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  • Who Is Liable After a Pizza Delivery Accident?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Dec 28, 2012

    It should come as no surprise that delivery drivers cause a good number of accidents every year. Yet, who is responsible when a pizza delivery driver, UPS driver or other delivery driver causes an accident? That is a question that the family of an 88-year-old woman is asking after she was struck and killed by a pizza delivery car in San Diego earlier this week. If the delivery driver was at fault ...
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  • NHTSA Fines Toyota for Failure to Timely Report Auto Defects

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Dec 26, 2012

    If your car might have a defect, you want to know about it immediately. You want automakers to fix that defect so that you can feel safe on the road. For our safety, the federal government has specific rules in place regarding when automakers must notify car owners of defects and start recall campaigns. In fact, federal statutes require automakers to start recalls and contact the National Highway ...
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  • San Diego Police Car Hits Pedestrian

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Dec 22, 2012

    Given the large amount of time that police officers spend driving, it is unsurprising that they get into accidents on a regular basis. One of these accidents occurred this week in San Diego, leaving a pedestrian with serious injuries . These cases often raise tricky issues involving an area of law known as sovereign immunity. In short, police departments and other government entities are often ...
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  • Freeway Fall Death: Liability Rules for Complicated Accidents

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Dec 20, 2012

    From a fairness perspective, whether the family of an accident victim deserves compensation is often a simple question. The law often makes the actual outcome much more complicated, however. This reflects the reality that things go wrong in unexpected ways - the consequences of seemingly minor actions can run out of control and go in unforeseen directions. A recent San Diego accident is a sad ...
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  • San Diego Train Crash: Tow Truck Driver Hit in Crossing

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Dec 14, 2012

    Tow truck drivers face a tough and dangerous working environment. Their jobs require them to park wherever a customer's car stopped - often in a hazardous and high-traffic area with little in the way of protections. These conditions might explain why tow truck drivers are affected by so many dangerous crashes. These frequent crashes serve as tragic evidence of potential problems in the tow truck ...
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