A San Bernardino bus accident led to seven people injured and one in critical condition on May 8th, 2019. The San Bernardino personal injury lawyers at Bisnar Chase have been retained by a woman who suffered injuries in an omnibus versus car accident in San Bernardino. According to a news report in the San Bernardino Sun, the crash occurred near Sierra Way and Base Line Street the evening of May 8. The bus, operated by OmniTrans, was traveling east on Base Line Street when a car that was driving west on the same road veered into the bus’s path. …Read the rest »
Category: Car Accidents
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!
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a vehicle defect recall for 198,731 of its 2017 to 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Minivans because they may lose power steering or stall because of improperly installed wiring. According to an article on Consumer Reports, if a vehicle stalls while in motion of if the steering effort required to turn the vehicle suddenly changes, it could lead to a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). …Read the rest »
A new study from auto insurance comparison site, The Zebra, says one demographic in particular has a bigger problem when it comes to answering a text or email from work while behind the wheel. According to a report on USA Today, the ubiquity of smartphones has created an expectation that workers will pretty much be always available. While that’s not a problem if you are sitting on your couch when your boss calls with a quick question, it can be a bigger issue if you are behind the wheel. …Read the rest »
New studies show car accidents in four of the states where marijuana was legalized for recreational use have seen a roughly 6 percent increase in car accidents. According to an NBC news report, the new reports don’t prove direct causation when it comes to weed and crashes. But they do raise red flags, especially because there is still no easy method to test drivers who may be under the influence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. …Read the rest »
Driving in a heavy downpour can be risky for drivers. But a new study shows how even light rain can increase the risk of car accidents for drivers. The results of the study, published online in the journal Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, found that when it rains, the risk of a car accident increases by about 34 percent.
The researchers also found that the risk is worse during the winter and the morning rush hour. …Read the rest »
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and as part of their efforts, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking lawmakers in California to lead the way for the rest of the country and ban all phone use while driving. According to news reports, California currently allows drivers to take calls through Bluetooth or hands-free devices such as a dashboard mount. …Read the rest »
A shocking report by The New York Times says the pilots of the doomed Boeing 737 Max jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia lacked two notable safety features in their cockpits. The reason they didn’t have them was: Boeing charged extra for them. The Times reports that Boeing and other aircraft manufacturers have this practice of charging more to upgrade a standard plane. Top airlines must pay more money to have the airplanes they order equipped with so-called customized add-ons. …Read the rest »
There is a new push in Sacramento to crack down on something that has become a scourge on our roadways – texting while driving. According to a KCRA news report, some legislators are insisting that now is the time to step up penalties that can help change people’s behavior in this regard. Currently, the base fine in California for texting and driving is $20 for the first offense and $50 for the second violation with potential additional penalties. …Read the rest »
Americans are using their phones in riskier ways while driving leading to more fatal and devastating car accidents. According to a USA Today news report, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that although overall cell phone on the road is down, drivers were still observed manipulating their phones 57 percent more often in 2018 than they were in 2014. This means more people are putting themselves at a much higher risk of dying in a car crash. “Manipulating cell phones” means they are doing things like texting, browsing the Web or using it for navigation or music. …Read the rest »
Michael Shepard, 63, a Los Angeles County fire captain was killed, in a car accident in Santa Clarita on the 14 Freeway when his Jeep struck a Caltrans sweeper vehicle the morning of Jan. 24. According to a report in the LA Daily News, Shepard was not on duty when the collision occurred. He had last worked at Fire Station 132 in Santa Clarita, about eight miles from the crash site. He lived in Agua Dulce, officials said. …Read the rest »