When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to know who can be held liable for your damages. This may include the drivers of other vehicles, motorcycle or parts manufacturers, and even government entities. Due to the complex nature of these cases, it is always best to discuss your accident with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who can investigate the crash to determine who can be sued for compensation.
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When you are involved in a car accident in the state of California, it is important that you notify your insurance agent or company right away – even while still on the scene when possible. Insurance adjusters may want to come to the scene and gather information for use in processing your claim. In some cases, pictures that you snap on your phone or through an insurance company app may serve in place of an adjuster visiting the scene. When you call your insurance company, they will advise you on how to proceed.
Vehicle defects often lead to accidents. Depending on the nature of the defect, these accidents can be serious or even fatal. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury due to a vehicle defect, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
While Southern California is not known as a hotbed of fall colors, there are plenty of areas surrounding Los Angeles that will explode in color over the next few weeks. If you are a motorcyclist, these scenic trips are sure to please the eyes and tantalize the senses - just make sure to practicing safe driving to help avoid accidents and allow yourself plenty of time - particularly on more curvy roads - to get to your destination.
The Daily Breeze reports that police in Torrance are looking for the driver of a 2006-2009 tan or light-gold Toyota 4Runner that was involved in a fatal hit and run accident at 5 am on the 17th of September. The accident, involving the SUV and a cyclist, is still under investigation, but the 4Runner was captured speeding away, minus part of its bumper, by a home security camera in the 200 block of Hawthorn Street.
Truck accidents are among the most deadly type of motor vehicle accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2016, the last year for which totals are available, there were 3,986 fatal truck accidents in the U.S. This is 27% higher than 2009, the year that saw the lowest number of fatal truck accidents on record.
Accidents involving drunk, distracted, and drugged driving increase during the summer months. No one is at bigger risk for serious or fatal injury from these accidents than teens. If you have a teen, talk to him or her about safe driving habits. If your teen is injured in a car accident, call our South Bay personal injury lawyers to learn how we can help.
Kirtland & Packard is a personal injury law firm located in Redondo Beach. Call us at 310-536-1000 to schedule a free consultation today.
Who can take legal action following a car accident in California? That depends entirely on the details of the case. Take our short quiz to test your knowledge or to see if you may be eligible to file suit.
AAA has released its 2018 July 4th Travel Forecast and is predicting a 5.1% increase in car travel on and around the holiday. According to the forecast, 39.7 million people will travel 50+ miles by car, SUV, or truck between July 3rd and July 8th. Three of those days occur on weekdays when traffic is already difficult in and around Redondo Beach. This makes your behavior on the road during these times even more important.