Most people have heard that the vast majority of lawsuits that are filed never go to trial. That’s generally true, with one of the most common claims being that more than 90% of cases are resolved outside of a courtroom. But the actual statistics can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including what kind of claims are involved and where the relevant incidents occurred. These variables make pinning down exact statistics on how often car cases go to trial difficult, but California tracks and publishes data that can be helpful for creating an estimate.
What causes wrong-way collisions?
Recently, four people were killed in two different wrong-way car accidents in Los Angeles. The first accident occurred on the 118 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley. Authorities report that a 30-year-old man was heading east in the westbound carpool lane after midnight. He collided with another vehicle, killing the driver and critically injuring a passenger.
A short time later, another wrong-way crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the 605 Freeway in Irwindale. Officials report that a 35-year-old woman entered the freeway using the off-ramp and drove north,
How can I help if I witness a car accident
Famed actor Harrison Ford recently became a hero in real life when he reacted quickly to assist a driver in distress. Ford was driving east on a Freeway near Santa Barbara when the driver in front of him lost control of her vehicle and swerved off the road, hitting an embankment. Ford stopped his vehicle and ran to the car. He and other good Samaritans pulled the driver from the car. Paramedics swiftly arrived and the driver was transported to the hospital.
Although Los Angeles is known for its sunny weather, the city and the rest of California have occasional periods of heavy rain and rough weather which makes for dangerous driving. In short, rain reduces your visibility, response time, and ability to control your vehicle, which increases the risk of car accidents.
At J&Y Law, we are dedicated to keeping the roads and highways safe for all motorists. Here are some important safety tips for driving in the rain:
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Even the best driver can be hit by a driver who is out of control or not paying attention. This is an irritating fact of life when the only damage is to your car, but it becomes substantially more of an issue if you’re injured. And if you’re injured by a driver who doesn’t have insurance, it can really become a problem. In situations like this, it’s imperative that you know what your rights are.
Understanding Your Insurance Policy
One option if you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist might be to simply pay for everything yourself.
Every day, approximately nine people die and over 1,000 people are injured in accidents involving distracted drivers. Research shows that accidents are up to eight times more likely to happen when a driver is distracted. With a probability that high and actual occurrences that shocking, learning how to spot a distracted driver and stay safe can save your life. If you have been involved in an accident where a distracted driver was involved, get in touch with a California car accident attorney.
Can social media video posts impact lawsuits?
When someone is killed in a California drunk driving accident, it is always tragic. When an 18-year-old allegedly drunk driver crashes, killing her 14-year-old sister and seriously injuring the sister’s 14-year-old friend, the situation is particularly tragic. But in one case, things got even worse.
Thanks to the teenage addiction that is social media today, a recent fatal California car accident –which was live-streamed by the teenaged driver on Instagram Live –brought the tragic footage into the lives of many who were able to view the horrific accident and its aftermath through the online viral video.
Is an employer ever liable for personal injuries in a car accident caused by its employee drinking and driving?
California drunk driving accident attorneys help injured victims (or their survivors) recover compensation for their damages.
Drunk driving lawsuits are a subset of personal injury law. Because drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care not to injure others while they are driving, a person who is injured due to another driver’s negligent,
What Must Be Proven in Product Liability Cases?
In 2012, an elderly driver in an Infiniti QX56 collided with the side of a minivan, tragically causing the deaths of the driver of the van and her two daughters. Attorneys for the bereaved husband/father have asked a jury to award him as much as $231 million. They claim that the collision was caused by a brake failure in the Infiniti that resulted from faulty software, and further that Nissan (the parent company of Infiniti) knew that the software could cause brake failures,
What are my rights if I am injured by a texting driver?
Texting while driving remains a tremendous problem nationwide. According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use is believed to result in 1.6 million crashes each year. An estimated one out of every four car accidents in the United States are now linked to texting and driving. One Sacramento-based company is launching a creative idea aimed at reducing the number of texting drivers. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers discuss the “Text to Ticket” app and how you can combat distracted driving below.