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Car Accidents - Bisnar Chase Blog

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.

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Nestle Recalls Cookie Dough That Might Have Rubber Pieces

By Brian Chase on November 4, 2019 - No comments

Nestle Recalls Cookie Dough That Might Have Rubber Pieces

Nestle, the manufacturer of cereals, coffee, ice cream and other treats, has announced that it is recalling some of its signature ready-to-bake Toll House Cookie Dough products because of the possible presence of food-grade rubber pieces. According to an NPR news report, Nestle USA says that the recall is voluntary and only affects products distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Survey Shows Distracted Driving is a Problem for Millennials and Baby Boomers

By Brian Chase on October 28, 2019 - No comments

Survey Shows Distracted Driving is a Problem for Millennials and Baby Boomers

Millennials often get a bad rap when it comes to distracted driving. But, a recent Liberty Mutual Insurance survey shows that Baby Boomers don’t have the high ground on that issue either. The survey of course showed that millennials are the age group most likely to admit they have used a phone while driving, at 86%. Gen X was next at 72%. …Read the rest »

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50,000 School Buses Recalled Nationwide for Seats That Might Not Protect Children

By Brian Chase on October 25, 2019 - No comments

50,000 School Buses Recalled Nationwide for Seats That Might Not Protect Children

More than 50,000 buses are being recalled nationwide by the U.S. Department of Transportation after concerns have been raised about the seats not having sufficient padding to protect children in the event of a bus accident. According to a news report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that the seats may have been made with styrene blocks that might not provide enough impact absorption in certain specific areas around the steel seat frame of the back support. NHTSA also said that as such, the buses don’t comply with federal safety standards, particularly those regarding school bus passenger seating and crash protection. …Read the rest »

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Actress Helen Hunt Hospitalized After Los Angeles Car Accident

By Brian Chase on October 21, 2019 - No comments

Actress Helen Hunt Hospitalized After Los Angeles Car Accident

Helen Hunt, the star of “Mad About You” and Oscar-winning actress, was admitted to the hospital after a car accident at an intersection in Los Angeles. According to TMZ.com, Hunt, 56, was hospitalized after the black SUV in which she was traveling crashed into another vehicle. The impact from the collision, which occurred the afternoon of Oct. 16, knocked the SUV onto its side. Footage of the collision obtained by TMZ shows a white car hitting Hunt’s vehicle from the right as the SUV was traveling on a straight path across the intersection. …Read the rest »

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New California Distracted Driving Law Will Penalize Drivers Texting or Holding a Phone

By Brian Chase on October 14, 2019 - No comments

New California Distracted Driving Law Will Penalize Drivers Texting or Holding a Phone

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 47 into law last week, which will penalize drivers caught texting or using a handheld cell phone by adding a point to their driving record under certain circumstances. According to a CBS13 news report, starting July 1, 2021, a point will be issued for any distracted driving conviction that occurs within 36 months of a prior conviction for the same offense. A previous version of the bill would have added a point after the first conviction. …Read the rest »

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Parents Say Driving Distracted is the Norm for Teenagers

By Brian Chase on October 4, 2019 - No comments

Parents Say Driving Distracted is the Norm for Teenagers

A recent study conducted at the University of Michigan shows that many young people have friends who are easily distracted behind the wheel. According to a Consumer Reports article, about 60 percent of reporting parents were told by their children that they had a friend who lost concentration while driving. …Read the rest »

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Officials Suspect Fatal Los Angeles Car Accident Was Caused by Street Racing

By Brian Chase on September 30, 2019 - No comments

Officials Suspect Fatal Los Angeles Car Accident Was Caused by Street Racing

A driver who police say may have been street racing in South Los Angeles was killed in a car accident in Gramercy Park early on Sept. 27. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, police say the 29-year-old man was speeding in the 9300 block of South Western Avenue when he slammed into a parked van. The man was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly afterward. …Read the rest »

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Study Says These Are the Most Dangerous Songs to Listen to While Driving

By Brian Chase on September 27, 2019 - No comments

Study Says These Are the Most Dangerous Songs to Listen to While Driving

Is there such a thing as a safe or dangerous song when you’re driving? According to a report on Dailyitem.com, a new study released by Chinese researchers suggests that Green Day’s “American Idiot” is the most dangerous song to listen to when you’re driving. The safest song? That honor goes to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” …Read the rest »

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54 People Lost Their Lives in Los Angeles Hit and Run Crashes in 2018

By Brian Chase on September 6, 2019 - No comments

54 People Lost Their Lives in Los Angeles Hit and Run Crashes in 2018

Los Angeles is not only notorious as the metropolis with the most crowded freeways, but also as the “hit-and-run capital” of the nation. According to a Curbed LA news report, the city saw 54 fatal hit-and-run crashes just last year. But, the report says what’s worse is that a vast majority of these cases don’t yield arrests and/or convictions. The article says there were more than 100,000 hit-and-run cases in the city of Los Angeles from 2014 to 2018. …Read the rest »

 

Comedian Kevin Hart Suffers Serious Spinal Injuries in Los Angeles Car Accident

By Brian Chase on September 5, 2019 - No comments

Comedian Kevin Hart Suffers Serious Spinal Injuries in Los Angeles Car Accident

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart suffered serious injuries after his muscle car crashed on a mountainous Southern California roadway early morning on Sept. 1. According to a CBS news report, the Los Angeles County Fire Department released 911 recordings, which describe the moments after the serious injury crash. A California Highway Patrol collision report said Hart was a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that veered off Mulholland Highway and rolled down an embankment. …Read the rest »

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