Monthly Archives: March 2010

Visalia Man Killed in Los Angeles Train Accident

A Los Angeles train accident claimed the life of a 56-year-old Visalia man recently when a Metrolink commuter train struck his maintenance truck. Los Angeles County coroner’s investigator Brian identified the train accident victim and confirmed that he had lived …

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Pedestrian Rights and Duties

Keeping safe on the street is everyone’s responsibility. Keeping the streets safe for pedestrians is the responsibility of government agencies such as the Department of Transportation (DOT). Motor vehicle drivers must observe laws enforced by the state of California and …

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Attorneys Top List of Dangerous Drivers

Like most personal injury lawyers, the Samar Habbas car accident lawyers represent victims of auto and motor vehicle accidents on a daily basis. We would think most lawyers since they know what risks and dangers are involved with driving, would …

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A Brief History of the Motorcycle Helmet Law

Motorcycle aficionados across the country were saddened to hear of the passing of Harry Hurt, known for his research on motorcycle safety in 1981. Hurt’s study has been instrumental in preventing motorcycle crashes and saving lives. According to a story …

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Is 15-Passenger Van Safety Still An Issue?

Just when you thought it was safe to drive in any vehicle other than a Toyota, the subject of 15-passenger van rollovers is still a major concern among our Orange County residents. Summer is approaching with schools, community groups and …

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Runaway Prius Incident Increases Toyota Recall Safety Concerns

A March 8 incident involving a “runaway Prius” is showing how Toyota’s floor mat and gas pedal recalls may not be enough to solve their entire safety issue. According to official reports, a 61-year-old driver was unable to stop his …

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The Effects of the Motorcoach Safety Action Plan

Seeing a need for an analysis of the cause and prevention of motorcoach crashes, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has produced a Motorcoach Safety Action Plan. The DOT, along with the Federal Motor Carrier Trade Association and the National Highway Traffic …

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California Proposition 213 Precludes Recovery for Uninsured Motorists

The effects of uninsured drivers on insurance rates for drivers obeying mandatory liability insurance laws and the consequences of uninsured drivers causing auto accidents motivated California voters to protect themselves in 1996. Responding to strong public opinion about the dangers …

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Toyota Widens Recall in Effort to Contain Crisis

This New York Times article details Toyota’s growing recall problems with this new announcement of recalled hybrid models. Toyota Motor Corporation, one of the world’s premier brands with a long reputation for quality, is reeling from severe blows to its …

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