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Drunk Drivers around the Holidays

All drunk driving accidents and deaths are preventable, and unfortunately, serious injuries and deaths from DUI crashes around the holidays have become predictable. Based on estimates by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), arrests of suspected DUI drivers this 2021 Thanksgiving period increased by 17% when compared to last year’s DUI arrests over the same period.  The CHP arrested 1,019 drivers during this year’s Thanksgiving period, which started on Wednesday at 6 pm and ended on Sunday at midnight. Fifty-seven peopleRead More …

Single Vehicle Accidents: Who Can Be Held Liable in 2021?

Single Vehicle Accidents

Many injured drivers assume that they cannot receive compensation if they have been involved in a Single Vehicle Accidents. While that is often the case, it is not always true. Here are three other parties who could be responsible for Single Car Accidents. The State or Municipality The government has a legal obligation to maintain their roads in good condition for drivers. If they knew or should have known of a defect in the road, they must fix it inRead More …

Watch Out for Drunk Drivers Around St. Patrick’s Day

Drunk Drivers

Parades, street parties, green clothing, and lots of beer are the hallmark signs of St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, where there are parties, there are often drunk drivers too. Education and awareness campaigns have reduced drunk driving accidents by a third over the last decade, yet 10,000 Americans die in drunk driving accidents each year. What is the Problem with Driving Drunk? When someone drives under the influence of alcohol (or marijuana), the driver’s reflexes are significantly slower than normal. ThisRead More …

Drunk Driving Accidents: Financial Compensation for New Year’s

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Given the celebratory atmosphere, New Year’s is perhaps the worst holiday for Drunk Driving Accidents on the calendar. Unfortunately, many people feel the need to get behind the wheel, even after they have had too much to drink. The result is that everyone else around them on the road is in increased danger.  For New Year’s 2020, police in California were very busy arresting drunk drivers. They made nearly 500 arrests in a 30-hour span. This amounted to one DUIRead More …

Have You Been Involved in a Hit and Run Car Accident?

Hit and Run Car Accident

A hit and run car accident takes place when someone leaves the scene of an accident or otherwise declines to identify himself to other parties involved and damages property or injures another person. Even a minor fender bender or accident caused by another driver without a collision will be considered a hit and run if the driver leaves the scene.  Steps to Take if You are Involved in a Hit and Run Car Accident Before doing anything else, you shouldRead More …

Texting Is the Deadliest Distraction – Full Information 2021

Most of us lead very busy lives, and we’re happy for the odd distraction or two. Once behind the wheel of a car, however, distractions can become deadly, and texting (and other text-based activities with one’s smartphone) is the most dangerous distraction of them all. If a distracted driver leaves you or someone you care about injured in a car accident, consult with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney regarding how best to proceed. Distracted Driving Defined The CentersRead More …