Self-driving cars have become a hot topic in the automotive world. Numerous companies are following in the footsteps of Google and Tesla to create an autonomous self-driving vehicle. And while many companies have been open about their quest to create a car that can operate alone, Toyota has been relatively discreet on the topic – until now. [Read more…]
A new study suggests your car’s headlights may be putting you at risk on the road. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an organization that evaluates automotive safety, released a study this week in which they rated the strength of automobile headlights. Of the 31 car models examined, only one model achieved a rating of “good.” [Read more…]
Traffic congestion is one of the most dangerous situations for motorcyclists on the road. According to the Hurt Report, a comprehensive motorcycle accident causation study, 59% of motorcycle accidents occurred in moderate or heavy traffic conditions. To avoid sitting in traffic, many motorcyclists engage in lane splitting. Lane splitting is the practice of driving a motorcycle in the space between two lanes, amid stopped or slow moving cars. This act has been thought to be a contributing factor in the high percentage of motorcycle accidents. However, studies report just the opposite. [Read more…]
Automotive recalls are an inevitable part of the car owner experience. Last year, there were approximately 900 recalls, affecting more than 50 million vehicles in the US. While common and sometimes minor, these recalls are enacted to keep drivers safe. However, 25% of recalled vehicles are left unrepaired. With so many drivers on the road, an unsafe vehicle puts the driver and those around the driver at risk. Understanding the seriousness of automotive recalls is the first step in improving safety and even saving lives.
In recent months, the US has seen a decline in gasoline prices. According to AAA, the national average price is $1.81, marking the lowest price since 2009. While low gas prices are usually a cause for rejoicing, it brings with it a dangerous downside. As gas prices decrease, automobile accidents increase. [Read more…]
As a personal injury law firm, we believe it is important to keep people educated about news in our industry that may affect them. While some people don’t have young children, the issues of faulty playground equipment could affect you whether you have children or not.
We collected some articles that spotlight the issues with faulty equipment and the subsequent legal actions some people have taken.
SoCal Gas Co. recently declared that is has sealed the Porter Ranch gas leak at the Aliso Canyon storage facility. Thousands of lives were affected by the gas leak; some being forced to leave their homes and move to a hotel paid for by SoCal Gas Co. Other residents refused to leave their home until the threat from the gas leak was too great to ignore.
With this recent declaration by SoCal Gas Co., we have put together a few articles outlining the impact the gas leak has had on residents and what’s next for Porter Ranch residents.
As a Personal Injury Law Firm, we believe it is important to keep people educated about news in our industry that might affect them. And while most people don’t think about elder abuse until it hits close to home, the issue is one that is getting more-and-more common in our country.
We collected a few articles that will shed light on this growing issue.
SoCal Gas Co. recently announced that it has permanently shut down the leaking well at the Aliso Canyon storage facility. The leak is directly responsible for many residents of Porter Ranch being forced to leave their homes.
Given this recent announcement, we have put together a few articles outlining the impact the gas leak has had on residents and what their “new normal” will look like.
When it comes to youth sports injuries, concussions are at the top of most people’s minds. However, there are other, equally damaging injuries facing young people who participate in sports.
We put together a few articles on the topic of youth sports injuries to highlight some if the current issues parents are facing.
Sacramento community mourns the loss of 12-year-old basketball player
A middle school aged boy was practicing with his team like he did every other Friday night when tragedy struck. [Read more…]