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Car Accidents

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!

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 »

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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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Suspected Drunk Driver Causes Placentia Injury Crash

By Brian Chase on April 30, 2014 - No comments

At least two people including a suspected drunk driver were injured in a Placentia car accident the night of April 27, 2014. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred at Placentia Avenue and Bastanchury Road. Officials say San Pedro resident, Joseph Maes, 22, ran a red light at the intersection, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into four cars injuring himself and a passenger. Maes and a female passenger were trapped in their vehicle and extricated by firefighters. They were transported to a local trauma center. Both are expected to survive. No one else is believed to have been injured. The investigation is ongoing. Maes was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI. …Read the rest »

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California Court OKs Using Cell Phone Map While Driving

By Brian Chase on March 3, 2014 - No comments

someone using the phone gps while driving

While you may get a ticket if you talk on a cell phone or text while driving, you may be let off the hook if you are looking at the map on your cell phone while driving.

According to a report in the San Jose Mercury News, that was the conclusion of a California appeals court in Fresno, which for the first time in the state, found that drivers could use maps on their smartphones without risking a hands-free cell phone ticket.

The court’s ruling might elicit a sigh of relief from drivers who have come to rely on cell phone maps and GPS systems. However, this appellate court decision may …Read the rest »

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Newport Beach Police Pursuit Ends in Injury Crash

By Brian Chase on February 21, 2014 - No comments

alcoholic drink next to car keysA female driver was seriously injured after a DUI suspect crashed into her vehicle during a police pursuit, CBS Los Angeles reports. Police say the two-mile chase started around 10:30 p.m. February 20, 2014 and ended in a crash at the intersection of Dover and Mariners drives. The driver of a black Mercedes sedan allegedly drove through a stop sign and crashed into a Toyota Prius injuring its driver.

Many nearby residents said they saw the crash occur. Neighbors saw a man “screaming in agony” and said they heard a woman crying. The victim was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. The 43-year-old driver of the Mercedes, identified as Benjamin Scanlan of Newport Beach was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

We hope the victim did not suffer life-threatening injuries in this case. We wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. …Read the rest »

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