Walnut Creek’s Most Dangerous Intersections

The infographic below compiles all of the accidents in Walnut Creek during 2013 as reported by the Walnut Creek Police Department. Our observations include: Ygnacio Valley (YV) Road and Main Street are closely matched for most dangerous road in Walnut Creek. Nearly 38% of all accidents in Walnut Creek occurred along one of these two streets. Be sure
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Backover Accidents Leading Cause of Nontraffic Injuries to Children

The start of a new school year is filled with new backpacks, new friends, and new adventures. But it also means more kids on the road, either walking or biking to school – and that means a greater potential for backover accidents. What is a Backover Accident? A backover accident occurs when the driver of
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Auto Accidents and Workers Compensation: A Unique Case

A recent story from the Pasadena Star News documents a strange event that occurred in Monterey Park. On April 16th, there was an auto accident involving two fire trucks. A truck from Monterrey Park was traveling eastbound while another from Alhambra was moving southbound to respond to the same fire. It appears that the two
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Protecting People from Irresponsible Behavior

When a loved one dies, it is always a sad matter, but it may be worse when the death arose due to irresponsible conduct. If you believe that the death of a loved one was due to unlawful or negligent behavior, you should consider filing suit for wrongful death. A Tragedy in Northern California This
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Fatal Ride-Sharing Accident: A Discussion of Gross Negligence, Vicarious Liability, and Insurance Coverage

In an unfortunate accident that happened on New Year’s Eve, a driver of a popular ridesharing service, struck a six-year-old girl as she was crossing the street with her mother and brother in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Last week, the driver was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter, gross negligence, and failing to
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Single Vehicle Accidents in California

Single vehicle accidents are the most prevalent and dangerous type of vehicle collision in California. According to the National Highway Safety Administration approximately 62% of all fatal California car accidents in 2011 consisted of single-car accidents. In most cases, the vehicle runs into a fixed object, such as a tree, sign post, highway divider or
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Explaining Comparative Negligence in California Car Accident Cases

When consulting with clients in car accident cases, we are often asked whether injured persons can still recover compensation even if they are partly to blame for the accident or their injuries. We want to reassure you that the answer is “yes.”  Thanks to a legal doctrine called “pure comparative negligence,” you may still be
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