Car Accident

Rear End Car Accident FAQ In Southern California

By Joseph Low on March 25, 2016 - Comments off

Rear end car accidents are the most common car accident type, accounting for 28 percent of all car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These accidents are frequently the result of distraction, carelessness, or negligence on the part of the driver of the rear car. Here’s are some common questions we hear about rear end accidents.

Whose fault is a rear end accident?

In most rear end accidents, the driver of the rear vehicle is considered partly or totally at fault. This has led to a myth that the rear driver is always at fault. However, this may not be the case. For example, if the front driver reverses suddenly, has non-working brake lights, or stops in the middle of the road without turning on hazard lights, the rear end accident may be determined not to be the rear driver’s fault. Read the rest »

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Car Accident Claims the Life of Long Beach Man

By Joseph Low on February 11, 2016 - Comments off

Car Accidents

A single vehicle accident on Willow Street near Nipomo Avenue recently claimed the life of a Long Beach resident.

The 48-year-old man was driving a 2007 BMW 530i at the time of the accident, according to police.  The vehicle crashed into both a tree and an empty parked utility vehicle. Police and fire crews responding to the scene found that the driver’s injuries were fatal. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Read the rest »

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Speed Played a Major Role in Car Crash Death of Long Beach Man

By Joseph Low on January 21, 2016 - Comments off

Car AccidentsA 23-year-old Long Beach man was killed and three passengers were critically injured when their car skidded off the Pacific Coast Highway and into a light pole. According to witnesses, the vehicle was speeding on the highway when it spun sideways, slid toward the south curb, and collided with the light pole. Witnesses claimed that it appeared the driver had lost control of the car.

Emergency crews took the vehicle’s three injured passengers, an 18-year-old woman and two 16-year-old boys, to local hospitals for injury treatment. All three are currently listed in critical condition. Police are still investigating to determine whether drugs or alcohol were also a factor in the accident. Read the rest »

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Reduce Stress and Stay Safe With These Holiday Travel Tips

By Joseph Low on December 1, 2014 - Comments off

California Car AccidentsHoliday travel is one of the biggest sources of stress for California families.  But it doesn’t have to be.  By planning ahead, you can make a holiday car trip less stressful as you get to where you’re going safely.  Whether you’re trying to navigate holiday traffic at the mall or are planning on a coast-to-coast road adventure, help protect yourself and those you love with these tips from the American Automobile Association (AAA):

  • Buckle up! Your seat belt is one of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of serious car accident injuries – but it only works if you use it.  Require your passengers to buckle up as well. Read the rest »

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AARP Classes Help Older Drivers Become Safer Drivers

By Joseph Low on November 4, 2014 - Comments off

Drivers over age 50 face a number of challenges that younger drivers don’t face. This fact surprises many older drivers, who assume that their decades of experience must help them drive more safely.  But the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and many experienced California car accident lawyers recognize that older drivers need the tools to help them drive safely.

The AARP offers driving classes aimed specifically at drivers age 50 and older.  The classes can be taken online or at one of many locations in southern California.  Although you do not need to be an AARP member to take the class, AARP members do receive a discount on the cost of enrollment. Read the rest »

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Which Type of Forward-Facing Car Seat is Best for Our Family?

By Joseph Low on September 8, 2014 - Comments off

Accident lawyerInfants grow quickly – too quickly for the tastes of most California parents!  When a child outgrows a rear-facing infant car seat, parents find themselves confronted with a vast array of forward-facing car seat options.  Which should you choose?  The answer depends not only on your child’s needs, but also on the needs of your family.

Here is an overview of forward-facing car seat types and the reasons a family might choose each one, courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and your experienced California car accident attorney: Read the rest »

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Two New Traffic Laws for California Drivers in 2014

By Joseph Low on January 14, 2014 - Comments off

Los Angeles Personal InjuryWith arrival of the New Year, California drivers will have a variety of new laws to obey that will hopefully make the roads safer and help prevent traffic accidents. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), at least six new laws will go into effect as of January 1 and will be enforced by police departments and highway patrol across the state.

Two laws that are particularly relevant to southern California drivers address dangerous driving behaviors that cause a significant number of accidents each year.

Distracted Drivers

While it is prohibited for drivers of all ages to use a mobile device while behind the wheel, whether manual or hands-free, SB-194 targets drivers under the age of 18 directly in order to emphasize the importance of eliminating distracted driving behavior.

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Late-Appearing Serious Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

By Joseph Low on November 5, 2013 - Comments off

Personal Injury AttorneyAs one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths in the U.S., vehicle accidents are serious events that leave behind wide-reaching consequences, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Even minor collisions can result in severe injuries that may interrupt a person’s life for months or years. With the help of an accomplished car crash lawyer, accident victims can recover financial compensation for the injuries that resulted from another person’s negligence or wrong doing. Call Joseph H. Low IV (888) 454-5569 to discuss the circumstances of your accident if you believe you are entitled to compensation.

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Reduce Risks on the Road by Preventing Vehicle Fires

By Joseph Low on October 3, 2013 - Comments off

When it comes to vehicle safety, the emphasis tends to be on safe driving and avoiding collisions; however, the risk of fire is another major concern for Los Angeles County motorists. Most vehicles on the road carry a variety of flammable liquids and materials, which can be ignited by an auto part defect, collision, or some form of mechanical failure.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the majority of vehicle deaths are caused by fires following an auto accident, and 45% of people injured by vehicle fires were attempting to control the blaze.

In order to prevent injury or worse due to a vehicle fire, remember the following tips: Read the rest »

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Latest NHTSA Guidelines May Backfire on Preventing Distracted Driving

By Joseph Low on July 8, 2013 - Comments off

Earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new set of rules that would limit in-vehicle “infotainment” systems in the hopes of reducing the risk of distracted driving accidents. The guidelines were announced in response to the growing trend among automakers of installing dashboard technology that allows drivers to access music, driving directions, weather reports, and more via touch screen or voice command.

The NHTSA argues that whether or not in-vehicle technology is voice commanded, it should be restricted to only a few functions unless the vehicle is parked.

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