Tag Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

Filing a Claim After a Pedestrian Accident

When a car hits you as a pedestrian, it can come as a total shock. You could have been on the cross walk minding your business when a car crashes into you. It can be a very scary experience. Your first instinct may be to file a claim against the driver who hit you. Although that may be the right instinct, you may also have a claim against the...
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Experienced, Aggressive Torrance Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcycles are very common sights on California streets and highways. Especially now with gas prices and unemployment on the rise, motorcycles allow people to save a lot of money on gas while going to and from work, running errands and simply getting around. Motorcycle sales in Torrance, CA and around the country have risen dramatically over the last several years. Unfortunately, this has led to a corresponding increase in...
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Medical Factors in Orange County Pedestrian Accidents That Suggest Claimant Fraud

The insurance adjuster in an Orange County pedestrian accident case will pay close attention to the claimant’s medical records, and any inconsistencies may lead him or her to suspect that the injuries claimed are exaggerated. Here are some of the discrepancies that may arouse adjuster suspicion.   Discrepancies between the claimant’s account of the Orange County pedestrian accident and the medical reports. An adjuster will look for the claimant’s...
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DUI Driver Hits 9, Drags, Injures 2-Year-Old

In breaking news out of Santa Ana, police have arrested 43-year-old Miguel Sandoval with suspicion of a possible DUI after Sandoval injured several pedestrians on September 6. The incident happened during the evening on West McFadden Avenue. According to reports from KTLA News Online, Sandoval was driving a Chevrolet Suburban, a full-sized sport utility vehicle. Sources said Sandoval’s vehicle hit a mother and her two-year-old daughter and dragged them...
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Determining Fault in California Pedestrian Laws

California pedestrian accident lawyer Samer Habbas makes client education a focus of his law practice, and dispelling myths about the law is a big part of his efforts. When we hear of a pedestrian accident, we usually assume that driver negligence such as running a red light or speeding caused it. But he and other Southern California pedestrian accident attorneys know that while we can blame most pedestrian accidents...
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Freak Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Claims the Life of Victim

A freak pedestrian accident has claimed the life of man who was simply in the wrong place at the right time according to accident investigators. They say that the victim was walking along Western Avenue around 3:15 a.m. when a 2008 Dodge Caliber driven by a Georgia man drove off the street and hit a traffic signal. The force was such that the traffic signal fell over and struck...
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Dog Bites Maim 6-Month-Old Baby in Attack

A six-month-old baby boy’s testicles were severed recently when two dogs attacked him as he lay unattended in a baby carrier on the floor in a Murrieta apartment. The boy and his mother were at a friend’s apartment when a five-year-old pit bull and an eight-month-old pit bull mix attacked. According to the mother, the baby had been in the carrier for ten minutes. She said she had checked...
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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 the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Pedestrians are not exempt from observing regulations also offered by the DMV. In fact, the DMV has published a list of pedestrian...
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Costa Mesa Man Ordered to Stand Trial for Newport Beach Pedestrian Accident

A Costa Mesa driver will stand trial for allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian with his car after texting on his cell phone while driving. As recounted in this Los Angeles Times article, an Orange County judge rejected the driver’s defense request to reduce the charges after prosecutors suggested that the man’s use of his cell phone and other factors suggested he was operating his vehicle in a negligent...
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