Understanding Your Car’s Crashworthiness

It’s 9:30 at night, and you’re on your way home after a really long day at work. You’re not tired, but your mind isn’t completely fixed on the road ahead. Somewhere in the last few miles it’s started to rain, and you wonder if you left the bedroom windows open. As you go around a [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:35-08:00May 18th, 2018|Car Accidents, Car Safety, Cars|0 Comments

Recall Notices: Toyota, HoMedics, Combi Strollers

If you own any of the products described below, you and your family could be at serious risk for injuries. This month's recalls included reports of electric shock and burns from handheld HomeMedics massagers, a potential fall hazard from Combi strollers, and risk of oil leakage in some Toyota Tacoma vehicles. HoMedics Handheld Massagers HoMedics [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 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. [...]

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 [...]

MotorSports News and Updates!

MotoGP Looks like Marquez/Honda are off to a great start for the 2016 MotoGP season taking a well deserved win at Austin.  Marquez was smooth and dominant and his Honda worked perfectly followed by Lorenzo/Honda and Iannone/Ducati. I know it is early in the season; however, Marquez looks so good, at least at this point, I cannot [...]

2019-02-01T16:02:16-08:00April 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments