Government seeks to regulate GPS devices and navigational apps

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. It is important to note, however, that texting and talking are not the only two distractions caused by these small electronic devices. Many drivers use the GPS navigational aids on their cellphones while the car is in motion. This could just as easily cause a car accident and it certainly looks like distracted driving, but it is not explicitly banned under California law. […]

By | 2018-05-27T13:18:22-07:00 June 30th, 2014|Car Accidents|Comments Off on Government seeks to regulate GPS devices and navigational apps

Student-led campaign promotes distraction-free summer driving

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. This is one of the messages a group of students is trying to spread around the country in the “TextLess Live More” campaign. The initiative is inspired by the memory of a young woman who was killed by a distracted driver who looked [...]

By | 2018-05-27T13:18:53-07:00 June 28th, 2014|Car Accidents|Comments Off on Student-led campaign promotes distraction-free summer driving

Child dies in accident involving two trucks and a minivan

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. The accident occurred at the McClure Tunnel on the westbound 10 Freeway. There were nine individuals injured overall. Two children were taken to the hospital and listed in critical injury. Six others were said to have suffered moderate injuries as a result of the crash. […]

By | 2018-05-27T13:19:26-07:00 June 17th, 2014|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Child dies in accident involving two trucks and a minivan

Fatal accident occurs in Port Hueneme church parking lot

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. The accident occurred in Port Hueneme, California at about 12:30 p.m. The car that struck the women then crashed through a brick wall. It is believed that the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake pedal which may explain the amount of devastation that occurred.   […]

By | 2018-05-27T13:20:01-07:00 June 12th, 2014|Car Accidents|Comments Off on Fatal accident occurs in Port Hueneme church parking lot

Officer injured on motorcycle while arriving to assist another

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 The female pedestrian was originally struck by an SUV while walking across the street. The police officer was riding his motorcycle then to respond to this accident when he was also struck. “He had a good tumble, and he’s banged up,” stated another police officer at the scene. The police officer was treated by [...]

By | 2018-05-27T13:21:50-07:00 June 10th, 2014|Motorcycle Accidents|Comments Off on Officer injured on motorcycle while arriving to assist another

Systemic errors at VA hospitals lead to scandal

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. Unfortunately, such delays do not appear to only be a recent phenomenon. Nor are the delays the only complaints that VA hospitals have faced. Over the past 10 years the Veterans Administration has paid $100 million to settle medical malpractice [...]

By | 2018-05-27T13:22:33-07:00 June 3rd, 2014|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Systemic errors at VA hospitals lead to scandal

Important Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

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. The aftermath of a serious injury can be a very difficult, confusing time and it is very important you get to know exactly who it is your dealing with in order to achieve the best possible results for [...]

By | 2014-06-02T10:21:27-07:00 June 2nd, 2014|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Important Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

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