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Los Angeles and Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities

Los Angeles and California have some of the highest number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities year after year. Why is it so dangerous to be a pedestrian in these areas? Each year, thousands of people are killed and/or seriously injured after being hit by vehicles while walking through their daily routine.

The Meaning of An Erisa Lien

Who or What is ERISA?

When an insurance company pays for your medical expenses resulting from a motor vehicle accident, it should come as no surprise that the company expects to be reimbursed from the proceeds of your settlement/judgment. The amount to be reimbursed will vary depending on the type of insurance plan and coverage you have. An ERISA-based plan stands for Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which is governed by its own set of rules.

Drunk driver charged following 3 deaths

Tragedy struck Modesto in the early hours of June 9 after a man believed to be intoxicated drove his vehicle into a home, according to local sources. Police in the California city responded to the tragic scene that saw the death of a woman and two children. Another girl was badly injured, and the alleged drunk driver driver has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies. 

Alleged drunk driver accused of causing semi driver's death

A California Highway Patrol officer urges drivers not to get behind the wheels of vehicles after consuming alcohol or drugs. This follows a deadly crash that occurred in Garden Grove on the 22 Freeway. CHP reported that a semi-truck driver's death resulted from the inability of a suspected drunk driver to maintain control of his vehicle.

Understanding a Neck and Back Injury

The more common injuries in personal injury lawsuits involve the neck and back. This is due to the soft tissue whiplash that commonly occurs when motor vehicle accidents take place. These injuries can range from minor to debilitating, all the way to permanent disabilities. It's beneficial to have a basic understanding of the spinal cord in case you or a loved one is ever involved in a collision.

3 dead in fatal car accident in California

Three people have tragically lost their lives following a wrong-way crash near Prunedale, according to local sources. The California Highway Patrol has confirmed the arrest of the driver believed to be responsible for the fatal car accident, which took place in the early morning of May 31. So far, evidence is still being gathered in conjunction with the Monterey County Coroner's Office. 

Fatal car accident claims 4 lives in California

A single-vehicle accident has killed four people, including two children, near San Luis Reservoir. The fatal car accident was confirmed by California Highway Patrol as having occurred on the night of May 26 around 8:30 p.m. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing, but given the driver died in the crash, no criminal charges will be forthcoming in this case. 

Fatal car accident claims two lives

Two young people are tragically dead following a serious car accident in Encino. California police based in Los Angeles responded to the fatal car accident, which happened in the evening of May 15. The surviving driver remained at the scene of the crash and was apparently cooperating with police at the time of this report. Given the deceased driver appears to have been at fault, criminal charges are not likely. 

Drunk driving accidents: 17-year-old killed in crash

A teenager has tragically lost his life following a wrong-way crash in Santa Clara County, according to local sources. The California Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of a 17-year-old boy in the collision. The driver is being held against $275,000 bail, though no charges have yet been officially filed. As with many suspected drunk driving accidents, this one is still under investigation. 

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