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Elderly California Driver Crashes Into Gym

Elderly California Driver Crashes Into Gym | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
An 80-year-old woman who slammed her white Mercedes-Benz SUV into a health club, killing a Livermore Lab executive and injuring six others, won't face criminal charges.
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Unfortunately, this is an all too common scenario with older drivers.  Confusion, dementia or other issues like distracted driving lead many every year to mistake the brake and gas pedal and accelerate unintentionally into other vehicles or structures.


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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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Why you should never hire your car accident lawyer from a TV Ad or Billboard | Los Angeles Auto Injury Lawyer Steven M. Sweat

Why you should never hire your car accident lawyer from a TV Ad or Billboard | Los Angeles Auto Injury Lawyer Steven M. Sweat | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Free Consultation - Call 866-966-5240 - Steven M. Sweat helps victims and their families receive compensation for their injuries in Auto Injury and Accident cases. Why you should never hire your car accident lawyer from a TV Ad or Billboard - Los Angeles Auto Injury Lawyer
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Wife of Tesla crash victim speaks out: 'I just want this tragedy not to happen again to another family'

The family of Walter Huang says Tesla's autopilot function didn't work properly.
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Bridge and Driverless Car Tragedies Shine Light on Pedestrian Safety Needs

Bridge and Driverless Car Tragedies Shine Light on Pedestrian Safety Needs | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Many advocates say the deadly bridge collapse in Florida and driverless car incident in Arizona show how poorly transportation networks handle pedestrians.
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Tesla says crashed vehicle had been on autopilot prior to accident

Tesla says crashed vehicle had been on autopilot prior to accident | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Tesla said on Friday that vehicle logs from last week's fatal accident of a Tesla Model X in California showed that the autopilot had been engaged prior to the crash.
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Uber Reaches Settlement With Family Of Arizona Woman Killed By Driverless Car : NPR

Uber Reaches Settlement With Family Of Arizona Woman Killed By Driverless Car : NPR | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
An attorney representing the daughter and husband of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg says a settlement with the ride-hailing company has been reached, but provided no specifics.
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Geico May Be Liable For Staff Counsel’s Actions In Defending Insureds, California Court Says

Geico May Be Liable For Staff Counsel’s Actions In Defending Insureds, California Court Says | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
A federal judge in California refused to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to hold Geico liable for its staff counsel’s allegedly inadequate defense of insureds in litigation arising from an auto accident.
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Together we can end impaired driving

In a perfect world, impaired driving wouldn’t exist. These traffic safety and health advocacy organizations are working to end impaired driving: Consume
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Does your car have a recalled Takata airbag?

Does your car have a recalled Takata airbag? | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Learn about the NHTSA recall process
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Los Angeles Work-related Car Accident Injury Attorney

Los Angeles Work-related Car Accident Injury Attorney | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
As a Los Angeles work-related car accident injury attorney, I know that many people in L.A. are required to drive for their jobs on either an occasional or routine basis. In some cases, people who are driving for work reasons are involved in car accidents. People who are working within the course and scope of their …
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Golfer Bill Haas and Actor Luke Wilson Involved in Fatal Car Crash 

The accident occurred Tuesday in the Pacific Palisades
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NHTSA probes Tesla Autopilot crash in California

NHTSA probes Tesla Autopilot crash in California | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
A second federal safety agency has opened a probe of an incident in which a Tesla car on Autopilot rammed into a parked firetruck, a sign of the scrutiny the drive-assist technology is receiving.
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While completely autonomous vehicles are a ways off from full roll out, Tesla and many other auto manufacturers have vehicles with auto drive features.  As these cars gain more road time, car accidents will be examined and hopefully safet can be improved.

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Top Five Things to do After an Accident | Los Angeles Car Injury Lawyer Steven M. Sweat

Top Five Things to do After an Accident | Los Angeles Car Injury Lawyer Steven M. Sweat | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Free Consultation - Call 866-966-5240 - Steven M. Sweat helps victims and their families receive compensation for their injuries in Car Injury and Accident cases. Top Five Things to do After an Accident - Los Angeles Car Injury Lawyer
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Texting and Driving May Soon Cost You – Big Law Business

Texting and Driving May Soon Cost You – Big Law Business | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Punitive damages are widely used in civil litigation to deter reprehensible conduct, yet historically juries have been frozen out of the chance to punish texters who cause motor […]
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Self-driving car deaths raise the question: Is society ready for us to take our hands off the wheel?

Self-driving car deaths raise the question: Is society ready for us to take our hands off the wheel? | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Recent traffic deaths raise the question of whether society and the legal system are ready for self-driving cars.
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Auto-Pedestrian Accident in Los Angeles Results in $962K Verdict — California Accident Attorneys Blog — April 2, 2018

Auto-Pedestrian Accident in Los Angeles Results in $962K Verdict — California Accident Attorneys Blog — April 2, 2018 | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
California employers are liable for the negligent actions of their employees when the workers are working within the course and scope of their jobs. When a worker negligently injures another person while working, both the worker and his or her company may be liable to pay damages. In Hernan Osorio v. Wesley T. — April 2, 2018
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Two Adults, Three Children Killed in California Cliff Car Crash

Two Adults, Three Children Killed in California Cliff Car Crash | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
The state’s highway patrol is still investigating what caused the wreck.
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Seven Ways to Create Safer Streets

Seven Ways to Create Safer Streets | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
 In Ann Arbor, Michigan, nearly all options are on the table.
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Man in Maserati killed in Long Beach CA crash where car split in two is identified 

Man in Maserati killed in Long Beach CA crash where car split in two is identified  | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
The coroner’s office today identified the man killed when a Maserati sports car crashed into a tree in Long Beach and split in two.
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From the level of impact, evidenced by the fact that the vehicle split in two, this was a high-speed collision.  Speed plays a great factor in so many car accidents in and around Los Angeles.  Following a similar incident that killed actor Paul Walker, I wrote this blog: http://bit.ly/2FW3Unk

 

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One Fifth Of Children In Fatal Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained2

One Fifth Of Children In Fatal Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained2 | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
A review of child deaths after fatal car crashes found wide variations by state and region, and suggests state authorities could radically decrease child deaths by changing traffic safety laws.
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After decades of improvement, roads are becoming more dangerous for pedestrians again 

After decades of improvement, roads are becoming more dangerous for pedestrians again  | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
In 2016, the number of pedestrians killed by traffic reached a 25-year high.
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Humans are attacking robot cars after accidents in California 

Humans are attacking robot cars after accidents in California  | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
The human response to possible takeover by robot overlords is off to a troubling start.
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Study finds safety tech in cars can cut backup crashes by 78 percent 

Study finds safety tech in cars can cut backup crashes by 78 percent  | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested rearview cameras, backup warning sensors and reverse automatic braking
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A motorcyclist is suing GM after a crash into its self-driving car 

A motorcyclist is suing GM after a crash into its self-driving car  | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
It was morning in San Francisco on December 7 of last year, and a self-driving car and a motorcyclist were both motoring down Oak Street. Read on.
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With the advent of self-driving vehicles, these types of lawsuits will be inevitable.  U.S. tort law provides for compensation for products that harm people.  These lawsuits serve not only to compensate the victims but, to make this new technology safer.

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How do I handle my medical bills after a car accident? 

How do I handle my medical bills after a car accident?  | California Car Accident and Injury Attorney News | Scoop.it
How do I handle my medical bills after a car accident in California? Los Angeles car accident and injury attorneys explain the complexities of paying for the cost of medical care after a motor vehicle collision and how to protect your legal rights | Steven M.Sweat, APC 866-252=0735
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