California’s laws against distracted driving are among the toughest in the nation. Most states have banned texting while driving, but only about a dozen have also banned the use of handheld cellphones behind the wheel.
What can happen in four seconds? Most of us would answer: not much. But four seconds is approximately the minimum amount of time the average distracted driver looks away from the road when reading or composing a text message. Four seconds isn’t enough time to do much generally, but it is enough time to kill yourself or someone if you drive while distracted.
An accident involving two big-rig trucks and a minivan resulted in a child being killed and a number of other individuals being injured. The accident occurred on a freeway in Santa Monica at around 12:35 p.m. on June 6.
Two female pedestrian were struck by a car on June 1 while in a church parking lot. One of the women died at the scene while the other suffered from broken legs. The latter woman was said to be a parishioner at the church.
A California police officer was injured while on his motorcycle June 3rd at a little before 2:00 p.m. The officer had just arrived to assist a pedestrian who had been injured. With the siren operating and emergency lights flashing and traffic in the area blocked-off, a pickup nevertheless struck the motorcyclist head-on
California legislator, Darrell Issa, was highly critical of the Veteran's Administration following reports of delays that veterans have faced when seeking treatment at VA Hospitals. Congressman Issa stated that "it is our duty to ensure that no veteran is ever subjected to excessive wait times or substandard care." This scandal has generated so much outrage that Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki even resigned over the controversy.
If you or a loved one have been in injured in an accident that is no fault of your own you may be entitled to compensation. When evaluating a personal injury situation one of the first things you should do is have an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney in which you should get to know the attorney, their track record and their thoughts of your case.