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Category Archives: Auto Accident

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Holding a Hit-and-Run Driver Responsible for A Crash

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It happens almost every day in California. A hit-and-run driver causes a serious injury or fatal crash and flees the scene. These tortfeasors (negligent drivers) run for various reasons, but the result is usually the same. Over 90 percent of hit-and-run drivers avoid criminal prosecution. Quite simply, since they have so little evidence to… Read More »

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Kinds of Driver Negligence in Car Crash Cases

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In 2021, car crashes killed or seriously injured over five million Americans. Driver error, usually one of the four kinds of driver error discussed below, caused over 98 percent of these wrecks. Freak weather events and defective products caused most of the rest. If the driver error was negligence, or a lack of care,… Read More »

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Pedestrian Accidents and Legal Responsibility

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Even if the pedestrian was jaywalking, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is usually legally responsible for pedestrian crash injuries. Speed is a pivotal factor in this area. At impact speeds below 30mph, the pedestrian fatality rate is under 10 percent. At impact speeds above 50mph, the pedestrian death rate is over 90 percent. These victims… Read More »

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Alcohol-Related Wrong Way Wreck in San Diego

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A suspected drunk driver seriously injured three people in a wrong-way wreck on southbound Interstate 5 in Carlsbad. According to investigators, the pickup driver, who was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, smashed into an Audi. The occupants of that vehicle, a man and a woman, suffered life-threatening injuries. Emergency responders rushed… Read More »

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High-Speed Police Chase Kills Two Children

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Two young boys, an 8-year-old and a 4-year-old, were killed in a fireball collision triggered by a high-speed police chase on Interstate 805. After a chase that lasted less than five minutes, California Highway Patrol says a 20-year-old hit-and-run suspect crashed his car into another vehicle at the off-ramp of Interstate 805 at 43rd… Read More »

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What Causes Ridesharing Accidents?

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Ridesharing crashes usually aren’t “accidents.” Instead, driver error causes 98 percent of the vehicle collisions in California. Commercial drivers, like ridesharing operators, are held to a higher standard of care in the Golden State. Therefore, any driver error is usually negligence, or a lack of care. Compensation in a negligence case usually includes money… Read More »

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Top Five Car Crash Injuries

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Every year, vehicle collisions cause millions of serious or catastrophic (fatal or life-threatening) injuries. The five car crash wounds discussed below account for most of these injuries. In addition to serious or life-threatening, most of these injuries are permanent, at least to some extent. The medical bills alone in a serious injury case usually… Read More »

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Thanksgiving Day Rollover Wreck Kills Four People

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Only one person survived a rollover wreck on Thanksgiving Day on State Route 94 in San Diego. The crash occurred on the eastbound side of State Route 94, just west of Home Avenue. The CHP said a 26-year-old La Mesa man lost control of the BMW he was driving, causing it to overturn and… Read More »

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Near-Fatal Hit and Run in San Diego Costco

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A 63-year-old woman is clinging to life in an area hospital after a driver plowed into her in a parking lot and fled the scene. The pedestrian sustained multiple life-threatening injuries, including bone fractures and internal injuries, according to police. SDPD’s Traffic Division is currently investigating the incident. No description of the vehicle or… Read More »

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What Not to Do After a Car Accident

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Even if you are the safest driver around, odds are that you will be involved in a car accident at least once in your life. Sometimes it’s the other driver who is at fault. When a car crash occurs, it’s important that you take the proper steps. You need to know what to do,… Read More »

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