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NHTSA Extends “Smart Car” Testing Another Six Months

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on September 9, 2013 - Comments off

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently extended a testing program for self-driving cars. The program was initiated in August 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the collection of data on the safety of these vehicles and their systems. Many skilled San Diego personal injury attorneys have followed the testing closely, since the technology offers both benefits and concerns when it comes to driver safety.

Although the testing has been extended, the NHTSA said it has no plans to extend its decision-making when it comes to allowing self-driving technology. By the end of 2013, the agency plans to use the test results to decide whether the agency will encourage development of self-driving vehicles, demand additional research into their safety and efficacy, or both. » Read More

 

National Sleep Foundation Offers Tips to Prevent Drowsy Driving

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 13, 2012 - Comments off

SD Drowsy Driving PreventionFalling asleep at the wheel causes one in every six car accidents in the United States, according to the National Sleep Foundation. That’s why the foundation is supporting National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week this November.
Most drivers are aware of the dangers of driving while drunk, drugged, or texting on a cell phone, all of which can cause a serious accident by taking the driver’s full attention away from the road. Most drivers also realize that it’s dangerous to drive when you’re too sleepy. In a AAA Foundation poll, 96 percent of drivers who responded said that drivers should not be behind the wheel when they are too tired to keep their eyes open.

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Escondido Woman Suffers Critical Injuries in Dangerous Roadway Accident

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 29, 2012 - Comments off

A 23-year-old Escondido woman was critically injured recently when the car in which she was riding careened off the road on Calavo Drive and into a swimming pool, according to a recent news report from NBC San Diego. The road, known to the locals as “Rollercoaster Road,” has been a source of concern for many years due to the dangers it poses to drivers.
The car involved in the Escondido Rollercoaster Road crash was traveling down Calavo Drive near Nordahl Road when it left the roadway, crashed through a fence, and wound up inside a neighbor’s swimming pool. The pool’s owners and their neighbors rushed out to the scene when they heard the crash and pulled the injured woman out of the vehicle. The driver, a 33-year-old man, managed to climb free of the vehicle and swim to safety. He is expected to recover fully from his injuries.
According to locals, the stretch of road where the accident occurred consists of sharp turns and drops that make local teens compare it to a roller coaster. At sufficient speeds, the wheels of a car or truck will actually leave the road at some points. Other serious accidents have occurred during the road’s layout, including one in 2008 that left a local resident in a wheelchair after a car lost control and hit him.
Car accidents aren’t always the fault of a negligent or careless driver. Roadways that feature sharp turns, bad pavement, or insufficient warnings or guardrails can turn a normal day’s drive into a tragedy. That’s why at Jurewitz Law Group, our skilled dangerous roadway accident lawyers are dedicated to helping injured people and their families get the compensation they need when road engineers have failed. For a free consultation, call us today at (888) 233-5020.

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Whiplash Injury Risk Increases As Rear-End Crashes Become More Severe

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 22, 2012 - Comments off

When a rear-end crash occurs, there is always a risk that whiplash injuries to the head, neck, and back will become permanent. This risk increases along with the severity of the accident. The faster the rear vehicle is traveling in a rear-end accident, the more likely it is that the passengers in the front vehicle will suffer long-term or even permanent disabilities due to the resulting whiplash injuries.
San Diego Rear End Car CrashMultiple studies have found that permanent head, neck, and back injuries from whiplash are more likely at higher speeds. A 2005 study from Sweden found that permanent whiplash injuries were rare when the rear vehicle was traveling under 10 miles per hour. Temporary pain and loss of mobility occurred in some patients, but these injuries usually resolved within a month.
At higher speeds, however, whiplash can cause permanent injuries or death. A 2002 German study looked at nine cases in which drivers or front-seat passengers were killed after their vehicle was rear-ended at a speed of 100 miles per hour or more. Fractures of the spine, internal bleeding, and severe soft tissue damage proved fatal in each fatal car crash. At speeds between 60 and 90 miles per hour, deaths were less common, but permanent injuries from whiplash were likely.
Rear-end accidents present specific injury risks that differ from other kinds of accidents. At Jurewitz Law Group, our skilled Southern California car accident attorneys have experience representing those who have been injured in rear-end accidents, as well as other types of car crashes. To discuss your case with us and learn more about your legal rights, call us today at (888) 233-5020.

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New Vehicle Technology Lets Cars “Talk” to Each Other to Prevent Accidents

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 13, 2012 - Comments off

Southern California Car Accident Prevention TechnologyVehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology that allows vehicles near one another to communicate may lead to breakthroughs in vehicle safety by warning drivers about the behavior of nearby vehicles, according to a recent article from the Associated Press.
V2V systems were the subject of a recent conference in which automakers offered demonstrations of one system currently under development. The system uses a wireless communications grid to allow vehicles within about 1,000 feet of one another to trade information about 10 times per second.
The vehicles trade information on their location, direction, and speed. If an oncoming vehicle poses a risk of a crash, red lights inside the vehicle light up and warning sounds alert the driver of the oncoming vehicle, allowing the driver to avoid a crash even if parked cars, buildings, or other obstacles prevent the driver from seeing the oncoming car.
Although V2V systems show promise at helping drivers avoid serious auto accidents, they are not yet ready for road use. Testing will begin this summer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, using volunteer drivers and a closed test course. Researchers predict the overall effectiveness of the system will depend on how drivers respond to the vehicle’s warnings.
Car accidents can cause serious injury, and even a careful driver cannot always prevent or avoid them. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to call the knowledgeable San Diego car accident injury lawyers at Jurewitz Law Group to learn more about your legal options and your rights after a crash. For a free, confidential consultation, call us today at (888) 233-5020.

