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California launches pedestrian safety campaign

Sacramento is the testing ground for a state pedestrian safety campaign launched Monday.
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California is launching a state-wide campaign to highlight pedestrian safety issues.  It will feature "Pete Walker", a pedestrian who walks around in a suit of "armor" made from car parts to make the point of how vulnerable persons traveling on foot are to serious injury in motor vehicle crashes.


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Pedestrian, Cyclist Avoidance in Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Pedestrian, Cyclist Avoidance in Mercedes-Benz Trucks | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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Why Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities Are Rising

Why Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities Are Rising | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
The number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents is expected to have risen by as much as 10 percent when final 2015 statistics are available. That wou
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Pedestrian traffic accident fatalities are as high as they have ever been in many decades.  What are the causes of persons being struck and killed while traversing public roadways?  Find out more.

 

For additional information and legal assistance with any pedestrian accident injury or fatality claim in Californai go to:

http://www.victimslawyer.com/pedestrian-accidents-california/

 

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CA Jury awards $9,800,000 to girl injured at school bus stop

CA Jury awards $9,800,000 to girl injured at school bus stop | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
While taking a bus to school is safer than walking or riding in a car, school bus stops also pose their own dangers. According to the Transportation Research Board, an average of 20 children die ...
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Are California Roads Safe for Pedestrians?

Are California Roads Safe for Pedestrians? | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Traffic accident deaths are down except for pedestrian deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin.
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Causes of Child Pedestrian Accidents | PersonalInjury.com

Causes of Child Pedestrian Accidents | PersonalInjury.com | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
By Steven Sweat, Los Angeles Injury Lawyer
The thought of losing a child in a highway pedestrian accident is truly the stuff of nightmares for millions of parents all across the world. According to a study that was recently conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU)in Israel, children up to the age of 13 are far more prone to be hit by cars in the course of pedestrian accidents than has previously been realized. 
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Safety and Slowing Measures Set in Long Beach CA

Safety and Slowing Measures Set in Long Beach CA | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Long Beach, CA News, Life, Business, Sports, Food, and LGBT issues online daily.
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2016 Volvo S60 review: Letting go of the wheel for convenience, safety

2016 Volvo S60 review: Letting go of the wheel for convenience, safety | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Chock full of advanced safety features like pedestrian and cyclist detection, the Volvo S60 can also take the wheel when parking.
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Speeders Targeted for Pedestrian Safety in San Francisco

Speeders Targeted for Pedestrian Safety in San Francisco | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Targeting speedsters on The City’s streets is at the top of the list of New Year’s resolutions for street safety planners. At a San Francisco County Transportation Authority Vision Zero »
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Ventura Sheriff to enforce pedestrian safety in Moorpark CA

Ventura Sheriff to enforce pedestrian safety in Moorpark CA | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Police will enforce pedestrian safety Friday in Moorpark, officials said.
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When Will We Take Pedestrian Safety Seriously?

When Will We Take Pedestrian Safety Seriously? | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
I've been trying to find something to compare the horror that I feel; some other life experiences people go through that tear their souls out, that rip their heart literally out of their chest so they simply don't want to live.
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LAPD cracks down on jaywalking near USC

LAPD cracks down on jaywalking near USC | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
California vehicle code 21456 says pedestrians are jaywalking if they step off the curb once the countdown timer starts.
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Pedestrian accidents are a problem everywhere in Los Angeles but, they are acute in areas surrounding our colleges and universities.  The University of Southern California is no exception.  Students going to and from campus and between buildings should always be aware of their surroundings and cross at crosswalks to reduce the number of auto v. pedestrian accidents.

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People want self-driving cars to value passenger safety over pedestrians lives!

People want self-driving cars to value passenger safety over pedestrians lives! | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Researchers find a moral inconsistency around self-driving vehicles that could present roadblocks to greater public safety.
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Google patent: Glue would stick pedestrians to self-driving cars after collision

Google patent: Glue would stick pedestrians to self-driving cars after collision | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Google on May 17 received a patent to coat the front ends of robot cars with glue so that in case of collision a pedestrian would stick to the vehicle, and escape further injury.
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Concepts like the one proposed in this Google patent serve as hope for fewer pedestrian accidents that result in serious injury or death.  However, persons struck by cars is and will continue to be a cause for concern for safety for many years to come in my opinion as a pedestrian accident and injury lawyer that has handled hundreds of cases in the last 20 years.

