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Self-Driving Trucks Invade San Diego

By Ross Jurewitz on February 12, 2019

A revolution is coming to San Diego and beyond. Car and tech companies are developing cutting-edge technologies to create fully automated motor vehicles. In theory, these advanced technologies will make the roads in Southern California much safer, but the path to getting there might be littered with missteps. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Who’s Responsible for a Downed Power Line in San Diego?

By Ross Jurewitz on January 16, 2019

Power lines made the headlines a lot in 2018, especially in California, and the news was rarely positive. Southern California Edison admitted its equipment sparked the Thomas Fire in 2017, which resulted in more than 280,000 burnt acres, over 1,000 buildings destroyed, and two fatalities in Ventura and Santa Barbara. Several other recent fires are suspected to have started because of faulty or downed power lines. Read the rest »

Posted in: Burn Injury

Top Reasons to Review Your Insurance Policy for New Year’s

By Ross Jurewitz on January 2, 2019

You can never be too careful when it comes to your auto insurance policy. It’s easy to get lost in the numbers and fine print, but those numbers are going to mean something the second you get into a collision. Do yourself a favor and go over your policy with a fine-toothed comb this New Year’s. Read the rest »

Posted in: Insurance Claims

Happy Holiday Bowl in San Diego

By Ross Jurewitz on December 31, 2018

It’s a San Diego tradition. Every December, our city is host to one of the premier college bowl games in the country—the Holiday Bowl. This year, they’ve moved the date to December 31st, and are promoting the game as part of the New Year’s festivities. While it’s a great opportunity for residents and out-of-town visitors to watch football and celebrate the holiday, it’s also wise to remember to avoid trouble. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Rainy Weather Leads to Tortilla Spill on the 15

By Ross Jurewitz on December 3, 2018

With the first major rainfall of the season, San Diego area roads are snarled with traffic due to accidents. “We have 25 active crashes happening right now, and I haven’t even gotten through all of them,” commented a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer who was working at the agency’s traffic management center.

Three tractor-trailer trucks spun out on the rain-soaked, northbound lane of Interstate 15 near Camino Del Rio South on November 29th, temporarily shutting down the roadway. One of the big rigs flipped over, spilling its load of tortillas down the embankment. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Car Crashes Aren’t the Same for Child Victims

By Ross Jurewitz on November 23, 2018

Being in a car accident is difficult for everyone, but for a young child, it can be especially traumatic. Cars are designed with adults in mind, and children of all ages are more susceptible to serious injuries, even during a minor collision. This can be true even when all safety regulations are followed and car seats are used. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Injury

Are Cortisone Injections Bad for You? What You Should Know

By Ross Jurewitz on November 20, 2018

Many people get cortisone injections to help them with shoulder, knee, and other joint injuries after an accidents. In fact, cortisone relieves pain and inflammation in the injury site for most joint pain, and is a proven, conservative method to treat pain and inflammation short of surgery. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

When Do You Need a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

By Ross Jurewitz on November 16, 2018

It may sound like a foreign dessert, but mass torts are actually an important legal tool to help victims recover damages from large corporations. In this day and age, when every corporation has an army of high-priced lawyers protecting it at every turn, it can be nearly impossible for wronged individuals to come out victorious in a lawsuit. That’s why mass torts are so necessary. They protect regular folks like you and help you get a fair shot in a court of law. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

Rise of the (Trucking) Machines

By Ross Jurewitz on November 5, 2018

It’s a brave new world out there. One of the country’s largest industries is about to be taken over by machines, as automated driving is set to conquer long-haul shipping in the next quarter-century. But is America ready for driverless vehicles on our nation’s highways? That’s a good question with no easy answer. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Not All Insurance Is Created Equal

By Ross Jurewitz on November 2, 2018

You saw their clever commercial on TV. You called the 800 number and talked to an insurance agent. And just like the ad promised, you got an auto insurance quote that “fit your budget.” So, you’re covered, right?

Well, maybe.

Just because your policy meets California’s minimum requirements doesn’t mean you’ll be taken care of after an accident. After a crash, many drivers are surprised to find out they aren’t covered like they thought they were. To find out what kind of insurance covers what, check out this handy infographic. Read the rest »

Posted in: Insurance Claims

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