Car Accidents

Bicycle Fatalities on the Rise: Tips for Staying Safe This Spring
Bicycle Fatalities on the Rise: Tips for Staying Safe This Spring

A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) confirms that fatal bicycle accidents are on the rise. Even more alarming for San Diego residents, California is one of six states that represented 54 percent of all fatalities in the United States. According to the...

Pedestrian Safety: Does Your Child Take Dangerous Risks?
Pedestrian Safety: Does Your Child Take Dangerous Risks?

A new study suggests that children may be taking greater risks than many parents think when crossing the street. The results are concerning given that children are among the most frequent victims of pedestrian crashes. In 2012, more than one-fifth (22 percent) of the traffic...

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Who Is at Greatest Risk for a San Diego Pedestrian Accident?

While our roads are generally becoming safer, pedestrian fatalities continue to rise. In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 76,000 were injured in collisions across the country. The fatalities for 2012 reached the highest level in more than five years. According to the Centers...

As San Diego injury lawyers, we want to alert our readers that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

As San Diego injury lawyers, we want to alert our readers that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. To help deter crashes and raise awareness, law enforcement will be stepping up enforcement in San Diego and across the country. This effort is part of...

A new study highlights how often distraction can lead to disaster for teen drivers.
Have We Underestimated the Risk of Teen Distracted Driving Crashes?

A new study highlights how often distraction can lead to disaster for teen drivers. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that distraction played a role in approximately 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes, which is four times higher than previous estimates. As we have...

While it is often essential to pick your battles with tweens, not wearing a seat belt should never be an option.
San Diego Parents: Does Your Tween Always Buckle Up?

As many San Diego parents are likely well aware, the preadolescent or “tween” years can be challenging. While it is often essential to pick your battles, not wearing a seat belt should never be an option. Seat belts are essential to safe driving — one...

Disturbing Trend: Pedestrian Fatalities Remain High
Disturbing Trend: Pedestrian Fatalities Remain High

As San Diego injury lawyers, we are concerned that pedestrian fatalities continue to remain high, despite increased public safety efforts. A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found that an estimated 2,125 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2014, which essentially...

Study: Drivers Continue Unsafe Driving Behaviors Despite Crash Awareness
Study: Drivers Continue Unsafe Driving Behaviors Despite Crash Awareness

Drivers continue to run red lights and text behind the wheel despite experiencing the aftermath of a motor vehicle crash firsthand, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The organization’s latest Traffic Safety Culture Index found that drivers continue to...

Could Technology Help Prevent Rear-End Collisions?

Rear-end crashes are among the most common causes of San Diego car accidents. In fact, one-third of all police-reported crashes in 2013 involved a rear-end collision with another vehicle at the start of the crash, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). In many...

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Top Tips for a Safe Super Bowl Weekend

Given the controversy surrounding the Super Bowl, many Californians are likely to tune into the game even though we don’t have a team in the mix. For others, the party atmosphere surrounding the big game is as important as the play on the field.   Whether you...