400,000 miles of road across the state of California, with most of them seeing numerous accidents yearly. […]

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How Is a Rideshare Accident Different from Other Accidents on the Road in California?

How Is a Rideshare Accident Different from Other Accidents on the Road in California?

Getting into an accident with a rideshare driver, such as an Uber or Lyft driver, is different from getting into an accident with other drivers. This is because rideshare drivers operate as independent contractors.  They are not official employees, they drive their own cars, and they do not have a CDL like traditional cab drivers […]

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Legalizing Safe Street Crossings: What You Need to Know About AB 2147

Legalizing Safe Street Crossings: What You Need to Know About AB 2147

Pedestrians often face unsafe choices as they walk along California’s streets. Sometimes, there’s almost no safe or legal way to cross a busy road. This is the issue behind California AB 2147, a new bill passed by the legislature and on its way to Governor Gavin Newsom for his signature. The bill, known as the […]

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What To Do If an Uber Hits a Pedestrian in California

What To Do If an Uber Hits a Pedestrian in California

Pedestrians dodge speeding Ubers all day long in California. Anyone who’s walked along the busy streets of San Francisco or Los Angeles has probably had a close encounter with an Uber! Uber has more than 200,000 drivers in California alone and about 5 million worldwide. It’s by far the planet’s largest rideshare company and dominates […]

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$366,645 Side-Swipe Car Accident Settlement

$366,645 Side-Swipe Car Accident Settlement

A Los Angeles resident sustained injuries when their vehicle was side-swiped by another driver on the 405 near the Nordhoff exit. They suffered from broken ribs and a shoulder separation. Unfortunately, the injuries from the side-swipe accident were severe enough that they needed to stay in the hospital for three days, wracking up a costly […]

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Can I Sue Uber When The Uber Car Driver Was At Fault For The Crash?

Can I Sue Uber When The Uber Car Driver Was At Fault For The Crash?

When you call an Uber, you put your safety in the hands of your driver. If they cause a collision with you on board, it’s a dangerous and shocking situation. As an injured Uber victim, you face expensive medical bills and a long recovery period. You could be unable to work due to your injuries, […]

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California Skateboarding Laws and How They Affect Accident Cases

California Skateboarding Laws and How They Affect Accident Cases

For some, skateboarding isn’t just a fun recreational activity; it is also used as a mode of transportation. And in California, we see a lot of people riding around on skateboards.  Unfortunately, this means there also tends to be a high number of skateboard accidents in California, and the injuries that result can be severe […]

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$75,000 No-Contact Bicycle Dooring Accident Settlement

$75,000 No-Contact Bicycle Dooring Accident Settlement

No contact? No problem. Even if a vehicle doesn’t hit you, it’s still possible to recover high-value accident compensation. Here’s why. It’s a myth that there must be physical contact for a compensable road accident. No actual contact is required for an accident claim in California, whether the situation involves two vehicles, a vehicle and […]

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What’s a No-Contact Car Accident and Who’s Liable?

What's a No-Contact Car Accident and Who's Liable?

You’ve probably had some close calls on the road where you swerved out of the way quickly to avoid a collision. What happens if the crash is unavoidable? When one car veers off and crashes due to another driver’s actions, this is known as a no-contact car accident. The cars don’t collide but a crash […]

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