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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!

Watchdog Group Wants Tougher Highway Safety Laws in California for Teen Drivers

By Brian Chase on January 24, 2020 - No comments

Watchdog Group Wants Tougher Highway Safety Laws in California for Teen Drivers

While California has among the nation’s best highway safety laws when it comes to protecting people, its laws governing teen drivers need to be toughened, a report by the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety, a nonpartisan watchdog group has found. According to a report in The Sacramento Bee, the advocacy group that studies that effectiveness of laws that are aimed at curbing distracted driving and seatbelt use, found that California did well in 10 out of 16 areas studied, notably when it comes to restrictions on DUI drivers, child protection and seat belt requirements. However, the state faltered when it came to laws involving teen drivers and on ignition locks to deter drunk driving. …Read the rest »

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Hit and Run Deaths in Los Angeles Rise 69% in Past Five Years

By Brian Chase on January 2, 2020 - No comments

Hit and Run Deaths in Los Angeles Rise 69% in Past Five Years

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recently held a press conference to announce that hit-and-run fatalities in the city have been continuously increasing in the city and has skyrocketed 69% over the last five years. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, LAPD’s Chief Michel Moore said more than 236 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2019. He called on every driver in the city to “exercise heightened awareness and responsibility in the event of a car accident.” …Read the rest »

 

Here Are New Driving Laws That Will Go Into Effect on January 1, 2020

By Brian Chase on December 27, 2019 - No comments

Here Are New Driving Laws That Will Go Into Effect on January 1, 2020

The New Year is just around the corner, and this means there are a number of new laws that will take effect, come Jan. 1. There are a few laws that will particularly affect drivers in California. Here are some new laws that will affect motorists and vehicle owners in the Golden State. …Read the rest »

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Here Are the Cities With the Most Aggressive Drivers During the Holiday Season

By Brian Chase on December 13, 2019 - No comments

Here Are the Cities With the Most Aggressive Drivers During the Holiday Season

Four major California cities, including the state’s capital, made it to the national “top 10” list of cities with the most aggressive drivers during the holidays, compiled by GasBuddy, a website that allows the public to search for real-time gas prices. The list has Sacramento in fourth place, San Francisco in fifth place and Los Angeles in San Diego in sixth and seventh places. In the top three spots were Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham, Alabama. …Read the rest »

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New Camera Technology Could Help Catch Distracted Drivers

By Brian Chase on December 9, 2019 - No comments

New Camera Technology Could Help Catch Distracted Drivers

Montgomery County in Maryland is looking into camera technology that can be used to catch distracted drivers. According to a WAMU news report, a bill that is making its way to state legislature would allow the county to deploy automated cameras to catch distracted drivers and issue tickets. If allowed by the state, the county would then have to vote to use the technology. In fact, it would become one of the first municipalities in the United States to do so. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Distracted Driving

 

Be Careful If You’re Hitting the Road This Thanksgiving

By Brian Chase on November 27, 2019 - No comments

Be Careful If You’re Hitting the Road This Thanksgiving

If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving this weekend, it is important that you take adequate precautions to make sure you and your family members are safe. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about 3.7 million Southern Californians are expected to take a car trip longer than 50 miles during the long weekend. And they’ll only be among the 55.3 million nationally who are traveling for the holiday. …Read the rest »

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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 - 1 comment

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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