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Pedestrian Killed in Santa Ana Car Accident

By Brian Chase on November 7, 2012 - No comments

Leopoldo Aguirre, 67, was fatally injured in a Santa Ana car accident after he was hit by a vehicle at a street intersection, the evening of November 4, 2012. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the pedestrian accident occurred at Raitt Street and Monte Vista. Police say Aguirre was transported to an area trauma center where he died from his injuries that night. The driver of the Ford Taurus that struck Aguirre remained at the scene. Alcohol did not appear to have been a factor and no arrests or citations were reported.  santa ana pedestrian accident

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

Pedestrian Crash Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2010 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were six fatalities and 134 injuries involving pedestrian accidents in Santa Ana. During the same year, 32 people died and 770 were injured due to Orange County pedestrian accidents. …Read the rest »

Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips Recalled

By Brian Chase on November 5, 2012 - No comments

California-based Bolthouse Farms has issued a recall for 5,600 cases of 16-ounce Carrot Chips due to food poisoning concerns. According to a news report in Examiner.com, salmonella was detected in the products during routine testing by a health official.

So far, Bolthouse Farms, whose headquarters is based in Santa Monica, has not received any reports of illnesses or hospitalizations as a result of these potentially contaminated products.

The carrot chips were shipped to retailers in United States and Canada. Consumers who purchased the Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips are urged not to eat them and return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. For more information, please contact Bolthouse Farms at 1-866-535-3774.

Statistics and Symptoms Relating to Salmonella Poisoning

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are about 1.4 million cases of salmonella food poisoning nationwide each year. However, only 40,000 of those cases are annually reported. CDC reports also show that of all the types of food poisoning, salmonella poisoning leads to the highest rate of hospitalizations. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

Death Metal Singer Killed in Huntington Beach Motorcycle Accident

By Brian Chase on November 5, 2012 - No comments

Mitchell Lucker, 28, the vocalist for the band Suicide Silence, was killed in a Huntington Beach motorcycle accident after his Harley-Davidson crashed into a pole. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred the night of October 31, 2012.

Police say Lucker was riding the 2013 Harley south on Main Street when he lost control and crashed into a light pole. Lucker was ejected, but the motorcycle continued south on Main and collided with a 2007 Nissan Titan pickup truck. Lucker was transported to an area trauma center where he died from his injuries. Police are still investigating the cause of this fatal accident. …Read the rest »

Four Injured In San Diego Area Tanker Truck Accident

By Brian Chase on November 5, 2012 - No comments

California truck accident lawyer comments about a fiery big-rig collision involving several vehicles that left four people injured. According to a Nov. 4 NBC reports, the accident occurred when the truck driver failed to stop the big-rig and rear-ended a sedan triggering a chain-reaction collision.

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Four people suffered injuries in an Escondido truck accident after the driver of a large truck crashed into the rear of a sedan setting off a chain-reaction collision. A Nov. 4 NBC report states that the multi-vehicle collision occurred the accident of Nov. 3 on the southbound Interstate 15 near the Via Rancho Parkway exit. California Highway Patrol officials told NBC that a 47-year-old man who was driving the freightliner tanker truck saw traffic come to a stop and applied his brakes, but could not stop in time and crashed into a Chevrolet Malibu sedan. The chain-reaction crash involved two other cars as well, the report states.

The Malibu sedan became wedged under the tanker, which caught fire and the driver of the sedan was trapped inside suffering major injuries, according to the report. The three occupants of a Pontiac, including a 1-year-old baby, suffered moderate to minor injuries as well, the report states. Officials are investigating the cause of the collision, NBC reports.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this truck accident,” said John Bisnar, founder of the Bisnar | Chase personal injury law firm. “I wish them all the very best for a quick and complete recovery.”

Bisnar said in such cases it is important to determine how or why the truck accident occurred. “As truck accident attorneys who have represented seriously injured victims, we have seen that the most common causes of truck accidents involve poor vehicle maintenance. Brake failure often causes devastating truck accidents. In some cases, driving at an unsafe or excessive speed may also cause or contribute to a rear-end truck accident because these large vehicles require more time and space to come to a stop.”

About Bisnar | Chase

The California truck accident attorneys of Bisnar | Chase represent victims of truck accidents and other auto related personal injuries. The firm has been featured on a number of popular media outlets including Newsweek, Fox, NBC, and ABC and is known for its passionate pursuit of results for their clients. Since 1978, Bisnar | Chase has recovered millions of dollars for victims of auto accidents.

For more information, please call 949-203-3814 for a free consultation.

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Tanker-Truck-Collides-with-Sedan-177108451.html

Posted in: Truck Accident

Trick-or-treaters Hospitalized after Halloween Hit-and-Run Crash in Watts

By Brian Chase on November 2, 2012 - No comments

An 11-year-old boy and a woman suffered injuries in a Los Angeles car accident on Halloween night, which officials say involved a hit-and-run driver. According to an NBC news account, the collision occurred at the intersection of East 92nd Street and Beach Street in Watts, the night of October 31, 2012.

Police say the victims were both wearing Halloween costumes and crossing the road when a silver Suzuki struck them and left the scene. Both were hospitalized, but the nature and extent of their injuries is not known. The car was found nearby with candy still on its damaged hood. Officials are trying to locate the driver. Anyone with information is asked to contact California Highway Patrol officials at 310-516-3355. …Read the rest »

Investigative Report Finds Pit Bulls Bite the Most

By Brian Chase on October 31, 2012 - No comments

WHEC-TV in Rochester, New York, recently covered a local story about sheriff’s deputies shooting and killing a pit bull that charged at them. A number of pit bull owners then accused the TV station of “breed bias” saying that the only “bad dog stories” in the media involve pit bulls. So the station’s investigative team decided to check the facts further and find out what the police reports on dog attacks actually showed.pit bull

Based on data collected from the city of Rochester and its suburbs, the study found that pit bulls in fact bite the most. Here are some of the report’s key findings.

Of the 436 police calls for dog bite related incidents in the city, 242 were for pit bulls. In the town of Greece, of 35 dog bites, nine involved pit bulls. In Irondequoit, there were four dog attacks of which two were due to pit bulls. Overall 28 percent of dog bites in the suburbs involved pit bulls, more than any other breed. …Read the rest »

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  • “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

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    on his philosophy on running a law firm

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    Brian Chase

    on the shocking facts about the vehicles we drive

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    John Bisnar

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

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    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.”

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    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...”

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    on being an advocate for the people of California

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    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.”

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    on his passions in life

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