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Last Two Weeks of Traffic Collisions in San Diego

Posted in Car Accident on May 15, 2020

We have all felt the impact of COVID-19 here in San Diego. However, one of the positives here is that motor vehicle collisions are substantially down. This means less people injured and less people who have been killed in accidents. However, there are still collisions occurring. The map below shows all motor vehicle collisions in… read more

How to Calculate Lost Wages in a San Diego Car Accident Claim

Posted in Car Accident on April 27, 2020

Every year, thousands of car accidents occur in the State of California. The victims of these accidents often suffer injuries that take them out of work. A crash victim may need a temporary or permanent hiatus. During your car accident insurance claim or lawsuit, you can seek recovery for lost wages from the defendant. Correctly… read more

How Much Will a San Diego Car Accident Lawyer Cost You?

Posted in Car Accident on March 23, 2020

The aftermath of a car accident can be expensive. You may have to pay out of pocket for medical care deductibles, vehicle repairs and a rental car, on top of dealing with lost wages from taking days off work. The last thing you may want is to add another expense by hiring a San Diego… read more

Should You Settle or Go to Court for a San Diego Car Accident Claim?

Posted in Car Accident on March 23, 2020

You have the right to pursue compensation for your damages after an auto accident in the State of California. Your first attempt will usually be through the insurance system. If an insurance company offers you a settlement, you may either accept it or go to court in San Diego instead. Both routes have pros and… read more

NEW California Traffic Laws in 2020

Posted in Car Accident on March 23, 2020

Traffic laws are constantly evolving. As cities and states try to improve the safety of their roads and motorists, they update and add new laws drivers must follow. Obeying these laws can help drivers prevent vehicle collisions. Keeping up with the latest rules in your state can help you stay out of legal trouble as… read more

The Steps Involved in a Personal Injury Car Accident Claim

Posted in Car Accident on January 30, 2020

The car accident claim process is something you may have to go through if a crash injured you, took the life of a loved one or damaged your vehicle. Your case may involve insurance settlement negotiations alone or it may need to proceed to court for you to obtain fair compensation from the at-fault party…. read more

[Study] High-Collision Intersections in East County San Diego

Posted in Car Accident on January 7, 2020

Home to more than 700,000 residents, East County San Diego may seem like a quieter alternative to the bustling urban San Diego lifestyle. However, the region has its share of heavy traffic and serious accidents, especially in the busier areas. We wanted to determine streets with the highest amount of car crashes, so we worked… read more

Who’s At Fault in a Rear-End Car Accident?

Posted in Car Accident on December 10, 2019

Rear-end collisions are common types of car accidents in California. They can cause injuries to the back and neck, such as whiplash, as well as other parts of the body. A rear-end accident can also cause expensive damage to both vehicles. In California, it is necessary to identify fault for a car accident before filing… read more

San Diego Winter Weather Driving Tips

Posted in Car Accident on December 5, 2019

You do not have to live in a city that regularly sees snow to face increased winter weather driving risks. As a resident of sunny San Diego, you could still be at risk of serious accidents even if it does not snow. Paying special attention to winter-related roadway hazards could help you prevent a car… read more

Can Stress Lead to Car Accidents?

Posted in Car Accident on November 12, 2019

Auto accidents are a significant cause of death in California and throughout the U.S., with hundreds of traffic crash fatalities daily. In 2016, 3,623 people died in traffic accidents in California alone. Understanding what causes car accidents can ultimately help drivers prevent them. One factor that can cause auto accidents is stress. Driving while stressed… read more

Do Higher Speed Limits Result in More Fatal Crashes?

Posted in Car Accident on October 8, 2019

Speeding is one of the most common causes of serious and fatal accidents. Speeding can increase the seriousness of a motor vehicle collision and related injuries. With these facts in mind, it is easy to conclude higher speed limits would result in more fatal crashes. Find out if research supports this conclusion, and whether California… read more

What to Do if Your Car Is Recalled

Posted in Car Accident on October 3, 2019

A vehicle recall means something is wrong with the car that could put consumers in danger. Issues often come to the vehicle manufacturer’s attention when consumers begin to report incidents and accidents involving defective vehicle parts, such as airbags that fail to deploy or bad brakes. Once the manufacturer hears of the problem, it must… read more

What Are the 5 Most Common Types of Back Surgery After a Car Accident?

Posted in Car Accident on September 19, 2019

Back, neck and spinal cord injuries are common outcomes of car accidents in California. Even a seemingly minor car accident could cause an injury such as whiplash or a herniated spinal disk. The spinal cord is a sensitive bundle of nerves and vertebrae that affect every other part of the body. An injury to the… read more

3 Signs of Drowsy Driving You May Not Recognize

Posted in Car Accident on September 17, 2019

Drowsy driving is one of the predominant causes of deadly car accidents in California. Stressed, overworked and overtired drivers may be unable to safely control their vehicles. The National Sleep Foundation says drowsy driving is equivalent to drunk driving in terms of driver impairment. Driving after 18 hours awake is the same as driving with… read more

Are Roundabouts Safer Than Intersections?

