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Attorney Jared Pursley

Category Archives: Car Accident

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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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Fatal NYEE Crash in Chula Vista

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Investigators believe that the driver’s excessive speed caused a fatal crash on New Years Eve Eve 2023. The driver was heading south on I-805 around 10:25 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, she slammed into a concrete wall on the overpass and crashed through a guardrail, sending her SUV plunging onto the street below, authorities… 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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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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Legal Options in Distracted Driver Cases

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Distracted living and working are everyday activities for most people. We multitask at home and at the office. In fact, many people don’t feel comfortable unless they’re juggling two or three activities at once, like eating and talking or texting and working. Divided attention is usually perfectly safe in a controlled, stable environment. Although… 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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Dangers of Driving While Fatigued

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It’s rare for Californians to be fully rested. It’s hard to get a full nights’ sleep, especially when you’re working long hours, battling insomnia, or dealing with a new baby. However, a lack of sleep is a serious issue. It’s not something that you can just laugh off and push through, especially if you’re… Read More »

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What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident

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After a car accident, all drivers involved are required to stop at the scene, exchange information, and assist anyone who is injured. Even though this is California law, this does not always happen. Sometimes drivers keep on going, fleeing the accident for some reason. Drivers may be scared to stop. They may not have… Read More »

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What to Know About Rear-End Accidents

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While driving on I-5 in Carlsbad, you’re bound to come into traffic. With a lot of cars on the road, auto accidents are bound to happen. When cars are moving at a snail’s pace, the most common type of accident is a rear-end crash. Rear-end accidents are the most common type of car crash…. Read More »

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