Huntington Beach Auto Accident Injures Driver

September 30, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

A 38-year old man suffered critical injuries in an Orange County car accident that occurred at Goldenwest Street on September 28, 2010 around 6:00 p.m. According to Huntington Beach Police Lt. Gary Faust, the injured victim was thrown out of his pickup truck after it collided with a BMW.

Faust said that the pickup truck rolled over and the man was thrown out of it. The injured man suffered serious head and internal injuries and was transported to UCI Medical Center for treatment. The BMW driver also complained of pain and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The names of both the car drivers have not been released.

Police are still investigating the cause of this car accident to determine who was responsible for causing the accident, but it is believed that one of the drivers might have crossed into the intersection against a red light. If any of the car drivers is determined to have caused this traffic collision, then he might be held liable to pay the other with compensation to cover cost of hospitalization and pain and suffering.

The injured pickup driver should consult with a car accident lawyer in Orange County who could help them get a just compensation for the pain they suffered.

Drugs and Driving Don’t Mix in Seattle Car Accident Case

September 30, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

A drug prescribed by a physician makes people generally feel more at ease about taking it- since the drug is recommended by a doctor it surely must be safe. But as a San Diego dangerous drugs lawyer, I have seen the destruction these drugs can bring on the roadways. Prescription drugs have taken on a new role in recent years with 6 million Americans using prescription narcotics such as Vicodin for non-medical purposes. For most of the population, this would be considered better than abusing illegal narcotics, but these drugs have just as disastrous consequences.

Recently a Seattle car accident case proved how dangerous these medications are whether prescribed or taken illegally. Bellevue personal injury law firm, Premier Law Group closed a car accident case involving a driver asleep at the wheel. The drowsy driver ran over and drug a construction worker twenty feet as he removed necessary items from his truck. The most common assumption would be the accident occurred at a late hour and the driver was simply tired—in this case, however, the driver had been illegally using a prescription medication. The medication made him drowsy, as the label clearly warns, and he fell asleep behind the wheel as an adverse side effect.

The construction worker was rushed to the hospital where he remained for some time. He would never be able to return to his profession due to the extent of his injuries and had to retrain in a different field.

What makes this case even more real is how often prescription drug abusers operate a vehicle without a second thought to their condition and the adverse reaction to the drug. Most of the 6 million Americans admitting to using prescription drugs in a recreational capacity admit to operating a vehicle while under the influence. To learn more about the Drug Driving epidemic read the article “Drugs and Driving” by Seattle personal injury lawyer, Jason Epstein.

October is National Spinal Health Month

September 30, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

October is National Spinal Health Month, offering Californians of all ages the chance to learn more about how to protect themselves from spinal cord injuries and keep a healthy spine. Back and spine injuries are among the catastrophic injuries that are the most difficult and expensive to treat. Even relatively minor back or spine injuries may require an extended time to heal and impair your functioning in a number of ways.

To protect your spinal health, consider the following tips:

  • Practice safe lifting. Bending from the waist, especially when picking up heavy objects, increases your risks of spinal injuries. When lifting, engage your abdominal muscles and bend your knees to lift with your leg muscles, not your back.
  • Exercise for a healthy spine. Adding exercises to improve your core strength, work on flexibility, and cross-train your body all help improve spinal health, which protects your back and may reduce the severity of your injuries in an accident. Avoid straining or jerking your back or any other part of your body when you exercise.
  • Wear supportive shoes. Wearing shoes with cushioned, supportive, non-skid soles can help protect your back and spine, especially if your job requires you to be on your feet for extended periods of time.

Our experienced San Diego spinal cord injury attorneys can help you protect your legal rights and seek the compensation you need after a back or spinal cord injury. For a free and confidential case evaluation, call us today.

Riverside County Motorcycle Accident Kills Motorcyclist

September 29, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

A 46-year old unidentified motorcyclist was killed in a fatal Riverside County motorcycle accident that occurred on September 27, 2010. According to the Moreno Valley Police, the victim was found lying seriously injured at the bottom of a ravine in Moreno Valley near Ironwood Avenue, approximately 90 miles north of San Diego.

