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2011 June Archive

Elder Pedestrian Killed In Victorville Hit-And-Run Crash

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 28, 2011 - Comments off

64-year-old Manuel Cadena was killed in a Victorville hit-and-run car accident that occurred on June 26, 2011, around 8:40 p.m. at Palmdale Road west of Borrego Road. According to San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office Officials, Cadena was crossing Highway 18 (SR-18), when a dark colored SUV, possibly a green or black Toyota, fatally struck him.
The SUV driver turned right onto Borrego Road after hitting Cadena and left the scene. Officers responding to the accident immediately transported Cadena to Victor Valley Community Hospital in Victorville where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.
From the available information, it is evident that the negligent driving and irresponsible actions of the SUV driver lead to Cadena’s wrongful death. Leaving the accident scene is a serious violation under California law. California Vehicle Code 20001 (a) states:
“The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident.” Motorists are not only required to stop but also remain at the scene of the crash and wait until authorities get to the scene. In addition, if the driver stayed and aided the victim, Cadena may still be alive today.
There is a clear violation of traffic rules. Cadena’s family members should immediately seek counsel from a San Bernardino County pedestrian accident lawyer to know about their legal rights and options. An experienced lawyer would assure that the at-fault party is held liable and that the victim’s family members obtain timely and fair compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of love and companionship, and other accident-related expenses.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved Cadena for such a tragic loss.

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Hot Coffee the Movie Shows the Ill Effect of Tort Reform

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 26, 2011 - Comments off

Remember the McDonald’s coffee case? A woman orders a cup of hot coffee. She puts the cup in between her legs as she drives. Then, the coffee spills, and she gets third-degree burns on very private areas on her body. Cha-ching!
Though, that is not exactly the whole story. Susan Saladoff, director of the documentary film Hot Coffee, which premieres on HBO tonight at 6 p.m. PST, shows viewers what really happened in the infamous “McDonald’s hot coffee” lawsuit. The movie looks at what actually happened to Stella Liebeck, why the case got so much media attention, who funded the effort, and who really profited from spilling hot coffee.
Hot Coffee is a “call to action.” It asks the question, What happens when access to court is so lopsided that the average person cannot gain access? And who really pays the price, the negligent party or taxpayers?
In the four cases the film documents, Saladoff shows how Americans are surrendering their Constitutional rights in all sorts of ways without even knowing it and how they are being screwed by the system –not taking advantage of it.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed because of a defective product or negligent person, you are entitled to damages. The California personal injury attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group will protect your Constitutional rights and get the money you deserve.

 

Woman Dies In Linda Vista Pedestrian Accident

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 20, 2011 - Comments off

57-year-old Tina Vang was struck and killed in a San Diego car crash that occurred on June 18, 2011, around 9:50 p.m. in the 7700 block of Linda Vista Road. According to San Diego Police Officer David Stafford, Vang was crossing the street to her car when she was struck by a Chevrolet Impala travelling southbound on Linda Vista Road.
Vang was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, where she was later pronounced dead. An investigation is on to determine the exact cause of the accident. It would be interesting for the investigating officers to determine whether the motorist was speeding, distracted, driving under the influence of drugs, or was talking on phone.
If it is found that the motorist was speeding or driving negligently, then he may be held liable for victim’s wrongful death. The victim’s family members should consult with a San Diego pedestrian accident lawyer who would assure that the at-fault party is held liable and brought to justice. Vang’s family members may be eligible to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of love, care and companionship, and other accident-related damages.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved Vang for such a heart rendering loss.

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Elderly Chino Pedestrian Injured in San Bernardino County Car Crash

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 20, 2011 - Comments off

67-year-old Luis Octavio Castillo was seriously injured in a Chino pedestrian accident that occurred on June 15, 2011, around 7:37 a.m. along the 3300 block of Riverside Drive. According to police officials, Castillo was walking through a construction area when he was struck by a 2007 Scion TC driven by 21-year-old Lissette Carolina Menijvar.
Due to a county construction project, the eastbound lanes of Riverside Drive had been temporarily diverted to the westbound lanes.Castillo was immediately airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for medical treatment. The investigating officers need to determine if the diversion of roads and construction area had proper signs to guide drivers along.
From the facts set forth in the news story, it appears that Menijvar may have been at fault for causing this serious pedestrian crash. Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950(a), “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection….”
However, the construction company may be held liable for the damages as well after a further investigation. Castillo needs to consult with a San Bernardino County pedestrian accident lawyer to obtain compensation to cover treatment, medical and hospitalization costs, and other accident-related damages.
Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes and prays that the injuries suffered by the pedestrian heal soon and do not prove life-threatening.

