Vista Auto Accident Law Blog

Who is liable after a tour bus accident?

Tour bus accidents can cause massive damage and serious injuries to victims, and may additionally present great difficulty for those attempting to file a personal injury claim after the fact. Unlike common car accidents, tour bus accidents involve several parties that may or may not bear some liability. Those affected by a tour bus accident should look very carefully at the circumstances surrounding the accident and the various parties involved if they hope to file an effective, compelling claim.

When an accident involves a tour bus, it is wise for plaintiffs to to consider three primary parties in a suit: the bus provider, the tour company, and possibly the destination around which the tour organized.

After a truck accident, who pays for damages and injuries?

When you experience a truck accident, the aftermath is often difficult to navigate. Not only must you potentially contend with enormous damages and serious injuries, it is not always simple to know who is responsible for the accident at all.

Of course, it is important to determine the liable party as soon as possible, so that you can get on to building a claim to address your injuries and losses. The longer you wait to begin building a claim, the longer you must then wait to receive any compensation, all while your medical expenses pile up, whether you are able to work or not. For many victims of truck accidents, this process is understandably overwhelming.

Can colorful clothing help other drivers notice your motorcycle?

Motorcycle crashes happen for a number of reasons. Sometimes, the person driving the motorcycle is at fault. He or she may have gotten onto the bike after drinking or doing drugs, or may decide to drive at dangerously high speeds. Other times, these crashes are the fault of the person in the larger passenger vehicle. One of the most common reasons given for a crash between a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle is that the person in the vehicle just didn't see the motorcycle.

In order to offset this risk, some people who ride motorcycles choose to don special gear in bright, eye-catching colors before going out for a ride. Brilliant colors, like yellow, pink, orange and even green could help draw the eye of other drivers on the road and reduce the risk of a crash caused by someone who didn't see the person. At least, that's the theory behind high visibility gear. Does it really make you any safer when you're out for a ride?

These 4 types of car crashes can really leave you injured

Each year, 2 million Americans either are injured or die in car crashes. There are four primary accident types that seem to happen more often than others.

T-Bone crashes occur when two different cars collide while traveling in two district directions. They most often happen because a motorist runs a stop sign or red light or turns either too close or wide that they crash into oncoming traffic. More often than not, motorists driving through intersections are traveling at a decent rate of speed. This can result in significant injures for all parties involved.

1 dies, 4 are hurt in a Vista multiple-motorcycle pile up

A 55-year-old motoryclists died and several others were critically wounded in a crash involving several motorcycles in the early evening hours of Saturday, March 31. The incident occurred just before 6:40 p.m., nearby 1300 East Vista Way in San Diego County.

The multiple motorcyclists involved in the crash apparently belonged to a motorcycle club. By the time officers with the San Diego Sheriff's Department arrived at the crash scene, a number of other members with the biker group had just showed up on the scene as well. Their unruly presence made it difficult for police to reach victims so that they could be assisted.

Are you a bicycle commuter? You must follow these safety tips

Do you commute to and from work or school on your bicycle? Do you enjoy this mode of transportation for the health and environmental benefits, but have concerns about your safety? Are you hoping to change your approach to riding to prevent an accident in the future?

There are many safety tips you can follow as a bicycle commuter, all of which can help you avoid an accident that results in a serious injury.

An alleged distracted motorist strikes, kills a Chula Vista man

A 28-year-old Chula Vista man was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide for his role in causing the death of a 62-year-old area resident on Sunday, March 11. He'd originally turned himself in on March 14 after hearing that there was a warrant out for his arrest.

According to witnesses, the 62-year-old decedent was preparing to enter his car along Moss Street's 400 block at around 9:45 p.m., when a gray BMW 3 Series came passing by. Apparently, the car's driver made no attempt to stop as he approached the senior citizen's car and instead collided into him.

What types of crashes most lead to spinal cord injuries?

Each year in the United States, as many as 12,500 new individuals will suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI). The circumstances in which they may occur vary.

According to the University of Alabama's National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, men are the most apt to suffer SCIs and account for 80 percent of all victims. Younger men are particularly vulnerable, especially if they engage in playing contact sports, drag race cars or otherwise drive at high rates of speed.

A pedestrian is killed by an alleged drunk motorist in Vista

A 29-year-old Vista resident was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), manslaughter and hit-and-run charges on Friday, March 9.

On the following day, a spokesperson with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) released a statement acknowledging that a 51-year-old man had been struck and killed near the intersection of Palmyra and Estrelita Drives at around 8:14 p.m. the previous evening.

What can an attorney do for you after a car accident?

When a car accident occurs, it is not always easy to understand what to do in the immediate aftermath, or which actions one should avoid to protect personal rights and future legal options. The more severe the accident, the more disorienting the experience often is for the victims. Many people do not realize that their own actions at the scene of the accident may greatly impact the outcome of subsequent liability claims.

In many cases, it is wise to reach out to an attorney before leaving the scene of the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney offers legal resources and guidance to protect a victim's rights and to assemble the basis for a personal injury claim while evidence is fresh and dependable.

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