An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer saw an injured man lying at the foot of a 20-foot embankment. The injured victim was then immediately rushed to Riverside County Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Police do not know when and how this traffic accident occurred.

It is unclear what caused this fatal motorcycle accident. However, it cannot be ruled out that it might have occurred due to any mechanical failure or design issue. If it is found that this motorcycle accident occurred due to any mechanical or design issue then the automotive manufacturer might be held guilty for biker’s death. Motorcyclist’s family needs to consult an experienced Riverside motorcycle accident lawyer who could help them aware of their legal rights.

The victim’s family might be eligible for compensation to cover the cost of funeral and burial, loss of future earnings, loss of love, care and companionship. We offer our deepest condolences to all those who knew and loved the motorcyclist for such a heart rendering loss.

Los Angeles County Motorcycle Accident Kills Softball Coach

September 25, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

Fred Fraijo, 49, a Northview High School softball assistant, was killed in a San Gabriel Valley motorcycle accident on the 10 Freeway (Interstate 10, I-10) in San Dimas in east Los Angeles County, approximately 120 miles north of San Diego. According to the California Highway Patrol, this fatal Los Angeles motorcycle accident occurred on September 22, 2010, around 5:20 a.m.

At the time of the motorcycle accident, Fraijo rode his 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and crashed it into a big-rig truck parked on the shoulder. Fraijo was pronounced dead at the scene.

If the loss of control was due to an uneven road or a mechanical failure, Fraijo’s family may be entitled to compensation. These types of claims are literally specific and require an immediate and detailed investigation be performed by trained experts managed by a skilled personal injury lawyer. However, regardless of whether the accident is the fault of anyone else, our prayers go out to his family for their devastating loss.

Rollovers, Seat Belt Misuse Key Factors in Car Accident Spinal Cord Injuries

September 25, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

Studies of spinal cord injuries suffered in car accidents have identified several key factors. Improper seat belt use, rollovers, and vehicles with a higher center of gravity all increase the risk that someone in the vehicle will suffer a catastrophic spinal cord injury during an accident.

A study published in the journal Accident: Analysis and Prevention found that 70 percent of spinal cord injuries suffered in car accidents occurred during a rollover accident. Thirty-nine percent of those injured in these accidents suffered spinal cord damage when they were involved in a vehicle ejection. Only 25 percent of spinal cord injury survivors were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Seat belt use is the key to preventing spinal cord damage in car crashes, but using seat belts properly is just as important. A 2011 study in the World Journal of Pediatrics found that spinal cord injuries were reduced when vehicle occupants wore seat belts with shoulder harnesses, instead of wearing a seat belt across their laps only. The study also found that people who relied solely on the airbag, instead of both the airbag and seat belt, were more likely to suffer damage to the cervical spine – the type of damage that can cause permanent paralysis.

Spinal cord injuries are just one of the types of catastrophic injuries a severe car accident can cause. If you or someone you care for has suffered such devastating injuries, the skilled San Diego spinal cord injury accident attorneys can help. To discuss your situation with us, contact us today.

San Diego County Helicopter Crash Injures Two

September 24, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

A helicopter crashed on September 20, 2009, in San Diego County. The crash occurred in a remote area of North San Diego County and two people were hurt in the accident.

San Diego Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Steadman reported on the incident, noting that the crash occurred very near Valley Center and was reported around 2:30 p.m.. However, due to the remote area of the crash, the helicopter was not located until 20 minutes later. Nick Shuler, Fire Battalion Chief, said that the crash scene was not easily accessible for firefighters and paramedics to reach. There has been no immediate report on the cause of the crash or what type of helicopter it was that crashed.

If you or a loved one has ever been injured or killed in a North San Diego County injury accident, contact the California personal injury attorneys.

