Those who live or work in the LA area know part of life is fighting congestion and traffic. Hearing about yet another pileup on one of our freeways or interstates becomes something that does not raise an eyebrow after a while. But a multicar crash often causes property damage, severe injury and even death.
People who live or work in the Los Angeles metro area know all too well what it is like to drive anywhere, especially in rush hour or in bad weather. In 2018, LA drivers sat stuck in traffic jams almost 130 hours each, on average, according to a study by INRIX as reported by Curbed Los Angeles.
One of the first venues for an electric scooter sharing service was in 2017 in Santa Monica, right down the road from our law firm in Beverly Hills. Scooters as an ingredient in the soup of public transportation are positive from convenience, cost and air-quality viewpoints.
In California, there are more than 450,000 traffic accidents every year. Every accident is the result of different circumstances, but what are the most common causes of car crashes? Here is a quick overview.
Recent figures put the number of uninsured motorists on California highways at about 15 percent. That means that even if you are fully insured, you stand the very real chance of getting in to an accident with an uninsured driver.
A fatal car accident in Vacaville has left one person dead and another in custody, according to local sources. The California Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of an unidentified driver after his vehicle was struck by a driver going the wrong way. That driver has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. As with many motor vehicle accidents causing injury or death, this one is still under investigation.
Winter can be a dangerous time for traffic accidents, especially if you are traveling to an area that gets snow and ice. In that case, the potential for slippery conditions with low visibility can make for a particularly treacherous drive.
When most people think of a distracted driver, the image of a motorist texting behind the wheel often comes to mind. While this is common and a serious danger to other drivers, distracted driving is broader than just sending a message.