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Decades-Long Rise in California Motorcycle Deaths May Be Slowing

By Paul Kistler |

California has over 800,000 registered motorcycles, the highest in the nation.  Motorcycles are a known danger:  The national fatality rate for motorcycle crashes is 28 times higher than crashes involving other motor vehicles.  California, and southern California in particular, sees so many motorcycle crashes that they only really make the news if they shut… Read More »

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Traffic Fatalities During the Holidays & New Years Still a Problem in 2019

By Paul Kistler |

The new year has begun with a tragic start for one Los Angeles family. A 30-year-old Orange man caused a four-vehicle wreck on the 22 Freeway in Garden Grove, leading to the deaths of a young girl and her mother. Police suspected the man was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time… Read More »

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E. Coli Scare Leads to Recall of Another 100,000 Pounds of Ground Beef in California and other States

By Paul Kistler |

A major distributor of ground beef just issued its second recall in the last two months after testing positive for E. Coli in one of its samples.  The company is recalling beef sold at wholesalers and supermarkets across multiple states including California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.  Continue reading for details about the recall,… Read More »

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California Child Injured on Playground Wins $20 Million Settlement from Burger King

By Paul Kistler |

In the past couple of decades, schools, public officials, and property owners have taken measures to create safer playground environments for children.  However, despite the apparent increase in attempted safety measures, health officials say that traumatic brain injuries resulting from playground accidents have actually risen significantly over the past 10 years.  In a recent… Read More »

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40 Injured in Massive Los Angeles Bus Accident

By Paul Kistler |

This weekend the 405 Freeway was shut down for hours after one of the largest accidents in recent memory in California.  A bus plowed through the center divide and injured approximately 40 people on Sunday afternoon, sending many to the hospital.  Read on for more about the accident, and contact a skilled California auto… Read More »

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California Supreme Court Changes Approach to Industry Custom Evidence in Product Defect Cases

By Paul Kistler |

In a recent opinion, the California Supreme Court departed from decades of precedent by allowing a manufacturer to use evidence of compliance with industry standards as a defense in a  strict products liability lawsuit.  Continue reading to learn about the Court’s revised approach to products liability cases, and contact a knowledgeable Southern California products… Read More »

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Fatal Motorcyclist Accident on 91 Freeway Linked to Street Racing

By Paul Kistler |

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the 91 Freeway last week, and police suspect that the accident was connected to the growing problem of illegal racing on Los Angeles streets.  Continue reading for more about the accident and the dangers of street racing, and contact a knowledgeable California car accident attorney with… Read More »

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Latest Driving Technologies Missing from Many Large Trucks

By Paul Kistler |

Commercial trucks such as tractor-trailers and big rigs are enormous vehicles, many times larger and heavier than personal cars and trucks. No matter how skilled the driver, accidents involving large trucks happen. These machines can do serious damage when involved in a collision, and yet carrier companies don’t appear to be doing all they… Read More »

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Family of Cyclist Killed By Distracted Driver Receives $12 Million Settlement

By Paul Kistler |

Driving while texting or emailing poses a serious threat to everyone on the road.  The dangers of distracted driving are illustrated by a recent case involving a cyclist hit by an LA County Sheriff’s deputy patrol car.  With distracted driving on the rise, be aware of how dangerous and lethal it is to others. Read… Read More »

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Studies Support Use of Rear-Facing Car Seats

By Paul Kistler |

When transporting their children on bustling California roads and freeways, parents want to do all they can to prevent their children from being injured in a car accident. Using an appropriate safety device can go a long way in ensuring that kids are safe from injury, but deciding what form of safety device works… Read More »

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