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Paul Walker's Death: 'Something Was Wrong' With Car Before Crash, Witness Tells THR (Exclusive)

Paul Walker's Death: 'Something Was Wrong' With Car Before Crash, Witness Tells THR (Exclusive) | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
A motorsport professional who attended Paul Walker's charity car show and toy drive on Saturday tells The Hollywood Reporter the drive that would be the star's last had an innocent beginning.
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As an attorney in Los Angeles that has represented thousands of car accident victims over the years, I have seen a fair amount of car crashes caused by mechanical failure.  However, from the photographs of this incident, I have to say that this vehicle had to be going at a significant rate of speed to crash as severely as it did, which obviously led to the tragic death of the occupants including Paul Walker.  Speed is a factor in many surface street and freeway smash ups like this one every year in California.  It will be interesting to see what the findings of the crash scene investigation reveal.


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Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Vehicles on Roads Today Have Safety Recalls

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Vehicles on Roads Today Have Safety Recalls | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Nearly one in five vehicles on U.S. roads is in need of repair of a safety issue serious enough to be involved in a federal government recall, according to
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It is a frightening statistic indeed to know that 1 in 5 vehicles on U.S. Roadways have some type of safety defect that subjects them to recall.  Many people don't know that their vehicle has such issues until they have a wreck and the defect results in injury or death.

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California Bans Holding Cell Phone While Driving

California Bans Holding Cell Phone While Driving | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, drivers in California will be prohibited from holding their cell phones while they drive. Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1785 in — January 3, 2017
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Uber's Self-Driving Car Program Draws Rebuke From California DMV

Uber's Self-Driving Car Program Draws Rebuke From California DMV | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
The ride-hailing giant doesn't have a $150 permit to operate the program on state roadways, which requires accident reporting and data on how often driverless mode is disengaged
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Starline Tour Bus Crash Wrongful Death Verdict in Los Angeles

Starline Tour Bus Crash Wrongful Death Verdict in Los Angeles | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
In the largest jury verdict in California involving the death of a minor, a couple of parties who were involved in the Starline tour bus crash that resulte — December 8, 2016
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Elderly Man Injured in Low Impact Crash Receives $1M

Elderly Man Injured in Low Impact Crash Receives $1M | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
A recent personal injury case that was heard in Los Angeles Superior Court demonstrates a legal concept that is called the eggshell plaintiff rule as well — November 30, 2016
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First Lawsuit Filed in Deadly California Bus Crash

First Lawsuit Filed in Deadly California Bus Crash | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
First Lawsuit Filed in Deadly California Casino Bus Crash
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No Lights, Signs Required at Site of Fatal California Bus Crash

No Lights, Signs Required at Site of Fatal California Crash
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Older Teen Drivers Remain High Risk for Crashes Despite Graduated Licensing Laws: Report

Older Teen Drivers Remain High Risk for Crashes Despite Graduated Licensing Laws: Report | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
While states have made progress in reducing teen driver-involved traffic crashes and deaths over the past decade, teen drivers are still 1.6 times more lik
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Tesla's Software Update Stops Automatic Steering if Driver is Inattentive

Tesla's Software Update Stops Automatic Steering if Driver is Inattentive | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors says a software update to its Autopilot system will disable automatic steering if drivers don't keep their hands on the wheel. The update also
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Metal Nut, Possibly From California Truck, Fatally Hits Man

Metal Nut, Possibly From California Truck, Fatally Hits Man
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I was behind the wheel when a self-driving Uber failed — here's what happens

I was behind the wheel when a self-driving Uber failed — here's what happens | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Uber let us go behind the wheel of a car driving itself, and not everything went according to plan.
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The Fab Mom On 2: Child Passenger Safety Tips

The Fab Mom On 2: Child Passenger Safety Tips | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
September is nationally known as Child Safety Month, with a push to educate parents about home, food, school and travel safety for children.
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Skateboard Car Accident Attorney Los Angeles

