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    Posted on July 8th, 2011

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    Los Angeles Motorcyclist Killed in Accident

    A Los Angeles motorcyclist was killed in an accident near Point Mugu State Beach earlier this week. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 22-year-old motorcyclist was riding on Pacific Coast Highway on the 4th of July, when a car pulled out of a beach parking lot and into the path of the motorcycle.  The [...]

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    Posted on June 27th, 2011

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    Lowering Blood Alcohol Limit Would Reduce Accidents

    The current .08% maximum blood-alcohol limit followed in California and across the country do not really protect against severely injurious accidents.  According to a new study, the risk of an accident involving serious injuries increases even when a person is driving with minimal traces of alcohol in his system. The researchers, who analyzed accident records [...]

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    Posted on May 17th, 2011

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    Right-Of-Way Motorcycle Safety Tips for Motorists

    One of the biggest factors in motorcycle accidents that Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys notice is failure by motorists to yield right-of-way to motorcyclists.  The California Department of Motor Vehicles recommends the following tips for motorists to share the roads safely with motorcycles: When you’re about to change lanes or enter a thoroughfare, check carefully [...]

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    Posted on April 27th, 2011

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    Research into Treatment of Traumatic Eye Injury

    The fragile optical nerve, which is attached to the back of the eye, is a critical component in facilitating human vision.  Typically, this nerve is loosely tethered to the eye, and can withstand some amount of movement in the head and eyes.  However, during an accident, or other kinds of trauma when there is a [...]

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    Posted on April 5th, 2011

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    Truck Maintenance Failures Can Increase Accident Risks

    Much attention has been focused recently on the issue of driver fatigue as a factor in 18-wheeler accidents.  However, many accidents are caused because of negligent or inadequate maintenance of 18-wheelers, and this issue barely gets the attention it deserves. The average truck is under immense pressure as it travels on miles of highway, hauling [...]

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    Posted on January 4th, 2011

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    Fewer Drug Approvals in 2010 Due to Safety Concerns

    The Food and Drug Administration has been the subject of great criticism from California pharmaceutical liability attorneys because of its lax approval procedures. The concern over super-quick approvals of drugs that are not 100% safe for American consumers is probably the reason for the reduced number of drug approvals issued in 2010 by the agency. [...]

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  • Personal Injury

    Posted on December 7th, 2010

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    SUV-Car Bumper Mismatches Increase Risk of Serious Accidents

    Mismatches between the heights of bumpers of passenger cars and larger cars and SUVs, mean that the smaller car is at a higher risk for severe damage even during a minor accident. A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that federal failure to regulate bumpers of SUVs, pickup trucks and minivans [...]

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  • Personal Injury

    Posted on October 12th, 2010

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    California’s Route 46 All Set to Receive Safety Improvements

    Years after a deadly crash on California’s Route 46 killed one person and seriously injured members of a family, authorities are beginning safety improvements to the accident magnet that also claimed the life of James Dean in 1955.  A project to make safety improvements to Route 46 will now receive funding of $78 million.  These [...]

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  • Personal Injury

    Posted on July 21st, 2010

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    Toyota Mess Gets Murkier

    Los Angeles car accident lawyers wouldn’t have believed that the Toyota saga, complete with a whistleblower’s accounts of shady practices, and a teary chief executive, could possibly get messier. It just did. Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an article alleging that, according to confidential sources, driver error had been found to be a [...]

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    Posted on June 10th, 2010

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    Tire Safety Tips

    In honor of Tire Safety Week, tire makers and Las Vegas personal injury lawyers are drawing attention to the need to maintain your tires properly to prevent accidents. Tires are the only part of your car that are constantly in contact with the road, and therefore, must be kept in optimum condition. However, tire safety [...]

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