La Jolla Community Says Goodbye to 9-year Old San Diego Girl

The La Jolla, California community gave their final good wishes and thoughts for young Ashley Heffington’s soul on Sunday. Ashley was a 9-year old girl who died 12 days after her family’s car was hit by an SUV near the San Diego Sports Arena on New Year’s Eve. Locals visited the La Jolla Presbyterian Church to honor the little girl’s memory and have started a memorial fund to help out the family.

Ashley suffered major bodily injuries from the serious car crash before she finally succumbed nearly two weeks later. The driver of the SUV is suspected of driving under the influence of prescription drugs at the time of the car crash. You can read more of the serious La Jolla car crash that took away this young girl’s life in this CBS8.com story.

We believe that tragic losses such as Ashley’s life are major eye-openers to everyone, reminding them about the importance of driving safely. It is important to be as clear-minded and as attentive as possible when driving, especially when traffic is the busiest. We hope and pray for Ashley Heffington’s soul to rest in peace and for the safety of all San Diegans.

If you or any of your loved ones are victims of a La Jolla auto accident and are in need of assistance, don’t hesitate to contact La Jolla car accident lawyer and the San Diego, CA personal injury lawyers for more information. You can also contact the San Diego accident attorneys for helpful information and a free initial consultation.

Young Child Struck In Corona Car Accident

An unidentified 10-year-old girl suffered serious injuries in Corona pedestrian accident that occurred on September 30, 2011, around 7:30 a.m. in Corona. According to Corona fire Battalion Chief Mike Porter, the child was crossing Sixth Street at Main Street in the crosswalk when an eastbound vehicle struck her.

The girl suffered serious injuries and was immediately transported to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment from where she was later moved to Loma Linda University Medical Center. It appears that the car driver’s recklessness led to this serious crash. The driver did not stop after hitting the child and instead, fled the scene.

The injured victim’s parents should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County hit-and-run car accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights and options and assure that the at-fault car driver is brought to justice. The injured pedestrian’s parents can also file a personal injury claim against the motorist to obtain a timely compensation to cover treatment, medical and hospital costs, and other accident-related damages.

Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes and prays that the injuries suffered by the young girl do not prove life-threatening and heal soon.

Poway Pedestrian Hit by Pickup, Critically Injured

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.

Riverside Bicycle Crash Injures Bicyclist

An unidentified 20-year-old bicyclist suffered critical injuries in a Riverside bicycle accident that occurred on August 23, 2011, around 7 p.m. at Van Buren Boulevard and Canyon Ridge Drive Road near the California Citrus State Historic Park in the Arlington Heights neighborhood.

According to the Police Officials, the bicyclist was traveling south on Van Buren in the northbound bicycle lane when this crash occurred. The biker attempted to turn onto westbound Canyon Ridge, which took him across traffic lanes and into the path of a northbound GMC.

The injured bicyclist was immediately transported to Riverside Community Hospital to receive medical treatment for the critical injuries suffered.

The bike accident is still under investigation to determine who was at fault and who had the right-of-way. In this scenario, the injured bicyclist should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County bicycle accident lawyer who would educate him about his legal rights and options and help him obtain timely compensation to cover treatment, medical expenses, hospital costs, and other accident-related damages.

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

Recognizing the Signs of San Diego CO Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that is produced by many gas-operated products found in homes throughout San Diego. It is also incredibly deadly when a person has been exposed to enough of it. While most products that create carbon monoxide gas are meant for outside use only, there are many defective household items, such as heaters and stoves, that may cause a major CO leak that endangers the lives and health of anyone exposed.

If exposed, carbon monoxide prevents a person’s red blood cells from taking in oxygen, thus keeping a person’s vital organs from receiving the oxygen they require to function. When exposed to enough, a person may die from poisoning. In order to protect oneself and family, install several CO detectors throughout the home and be on the lookout for symptoms of exposure. If suspicious, get everyone out of the home and outside and call 9-1-1 for help and aid to those who have been exposed.

Be on the lookout for these symptoms of CO poisoning:

  • Dizziness;
  • Drowsiness;
  • Headache;
  • Shortness of Breath;
  • Vomiting;
  • Chest/abdomen pain;
  • Nausea;
  • Weakness;
  • Hallucinations;
  • Seizure; and
  • Loss of consciousness.

Any of these symptoms may be a sign that a carbon monoxide leak is present. To prevent serious illness and permanent damage, get everyone out of the air immediately.

Often, CO poisoning accidents occur through no fault of the victim, but rather through defective products or the negligence of another party. If you or a loved one has suffered from CO poisoning, the San Diego carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys can help you find proper compensation from those responsible. To find out more, contact us today.