The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has teamed up with NASCAR to promote vehicle safety. In 2015, 35,092 people died in crashes across the U.S. That ended a five-decade trend of declining fatalities with a 7.2 percent increase in deaths from 2014. To combat the rising numbers of roadway crash fatalities, the NHTSA and…

On Friday morning, there was a multi-car injury crash on Highway 101 in Goleta. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the wreck happened near Los Carneros Road at about 7:53 a.m. Initial reports indicate that four vehicles were involved in the crash, and one of them ended up in a ditch beside the roadway. First responders…

A woman was killed in a gruesome accident in Orcutt on Tuesday evening. Reports alleged a woman was killed when she fell out of a pick-up truck and was accidentally run over by a trailer. According to the Santa Maria Times, the driver of the Chevy 3/4 pickup pulling a gooseneck trailer drove away from…

On Sunday afternoon a motorcyclist was killed on Highway 1 near Lompoc. The motorcyclist was ejected from his motorcycle when he collided with another vehicle near Jalama Road. The vehicle was driven by a man, a woman, and their two children were passengers. They suffered minor injuries. When authorities arrived on the scene, the motorcyclist…

A young woman, celebrating her birthday in a La Jolla shopping center was fatally struck by an armored truck. The accident occurred around 5:00 p.m. near the 8600 block of Villa La Jolla. Per KUSI News, the woman was crossing the parking lot with her dog when the armored vehicle came around a corner and…

A man was killed early Tuesday morning in Bonita after striking a deer on the freeway. According to California Highway Patrol, around 4:45 a.m. a car struck a deer and then stalled on the SR 125 northbound. The man had left his vehicle and jumped off the side of the bridge. Unfortunately, it seems as…

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Sunday in Calabasas on a dangerous road. The accident occurred on Stunt Road around 11:00 a.m. According to Patch, Stunt Road is one of a web of steep mountain roads ascending Saddle Peak, between Malibu and Calabasas, and is frequently used by motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts…

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…

  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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