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  • Tips to Help Prevent Car Accidents

    Car accidents remain a leading cause of preventable injuries in the U.S., and especially in Southern California where traveling by car is a near necessity for many. While wrecks can happen for any number of reasons, they often result from negligence, errors, and carelessness – all of which can be avoided. Because car accidents are largely preventable, it becomes the responsibility of motorists to ...
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  • Jaywalking & Pedestrian Accidents

    When we think of car accidents which involve pedestrians and fault, we typically believe that the motorist is at fault since the pedestrian always has the right of way. However, there are certain situations that pedestrians can be liable for accidents, either partially or entirely. What Happens If You Accidentally Strike a Jay Walking Pedestrian? Accidents in which a pedestrian may be wholly at ...
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  • Car Accident Do's & Don'ts

    Being involved in a car accident is never a pleasant experience – even if you are lucky enough to be uninjured. While you may feel confused, angry, or overwhelmed in the immediate aftermath, it is crucial you stay in control of your actions and watch what you say during this time. Everything you say and do following your collision can have a considerable impact on your ability to recover ...
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  • New California Law Bans Holding Phone While Driving

    As of January 1, 2017, California is now a completely hands-free state when it comes to cellphone usage for motorists. Bill 1785, which goes into effect at the start of 2017, makes it illegal for drivers to perform any action that requires the use of a phone or other device in their hands – including texting, tapping, scrolling, swiping, and making calls. The evolution of smartphones and the ...
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  • Beware Parking Lot Accidents During the Holiday Shopping Rush

    Navigating through a busy parking lot while doing some holiday shopping can be frustrating, but according to information from insurance companies like State Farm , it can also be dangerous. The number of car accidents in parking lots increases about 20% in November and December, based on nationwide accident reports. It would seem that while people are focusing on last-minute gift ideas, they are ...
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  • California Broadens Its Ban on Smartphone Use Behind the Wheel

    In 2006, California passed legislation to ban texting and driving behind the wheel, as it was readily apparent that this new cellphone feature was causing significant and dangerous driver distraction . As technology advanced and changed, the laws did not. People hardly use their smartphones – saying cellphone is even a bit antiquated – just for texting anymore, as the devices can literally do more ...
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  • 3 Reasons to Get Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

    If you have ever purchased car insurance in California, you likely had a “fun” time going over the mandatory liability minimums each driver needs to buy, or else they break the law when going on the road. California uses a 15/30/5 minimum, which means: $15,000 coverage for injury or death to one person $30,000 coverage for injury or death to more than one person $5,000 in property damage (vehicles ...
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  • What to Expect During the Auto Insurance Claims Process

    Being involved in a car accident is never an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, many motorists are forced to deal with the stress and frustration of a collision long after the dust has settled as they attempt to navigate through the auto insurance claims process in pursuit of compensation for the damage to their vehicle. If you have never been involved in a collision before or had to file a ...
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  • What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident

    It is illegal across the country to be a part of a car accident, whether you caused it or not, and then flee the scene before the other drivers collect your insurance and identifying information. This universal law does not stop people from partaking in this criminal act, however, and thousands of hit and run accidents occur every year. What are you supposed to do when there seems to be nothing ...
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  • What Insurance Adjusters Don't Want You to Know

    Ulysses S. Grant had Robert E. Lee, the Capulets had the Montagues, and car accident attorneys have insurance adjusters. Whereas a personal injury lawyer is there to help you gain maximum compensation after being in a crash, insurance adjusters are employed by insurance carriers to ensure you get as little as possible without breaking the law. This is not to say that insurance adjusters are ...
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  • 10 Things to Do After a Car Accident

    Car accidents can be incredibly shocking and frightening events, especially if you are unprepared. As emotions run high in the heat of the moment, it can be difficult to focus on the task at hand and know what to do after your collision. However, there are certain things you can do following a crash to protect yourself and your interests. If you are involved in a car accident: Stop : Never drive ...
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  • Fatal Palmdale Accident Involved Los Angeles County Sheriff's Squad Car

    Last Saturday – December 14, 2013 – a squad car with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department collided with an SUV in Palmdale, leaving two dead and two others injured. Since the car accident took place, investigators have been attempting to determine the cause and whether the collision could have been prevented. According to officials from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the incident ...
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  • Reckless Driving Leads to Fatal Palmdale Car Accident

    A 19-year-old Palmdale man was arrested and jailed last week after he allegedly caused a collision that left one killed and three seriously injured. The accident occurred shortly after 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 19 when the Palmdale man was reportedly driving recklessly along Elizabeth Lake Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. He soon lost control of his vehicle, swerved across the ...
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  • Proving Liability in Lancaster Car Accident Cases

    Victims and families who have suffered damages during car accidents may have a right to recover their losses if they are able to prove that another's negligence, carelessness, or wrongful act caused preventable harm. Accomplishing this objective is no easy feat, but it can be made easier with the assistance of an experienced Lancaster car accident lawyer from Accident Attorneys. A practice that ...
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  • Should I Hire a Lancaster Car Accident Attorney?

    After any type of unforeseen accident, and especially after car accidents , many injured victims and their families are unaware of their rights and the ways in which they can recover their damages. During these difficult times, working with an experienced attorney can make all the difference. As our firm knows that victims are often hesitant about retaining legal representation, our Lancaster car ...
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  • Multi-Vehicle Pileup on 14 Caused by Wrong-Way Driver

    A massive pileup brought rush hour traffic on the 14 freeway to a screeching halt yesterday afternoon. Shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday, a white pickup truck traveling south on the northbound 14 near Escondido Canyon in Agua Dulce struck a total of eight vehicles before coming to a stop. The driver of the vehicle – a 54-year-old man from Canyon Country – also narrowly missed two California ...
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  • Dust Storms Cause Crashes Along 14 Freeway

    High winds kicked up dust all throughout the Antelope Valley this past week. As a result, visibility on the freeways was low, and there were multiple crashes in the area. The heavy, car-tossing winds and the thick clouds of dust created a dangerous commute for many Antelope Valley residents. ABC 7 reports that about 20 vehicles were involved in crashes on the 14 freeway over the course of the ...
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