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November 2017 Archives

Avoiding accidents: Essential tips for pedestrians and bikers

Every week, numerous pedestrians and bikers are hurt on the streets of Southern California. Many of these injured people are struck by motor vehicles as they are crossing the street, riding a bicycle, preparing to board a bus or get into a car, or simply standing on the corner. Sometimes distracted driving is to blame, but not always.

Car hits, kills bicyclist from behind on Pacific Coast Highway

Tragedy struck yet again on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, California recently. The accident involved a bicyclist and a car. The wreck occurred at about 7 p.m. a few weeks back, and it left the bicyclist with terrible, and ultimately fatal, injuries. The bicyclist was traveling north along the Pacific Coast Highway and he was struck from behind by a car. The driver of the car initially fled the scene of the accident, but eventually returned and cooperated with police.

More details emerge about deadly Palm Springs bus crash

Last October we wrote about a fatal tour bus crash near Palm Springs. 13 people died and dozens were injured when the bus collided with the back of a big rig truck. At the time, the cause of the accident was unclear but the following months revealed additional details about what happened on that dark highway.

2016 survey, national data show dangers of distracted driving

It should go without saying that distracted driving is an incredibly dangerous behavior. How could it not be seen this way? Drivers that engage in looking at their phones or sending a text while driving are actively taking their eyes and minds off the road, and instead focusing on emojis and social media. It's blatantly obvious that it is dangerous, and yet people still do it.

Investigation is crucial after a truck accident

Just like with any motor vehicle accident, no two truck accidents will ever be the same. The force of the collision will be different every time. The circumstances involved in the crash will be unique and one-of-a-kind, just like a fingerprint. However, the pain and suffering that the victims will go through after a truck accident will be eerily similar. Every victim of a truck accident will see their lives changed -- whether it is temporary or permanent depends on those unique circumstances though.

Establishing liability after a car accident

This may seem like a silly question at first, but: how do you prove liability in a car accident? From a subjective point of view, it may seem clear. When you are involved in a wreck, you have clear emotions and feelings of anger, and you may think the other driver's actions or behaviors out on the road make it obvious how they are at fault for the wreck. But from an objective and legal point of view, clear evidence needs to be established.

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