Speeding is something a lot of people probably do without fully realizing how dangerous it actually is. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) speeding killed more than 10,111 people in 2016 and accounted for more than a quarter of all traffic fatalities that year. It can be frustrating to get stuck behind…

  A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after one engine exploded (flight 1380). Unfortunately, the explosion caused the nearest window to break open. The woman sitting closest to the engine was pulled out of the plane due to the air pressure. Her fellow passengers attempted to, yank her back inside…

  The California Highway Patrol (CHP) just issued a press release about their upcoming efforts to celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. During the week of April 8-14, 2018, the CHP will be honoring the dedicated women and men who serve as call-takers and safety dispatchers for their dedication to providing lifesaving services to the…

Residents in and around Santa Monica are very familiar with rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft. These apps can be really great for getting swiftly and safely to your destination, especially if you don’t have another form of transportation. Rides are usually pretty affordable, and in most cases, you get to where you’re going without…

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has just issued a press release to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Hands-Free Law in California. The CHP is excited to celebrate this event during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In July of 2008, Senate Bill 1613, the Hands-Free Cell Phone Law and Senate Bill 28, the No-Texting Law…

Officials with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are asking for public input on their upcoming California Freight Mobility Plan. Caltrans recently issued a press release regarding their 2019 statewide plan to improve business and community freight connections. According to Caltrans, the California freight systems face a variety of challenges just like the highway systems….

This month, we’ve decided to spotlight one of our San Jose top litigation attorneys, Brent J. Griffith. Brent’s personal injury experience began when he interned for Harris Personal Injury Lawyers in 2011 while attending Brigham Young University in Idaho. Brent experienced many aspects of the legal process and saw his future as a personal injury…

During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month (April), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be raising awareness about the dangers and costs associated with texting and driving and other types of distracted driving behaviors. Teens are one of the most at-risk age groups for engaging in texting and driving. Distracted driving is dangerous for…

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently gearing up for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. They will be running a paid media campaign from April 9-16, 2018. Additionally, state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation will be stepping up their enforcement efforts from April 12-16, 2018. This year,…

Speed is a Major Cause of Deadly Car Accidents Although speeding hardly gets the press and stigmatization that texting while driving does, it’s an extremely dangerous habit. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding was a factor in 27 percent of crash fatalities in 2016. Even with enhanced enforcement efforts by many…

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