Two People Injured in Knott’s Berry Farm Roller Coaster Accident

September 23, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

The popular Southern California amusement park Knott’s Berry Farm had two guests injured on September 16, 2009, when a cable on the Xcelerator roller coaster snapped while the ride was in motion. The two victims were a 12-year-old boy and an older man, both of who had to be taken to the hospital.

The Knott’s Berry Farm spokeswoman Jennifer Blazey spoke to the media, saying that the accident happened around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, at their Orange County location in Buena Park, CA. Blazey also reported that the cable caused a laceration to the boy’s leg, and back pain in the man. They were both transported to hospitals, but as of last Friday, there had been no word on their conditions as of Friday. The hospital officials wanted to respect patient privacy laws and so did not report on their conditions.

Blazey insists that the ride is inspected daily, but has since been shut down. It is the first reported problem with the ride since it opened in 2002, according to Blazey. The state is currently investigating the personal injury case.

If you or a loved one has ever been injured or killed in a Southern California roller coaster accident, contact Orange County, CA personal injury lawyer and the Buena Park personal injury lawyers.

Serious San Diego Bicycle Accident Causes Head Injury

September 22, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

Last Thursday, a 67-year-old man was hospitalized for the injuries he suffered when his bicycle crashed in San Diego County’s Linda Vista. He had been attempting to keep his hat on as the wind was blowing it off , according to police.

The scene of the accident was the 1700 block of Ulric Street at about 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, according to San Diego police Officer Brad Ruff, who reported on the San Diego bike accident. The bicyclist’s injuries included facial fractures, a skull fracture, a broken shoulder, a broken forearm, and a lacerated kidney. He is still expected to survive. Bicycle accidents can be common in San Diego but just as well prevented, by wearing helmets and exercising sound judgment while on the road.

If you or a loved one has ever been injured or killed in a San Diego bicycle accident, contact San Diego, CA bike accident lawyer and the San Diego injury attorneys. You may also contact these San Diego, CA personal injury lawyers.

San Diego Train Accident Kills Pedestrian

September 22, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

Roger Lee Bailey, 46, while trying to cross the train tracks in the North San Diego County city of Oceanside, was struck and killed by an Amtrak train on September 18, 2010 around 11:55 p.m. Oceanside Police Sgt. Travis Norton said that the man was trying to cross the tracks on the 200 block of Surfrider Way when he tripped and was struck by San Diego bound train.

The train stopped at the accident scene to await investigating officers from San Diego County Sherriff’s Department. The exact reason of Bailey’s presence on the tracks is not clear, although it appears that he was trying to cross the railroad track and may have been trying to “beat” the train. It is also not clear whether Bailey was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or sober when this fatal train accident occurred.

The exact cause of this injury accident still remains under investigation. If it is found that the train driver’s negligence or inattentiveness caused this fatal train accident, then he and Amtrak might be held responsible for the victim’s death and may be civilly liable to pay the cost of his funeral, loss of earnings, and loss of love and companionship. More facts are needed to determine if this is the case.

In the meantime, nothing can be said that would console or help Mr. Bailey’s friends and family in a time like this. The loss of a loved one is never easy but it is particularly hard when it happens in an accident where someone may be legally responsible for their death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Bailey’s friends and family. We wish them peace.

Carlsbad Auto Accident Pins Woman Between Two Cars

September 22, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

An elderly woman sustained serious injuries when she was pinned between two cars in a driveway on September 19, 2010, around 1:15 p.m. The injured victim was helping another elderly woman back out of her driveway near the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and Celinda Drive in Carlsbad when this auto accident occurred.

The injured woman became trapped between two cars and suffered serious injuries to her head and torso. At present, it seems that the inattentiveness of another elderly woman driving along the street might have lead to this car crash. Under California Vehicle Code § 21901, drivers cannot disregard pedestrians standing or walking in roadways. They must avoid an accident by stopping or turning out of harm’s way. If it is found that the woman driving her car along the street was at fault, after the Carlsbad Police perform their initial investigation, then they might be held liable for the injuries the woman standing in the street suffered. She might also be held liable to pay compensation to the injured woman for her medical costs and pain that she suffered.

