June 2016

L.A. Tries to Reduce Toll of Bicycle, Pedestrian Accidents






Vision Zero programs like the one in Los Angeles aim to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries among pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists are involved in just 14 percent of traffic accidents in Los Angeles, but they make up an astounding 44 percent of the city’s traffic fatalities. It goes to show just how
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Automobile Accidents






Nearly 9 in 10 drivers on American roads engage in dangerous behavior at some time, a survey by the American Automobile Association finds. (Wikimedia photo/Smallman) Nearly 9 in 10 drivers engage in dangerous behavior at times behind the wheel, according to a survey conducted by the American Automobile Association. The triple AAA Foundation for Traffic
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Walk and Ride Bicycles






Statistics compiled by the U.S. government show it is getting more dangerous to walk and ride bicycles. (Wikimedia photo/Tomwsulcer) California is a great state for both walking and bicycling because of the weather and so much natural beauty. But as elsewhere in the United States, the rising number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents is making
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Speeding Car






Speed is a big factor in traffic fatalities in many California cities. (Photo by Tom Corser www.tomcorser.com) An interesting study shows that certain California cities are hotspots for the highest average speeds in fatal automobile crashes. “The fastest cities in America are located across the country, from California to Virginia and a few places in
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Drunken Driving






Authorities are finding about the same number of drivers impaired by drugs as by alcohol in recent years. Here, a policeman checks out a car after stopping a driver for DUI. (Wikimedia photo by Joseph P. Cirone) Drugged driving rivals drunken driving on U.S. roadways lately because so many more prescriptions are being issued and
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Samaritan Law






California’s Good Samaritan Law gives quite a bit of protection to people who help crash victims, but not as much as it used to. (Flickr.com photo by m. anima) The first impulse of many people when they see an accident is to help people injured in the crash. But can you be sued for helping
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personal injury attorney






A personal injury case could end up before a jury in a courtroom like this in the Santa Barbara County, California, courthouse. (Wikimedia photo by Dan Lindsay) The factors that enter into monetary damages for personal injury cases are determined in part by how badly the plaintiff is injured and the degree of liability of
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wrongful death






California law says a wrongful death happens if the deceased was killed by “the wrongful act or neglect of another.” If you think this applies to a loved one, call Krasney Law so we can assess your case. (Wikimedia Commons photo by specchio.nero) If a family member was killed because of another person’s negligence, you
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auto accident






Violations of road rules and legal assessments of the conduct of motorists help authorities determine who is at fault in car accidents. Drivers are presumed negligent if they were impaired by alcohol, for example. In other cases, the negligence is not so easy to determine. (Wikimedia photo by CGP Grey) What is involved in determining
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