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Extreme turbulence

For many people, experiencing turbulence while in flight can be unnerving. Turbulence sometimes triggers thoughts of emergency situations and plane crashes, but, in reality, emergency landings or crashes are very rare. On February 13, 2019, one flight experienced some flyers’ greatest fears—having to make an emergency landing because of turbulence. The plane was heading from…

workers compensation fraud

A unique workers’ compensation fraud case recently made the news because of the extent of the fraud and the individuals that it involved. A group of 8 physicians was recently indicted for an alleged workers’ compensation scam. They are accused of ushering thousands of workers through their clinic that may have dealt with Blue Oak…

Bicycling Los Angeles

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…

In many ways, rideshare services like Uber and Lyft help make our communities safer by giving people options to drinking and driving.  Studies by U.C. Davis found that arrests had declined by 32 percent in San Diego, 28 percent in San Jose, 26 percent in Sacramento and 14 percent in both Los Angeles and the San…

hollywood boulevard

Los Angeles holds the ignominious title of having the highest fatality rate of any major city in the country, with an annual average of 6.27 traffic deaths per 100,000 residents.  Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children in the city. What is Los Angeles doing about this crisis?  In 2015, Mayor Eric…

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