Posted in Car Accident on September 12, 2019

Most drivers either love or hate roundabouts. Either way, the roundabout is becoming a more commonplace intersection design around the country due to proven safety advantages. National road safety organizations, such as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), support roundabouts as a safer alternative to conventional intersections. Roundabouts are circular intersections rather than typical cross intersections…. read more

Catastrophic Dangers of Improper High Beam Use

Posted in Car Accident on September 10, 2019

During driving tests and written exams when getting a driver’s license, drivers learn when it is appropriate to use high-beam headlights. Turning them on at the wrong time is not only rude; it could also be extremely dangerous. Improper high beam use could blind, stun or confuse another driver, resulting in a tragic car accident… read more

Safety Tips for Merging Onto the Freeway

Posted in Car Accident on September 5, 2019

Unsafe merges and lane changes are common causes of catastrophic car accidents in California. Thousands of people get into accidents – many of which are fatal – while trying to merge. Merging onto the freeway is especially dangerous. The speeds of merging vehicles often do not match the speeds of vehicles already on the freeway…. read more

Senior Citizen Driving Checklist – Updated for 2019

Posted in Car Accident on July 8, 2019

Certain abilities naturally decline over time. The skills required to drive, for example, can deteriorate with age. A person’s vision, hearing, strength, reflexes and reaction times could diminish in old age, leading to a driver that may need certain accommodations to drive safely – or perhaps should no longer be on the road at all…. read more

Stress: Distracted Minds May Lead to Car Accidents

Posted in Car Accident on July 3, 2019

You may know about the dangers of distracted driving, but did you know a driver does not have to be visually or manually distracted to cause a related car accident? Cognitive distractions can be enough to impair the driver’s ability to make sound judgments and react to changing roadway situations. Driving while angry, sad, stressed,… read more

Steps To Take After a Hit-and-Run in California

Posted in California Law,Car Accident,Personal Injury on June 13, 2019

In California, it is against the law to leave the scene of a car accident without fulfilling a driver’s duties of care. These duties include stopping at the scene, swapping information with the other driver, and calling the police to report the accident, if applicable. To breach these duties is to commit the crime of… read more

What Is The Average Settlement For Back Injury in California?

Posted in Motorcycle Accidents,Bicycle Accidents,Truck Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents,Car Accident,Personal Injury,Uncategorized on June 9, 2019

Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries are common in many different accidents, including car crashes, falls, and workplace incidents. A serious back injury can cause chronic pain and permanent disability. A back injury could prevent an individual from returning to his or her place of work. It can also cause intangible losses such as being… read more

How To Maximize Your Personal Injury Settlement in California

Posted in California Law,Truck Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents,Car Accident,Personal Injury on June 7, 2019

A personal injury settlement is a financial award you may be able to receive after another person or entity negligently or intentionally causes harm. A settlement is an agreement you and the defendant (and often the defendant’s insurer) come to, without needing to take the case to court. As a claimant, it is up to… read more

How Much to Expect From a Car Accident Settlement in California

Posted in California Law,Truck Accidents,Car Accident,Personal Injury on May 16, 2019

Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury claims in California, with tens of thousands of drivers filing insurance claims and taking legal action for accidents every year. If you expect to file an insurance claim or lawsuit for a recent car accident, you should have some idea of what to… read more

What to Expect Physically After a Car Accident in El Cajon

Posted in Truck Accidents,Car Accident,Personal Injury on May 9, 2019

A car accident can be a stressful and traumatic experience, and many people who walk away from car accidents seemingly unscathed find themselves unable to get out of bed the next day. Even when a car accident does not cause acute, traumatic injuries, victims can still experience a wide range of possible medical complications in… read more

How to Settle a Car Accident Claim Without a Lawyer

Posted in California Law,Car Accident,Personal Injury on May 8, 2019

It is possible, although difficult, to handle some legal matters on your own without hiring a personal injury attorney in El Cajon. The vast majority of car accident claims are relatively small, and these small accident claims rarely proceed to trial. It is generally in the best interest of everyone involved to settle the matter… read more

Who Pays Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

Posted in California Law,Car Accident on March 15, 2019

If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you will likely have to receive ongoing medical treatment until you recover. As a result, you will have to pay for thousands of dollars in medical expenses. These costs may include doctor’s visit fees, hospitalization costs, medications, surgeries, physical therapy, and mobility equipment, just to name a… read more

What Is It Called When a Lawyer Only Gets Paid If He Wins?

Posted in California Law,Car Accident,Personal Injury on March 14, 2019

If you suffer from a personal injury in California, you may wonder what your legal options are, especially if you do not have the funds to pay expensive legal fees. In fact, many people refrain from pursuing legal action because they believe they cannot possibly afford an attorney out of pocket. However, many law firms… read more

What Are Punitive Damages?

Posted in California Law,Car Accident,Personal Injury on March 12, 2019

When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you reach a settlement that awards you with funds as compensation for the losses you sustained. The most common types of damages are economic damages, which include expenses such as lost wages and medical expenses, and noneconomic damages, which cover pain and suffering and emotional anguish. However, you… read more

Who Does Personal Injury Protection Cover?

Posted in Car Accident,Personal Injury on February 19, 2019

Insurance coverage can be a complicated discussion. Certainly, you want to purchase all the state-mandatory coverages with the mandatory minimums. However, there are other coverages that may prove beneficial as well. Is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) mandatory in California? More importantly, who or what does it cover? What Is Personal Injury Protection? In no-fault states,… read more

Do You Have to Report Minor Accidents to the Police?

Posted in California Law,Car Accident on February 13, 2019

It is never a good time for a car accident, but it seems that those minor fender benders always happen when you are in a rush to get somewhere. What’s more, accident reports may mean you run the risk of a traffic ticket, charges, and a higher insurance premium. Do you really have to report… read more

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