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July 2011

Case Of The Week
July 18, 2011

UPDATE: Carmageddon Not Really the End of the World….

All the hype over this past weekend's I-405 closure turned out to be just that: hype. Dubbed the "carmageddon," Southern California residents, California Highway Patrol and local police departments prepared for what was expected to be a weekend filled with rage-related roadway incidents, gridlock, unfathomable traffic and three-hour travel times. However, many reports detail the seemingly cooperative nature of motorists…
Case Of The WeekPersonal InjuryUncategorized
July 15, 2011

When Assault Turns Unthinkable….

Assaultive conduct, also known as battery in the civil justice system, is any conduct amounting to an intentional offensive touching that would be considered unwarranted by the reasonable person with average sensitivities. The touching need not result in actual injury as long as it would be offensive to the reasonable person. In the criminal justice system, assaults are taken very…
Case Of The Week
July 15, 2011

‘Carmageddon’: What is All the Hype About?

In case you haven't heard, a ten-mile stretch of one of the busiest highways in the world is going to be closed all weekend. The stretch of highway involves Los Angeles' I-405 connecting the San Fernando Valley with the West Side. Motorists are fearing the construction project is going to cause unprecedented delays and massive congestion. Unfortunately, everyone's concerns are…
Case Of The Week
July 14, 2011

Massive Sinkhole Closes Major SoCal Freeway

Sinkholes are common occurrences upon freeways and other structures and are caused by natural depressions in the earth's surface. They are typically caused by the natural deterioration of the earth's rock surface. A sinkhole can be as small as two or three feet or nearly one-half mile in diameter. In the context of roadway sinkholes, it is common for rainwater…
car accident lawyerPedestrian Accident Attorney
July 14, 2011

Pedestrian Struck Near Orange Coast College Campus

A pedestrian always has the right of way as against a motor vehicle or bicycle. However, pedestrians have a strict duty to conduct themselves reasonably under any circumstances. When walking on busy streets, pedestrians must constantly maintain a sense of safety and prudence to avoid injuries and possible fatalities. While true that cars must yield to pedestrians in every situation,…
car accident lawyer
July 13, 2011

Latest News From the Roadways

California Highway Patrol (CHP) had its hands busy over the past couple days as multiple accidents and injuries were reported across the state. As always, we urge everyone to practice extreme caution when using California's roadways. DUI's, hits-and-run and distracted driving are at an all-time high. Always be a defensive driver and look out for the negligence and ignorance of…
Blog | Wrongful Death LawyerPersonal Injury
July 12, 2011

Crazed Fan Almost Falls to His Death at Home Run Derby

Baseball-related injuries and death have taken over the new outlets the past few weeks. Beginning with the season-opening brutal beating at Dodger's stadium and followed up by the tragic death of a fan at Texas stadium, America's favorite pastime is quickly becoming America's biggest injury risk. Whether or not stadiums, owners and teams should face liability is a minor inquiry…
Train Accident Lawyer
July 12, 2011

Train Accidents Are Becoming More Common

In light of the devastating tragedy that struck in the Nevada desert in late June, Californians are hardly ready for another train incident possibly claiming the lives of more victims. In an incident with eerily similar facts, a man was pulled to safety before being struck by an Amtrak passenger training hauling nearly 200 passengers. Again, driver negligence is implicated…
Case Of The Week
July 11, 2011

Tragic Home Fire Causes Major Damage

Home fires are emotionally and financially devastating. Fires often start as a small spark which leads to an accidental ignition of all or part of a room. From there, it isn't long until an entire home is engulfed in flames. In 2009 alone, a reported 356,200 residential fires took place across the nation. 2,480 people were killed in these fires…