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Two Injured in Redlands Single-Vehicle Rollover Collision

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on May 15, 2012 - Comments off

Two people, both in their mid-40s, suffered serious injuries in a solo-vehicle rollover crash that took place on May 9, 2012, around 3:30 p.m. eastbound Interstate 10(I-10). According to California Highway Patrol Officer Mario Lopez, a green Ford Bronco went out of control and landed north of the 500 block of 11th Street, trapping a woman passenger.
Both the injured victims were immediately transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment. From the present facts, it is unclear as to how this traffic collision occurred. However, the driver reported a problem with a tire, suggesting that a blowout might be the cause. It seems that a vehicular malfunction may have contributed to this serious crash.
The injured victim in such cases could seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and other related damages.
Our personal injury law office hopes that the injuries suffered by both the victims heal soon and do not prove fatal.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in San Bernardino County car accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in car accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car accident in Redlands due to a vehicular malfunction, please order your free copy of The Ultimate California Car Accident Book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.

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Riverside Rollover Crash Results in Injuries

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on May 14, 2012 - Comments off

One person was severely injured in a rollover auto accident that took place on May 9, 2012, around 8:30 p.m. near Bradley Street and Harbart Drive in Riverside. According to Riverside fire Battalion Chief Scott Blair, one person sustained serious injuries in a possible off-road vehicle crash.
The injured victim was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The investigating officers need to determine whether the loss of control was due to negligence or any vehicular malfunction.
The victim’s family members may file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer to obtain compensation to cover treatment, hospital, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, and other related damages.
Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes that the injuries suffered by the victim heal soon and do not prove fatal.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in Riverside County car accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in traffic collision. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car crash in Riverside due to a vehicular malfunction, please order your free copy of The Ultimate California Car Accident Book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.

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Elders Hit While Crossing Street in Palm Springs

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on February 29, 2012 - Comments off

87-year-old Robert Mathiasen and an 83-year-old woman were struck in a tragic pedestrian crash that occurred on February 24, 2012, around 7:28 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Palm Canyon Drive. According to Riverside County sheriff’s officials, both the victims were trying to cross the street when they were hit by a northbound Ford Taurus.
The pair was immediately transported to Desert Regional Medical Center for treatment, where Mathasen was later pronounced dead around 9:18 p.m. The Taurus driver cooperated with the investigation.
From the present facts, it is unclear as to how this pedestrian accident occurred. Was the motorist distracted? Or was he speeding?
The victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County pedestrian accident lawyer, who would educate them about their legal rights.
The victim’s family members may file a wrongful death claim against the car driver to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of love, care and companionship, and other accident-related damages.
Our law office sends sincere condolences to victim’s family members. We also hope and pray that the injuries suffered by the female pedestrian heal soon.

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Car in Riverside County

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on February 27, 2012 - Comments off

A woman was killed in a tragic pedestrian crash that occurred on February 26, 2012, around 6:21 p.m. at 7th Street and Grand Avenue. According to Riverside County fire officials, the victim was walking at the street when she was hit by a car.
The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. From the present facts, it is unclear as to how this pedestrian accident occurred. Was the motorist distracted? Or was he speeding?
The victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County pedestrian accident lawyer, who would educate them about their legal rights.
The victim’s family members may file a wrongful death claim against the car driver to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of love, care and companionship, and other accident-related damages.
Our law office sends sincere condolences to victim’s family members.

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Indio Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Motorcycle, then Car

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on February 1, 2012 - Comments off

44-year-old Brigitte Jasso was struck and killed in a severe pedestrian accident that occurred on January 26, 2012, around along the westbound lanes of Indio Boulevard. According to coroner’s officials, Jasso was first struck by a motorcyclist and then by a black Ford Taurus while crossing a major street in that city.
Jasso sustained scrapes, bruises, and some broken bones after the initial motorcycle accidentMoments later, a black Ford Taurus struck and fatally injured the victim.
From the present facts, it is unclear as to how this pedestrian accident occurred. Was the motorcyclist distracted? Did the car driver see her? Did anyone ignore traffic signals? These and several other questions remains unanswered as yet.
At this time, the victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County car and motorcycle accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights. If negligent operation by any of the motorist caused this car accident, then he may be legally required to compensate the victim’s family for the cost of treatment, and other related damages.
The victim’s family members may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault motorist to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of love, care and companionship, and other accident-related damages.
Our law office sends sincere condolences to the victim’s family members.

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