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Southern California Bike Laws 2017

Each year more than 100 people are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured in bicycle collisions in the state of California alone, according to the DMV. LA is a dangerous enough place to drive a car, imagine taking on this city on a bike. Many of my past clients have been involved in […]

Distracted Driving Doesn’t Just Mean Texting

When you send a text while driving, your eyes are off the road for an average of 5 seconds. If you are driving at 55mph, in 5 seconds you travel the length of a football field. Driving the speed limit on the freeway would take you even further. That is plenty of time to get […]

Hit and Run Survival for Pedestrians

As the weather gets nicer, it becomes more tempting to go out for a walk. While walking instead of driving is better for your health, the environment, and your wallet, remember that pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of the road. According to a recent report from KCAL9, distracted driving is causing a spike in hit […]

Airbag Recall Update | Takata pleads guilty to fraud

The Takata airbag recall now affects 42 million vehicles worldwide. The LA Times recently referred to it as “the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.” As you may know, these faulty airbag inflators can cause airbags to explode, shooting shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Last week, Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to a criminal charge for a […]

Car Seats: When Is It Time to Buy the Next Type?

Choosing the correct car seat for your child’s age and size can potentially save their life in the event of a crash. So how do you know when it’s time to buy the next type of car seat? A new crash test from Consumer Reports and a new California law may have changed some of […]

Car Accident Aftermath: 7 Steps to Follow After a Crash

Unfortunately, a car accident can happen to anyone. Even a safe driver can get distracted for a few seconds and not see another car coming in time to stop. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) there are nearly 3,000 fatal car crashes each year in the state of California alone. Though right […]

Airbag Recall Alert: Is Your Car Safe?

Takata airbags installed in millions of U.S. vehicles across over 30 brands are now subject to a massive recall. Affected vehicles may contain defective, potentially deadly airbag inflators.

Last month, a 17-year-old from Texas died in a low-speed collision when the Takata airbag inflator inside the steering wheel exploded and launched shrapnel straight at her. Unfortunately, […]

Unlicensed Drivers: Know the Facts

According to a study released by the AAA Foundation of Public Safety, one in every five fatal crashes in the United States involves an unlicensed driver. Annually, about 8,400 deaths on average are caused by drivers without a license. According to the study, 28% of these drivers without a license have received three prior suspensions or revocations. […]

California Legislature Passes Bill for Lane Splitting Guidelines

On August 19th, 2016, the California Legislature formally defined lane splitting in the vehicle code by passing AB 51. The California Legislature describes lane splitting as, “driving a motorcycle, that has 2 wheels in contact with the ground, between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane, as specified”. AB 51 additionally gives […]

It Could Happen to You: Hit and Run – Motorcycle Accident

Our law firm is currently working with a young man who was struck from the rear while riding his Harley Davidson southbound on Rice Avenue. He was stopped at a red light at 5th Street when suddenly he was struck from the rear by a car and ejected from his bike. The ejection from the motorcycle and impact with the […]