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The children of a couple, who were killed in a tragic car accident in August 2016, were represented by Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. and have settled a civil lawsuit against the driver and the rental car company. In December 2016, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Betancourt children for…

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently published their findings and comparison of rural and urban traffic fatalities. The NHTSA analyzed data regarding fatal crashes in urban and rural areas and a variety of factors including time of day, speed, alcohol, restraint use, rollover crashes, driver characteristics and non-occupants. They found that although only…

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  As current customers are anticipating the launch the Tesla Model 3 electric car, current Tesla owners are not pleased with the company for selling vehicles with faulty semi-autonomous driving systems. Three complaints were filed yesterday in San Jose courts by Tesla owners claiming the company charged them $5,000 over the standard price for the “Enhanced…

distracted driving car accident lawyers

The National Safety Council (NSC) is raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving this month. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the NSC is hoping to empower motorists to put safety first and just drive. They have a variety of educational resources available for parents, teens, employers and drivers of all ages….

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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is currently observing National Telecommunicators’ Week by recognizing the importance of their public safety dispatchers. This year, National Telecommunicators’ Week runs from April 9-15. The CHP is honoring the life-saving services and assistance that public safety dispatchers provide to the community and to law enforcement agencies. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow…

dog bite prevention week

This week, April 9-15, has been designated as National Dog Bite Prevention Week. With over 70 million dogs living in households in America, dog bites are inevitable. This week, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) would like to raise awareness among the dog owners and educate others so we can prevent dog bites together. According…

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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about their participation in National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. During the month of April, the CHP, the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and Impact Teen Drivers (ITD) in addition to other community partners and law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be raising awareness…

social media post accident

Posting to social media daily is considered the norm in this intertwined digital age. We get world news, local news, friendship updates, break-up updates and even photos of your neighbor’s pizza party at work. Letting your friends and family know you escaped a fatal accident with only, “a few bumps and bruises” by posting a…

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration is currently publicizing their annual work zone safety campaign. April 3-7, 2017 is National Work Zone Awareness Week. This year, the conference is kicking off in Maryland. Transportation safety professionals and community partners from across the nation are getting together to raise awareness and discuss strategies to…

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John Clayton is this month’s spotlight attorney. John has been an attorney for Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. in the Oceanside office for seven years. John received his Juris Doctorate in 2010 and is licensed to practice law throughout the State of California in both federal and state courts. He has been named a Super…

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