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Hit and Run Laws Expanded in California As of January 2019, California is expanding its hit and run laws to not only apply to other vehicles and pedestrians but also bicyclists. While the law covered cyclists on the road before, it did not apply to bicyclists that are on bike paths at the time of…

Historic storm hits Los Angeles

The weather plays a big role in your ability to drive. After all, you need to see to control your vehicle and avoid collisions. When heavy rainfall, mudslides, and other natural disasters hit Southern California, you may get more than just wet. It could cause car accidents and property damage as well. California Weather Gets…

New years Los Angeles

New Year’s Eve (technically New Year’s Day, come midnight) is “the worst day of the year for fatal crashes involving impaired drivers,” according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  Half of all fatal auto accidents on New Year’s in the U.S. involve a drunk driver. So how can you help prevent accidents and protect…

dangerous escooter

Pasadena has not yet approved electric scooters, but Altadena has okayed them.  They are also showing up in East Pasadena.   There are as many as 17,000 e-scooters on the streets of Los Angeles.  Electric scooters provide a faster and fun way to get around, and they give off far less emissions than the average vehicle,…

Happy holidays and safe travels to all!

uber driver attacked with tacos

An Uber driver was attacked with tacos in Midland, Texas when a passenger expressed dissatisfaction with her service. This was definitely not your average Uber accident. Ms. Maria Chavez works as an Uber driver on the weekends. At one point, she picked up a passenger and her friend who both appeared intoxicated. The two people…

personal injury attorney, safety, fourth of july, safe and sane fireworks

It’s that time of year:  parades; barbecues; swimming; long warm So Cal nights with family and friends; John Philip Sousa, Old Glory and the Red White and Blue; and last but not least, FIREWORKS!  Some like sitting back and watching a grand public display.  But many others in Southern California grew up lighting fireworks on…

car accident attorney, personal injury attorney

It’s in the news: California has given the green light to companies looking to test self driving cars (also known as “autonomous vehicles”) on our roads, effective immediately, without a human overseer present. That means you could see cars without steering wheels, side mirrors, foot pedals or indeed, people, very soon. Obviously there is plenty…

car accident, traffic safety

Steer Clear of Large Vehicles on the Roads From user “STBB” on Reddit thread this week that was part of a trucker’s forum, here is some very good advice. We’ve cleaned up the language to make it safe for work. Do not (and I can’t stress this enough) ride alongside a truck, ever.  Scenario: You’re…

car accident, personal injury lawyer

Fight or Flight Hormones Can Block Pain from a Significant Injury For Several Hours, Days Afterwards Whether you’ve been in a major collision or a minor fender bender, typically the first response of any car accident victim is “I’m okay.” Los Angeles paramedics and other first responders hear it all the time, regardless of the…

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