We hope that the woman injured in this traffic collision recovers fully from her injuries and that no long term damage has been suffered. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her.

Lake Elsinore Man Killed in Fatal Hit-And-Run Pickup Truck Crash

September 21, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

49-year-old John Cameron was killed in a serious hit-and-run truck accident that occurred on September 16, 2011, around 8 p.m. at Grand Avenue and Blackwell Blvd in the unincorporated area of Lakeland Village. According to Riverside County Coroner’s office, a truck described by witnesses as a Ford F-250 traveling north struck Cameron and fled from the accident scene.

Cameron suffered life-threatening injuries and was immediately transported to Inland Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead around 8:45 p.m. Based on the limited information provided in the news accounts, the family of the deceased may be eligible for compensation. Leaving the scene of an accident 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.”

At this time, the deceased’s family members should seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County hit-and-run pedestrian accident lawyer who would help them learn about their legal rights and options and obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of anticipated wages, loss of love, care and companionship, and other accident-related damages.

Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved Cameron for such a tragic loss.

Toddler Injured by Falling Television in San Marcos

September 20, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

A toddler was injured by a falling television on September 19 around 1:45 p.m. in North San Diego County. According to a NorthComm dispatcher, this accident took place in 500 block of Autumn Drive in the San Marcos area.

Medics responding to this serious child injury accident immediately airlifted the toddler to a trauma center to receive immediate medical attention. Our personal injury law office prays that the young child recovers from his injuries soon.

In every child injury case, initial investigation should be focused to determine whether the injured child’s heedlessness contributed to the accident. A detailed investigation will help officers to determine the exact cause of the accident. No matter what caused this accident, the biggest concern for everyone should be getting the child medical treatment as soon as possible.

Riverside County Motorcycle Accident Injures Rider

September 19, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

An unidentified motorcyclist sustained serious injuries when he lost control of his motorcycle and went down a road near Aguanga in Riverside County, approximately 88 miles from San Diego. This motorcycle accident occurred on Sage Road on September 6, 2010, around 2:30 p.m. According to California Highway Patrol officers, the motorcyclist apparently lost control and skidded off the right shoulder of the road.

The injured motorcyclist declined to go to a nearby hospital for treatment. His crumbled bike was later towed away to clear the road. California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the cause of this motorcycle accident.

If this traffic accident occurred due to the bad condition of the road or any mechanical failure, then the injured biker needs to know his legal rights from an aggressive Riverside County motorcycle accident attorney. The injured victim is eligible for compensation to cover his medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering, if this accident was not his fault.

Corona Freight Train Accident Injures Pedestrian

September 19, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

A young woman believed to be in her early 20s suffered serious injuries in a train accident that occurred on September 14, 2011, around 3:38 a.m. northwest of Magnolia Avenue and Neece Street in Corona. According to Sgt. Adam Roulston, the pedestrian suffered bumps, bruises, and a four-inch gash on one leg and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment.

There is limited information about the accident and there is a possibility that the train driver may be responsible for the accident. Did he ignore a signal? Was he distracted and did not notice the pedestrian? The injured woman should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County pedestrian accident lawyer who would educate her about her legal rights and options and assure that the at-fault train driver is brought to justice.

As for now, the injured pedestrian can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault train driver to obtain compensation to cover treatment, medical and hospital costs, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, and other accident-related damages.

Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes that the injuries suffered by the pedestrian heal soon.

Car Runs Into San Bernardino Home

September 16, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

A 71-year old woman and her 43-year old son suffered serious injuries when a Nissan Titan veered into their home on September 14, 2010, around 1:40 a.m. According to California Highway Patrol officers, the pickup truck crashed through the bedroom and living room of the victim’s home in Victorville, located approximately 100 miles from San Diego in San Bernardino County.