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San Diego Drug Recall Attorneys

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 20, 2011 - Comments off

As technology progresses, new drugs hit the pharmacy shelves at an incredibly rapid rate. Though, not all drugs that pass through the system are as safe as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims it is. As a result, many patients suffer serious, and often deadly side effects from these potential life-saving medications.
If you or a loved one has experienced any extreme side effects, such as a heart attack or stroke, because of a recalled drug, get medical attention and contact an experienced drug recall attorney immediately. You may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible for some or all of the injuries you incurred. Call the San Diego drug recall attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group at (888) 233-5020.

 

San Diego Food Recall Lawyers

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 20, 2011 - Comments off

Every year, hundreds of food products and pet food products are pulled from the shelves of stores and warehouses because they are contaminated, unsafe, or have other dangerous risks. This makes it increasingly difficult to trust the food that we purchase for our loved ones and ourselves from companies we have been loyal to for years. In the case of a food recall, it is the responsibility of the manufacturing company to absorb all costs of the recall, including informing the public, recalling the product, and paying for any damages.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a contaminated food product, contact an experienced food recall attorney immediately. Our San Diego expert food recall attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group understand that companies will bend over backwards to protect their brand name and reputation from being tainted. If you have a case, we will protect your rights and get you the money damages you need.

 

San Diego Dangerous Household Items Attorneys

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 20, 2011 - Comments off

Many people don’t realize it but there are a lot of common household items that are considered to be hazardous materials. Companies that manufacture these products must make sure that these items are as safe as possible and are labeled properly to warn consumers of their risks, usage, and storage.
Unfortunately, because of slips made within the production system, businesses sometimes distribute defective products to their consumers that may cause injury and sometimes death.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed from exposure to a dangerous household item or defective product, seek medical attention immediately and contact a hazardous household items attorney. At the Jurewitz Law Group, our dedicated San Diego harmful household chemicals lawyers will get you the compensation to cover your injuries. Call us at 888-233-5020 to set up a free consultation.

 

San Diego Airplane Accident Lawyers

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 20, 2011 - Comments off

We rarely see news headlines about major airline crashes. In fact, airplanes that carry hundreds of passengers are considered quite safe, and crashes only occur a few times a year around the world. Just because major airlines don’t often have injuries or deaths associated with them doesn’t mean that plane crashes are rare. Small aircrafts, that only carry a handful of people, crash much more often and have a higher chance of leading to serious injury or death. Aviation accidents are typically a result of pilot negligence.
Whether you are injured in a crash while flying or injured on the ground by in a plane crash, our experienced San Diego airplane accident attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group will help you obtain compensation to which you are entitled. Our lawyers will work for your best interest. Call us at 888-233-5020 to set up a free consultation.

 

Teen Bicyclist Struck in Escondido Bicyclist Accident

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 16, 2011 - Comments off

An Escondido teenage boy was struck and injured in a North San Diego County car accident on June 15, 2011, around 12:36 p.m. at Grand Avenue and Rose Street. According to Escondido Police Officials, an 84-year-old elderly man, driving a Chrysler Town & Country van, made a wide turn into Grand Avenue, climbed the sidewalk, hit a traffic pole, and finally came to halt after slamming into the side of the building. The boy was waiting on his bicycle next to the pole when he was hit.
The bicyclist suffered serious injuries and was immediately transported to Rady Children’s Hospital for treatment. From the available information, it is clear that the 84-year-old driver made too wide of a turn and caused this bicycle accident. This leads us to question his driving abilities.
The investigating officers need to determine whether the driver was speeding, distracted, or was talking on the cell phone when this accident occurred. It would be in the best interest of bicyclist’s family members to seek counsel from a North San Diego County bike accident lawyer to know about their legal rights and options.
The bicyclist crash attorney would assure that the at-fault is held liable for the damage and help the victim’s family members obtain timely compensation to cover treatment, medical costs, hospitalization expenses, and other accident-related expenses.
Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes that the injuries suffered by the boy heal soon.

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Pedestrian Dies in Barstow Car Accident

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 15, 2011 - Comments off

An unidentified female pedestrian was struck and killed in a San Bernardino County pedestrian accident that occurred on June 13, 2011, around 12:37 a.m. along the 2300 block of West Main Street. According to San Bernardino County coroner’s officials, the pedestrian suffered life-threatening head and upper body injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
From the limited available information, it is unclear what caused the traffic accident. Investigating officers need to determine the exact cause, how fast the vehicle was travelling, and if the driver was distracted or intoxicated.
This accident raises a number of questions about what happened, why, and who was responsible.
A dedicated San Bernardino County pedestrian accident attorney can help the victim’s family learn about their legal rights and get compensation from their wrongful death claim, including damages for funeral and burial expenses, anticipated future earnings of the decedent, loss of love, care, and companionship.
Our law office offers heartfelt condolences to all those who knew and loved the victim for such a tragic loss.

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