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Car Accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in California today, and they are preventable in almost all circumstances. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys blogs about car accidents that happen in Southern California as a way to maintain awareness about the dangers of car crashes and hopefully prevent injuries or deaths from happening in the future.

If you are in need of a personal injury attorney due to injuries sustained in a car accident, don’t hesitate to contact Bisnar Chase by calling us at (800) 561-4887, or filling out the contact form to the right!

Three Injured in Anaheim Car Accident

By Brian Chase on January 6, 2015 - No comments

car crashThree people were injured in an Anaheim car accident after a vehicle hit the wall of a Bank of America branch on South Harbor Boulevard. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred the afternoon of January 1, 2014 in the 2200 block of South Harbor Boulevard. Injured in the crash were a husband and wife from Arizona who had been standing in front of one of the ATMs and another woman who had been using the next ATM.

Police said all three were taken to an area trauma center for treatment. The man and the other woman suffered critical injuries while the man’s wife is said to be in stable condition. All the victims are expected to survive. The driver of the vehicle, a silver Jeep, cooperated with the police. No arrests or citations were reported. Police said alcohol did not seem to have been a factor in this crash.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the three injured victims of this collision. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

Crash Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2012 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 16 fatalities and 2,267 injuries were reported as a result of traffic accidents in the city of Anaheim. In Orange County as a whole, 148 people died and 14,029 were injured due to traffic collisions during the same year.

What Caused the Collision?

Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the Jeep lost control and crashed into the ATM users. The specifics of this incident are not clear and there are still several unanswered questions here. Why did the driver lose control of the vehicle? Was he under the influence or disoriented? Was he distracted? Was he talking on a cell phone or to passengers at the time of the crash? Did he press the accelerator or place the vehicle in wrong gear? Was he reckless or inattentive? Was there some type of mechanical malfunction that caused this collision? We trust officials will look into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.

Protecting Victims’ Rights

If the driver of the Jeep is determined to have been at fault he could be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses caused. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, permanent injury and emotional distress. Victims would also be well advised to contact an experienced Anaheim personal injury lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.


Arrest Made In Newport Beach Hit-and-Run Collision

By Brian Chase on January 5, 2015 - No comments

Hit and Run AccidentA San Clemente man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Newport Beach early morning on Jan. 1, 2015 that killed 23-year-old Travis Marton of Valencia.

According to a report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Newport Coast Drive and Pacific Coast Highway.

A motorist reported to Newport Beach police about a possible …Read the rest »


Five Teenagers Killed in Orange County Car Accident

By Brian Chase on October 6, 2014 - No comments

Five Capistrano Valley High School students were killed and one is in grave condition after the vehicle in which they were traveling veered out of control and crashed on the Interstate 5 on October 4, 2014 in a fiery Orange County car accident. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, four of the deceased victims have been identified as Alex Sotelo, Matthew Melo, Brandon Moreno and Jenny Campos. One girl has not yet been identified. The driver, Bradley Morales, underwent surgery and remains at the intensive care unit. …Read the rest »


Dealing With A Dangerous Elderly Driver

By Brian Chase on September 22, 2014 - No comments

Elder Auto CrashesIf you are having trouble taking away the car keys from your mom, dad or elderly relative, you are probably not alone.

Older people often seem to be stubborn when it comes to protecting their independence and mobility.

Who can blame them? In many parts of the country, including Southern California, if you lack mobility, you don’t have a life.

Many people, as they grow older, find that their quality life depends on their ability to get to places: to buy groceries, meet up with friends and travel. …Read the rest »


Officials Seek Public’s Help in Finding Driver Who Caused Fatal Hit-and-Run

By Brian Chase on May 12, 2014 - No comments

Authorities have released information about a vehicle of interest in connection with a hit-and-run crash in San Bernardino, which gravely injured 2-year-old Asianae Thomas. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the little was playing outside a relative’s home in the 2400 block of North Mountain Avenue the evening of May 4, 2014 when a pickup truck struck her and fled the scene.

 Tragic Collision

Detectives have released a photo of a dark-colored flatbed truck that was taken off a security camera at a local convenience store just south of where the crash occurred. Officials say the camera shows the vehicle, which has a unique service bed, turned north just one minute before police started getting 911 calls. …Read the rest »


Two Drivers Seriously Injured in Irvine Car Accident

By Brian Chase on May 9, 2014 - No comments

Two drivers suffered serious injuries in a three-car crash in Irvine. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the afternoon of May 8, 2014 at the intersection of Alton Parkway and Red Hill Drive. Two of the vehicles had crashed head-on, officials said. Two drivers, a 50-year-old man and a 24-year-old man, were transported to an area trauma center with major injuries. A 16-year-old girl in the third vehicle was taken to a local hospital with relatively minor injuries. Irvine traffic investigators are looking into what caused this crash.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the two drivers who have been seriously injured in this crash. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. …Read the rest »


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