Skateboard Car Accident Attorney Los Angeles | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Skateboard car accident attorney Los Angeles explains common skate crash types and the legal rights of skateboarders to compensation for injuries from crash
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Takata to pay $1 billion to settle U.S. air bag probe

Takata to pay $1 billion to settle U.S. air bag probe | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Japan's Takata Corp (7312.T) is expected to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing as early as Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its handling of air bag ruptures linked to 16 deaths worldwide, sources said.
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Tesla owner files lawsuit in California claiming sudden acceleration caused crash

Tesla owner files lawsuit in California claiming sudden acceleration caused crash | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors Inc was sued on Friday by a Model X owner who said his electric SUV suddenly accelerated while being parked, causing it to crash through the garage into owner's living room, injuring the driver and a passenger.
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Uber self-driving vehicles now operating in California

Uber self-driving vehicles now operating in California | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Program debuts despite the company lacking a California DMV permit to test autonomous car tech.
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Auto Safety Agency Wants Cell Phone Makers to Lock Out Most Apps While Driving

Auto Safety Agency Wants Cell Phone Makers to Lock Out Most Apps While Driving | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car. The voluntary guidelines unveiled Wedne
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For more information on auto accident personal injury claims caused by negligence including distracted driving go to: http://www.victimslawyer.com/car-accidents/

 

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Physics of a Head-On Car Collision

Physics of a Head-On Car Collision | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
This crash test video shows two cars in a collision. One of these cars meets USA safety standards and the other for Mexico.
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Despite Repeated Warnings, Dangerous Airbags Not Repaired

Despite Repeated Warnings, Dangerous Airbags Not Repaired | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their airbags repaired, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators that the inflators have an ex
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13 Killed, 31 Injured in Tour Bus Crash in Palm Springs CA

13 Killed, 31 Injured in Tour Bus Crash in Palm Springs CA | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
A tour bus crashed into the back of a truck on Interstate 10 north of Palm Springs before sunrise Sunday, killing 13 and injuring 31, authorities said.
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California continues to be plagued with crashes involving commercial bus lines.  In this particular case, there is no indication that the bus driver attempted to apply the braked prior to slamming into the back of a semi-truck.  While a full investigation will be necessary, the physical evidence seems to be indicative that bus driver fatigue may have played a role in the crash.  For more information and legal assistance on commercial bus wrecks go to: http://www.victimslawyer.com/bus-accidents/

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Jeep Dealership Blames Anton Yelchin for His Own Death

Jeep Dealership Blames Anton Yelchin for His Own Death | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Auto company denies liability
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U.S. to Unveil Safety Standards for Self-Driving Vehicles

U.S. to Unveil Safety Standards for Self-Driving Vehicles | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
The Obama administration's proposed guidelines for self-driving cars, to be formally unveiled Tuesday, include 15 benchmarks automakers will need to meet b
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What stoned driving looks like and how California might regulate it

What stoned driving looks like and how California might regulate it | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
As state voters in November will decide on Proposition 64, an initiative to legalize possession and sales of marijuana for recreational use, the question of whether pot liberalization will make streets and highways more dangerous is a critical part of the debate.
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Airbag Defect Linked to Death Prompts GM Recall of 4M Vehicles

Airbag Defect Linked to Death Prompts GM Recall of 4M Vehicles | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
General Motors Co. is recalling more than 4 million vehicles, most of them in the U.S., to fix an airbag software defect that has been linked to one death.
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For more information on airbag recalls and accident and injury claims related to defective airbags go to: 

 

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Traffic Fatalities Up 9% in First Half of 2016

Traffic Fatalities Up 9% in First Half of 2016 | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths were 9 percent higher through the first six months of 2016 than in 201
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Google's self-driving car has ANOTHER crash

Google's self-driving car has ANOTHER crash | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
A company test vehicle was involved in a collision in Los Altos that left it with damage to its rear end after being hit by another car, that had been driving at seven miles per hour.
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