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How do you handle an auto accident in California? Our personal injury attorney has some stories that could help you learn about your rights.

Why Senior Drivers Are More Likely to Be Injured in a Car Accident

What Is Defensive Driving and How Can It Help Me?

By Andrew Ritholz |

As a driver, you may have come across the term defensive driving, but you might be unsure of what exactly it is. Some drivers confuse the term with the type of driving course that many inexperienced drivers take, while other drivers believe the term pertains to a style of driving. In truth, defensive driving… Read More »

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A man is jaywalking across an intersection when the signal is clearly showing the do not cross symbol.

Are Automakers Avoiding Liability for Autonomous Vehicles?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Here in California, if an automobile equipped with autonomous drive functionality caused a crash while in driverless mode, the makers of that vehicle could be held responsible for the crash. This seems like a pretty common-sense solution to a potentially complicated problem, but would it surprise you to learn automakers almost avoided liability for… Read More »

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What Happens When Road Rage Causes an Accident?

By Andrew Ritholz |

The phrase “road rage” is recognized and used all over the country these days, but you may recall that the Los Angeles area has the dubious distinction of being the birthplace of the term after driver shootings on the 405, 110, and 10 freeways in the late 1980’s prompted newscasters to start calling these… Read More »

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An irresponsible texting driver is about to run over a pedestrian at an intersection which shows how dangerous texting and driving is. Stop the text and stop the wrecks.

Can I Recover Money From a Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident?

By Andrew Ritholz |

There are few things more shocking and unjust than being struck by a car or truck only to have the driver flee the scene. As with any vehicle accident involving a pedestrian, it is the pedestrian who nearly always suffers the worst injuries, and because the pedestrian was not driving at the time, he… Read More »

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Bikes on California Roads Means More Bike Accidents

By Andrew Ritholz |

California is a state synonymous with car culture, but more and more California residents are leaving the car keys at home, either to commute to work, get some exercise, or take a leisurely trip around the neighborhood. There are many benefits to biking around cities like Pasadena – saving on gas, getting some exercise… Read More »

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How a Texting Accident Attorney Can Prove That the Driver Who Hit You Was Texting

How a Texting Accident Attorney Can Prove That the Driver Who Hit You Was Texting

By Andrew Ritholz |

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents in the U.S. Smart phones make distracted driving an even greater hazard, as texting has become one of the most popular ways to stay in touch. Despite the convenience, phones demand more of your attention than you may realize. A number of things… Read More »

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Common Motorcycle Accident Causes (and Solutions!)

Common Motorcycle Accident Causes (and Solutions!)

By Andrew Ritholz |

Whether you caused an accident or were a victim of someone else’s negligence, you should have a California motorcycle accident lawyer in your corner. The truth is, not everyone thinks highly of bikers, and you need someone on your side who knows motorcycle law and who knows how to compel respect for injured clients… Read More »

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Determining Fault When Two Negligent Drivers Cause an Accident

Determining Fault When Two Negligent Drivers Cause an Accident

By Andrew Ritholz |

If you are in a car accident, you have to prove that another party was responsible to some degree for causing the collision before you can collect compensation for your damages and injuries. All motorists have a duty to anyone else on the roadway to use reasonable care, to use caution when driving, and… Read More »

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When a Car or Motorcycle Injury Accident Is Not Your Fault

When a Car or Motorcycle Injury Accident Is Not Your Fault

By Andrew Ritholz |

Car and motorcycle accidents occur every day under various circumstances. Fault is easily ascertained in many cases, such as rear end accidents, or red light violations where there are cameras or witnesses, or in any other accident where independent or neutral witnesses can support and verify a certain version of events. Situations where a… Read More »

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Why Senior Drivers Are More Likely to Be Injured in a Car Accident

Why Senior Drivers Are More Likely to Be Injured in a Car Accident

By Andrew Ritholz |

A senior driver is a licensed driver age 65 years and older (according to the Insurance Information Institute). Other than very recently licensed and young drivers, elderly drivers have a higher rate of fatal crashes (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). In 2013, 4,115 people age 70 and older died in motor vehicle crashes, according… Read More »

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