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California Drivers Among Worst in Country

If you’ve ever gone on a road trip, you may have noticed that driving styles and quality vary from city to city.  New Yorkers are notorious for horn honking and tailgating.  Miami drivers are renowned for ignoring the turn signal.  Portlanders are famously slow and polite behind the wheel.  Los Angeles drivers are more prone to road rage than the rest […]

Car Seats Must Be Replaced After an Accident

As I’ve covered in previous posts, there are a great many details to handling the aftermath of a car accident. Today I wanted to draw attention to one very important detail that in many cases goes unmentioned: If a car seat was in your vehicle at the time of the accident, can that car seat […]

5 Common Motorcycle Collisions

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which means that the U.S. Department of Transportation, the CHP and the California Office of Traffic Safety are all taking this month to spread awareness about sharing the road with motorcyclists.

According to the California DMV, motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers. That being said, riding […]

Traffic Deaths on the Rise in SoCal

In 2015, Mayor Eric Garcetti created the Vision Zero program in L.A. with the lofty goal to end all traffic fatalities in the city by 2025. To stay in line with this goal, Garcetti sought a 20% drop in traffic deaths by the end of 2017. Last year was the first full year that the […]

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 […]

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, […]

Next Steps: After An Accident

Being involved in an injury accident can be frightening and traumatic. The steps taken immediately after an accident are crucial.  Medical expenses, including ambulance transportation, emergency room visits, doctor consultations and physical therapy are costly.  Property damage claims for repairs,  loss of use and replacement of a vehicle can be frustrating to resolve.  And, if employed, you should be […]