En Español

California Personal Injury Blog – Bisnar Chase

Man Killed in Sylmar Car Accident

By Brian Chase on August 2, 2012 - No comments

Harry Dourian, 84, was killed in a Los Angeles area car accident after his vehicle veered off the roadway and crashed. According to a City News Service report, the fatal rollover crash occurred in the 12300 block of San Fernando Road the early morning of August 1, 2012. Los Angeles police say Dourian’s car was headed southwest when it went off the roadway, hit a wall, damaged a parked car and overturned. Dourian was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family members and friends of Harry Dourian for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Los Angeles Crash Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 227 fatalities and 25,043 injuries involving Los Angeles car crashes. During the same year, 554 people died and 50,817 were injured as a result of car accidents in Los Angeles County as a whole.

What Caused This Crash?

Based on this news report, it is unclear as to why this fatal rollover crash occurred. There are several unanswered questions here. Did an auto defect or mechanical malfunction cause or contribute to this rollover accident? Was there a dangerous condition on the roadway, which may have led to the incident? Were any other vehicles involved in this crash? Did the elderly driver suffer a medical condition? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine what occurred here and why.

Liability Issues

In this particular case, the victim’s family would be well advised to preserve the vehicle in its current condition unaltered so it can be thoroughly examined for defects, malfunctions and other evidence. If a dangerous roadway caused the incident, the governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway can also be held liable. Please remember that any personal injury or wrongful death claim against a governmental agency must be filed within 180 days of the incident. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can better advise victims or their families in such cases about their legal rights and options.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Guitarist Peter Frampton Injured in Los Angeles Car Accident

By Brian Chase on August 1, 2012 - No comments

Peter Frampton, the 62-year-old legendary guitarist, Tweeted about getting into a Los Angeles car accident the morning of July 31, 2012, according to a news report in OnTheRedCarpet.com. Frampton said in his Tweet that a texting woman driver ran into the back of his stationary vehicle, which was stopped in traffic on the 101 Freeway. Frampton also states that he suffered whiplash injuries as a result of the car crash and is in pain. “Back and neck not good,” he Tweeted. “Going to ER after my flight today.”

My thoughts and prayers are with Frampton as he recovers from the injuries suffered in this crash. I wish him the very best.

…Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Laguna Woods Man Killed in Car Accident

By Brian Chase on July 31, 2012 - No comments

John Hwan Kim, 41, was killed in an Irvine car accident after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal car crash occurred early morning on July 27, 2012 on Irvine Center Driver just north of Hubble. Irvine police say Kim was traveling northbound on Irvine Center Drive when he proceeded through the intersection at Hubble. Kim struck a traffic signal pole on the corner knocking it down. His injuries were fatal. Police say alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the fatal crash. Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to contact the Irvine Police Department at 949-724-7024.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of John Hwan Kim for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Car Crash Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 14 fatalities and 871 injuries involving Irvine car accidents. During the same year, 141 people died and 13,373 were injured due to Orange County car crashes.

What Caused This Crash?

Based on this news report, it is not clear as to how or why this car crash occurred. There are several unanswered questions here. Was there some type of auto defect or mechanical malfunction in Kim’s vehicle, which may have caused or contributed to this crash? Were other vehicles involved in this incident? Was there a dangerous condition on the roadway, which may have caused this accident? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.

Contacting an Injury Lawyer

In such cases, it is important to preserve the vehicle in its current crashed condition so it can be examined for defects, malfunctions and other evidence. Victims’ families in such cases would be well advised to contact an experienced Irvine personal injury lawyer who will analyze all aspects of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Pedestrian Killed in Redondo Beach Car Accident

By Brian Chase on July 30, 2012 - No comments

A man in a wheelchair was fatally injured in a Redondo Beach car accident after a car jumped a curb and struck him. According to a news report in The Daily Breeze, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the morning of July 23, 2012 at the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and MacKay Lane. The victim was waiting for a bus when two cars collided in the street. One of the vehicles went on to the southeast sidewalk. The wheelchair-bound man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. No arrests were made pending an official investigation.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of this deceased pedestrian accident victim. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

…Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Missouri Yaz Lawyer

By Brian Chase on July 30, 2012 - No comments

Missouri Yaz LawyerYaz attorneys in Missouri, as well as their clients, recently received great news in regards to ongoing Yaz lawsuits. Bayer, the pharmaceutical manufacturer responsible for Yaz and Yasmin has settled an additional 1,000 Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits since April reports. The additional settlements raise the amount of the current agree Bayer settlement amounts to $300 million.

The Yaz attorneys at Bisnar | Chase are currently pursuing compensation on behalf of a number of Yaz and Yasmin victims across the Country. The use of Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to serious side effects, including deep vein thrombosis, venous thromboembolism, heart attacks, as well as pulmonary embolisms. Women who have suffered serious medical conditions while taking Yasmin or Yaz are encouraged to speak with an experienced product defect lawyer to evaluate possible legal action. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Drugs

Virginia Vaginal Mesh Lawyer

By Brian Chase on July 30, 2012 - No comments

Virginia Vaginal Mesh AttorneyVirginia vaginal mesh attorneys and their clients recently received great news. Although hundreds of women across the country are currently pursuing compensation for injuries sustained as a result of vaginal mesh and sling products, cases attempting to hold manufacturer’s responsible for the product’s defective design had yet to receive a verdict.

