Distracted Pokémon Trainers and California Pedestrian Traffic Accidents

Unless you have been disconnected from the world in the past month, chances are you are familiar with the latest craze of Pokémon Go. While Pokémon never really died out in popularity from its beginnings in the late 90’s, the newest iteration is played on smartphones and uses real world locations as settings for Pokémon battles and catch Pokémon. Its popularity is unrivaled in the world right now, dominating the smartphone gaming market with tens of millions of players around the world gluing their eyes to their screens in search for their next capture. Continue reading “Distracted Pokémon Trainers and California Pedestrian Traffic Accidents”

Avoid Social Media – Personal Injury Lawsuits

While smartphones and access to social media may have made our lives more interconnected and easier in some situations, using them right after a traffic accident is a trap just waiting to be sprung by an insurance company or the other driver involved in the accident. By having quick access to social media through our smartphones technology allows us to share more information than ever before, including information that you would rather not openly broadcast to your legal opponents.

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Driving Under the Influence Just As Dangerous On the Water as On the Road

Most people are familiar with the law that you cannot drink and drive a motor vehicle. It is a common sense law that when operating vehicles that can weigh several tons that you have to be sober and alert lest you cause an accident and injure others on the road. No one disagrees with that, yet few make the leap that this is just as relevant on the water as it is on the road. A recent death involving a San Bernardino family due to a drunk driving incident involving watercraft shows the dangers of drinking while operating a watercraft.

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Rental Car Deaths Force National Law Change A Decade Later

Over a decade ago two young Santa Cruz, California women driving a rental vehicle lost their lives in a tragic car accident. On the highway, the rental car swerved over the median and collided with an 18 wheeler. The cause of the crash was not an issue of driving, but one of negligence. The car had been recalled for loss of power steering years ago but the rental company had never bothered to fix it and continued to rent it out to customers. What they did at the time was not illegal, but thanks to a new law this month, needless deaths will be avoided in the future. Continue reading “Rental Car Deaths Force National Law Change A Decade Later”