Fortunately, six to seven people sleeping upstairs escaped unhurt. The pickup truck driver, though, suffered minor injuries in this truck accident. The Fire Department crew that responded to the accident scene shored up the house to prevent it from collapsing. Hopefully it will not be “red-tagged” as uninhabitable and torn down.

From the present facts it appears that the negligence and inattentiveness of the truck driver caused this accident. Investigating officers need to find out whether the truck driver was driving under influence—which he most likely was given the nature of this auto accident and the time of day–or was distracted. If it is found that the truck driver was negligent, then he will be responsible to pay compensation to the injured victims for medical costs, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and the damage done to their house.

Poway Pedestrian Hit by Pickup, Critically Injured

September 15, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

A 36-year-old Poway woman suffered serious injuries in a truck wreck that occurred on September 13, 2011, around 11 a.m. on Valle Verde Road at Dorset Way in Poway. According to Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Vengler, the woman was walking her dog when a small pickup truck veered into her path.

The pickup driver, a 58-year-old Poway man, was going north on Valle Verde Road and lost control of the vehicle. The truck hit a street sign at the intersection and dislodged it. The pedestrian suffered several injuries, including a serious head injury, and was immediately transported to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido to receive medical treatment.

The injured woman should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego County pedestrian accident lawyer who would educate her about her legal rights and options and assure that the at-fault motorist is brought to justice. A detailed investigation into the exact cause of the truck accident is underway.

As for now, the injured pedestrian can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault pickup driver to obtain compensation to cover treatment, medical and hospital costs, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, and other accident-related damages.

Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes that the injuries suffered by the pedestrian heal soon.

Pedestrian Struck in Victorville Train Accident

September 14, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

An unidentified 32-year-old man was struck by a BNSF train on September 8, 2011, around 7:41 a.m. near Bear Valley and Ridgecrest Roads, less than a mile west of Victor Valley Community College. According to San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials, the pedestrian suffered major injuries.

The injured pedestrian was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center to receive treatment for the injuries suffered. From the present facts, it is unclear as to how this train accident occurred. Did the train driver ignore a red signal? Was he distracted that he did not notice the pedestrian? Or was it the man who failed to observe safety signals? Was he unable to calculate the distance between him and the approaching train? If negligent operation by the train conductor caused this train accident, then he could be held financially responsible for the injuries caused to the pedestrian. Investigating officers need to determine what led to this serious pedestrian wreck and who is at fault.

The injured victim should seek counsel with an experienced San Bernardino County pedestrian accident lawyer to obtain compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, and other related damages.

Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes that the injuries suffered by the pedestrian heal soon.

When Using Mechanical Equipment, Pay Attention to Amputation Injury Risks

September 10, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

Amputation injuries involve the removal of a body part, limb, or digit. These injuries are more common in some settings than others. For instance, workers and others who use mechanical or powered equipment face an increased risk of amputation injuries, according to studies by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides a number of guidelines for using mechanical equipment in the workplace, but amputation injuries may happen in a home workshop as well.

The United States has about 151,000 mechanical press operators, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). About 20,000 amputation injuries are suffered nationwide each year, and about 2,000 of these, or 10 percent, are suffered by mechanical press operators. These workplace accident include both amputations that are directly caused by equipment and amputations that must be performed medically when a limb is not but is injured too badly to save.

Rialto Hit-And-Run Car Wreck Kills Young Skateboarder

September 9, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

13-year-old Jonathan Olagues was killed in a Rialto hit-and-run car crash that occurred on September 4, 2011, night in the 400 block of Home Street in Rialto. According to the investigating officers, the boy was riding a skateboard eastbound in the street when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle.

The motorist who struck Olagues fled from the accident scene. Unfortunately, the skateboarder suffered critical injuries and paramedics pronounced him dead at the accident scene.

It is indeed an unfortunate thing that due to a negligent driver, a young child lost his life. Investigating officers need to find out whether the motorist was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or was speeding. Anyone of these could have well been the reason why the motorist fled the scene without even stopping to help a critically injured teenager, who was lying in the street, exposed to further danger.

