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August 2013 Archives

California pileup accident kills one man, injures many more

An accident that occurs on a busy California highway can easily spin out of control. All it takes is one negligent driver to cause an accident that involves multiple vehicles and kills or injures many innocent people.

Pit bulls escape fence to attack California woman

Pit bulls are often viewed as aggressive dogs. When you hear a dog bite story in the news, it seems as if pit bulls are often behind the attack. Part of this may stem from the fact that pit bulls have the tendency to be strong; this means that when a pit bull does bite a human, the resulting injuries could be very severe. For this reason, it is important for pit bull owners in California to keep a careful eye on their pets.

Fatal car crash leads to wrongful death suit against Toyota

When a vehicle in California fails to operate properly, the occupants of that vehicle may be in extreme danger. It is very important for car manufacturers to make passenger safety a top priority. If someone is injured or killed because of a car defect, the car company may face a lawsuit. 

Documentary focuses on accidents caused by texting and driving

On most days, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and Sprint are business competitors trying to sell cellular phones and other devices. In a rare move, however, the four companies have momentarily set aside their competition and have come together to sponsor a new documentary that discusses a serious problem occurring on roadways in California and across the nation. 

Man dies in Los Angeles hit-and-run motorcycle accident

Motorcycle drivers are particularly vulnerable to catastrophic injuries, which is why it is important for all drivers to obey the law when sharing the road with a motorcycle in California. If you are involved in an accident with a motorcycle, it is imperative that you stay at the scene of the accident and speak with local authorities.

1 killed, 9 others injured by a driver on a Los Angeles boardwalk

When someone has the intent to harm another person, a vehicle can be a powerful weapon. When a serious car accident occurs in Los Angeles, local authorities must determine the cause of the accident. Occasionally, car accidents are used as an intentional way to cause injuries or death.

Six people blamed for wrongful death of California teen

When a person commits suicide, can another person be held legally accountable for those actions? The parents of a 15-year-old girl from California are attempting to do that in a lawsuit, saying that bullying and sexual abuse caused their daughter to kill herself.

Illegal U-turn leads to deadly crash in Los Angeles

There are important reasons why U-turns are illegal on certain roads in California; crossing oncoming traffic can be extremely risky and dangerous. Some people may believe that making a U-turn is worth the risk, but as one man recently learned, such actions can have deadly consequences.

California pedestrian dies after he is hit by a bicycle

It is not uncommon to hear about serious accidents involving cars and bicycles. It is much more uncommon to hear of a fatal accident involving a bicyclist and a pedestrian. In fact, a recent accident had no known precedent in California.