Is your teen engaging in distracted driving? | Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney
If your teen suffers from serous injury because of distracted driving, contact Los Angeles car accident attorney Howard Kornberg at The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg.
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Sunday, August 14, 2016
Although devastating, it is not shocking that car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers ages 15 to 20 in the United States. It also is not surprising that many of these deaths were caused by distracted driving, which can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Parents like to believe that their […]
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Friday, August 5, 2016
What should you do in the immediate aftermath of a car accident? IT seems like a simple question with an obvious answer (or answers), right? But in fact, when you are actually in that moment, it can be a very chaotic and stressful time. So much so, that an average person who may have an […]
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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Nearly as long as there have been cars, there have been ways for drivers to get distracted from their task. But as recently as a few decades ago, phones were not an issue. Then, the first car phones became available. Today, of course, nearly everyone carries a cellphone with them when they drive. These devices […]
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Sunday, July 24, 2016
For many cellphone app-based game enthusiasts, the new game Pokemon Go is the latest fun diversion. For the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the game is just another way for motorists to take their focus off the road, where it belongs. If you have not yet heard of Pokemon Go, it is an app based […]
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The city of Los Angeles recently took a small step toward making the roads safer for bicycle riders. Officials recently celebrated the addition of four bicycle traffic lights in the downtown area. The lights hang alongside the regular traffic lights, and also use red, yellow and green lights to control bike traffic. At a ribbon-cutting […]
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Back in April, we discussed a study of lane splitting by the University of California – Berkeley. As readers may recall, the study concluded that lane splitting, or the practice of motorcyclists riding between lanes of four-wheeled traffic on the highway, does not raise the risk of a collision. As Californians know, lane splitting is […]
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Monday, July 11, 2016
A deadly car crash announced by automaker Tesla Motors Inc. may reveal a vulnerability in self-driving auto technology. Tesla says a motorist died when the Tesla he was driving crashed into a tractor-trailer while on autopilot mode. The fatal wreck occurred in May, according to the Los Angeles Times. The man was riding in his Tesla on self-driving […]
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Monday, July 4, 2016
Most of us would agree that our lives are worth more than our income. We are more than our jobs; we are spouses, parents, children, friends and members of the community. Nevertheless, when someone dies, one of the ways that loss is felt by the person’s survivors is by the loss of his or her […]
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Saturday, July 2, 2016
It’s an old joke that United States Postal Service workers are constantly getting chased off their appointed rounds by neighborhood dogs. But it’s not funny to mail carriers who have been the victim of dog bites while on the job. According to the Whittier Daily News, last year more than 6,500 mail carriers suffered dog attacks. Many […]
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Sunday, June 26, 2016
California is among the vast majority of states with some form of anti-distracted driving law in place, but motorists continue to use their cellphones while driving, especially teen drivers. Traffic tickets and public-service campaigns explaining the risk that distracted driving poses may have had some effect, but distracted drivers are still a big problem, not just in […]
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Saturday, June 25, 2016
While many of us are intrigued by the potential safety effects self-driving cars could bring to American society, not everyone is excited. Insurance companies make a lot of money selling car insurance policies: The Los Angeles Times reports that auto insurance premiums generate about $200 billion in revenue for the insurance industry every year. And as the […]
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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Medical marijuana is now legal in several U.S. states, including California. Like any other medication, marijuana can have side effects for some users. If a user is not warned by the manufacturer or distributor of those potential side effects and suffers negative consequences as a result, that could be the basis for a lawsuit. In […]
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Statistics from the Governors Highway Safety Association about motorcycle fatalities are a mixed bag for California riders. First, the bad news: nationwide, motorcyclist deaths in traffic collisions jumped about 10 percent from 2014 to 2015. Last year, more than 5,000 riders were killed in the U.S., according to the Los Angeles Times. But not every state […]
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Sunday, June 12, 2016
While it may not yet be clear how much of an impact California’s anti-distracted driving law has had on traffic safety, one would think that it would at least make using your phone while driving a shameful act. Something that offenders do as secretly as possible, to avoid a ticket from the police and the […]
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Monday, June 6, 2016
A terrible collision with a garbage truck has cost the life of an 8-year-old Orange county boy. The incident shows what can happen in seemingly the blink of an eye. According to the O.C. Register, the collision took place in a residential neighborhood in Newport Beach the afternoon of May 25. There were no witnesses […]
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Sunday, June 5, 2016
May was national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Though the month is just about over, it is not too late for a reminder that riders are frequently at risk of harm at the hands of negligent car and truck drivers. Both motorcyclists and drivers can take steps to reduce the chances they get into a wreck. […]
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Sunday, May 29, 2016
A dog bite attack can be painful and scary enough on its own, but sometimes it’s what happens later that puts your life at risk. Though infections from animal bites are rare, they are serious and can be life-threatening, so they are nothing to take lightly. Interestingly, though dog bites are probably more common than […]
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Saturday, May 28, 2016
The English language is constantly changing and evolving, reflecting the changes in our lives as the years pass. Usually we don’t give much thought to the words we choose. But at the same time, when we use a certain word to describe a situation, it could affect how we think about what we are talking […]
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Monday, May 16, 2016
A driver who uses his or her cellphone behind the wheel should be prepared to face the consequences if he or she hurts someone in a crash. But what about the companies behind the smartphone apps the distracted driver was using? Should they bear some responsibility too? A man who suffered brain damage in a […]
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
A woman who was seriously injured in a bicycle-car accident in 2014 has been awarded $6.1 million by a jury in Los Angeles. The woman who struck the bicyclist ran a Santa Monica red light. It took the jury just a few hours to determine the damages for the plaintiff, as the defendant in the […]
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