The motorist, if found guilty, should definitely be held accountable both criminally and civilly for his cruel, selfish, and negligent actions. The driver in this case violated the law the California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a) which 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.”

Olagues’ family members would be well advised to seek the guidance of an experienced San Bernardino County hit-and-run auto accident lawyer, who will stay on top of the official investigation and make sure that the family’s legal rights and best interests are protected. The deceased’s family members can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault motorist to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of anticipated earnings, loss of love and care, and other accident-related damages.

Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved the boy for such a heart rendering loss.

Baby Killed In Huntington Beach Car Accident

September 9, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

A 31-year old woman along with her 11-year old daughter, and her 3-month old daughter, Ruby Gould, were struck by a car while trying to cross a marked crosswalk in Huntington Beach. This fatal pedestrian accident occurred on September 7, 2010, at the intersection of Croupier Drive and Springdale Street, approximately 91 miles from San Diego in Orange County.

According to Huntington Beach Police, a Toyota Tundra that stopped to let the pedestrians cross the street was rear-ended by a speeding Chevy Tahoe that failed to stop at the intersection.

The force of the traffic collision pushed the Tundra into the crosswalk, striking the three pedestrians. Unfortunately, Ruby was killed, while the mother and young girl sustained severe injuries. The boy who was walking along with the group escaped unhurt. The investigation of this car accident is pending.

Based on the present facts, the Chevy Tahoe driver will probably be found at fault for failing to stop at the intersection and provide the right of the way to the pedestrians as required by California Vehicle Code Section 21950. This California law holds that drivers must give the right of way to pedestrians in marked crosswalks and at an intersection. Violation of this law may entitle the injured woman for compensation to cover the cost of funeral arrangements for Ruby, cost of hospitalization and treatment of injuries, and other related damages.

We express our sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved the toddler for such a tragic loss. There is nothing as tragic as the loss of a child. It is just too painful to imagine. We also sincerely hope and pray that the injured victims are able to recover to their complete health soon.

NHTSA Extends “Smart Car” Testing Another Six Months

September 9, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

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.

The purpose of the extended testing is to examine how the technology works on motorcycles and how data is transmitted between vehicles and local structures, according to researchers. These findings should help the NHTSA make a decision on whether to pursue self-driving technology in heavy vehicles like commercial trucks and buses.

One major focus of the testing is to examine whether self-driving vehicles perform better than human drivers when it comes to avoiding crashes. The test uses more than 2,800 cars, buses, and trucks, which can “talk” to one another wirelessly. They can also “talk” to traffic lights, intersections, curves, and other road sites. By transmitting data to one another, the cars “learn” one another’s position, speed, and direction, which allow their onboard computers to predict travel paths and, if necessary, avoid crashes.

How to Keep Kids Safer on Bikes

September 4, 2018 Injury Lawyer San Diego 0

Children all over San Diego are headed back to school this month, and many kids will make their way to and from school on their bicycles. Bicycling is a great way to get needed exercise while also enjoying the crisp fall weather.

Whether your child is just learning to ride or has been bicycling for many years, you can help kids stay safer on their bicycles by following these safety tips, courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • Always wear a helmet. Helmets play a key role in preventing or reducing the severity of accident injuries. Choose a bike helmet for each child that fits properly and has not been damaged by a previous crash or other force.
  • Adjust the bicycle to fit the child. When the child stands over the bike, there should be one to two inches between the child’s body and the top bar of the frame for a standard bicycle and three to four inches for a mountain bike. The seat should be level front to back, and the seat height should be adjusted so there is a slight bend at the knee when the child pushes the pedal to its lowest point.
  • Dress to be seen. A brightly-colored vest or jacket with reflective strips will help motorists see kids on bicycles more easily, reducing the chances of a crash. Remind children that just because they can see a car does not mean the driver of the car can see them.

If you or someone you love is hurt in a bike crash, don’t wait: call the focused San Diego bicycle accident attorneys for a free and confidential consultation.