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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.

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!

Texas Police Officers Sue Tesla After Model X On Autopilot Crashed Into Them

By D L on October 11, 2021 - No comments

Texas Police Officers Sue Tesla After Model X On Autopilot Crashed Into Them

A group of law enforcement officers in Texas are suing Tesla after a Model X with Autopilot engaged crashed into five police officers.

According to a report in The Verge, the crash took place on Feb. 27 in Splendora, a small town in Montgomery County in eastern Texas, where several officers were injured in an autonomous car crash.

According to the lawsuit, the Model X SUV crashed into several police officers while they were engaged in a traffic stop on the Eastex Freeway in Texas. …Read the rest »

 

Frozen Potstickers Recalled Due to Plastic Contamination

By D L on October 4, 2021 - No comments

Frozen Potstickers Recalled Due to Plastic Contamination

A California-based food manufacturer has issued a recall for more than 33,000 pounds of frozen potstickers.

According to a KRON news report, customers reported finding clear, flexible, and hard plastic in the “Ling Ling Potstickers Chicken & Vegetable” produced by Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc.

The potentially dangerous potstickers were sold at grocery stores such as Target, Safeway, and Lucky. …Read the rest »

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NASA Lab Studies How Automated Systems Could Make Drivers More Drowsy

By D L on September 20, 2021 - No comments

NASA Lab Studies How Automated Systems Could Make Drivers More Drowsy

A new study has cast doubts over the potential effectiveness of self-driving car systems in reducing drowsy driving accidents.

Drowsy driving is no doubt a factor in hundreds if not thousands of car crashes each year in the United States, causing serious injuries and deaths.

While many think self-driving cars could fix this problem, a new study conducted by the Fatigue Countermeasures Lab at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California suggests that taking on a passive role can actually leave drivers more susceptible to sleepiness, especially when they are sleep deprived. …Read the rest »

 

Study Shows Nighttime Driving Restrictions Reduce Accidents Among Teen Drivers

By D L on September 17, 2021 - No comments

Study Shows Nighttime Driving Restrictions Reduce Accidents Among Teen Drivers

New research by Purdue University has found that a ban on new drivers carrying multiple passengers at night reduced crashes and deaths by more than half.

According to a news report, the study, conducted by Tim Moore, examines the effects of a ban carrying multiple passengers between 11 p.m. and 4:59 a.m. for first-year drivers under the age of 21.

Researchers who conducted the study estimate that this restriction reduced reported hospitalizations and fatalities by 58% with 41 fewer hospitalizations, 98 fewer minor injuries, and 164 fewer crashes with property damage per 100,000 first-year drivers. …Read the rest »

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Ram Recalls Pickup Trucks for Faulty Side-Curtain Airbags

By D L on August 27, 2021 - No comments

Diesel Ram Trucks Recalled for Fire Hazard

Ram is recalling more than 212,000 pickup trucks because of concerns that their side-curtain airbag inflators may rupture even if the airbag does not deploy.

According to Consumer Reports, this could send debris flying into the vehicle’s cabin, posing a serious danger to drivers and passengers.

A Ram spokesperson said the automaker is aware of one incident in which an airbag ruptured, but there were no injuries. A recall has now been issued to investigate the issue. …Read the rest »

 

Data Shows Deadly Rise in Speeding During Pandemic Has Not Stopped

By D L on August 16, 2021 - No comments

Data Shows Deadly Rise in Speeding During Pandemic Has Not Stopped

Motorists around the United States, including right here in California, have become lead-footed during the pandemic.

According to the Associated Press, the latest data shows that the deadly speeding epidemic that accompanied the coronavirus pandemic is not showing any signs of slowing down.

The latest data shows that the number of highway deaths in 2020 was the greatest in more than a decade even though cars and trucks drove fewer miles during the pandemic. It also shows that people are not slowing down. …Read the rest »

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Two Million Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire Hazards After 107 Incidents

By D L on August 9, 2021 - No comments

Two Million Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire Hazards After 107 Incidents

More than 2 million dehumidifiers sold under at least 20 different brand names have been recalled over concerns that the products could overheat and cause fires.

According to a report on Gizmodo.com, at least 107 incidents have been reported involving these devices, totaling about $17 million in property damage.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall to protect users from the dangers created by the overheating problem. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

 

New Study Links Hands-Free Cell Phone Laws to Fewer Driver Deaths

By D L on August 2, 2021 - No comments

New Study Links Hands-Free Cell Phone Laws to Fewer Driver Deaths

A new study has found that hands-free cell phone laws have been linked with reducing driver deaths.

According to a report on Forbes.com, bans on hand-held cell phones while driving prevent nearly 14,000 serious injuries and 140 driver deaths each year in the United States, lowering the overall fatality rate by 7%.

Distracted driving is one of the top causes of serious car accidents and injuries, so the new findings show how important those cell phone laws are. …Read the rest »

 

Lyft Driver Accused of Falling Asleep and Causing Fatal OC Crash Faces Manslaughter Charge

By D L on July 26, 2021 - No comments

Lyft Driver Accused of Falling Asleep and Causing Fatal OC Crash Faces Manslaughter Charge

A Lyft driver, who is accused of falling asleep at the wheel and causing a crash in Tustin that left his 70-year-old passenger dead, has been charged with manslaughter.

According to a report in The Orange County Register, Andy Van Pham, 30, was driving his vehicle when he fell asleep near Jamboree Road and Patriot Way and crashed into a light pole on the morning of April 4.

Tustin police identified the passenger as Margie Quibol of Tustin, who died from her injuries. …Read the rest »

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Harbor Freight Recalls 350,000 Propane Heaters for Burn Hazard

By D L on July 26, 2021 - No comments

Harbor Freight Recalls 350,000 Propane Heaters for Burn Hazard

California-based Harbor Freight Tools has issued a product defect recall for about 350,000 propane heaters because windy conditions can render the safety shutoff inoperable, posing a burn hazard.

According to news reports, strong winds and hazardous conditions could redirect the butane propane flame to the back of the unit, melting the “tip switch” that acts as the safety cutoff.

In turn, if the heater tips over with the switch disabled, consumers could be burned and suffer serious injuries. …Read the rest »

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