Auto Accidents Archives

Booster Seats Reduce Risk of Death in Accidents

When children are restrained in age-appropriate booster seats, Los Angeles car accident lawyers find that they have a much lower risk of being injured in an accident. A new study confirms this fact. The research conducted by The Children’s Hospital Boston and the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention analyzed car accident data dating to… Continue reading »

Posted on November 9th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Los Angeles Drivers Ranked Among Worst in the Country

Drivers in Los Angeles ranked at the bottom of the list in a new report compiled by insurance Allstate. The report ranks safe drivers in close to 200 American cities. No Los Angeles car accident attorney should find it strange that motorists in Los Angeles ranked at the bottom of the heap. Los Angeles drivers… Continue reading »

Posted on September 6th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Report Finds Widespread Sleep Deprivation

In a study that has raised concerns among Los Angeles car accident lawyers and auto safety groups, as many as 30% of American workers reported that they did not get enough sleep. That means a huge population of motorists going to work in a fatigued, sleep-deprived state. According to the Centers for Disease Control and… Continue reading »

Posted on April 30th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Feds to Require Brake Override Systems to Prevent Acceleration-Accidents

The federal administration is planning to ask automakers to design and install brake override systems in order to reduce the risk of accidents caused by high-speed, unintended acceleration. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposal is meant to address concerns over unintended acceleration involving several Toyota vehicles. The agency’s concerns increased after an accident in… Continue reading »

Posted on April 29th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Lawsuit Filed in Colorado Bus Crash

Members of a Dallas-area church were traveling on a ski trip in Colorado in December 2010 when their chartered bus was involved in a collision, injuring nine of the passengers. The suit alleges that the driver of the bus, Fred Kornegay of the company Gotta Go Express Trailways, Inc., was engaging in unsafe driving practices… Continue reading »

Posted on May 18th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Fatal Mississippi Car Wreck Results in $375,000 Settlement for Family

In 2007, brothers Ricky and Lamonte Brown were traveling on I-220 near Jackson, Mississippi when their vehicle was struck by a car driven by Roderick Evans, who was being pursued by Mississippi State Trooper Julius Hutson at the time of the incident. Ricky Brown died as a result of the injuries he suffered in the… Continue reading »

Posted on May 4th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC

NYC Deliveryman Struck by Car Receives $6 Million Jury Award

June 4, 2005 started out like every other day for Brooklyn-based delivery man Jing Xue Jiang. The 26-year-old set out on his bicycle to delivery takeout food, but never made it to his destination – he was struck in an intersection by Jamaal Freeman, who was driving a rental car at the time and ran… Continue reading »

Posted on February 19th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC

80-year-old Pedestrian Receives $338,000 Settlement

In November 2009, Portland police officer Ty Garrison was making the rounds in his 2007 Crown Victoria cruiser when he glanced down at his in-car computer to determine whether there were any pending dispatch calls being directed to his attention. When Garrison’s eyes were off the road, his car struck a pedestrian who was crossing… Continue reading »

Posted on February 5th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC