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June 2016 Archives

Becoming whole after a car crash

After a California car accident, a victim may be left with serious injuries that make it difficult or impossible to work, spend time with family members or generally live a normal quality of life. However, it may be possible to win compensation from the driver who caused the accident if negligence was involved. For instance, if someone suffered a brain injury, that person may be entitled to recover the cost of cognitive therapy.

Impairment suspected in fatal California crash

The California Highway Patrol has reported that three men were killed during the early morning hours of June 17 after a two-vehicle crash blocked several lanes of a busy freeway. The men lost their lives on the San Diego Freeway in Carson at approximately 1:00 a.m. Police say that the chain of events that led to the fatal impact was initiated by a woman who may have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Yechnology could help pinpoint accident liability

It is not unheard of for negligent motorists in California and around the country to blame the accidents they cause on the other drivers involved or some sort of mechanical failure. Law enforcement, insurance companies and personal injury attorneys have generally relied upon witness statements, security camera footage or physical evidence such as skid marks to determine exactly what transpired in the moments before a collision, but the sophisticated electronic monitoring systems being installed in many of today's passenger vehicles could soon make the process of establishing accident liability far simpler.

Two people killed in fiery California crash

Two people were killed in a fiery multi-car crash in California on May 27. The accident occurred just after 1 a.m. on the 10 Freeway in West Covina. According to the California Highway Patrol, traffic on the 10 Freeway was backed up due to an earlier car crash when two cars were rear-ended by drivers who failed to slow down. One of the rear-ended cars leaked gasoline and burst into flames.

The dangers of teen drivers

With Memorial Day past and Labor Day ahead, teen drivers in California and throughout the nation are now in what is called the "100 Deadliest Days," a time when crashes involving teen drivers rise. According to a report released by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety, the larger proportion of people fatally or critically injured in accidents involving teen drivers are not the drivers themselves.