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The Future of the “No Driver” Trucking Industry and How It Can Affect You

By James Heiting |

Autonomous vehicles are the future of the auto industry. The fascination that consumers and companies alike have with Automated Driving Systems (ADS) has opened a new era of transportation forcing changes to the traditional means of transportation. This past February alone, companies made over $1.6 billion dollars in investments to the industry, thus marking… Read More »

The Repercussions of Distracted Driving

By Richard Irwin |

Technology developments are causing major problems for motorists everywhere, which is typically not the intended purpose when a new system or software is rolled out. In just the few instants it takes to look over a text message, vehicle-installed touch screen devices or even using a GPS, motorists enter the so-called distracted driving zone…. Read More »

How are Pedestrian Accidents Settled?

By Richard Irwin |

When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, the victim is not likely to walk away without a few cuts, bruises, and serious injuries. Vehicles are much larger, and much heavier than the human body, so any sort of impact, no matter how slight, may result in serious and long-term injuries or death. The… Read More »

Big Rig Driver Charged With Manslaughter and Gross Negligence After Causing “Deadliest Crash in California in Decades”

By Richard Irwin |

Last October, a tour bus load of people was heading home to Los Angeles on Route 10 after spending a night at the casino located near the Salton Sea, southeast of San Diego. Most passengers, tired from a night of gambling, had fallen asleep. However, they were rudely awakened shortly before dawn to screams… Read More »

Increase in Motorcycle Accidents in California

By Richard Irwin |

Recently, the California Highway Patrol released a report showing that motorcycle accidents increased by 20 percent from 2010 to 2011. The Hartford Sentinel reports that hundreds of motorcyclists die each year and thousands more are hurt. The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s assistance to reduce these numbers. Officials have encouraged motorcyclists… Read More »

BEWARE OF EXCLUSIONS IN AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE POLICIES

By Dennis Stout |

Heiting & Irwin My office was recently contacted by a young woman on a clear liability, rear-end automobile accident. She was driving “her” vehicle (one of many insured by the family) and she assumed she was an insured driver. Wanting to immediately obtain a replacement vehicle (rental car) she contacted “her” insurance company, only… Read More »

RIGHT TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

By Dennis Stout |

Regardless of your insurance status, you are eligible to receive emergency medical care within the State of California. You have the right to receive emergency care at any licensed facility with an emergency room. You have the right to be treated until your emergency medical condition is stabilized when you go to a hospital… Read More »

It is GPS Monitoring, not GPS Tracking

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

“Wow…thank you. I didn’t realize GPS would be so interesting.” That was the most repeated comment by attendees at the last meeting of the Riverside County Barristers Association after Petra Fuhriman co-owner of GPS Monitoring Solutions explained the difference between tracking and real-time, 24/7 GPS monitoring. Although it was the second meeting of the… Read More »

James Heiting cited by “Chicago Lawyer’s” Robert A. Clifford

By Richard Irwin |

I stood before 12 people, a cross-section of Miami-area residents who were to consider the case of a family who lost a loved one in a small plane that crashed off the coast as it attempted to take off. The cause of the crash was a defective part, manufactured by a local company whose… Read More »

California Supreme Court Finds Liability for Tractor-Trailer Parked Along Freeway

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

On February 28, 2011, the California Supreme Court decided the case of Cabral v. Ralphs Grocery Co. (Docket No. S178799). This is another case revolving around a deadly motor vehicle accident in which a tractor-trailer was involved. See my previous article here: In Cabral, Plaintiff’s husband, the decedent, was driving his pickup truck home… Read More »

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