What Are the Five Major Causes of Bus Crashes?

A bus crash in Palm Springs California took the lives of 13 people including the bus driver and injured 31 others, many seriously. The casino bus, which was traveling along Interstate 10, rammed the rear of a tractor trailer without any sign of slowing down. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash. If this story seems much like others that have been reported recently, it is. Bus accidents are unfortunately becoming increasingly common.  In fact, there have been scores of bus crashes nationwide this year, causing numerous fatalities and injuries, several of which occurred in California. In 2013, the last year [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:26:49+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Bus Accidents|0 Comments

Why Are Tour Bus Crashes Becoming Common?

Jim has represented dozens of individuals from numerous bus accidents, including the two injured victims from the first USA Holiday bus accident which occured on June 27, 2003. Jim eventually litigated that case and settled the case for a confidential seven figures.  On October 23, the entire nation sadly learned of the horrific crash involving a tour bus that slammed into the rear of a tractor trailer on Interstate 10 in Palm Springs California, killing 13 people, including the driver of the bus, and injuring 31 others. It was the worst bus crash that has occurred in the state in decades. It was also one of [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:27:18+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Bus Accidents|0 Comments

Why You Should Carry Higher Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Imagine you are stopped at a red light, patiently waiting for green, when you hear a screech of tires and out of nowhere, a car rear-ends you. You are hurt from the car accident, incur medical expenses, and maybe miss some work. Most people believe the insurance of the at-fault driver will pay you for your loss. But that’s not always the case because the driver may have purchased only the state minimum requirement. So, unless you have Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM), you will be limited to what the at-fault driver purchased. Although uninsured motorist coverage is very beneficial, it remains an under-bought product. [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:27:54+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Car Accidents|0 Comments

What to Do if You Are Involved in a Bicycle Accident

Bicycling is becoming a more popular sport and leisure activity across the state. Many parts of the California enjoy sunny weather throughout the year which means cyclists are taking to the streets year-round for two-wheel transportation and exercise. Bicyclists must share the road with drivers and unfortunately, distracted driving is one of the leading causes of roadway collisions, including hitting bicyclists. Cyclists have an increased risk of being ii with a passenger, commercial, or government vehicle. It’s very important to know what to do if you are involved in a bicycle accident because your actions will largely dictate the ultimate outcome of your claim. […]

By | 2018-05-26T12:28:24+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Personal Injury|0 Comments

The Liability Risks of Using Uber & Lyft

Everyone seems to use either Lyft or Uber. There are liability risks of using Uber and Lyft, but unfortunately, most people using these convenient ride-sharing services don’t think about it — that is, until they are involved in a car accident. The fact is, when you ride in any vehicle, you are always at-risk of being in an auto collision. You might or might not buckle-up when you hop into a Lyft or Uber car, and you certainly are not alone. Insurance and Ride-Share Services You might wonder if you have to wear a seatbelt while riding in a Uber or Lyft car and/or if you [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:29:22+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Car Accidents|0 Comments

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