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January 3, 2018

Two Key Changes to California Law Drivers Should Know for 2018

The vast majority of car accidents caused nationwide as well as California are caused by "driver error." Indeed, a stunning 90% or so of motor vehicle accidents are at least partly caused by driver mistakes, based on Stanford's Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. Naturally, unpacking these driver errors requires a thorough understanding of California law. To…
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December 22, 2017

Bay Area Auto Accidents Rise a Staggering 43% From 2010 to 2016

Given the sheer size of California's population, the state has long had more car accident-related harms than most other states when purely looking at the number of accidents, injuries and car accident deaths. Percentage increases, then, often matter more when looking at whether car accident risk is increasing or decreasing on California roads. Recent data on California's Bay Area, for example,…
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December 21, 2017

California Decides to Nix Rule Limiting a Self-Driving Car’s Crash Liability

Tesla's Elon Musk and Uber executives are just a few of the many innovators who continue to push self-driving cars as the inevitable future of transportation. California lawmakers have attempted to get out ahead of this potential seismic shift in transportation by passing legislation on self-driving vehicle liability in accidents. California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has already tweaked existing state rules…
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December 20, 2017

Latest Legal Developments Concerning the Tacoma Amtrak Accident

As the investigation into the Tacoma Amtrak accident unfolds, more details are being revealed. One such detail is that Amtrak Cascades 501 — the train that derailed, crashed and hurt more than 100 people — was significantly speeding when it rounded a curve. Although the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation is still ongoing, it has already been revealed that the train was…
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October 28, 2017

The Five Laws California Motorcyclists Need to Know

Motorcycle fatalities and serious injuries in California are a significant public safety issue in the state. In California's 2015 Annual Performance Report from the California Office of Traffic Safety, statistics showed that motorcycle fatalities and injuries have been on an upward trend. While the OTS goal was to reduce motorcyclist fatalities by 25 percent from the 2008-2012 five-year moving average,…
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June 25, 2014

How a lawyer can still prove a trucking company’s negligent ways when it admits vicarious liability as a tactic to avoid a jury hearing evidence of direct negligence

Helpful tips for all truck accident lawyers when dangerous trucking companies admit vicarious liability and then move to dismiss any direct negligence claims I’ve litigated many serious truck accident cases in California, and this latest tactic is truly alarming. Dangerous trucking companies who do not play by the rules or care about safety are admitting vicarious liability as a tactic…