Recently, the first transvaginal mesh lawsuit was ruled in favor of the plaintiff, Christine Scott. C.R. Bard Incorporated, manufacturer of one of the several mesh products linked to high failure rates, received a judgment in the amount of $5.5 million. The courts determined that C.R. Bard’s mesh product was the cause of the plaintiff’s injuries. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products


Share this:

See All Awards, Ratings and Reviews

The BISNAR | CHASE Difference

  • “I went to law school knowing I wanted to be a personal injury attorney. I wanted my life’s work to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.”

    Brian Chase

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “Everybody either drives in a car or rides in a car, so when I do the auto defect cases I really feel like I’m making the world safer by making vehicles safer.”

    Brian Chase

    on why he focuses on auto defect cases

  • “Whatever the philosphy of the management is, is going to be carried through by the employees and it’s going to reflect on the experience the clients have.”

    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

  • “Corporate greed is a reality in our world and I see it time and time again. Especially, with the auto defect cases we focus on.”

    Brian Chase

    on corporate greed and how it affects the consumer

  • “The first thing we want to do with our clients is to relieve the stress. Make them feel comfortable. Treat them as an honored guest.”

    John Bisnar

    on how he would define superior client representation

  • “There are many, many defects in vehicles that can lead to life or death that could be fixed with a mere $40-$50 [on the assembly line].”

    Brian Chase

    on the shocking facts about the vehicles we drive

  • “You are dealing with people who are seriously injured or have lost a family member...Compassion is understanding someone else’s situation.”

    John Bisnar

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

  • “I’m convinced, because of all the lawsuits...the auto industry finally found out it was cheaper to fix the problem than to keep paying in the litigation.”

    Brian Chase

    on making the world a safer place

  • “...if [manufacturers] build a dangerous product and someone is seriously injured from that, some personal inury lawyer is going to call them on the carpet about it.”

    John Bisnar

    on how Bisnar | Chase has helped make the world a better place

  • “When you have a client come in that’s in a wheelchair...or you meet a wife who has lost their husband or they’ve lost their child, it’s diffucult not to get emotionally involved.”

    Brian Chase

    on the biggest challenges he faces as a personal injury lawyer

  • “I bring in the best employees that I can and I want them to have a workplace that is condusive to them doing their best work.”

    John Bisnar

    on the work environment created at Bisnar | Chase

  • “My motivation of going to law school to have my life’s work help other people...when I see that come to fruition, I’m very pleased and very happy with that.”

    Brian Chase

    on the accomplishments he is most proud of

  • “...it is part of our civic responsibility and it is our great fortune to be in a position to be able to help support our community...”

    John Bisnar

    on the importance of giving back to the community

  • “I was always jealous of doctors. They get to save lives and they get to heal. I don’t get to do that but I get to have a very big impact on another person’s life...”

    Brian Chase

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “Seeing the growth of my employees, seeing them mature professionally, personally, and grow into the great professionals they have become is tremendous.”

    John Bisnar

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “I’m the president-elect this year and I’ll be the president next year of the Consumer Advocate Attorneys of California and I find that to be a rewarding thing...”

    Brian Chase

    on being an advocate for the people of California

  • “There’s going to people that you meet, that you can mentor...You can make a difference in their lives, you can make a difference in their client’s lives.”

    John Bisnar

    on mentoring young attorneys

  • “We try to figure out how we can help [our clients] get through what they’re going through emotionally. Because just getting them compensated is only part of the job.”

    Brian Chase

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

  • “The Lakers have always been a winning organization, a class organization. I’ve used the Lakers as kind of a model for how to run my practice as well.”

    John Bisnar

    on his passions in life

Bisnar | Chase • 1301 Dove St #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660
local: (949) 203-3814
Get Directions

California Personal Injury Blog

Nissan Expands Airbag Recall After Injury Accident

Nissan is expanding an earlier recall involving defective Takata airbags after flying shrapnel from an exploding airbag injured a Louisiana woman. According to an Associated Press news report, Sabra

read article

BMW Recalls Vehicles In Which Airbags May Fail To Deploy

BMW of North America is issuing an auto defect recall for about 91,800 Mini Coopers in the United States to repair a problem with the floor mat, which could potentially prevent the passenger airbag

read article

Deadly Accident Highlights 15-Passenger Van Dangers

Federal transportation officials are investigating a 15-passenger van accident that killed eight members of a Florida church. According to a news report in The Republic, officials are still looking

read article

Connect

Copyright & Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case.

Bisnar Chase serves all of California. In addition, we represent clients in other states through our associations with local law firms. Through the local firm, we will be admitted to practice law in their state, pro hac vice, meaning "for this particular occasion." When in our client's interest, we employ the local law firm (at no additional cost to our client) to assist us with routine court appearances and discovery proceedings to more efficiently pursue our client's cause.

Copyright © 1999- Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys - All rights reserved.