 

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Do not pass go — unless you're a pedestrian

Do not pass go — unless you're a pedestrian | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Downtown Los Angeles is getting 15 new pedestrian "headstart" signals to help improve the safety of people crossing the street when vehicles are trying to make right turns.
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Santa Monica City Council Weighs in on Blueprint for Pedestrian Safety

Santa Monica City Council Weighs in on Blueprint for Pedestrian Safety | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
February 25, 2016 -- The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday had a message for pedestrians who become frustrated waiting for traffic signals or worry they could be struck by vehicles crossing the city's busy streets.
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Santa Monica, with its proximity to the pier and beaches and its great shopping areas like the Promenade, is a mecca for pedestrians in Los Angeles.  Trying to think of ways to improve pedestrian safety should be a top priority for city leaders!


For more information on pedestrian safety or legal assistance to victims of pedestrian accidents in and around Los Angeles visit our webpage http://www.victimslawyer.com/pedestrian-accidents-california/


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Gov. Brown is funding ‘active transportation’

Gov. Brown is funding ‘active transportation’ | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
The Brown administration created the nation’s largest Active Transportation Program in 2013, dedicated to providing about $120 million each year to develop safe bicycle and pedestrian facilities in communities throughout California. The program was designed to move such investment from the periphery of the state’s transportation funding strategy toward the center, assuring that the state is meeting mobility, health, safety and environmental objectives.
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Santa Monica Expo Train Trying to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

Santa Monica Expo Train Trying to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
It's common sense to avoid crossing train tracks as a pedestrian, but hundreds in Santa Monica have been doing just that.
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After tragedy on the Las Vegas Strip, attention shifts to pedestrian safety

After tragedy on the Las Vegas Strip, attention shifts to pedestrian safety | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
After a woman allegedly killed one person and injured 35 more after steering her car onto the sidewalk on the Las Vegas Strip, discussion turned to how to better protect pedestrians in the city's resort corridor. But would more traffic barriers be the answer? Responses varied, with ...
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The Rise in Bike and Pedestrian Fatalities in California and Across the U.S.

The Rise in Bike and Pedestrian Fatalities in California and Across the U.S. | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
With beautiful weather and scenic views, California attracts walkers and cyclists alike. In addition, people flock to the outdoors to combat health risks, such as stress, obesity and heart ...
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Orange County CA Has 2-3 Injuries or Death PER DAY of Bikers or Pedestrians!

Orange County CA Has 2-3 Injuries or Death PER DAY of Bikers or Pedestrians! | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Opinion: O.C. investing in traffic safety | county, orange, transportation, plan, communities, million, health, projects, streets, people
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On the average, 2-3 people are injured or killed EACH DAY in Orange County CA.  This is a frightening statistic and one that needs to be addressed by city and county officials.

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Auto v. Wheelchair Accidents Can Prove Deadly!

Auto v. Wheelchair Accidents Can Prove Deadly! | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Auto v. wheelchair accidents in California can cause serious injury or death.  Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney explains your legal rights.
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Should I Hire a Trial Lawyer For My Personal Injury Case?

Should I Hire a Trial Lawyer For My Personal Injury Case? | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you in trial can be intimidating. Read and watch about this topic by clicking here.

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Matthew A. Dolman's curator insight, November 29, 2015 9:49 AM

In reality, a vast majority of attorneys rarely step inside the confines of a courthouse and even less make a full blown living at being just a “trial attorney”. If I asked 10 people (non-attorneys) who they believe are the most skilled trial attorneys in the area, the names would be a who’s who of the highest advertising attorneys (the majority of whom refer their litigation to other attorneys). Remember, anyone can spend money to create catchy commercials or radio advertisements; this does not correlate with the amount of time the attorney spends at the courthouse, much less their actual ability in court.


Consumers should educate themselves when hiring an attorney as opposed to calling the first 1-800 number, lawyer referral service or commercial they see most often in aiding them in making such an important decision.  So the question is, “How important is it in a personal injury case to hire an attorney that is willing to take a case to a jury if the settlement offers are unacceptable?” The answer is obvious but often times it’s “too little, too late” when you are being pressured into accepting a settlement offer that is not commensurate with the injuries you sustained.

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Slip and Falls at California Truck Stops

Slip and Falls at California Truck Stops | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Truck stops provide truckers with goods and services that are essential to their daily lives while the haul cargo from city to city. Many of these facilities have laundry services, showers, banking, 24-hour restaurants, lounges, extensive shopping, and overnight parking so that truckers can get some much-needed rest. Unfortunately, like any other commercial establishments, truck...
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National City tops list of pedestrian-friendly cities in CA

National City tops list of pedestrian-friendly cities in CA | Pedestrian Safety and Accident Prevention in California - CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney | Scoop.it
Officials aren’t sure exactly what caused 2014’s increase in pedestrian fatalities
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