Car Accidents and Causes

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that approximately 3,000 California residents die in car accidents each year. Drivers need to understand what the most common car accident causes are and how to avoid these situations. Here are 6 driving mistakes that lead to the most accidents: 1. Speeding Ten years ago, nearly 150,000 California […]

Tire Blowouts and Car Accident Claims

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Tire blowouts are not car accident hazards that should be taken lightly. In 2014, the NHTSA reported approximately 78,000 accidents caused by tire blowouts and 400 related deaths. Sadly, many of these accidents could have been avoided if the drivers had followed common safety precautions. Preventable Causes of Tire Blowouts A sharp object in the […]

California Hit and Run Accidents

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In California, a hit and run accident can be a felony charge. Under California Vehicle Code Section 20001, someone involved in a traffic accident in which another person is hurt or killed is required to perform certain actions. A hit and run is possibly the most terrifying of accidents. Injuries and vehicle damage may have occurred, […]

Are Car Drivers at Fault in Motorcycle Accidents?

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Motorcycle use is a trend that keeps increasing in popularity. Unfortunately, accident fatalities also continue to rise. Drivers and motorcyclists need to be aware of what causes motorcycle accidents and how to prevent them. Motorcycle safety is a concern for both car, van and truck as well as the bike riders. Who is at Fault […]

What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit Procedure?

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Each and every personal injury lawsuit, which is filed in courts all around the U.S differ from one another. Personal Injury Lawsuit Procedure However, there are certain common scenarios which a Plaintiff (the party filing the lawsuit), as well as the Defendant (the party being sued), can expect to encounter during the procedure. In this […]

10 Items to Bring to a Personal Injury Consultation

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When meeting with a personal injury attorney from Drake Law Firm for the first time, you will need to have several items ready. A list of items to bring to a personal injury consultation with our attorney. Personal Injury Attorney Consultation Bringing all the necessary documents to the first consultation helps your attorney understand the […]

Personal Injury with Pain and Suffering

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The first step to winning a personal injury case requires proving that the other party was at fault. The second part is demonstrating a price for the “pain and suffering” from the accident or negligence. This part may be tricky as insurance companies have specific methods to determining how much should be awarded or how […]

Santa Rosa Man Was Killed After Hitting a Traffic Light Pole

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According to Santa Rosa Police, Daniel Olivera-Pineda pronounced dead on the scene. The crash occurred at the early hours of Thursday at intersection of Stony Point Road and West Third Street. The driver was alone in a Plymouth Voyager minivan when the wreck occurred and no other vehicles were involved in this accident. The driver […]

Truck Accident on 101 in San Rafael

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A produce truck filled with a full load spun out of control on 101 in San Rafael as the first rain hits California. Fruit and vegetables were spilled all over the freeway and traffic was backed up in both directions in San Rafael. Truck Accident on 101 Truck was heading north on 101 and after […]

Minor Injury in a Rollover Crash on Russian Hill

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Minor injuries in a rollover car crash on Van Ness Avenue and Greenwich Street this afternoon. According to San Francisco police and fire, minor injuries were suffered by the driver as the car rolled over. The San Francisco Fire Department Tweeted a photo and urged to stay away from the area. As you can see […]

Fatal San Francisco Motorcycle Crash

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CHP officers had two out of three lanes closed on Interstate 80 after a fatal motorcycle crash on Thursday. Sept 29th around 6:30 a.m. on a westbound lane near Redwood Parkway in Vallejo a motorcyclist lost control, flipped the bike and crashed with an 18 wheeler. The truck involved in the accident had Texas license plates […]

A boy Struck and Killed by a AC Transit Bus

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On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 a 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by Alameda County transit bus. The boy was running into the street chasing a ball and was killed when struck by a bus. The fatal bus accident occurred in Fruitvale section of Oakland. The bus was northbound No. 54 going to the direction […]

Hit-and-Run Crash Kills a Woman in Los Angeles

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On Wednesday morning a South Los Angeles woman was killed in a hit-and-run. She was struck by a pickup truck while crossing Western Ave and 79th Street. Los Angeles police are searching for a black with gray trim Chevrolet Avalanche. The truck struck the woman while in crosswalk, backed up and drove off. Investigators were […]

Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash With a Motorcyclist in Oakland

Fatal crash on Interstate 980 in Oakland killed a motorcyclist on Sunday, September 11th. California Highway Patrol reported that a biker, Steven Lee of Antioch, crashed near the 27th Street exit. CHP and paramedics found the motorcyclist on the right side of the highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The hit-and-run crash caused […]

San Jose man died Wednesday after crashing a rented Ferrari

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A San Jose resident died on Wednesday after crashing into a tree on Highway 84 near Peninsula Hills. A 46-year-old man lost control of the Ferrari around a bend in the road just west of Skyline Boulevard. According to CHP officer. The car was a rented Ferrari which rolled down over 100 feet into an […]