Bayer, the maker of Roundup weed killer has agreed to pay more than $10 billion to settle tens of thousands of claims alleging the product caused cancer. According to a report in The New York Times, this massive settlement comes even as the company continues to sell the products without adding any warning labels about the product’s safety or health risks. …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!
Research from UC Davis is suggesting that policymakers should pay a little more attention to the issue of distracted driving in partially automated vehicles. According to a Streetsblog.com report, a study by researchers at the Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center at ITS-Davis found that people who drive Tesla vehicles that are equipped with the company’s Autopilot software tend to drive more than they did before they had the software. Not just that, but they are also more likely to drive while surfing the Internet or sleeping while at the wheel trusting the unregulated and largely untested software to handle the driving. …Read the rest »
With more and more counties in California relaxing shelter-in-place restrictions following the coronavirus pandemic, we are likely to see more summer travelers hit the road instead of taking flights or other means of transportation to their respective destinations. While summer road trips are a lot of fun for the family, it is important to remember that there are dangers that come with it. One of the most important things to pay attention to while planning a road trip is to make sure that your tires are in good condition. …Read the rest »
With the economy opening up after remaining closed during the coronavirus pandemic and as more drivers return to the roadways, AAA is urging motorists to avoid falling back into their dangerous driving habits. According to a news report, AAA tracked drivers’ habits in a study conducted before the pandemic hit. The study shows a significant gap between what drivers consider dangerous and what they actually do while driving. …Read the rest »
A man suffered two broken legs in a Santa Ana hit and run accident late on June 7th. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred at the intersection of Bristol Street and Edinger Avenue. The victim was on a crosswalk when a vehicle headed south on Bristol struck him. He was transported to an area hospital where he is expected to survive. The driver fled the scene of the crash. Investigators found a piece of a vehicle at the crash scene and were planning to check surveillance video from nearby businesses, officials said. …Read the rest »
There have been reports of drops in traffic during the coronavirus pandemic and as a result, the number of people killed in car accidents had temporarily dropped as well. However, the Los Angeles Times reports that car accident deaths are now about the same as it was at this point in 2019. After a significant drop in deaths during the last two weeks of March, when the city’s stay-at-home order took effect, the Los Angeles Police Department says it is seeing an alarming increase in traffic fatalities on city streets. …Read the rest »
Google has been hit with a proposed class action accusing it of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their Internet use through browsers set in “private” or “incognito” mode. According to a report in The Daily Mail, the complaint accused Google of becoming an “unaccountable trove of information so detailed and expansive that George Orwell could never have dreamed it.” …Read the rest »
A new study is showing that car accident deaths among teenagers in the United States have dropped by one-third during a period when the number of U.S. states with such laws on the books tripled. According to a HealthDay News report, researchers investigating the effect of distracted driving laws on car accident trends found that states which had “primary-enforced” distracted driving laws had lower fatal crashes involving 16- to 19-year-old drivers and passengers. …Read the rest »
While the coronavirus pandemic has drastically reduced traffic, wide-open roadways and freeways have greatly increased the risk of speeding drivers. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, California Highway Patrol officers are cracking down on motorists who are clearly taking advantage of Orange County freeways that have been emptied out thanks to stay-at-home orders. On Thursday, April 23, CHP officers in Orange County handed out more than 150 citations to drivers just over a period of four hours – between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A bulk of these were for speeding. …Read the rest »
One of the silver linings the coronavirus pandemic has brought for Southern California has been fewer car accidents. According to an NBC news report, California Highway Patrol data shows a significant drop in crashes on Southland freeways. Car accidents in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties dropped 73% last month during the coronavirus pandemic compared to March 2019, a data analysis by NBC shows. …Read the rest »