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Nov 12

Crash on I-5 Kills 4, Injures 7 Sunday Night

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This map shows the incorporated and unincorporated areas in Sacramento County, California, highlighting Elk Grove in red. It was created with a custom script with US Census Bureau data and modified with Inkscape. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The stretch of Interstate 5 that runs from the Central Valley through Northern California tends to be one of the more boring drives in the state. The well traveled road mostly cuts through farmland in this area. It’s flat, largely two lanes in each direction and often smells like manure. Continue reading →

Oct 12

Buy Safe Halloween Costumes for Kids

Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes (Photo credit: Transguyjay)

Americans may not spend as much money on the holiday of Halloween compared to Christmas, but the candy and costume industry does well in October. Some frugal minded parents may make costumes at home while others hope for discounts at the store. Be careful of the materials used in these costumes, which could be flammable or otherwise dangerous.  Continue reading →

Oct 12

When Filing a Claim, Remember Statute of Limitations

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After you are in an accident, all you want is for the whole thing to be over. Unfortunately, there quite a few hurdles to jump over before you can receive a settlement and forget about the experience. Sometimes, in an effort to be avoid a huge headache the smaller accidents are handled under the table. It can be a great way to keep insurance premiums down and get repairs done expediently.

In some of those cases, there may be some unseen effects of the accident that you aren’t aware of at the time. You may not have gone to the doctor following your accident or went to the auto shop for a full diagnostic on your vehicle. Later, these effects may emerge and you may need to file a lawsuit. If that’s the case, make sure you understand the statute of limitations.  Continue reading →

Sep 12

Lindsay Lohan Strikes Again — Strikes a Pedestrian, Actually

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This mugshot is found from, and the original is from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

What is it with young starlets and shenanigans in their cars? Lately, Amanda Bynes has taken the crown for the celebrity with the most run-ins and hit-and-runs with law in her expensive car. Not to be upstaged, Lindsay is back on the board with another arrest.

This time, Lindsay was brought in for clipping a pedestrian with her Porsche and leaving the scene of the accident. Since the incident was technically a hit-and-run, police served her a ticket to appear in court later. The man she hit was taken to the hospital and released after treatment for a knee injury.  Continue reading →

Sep 12

Home Depot Nearly Gets Away With Refusing to Pay Injured Customer’s Medical Bills

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Logo for The Home Depot. Category:Brands of the World (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Large companies are sued constantly for liability. Some people want compensation  because they fell on the premises or because they nearly choked on an unidentified object in their bag of chips. These types of personal injury claims are numerous and often fruitless in finding a settlement.

A northern California man thought he was fully cared for when he was injured in his local Home Depot. The representatives on the floor quickly took him to their on-site clinic and had him patched up with a promise that the bill would be on them.

Two years later, the bill showed up.  Continue reading →

Sep 12

Interstate 15 Crash Claims 1 Victim

Interstate 15.

Interstate 15. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Those familiar with Interstate 15, or “the 15″ to locals, know it is one of the most dangerous interstates in the country. The road runs north and south between southern California and northern Montana, with a notable stop through Las Vegas, Nevada.

While many Californians use the 15 corridor for road trips to Sin City, it’s largely a truck route. However, more and more drivers are average commuters speeding their way to and from work. The 15 connects many in the Inland Empire to San Diego and Los Angeles.  Continue reading →

Aug 12

Accident Report: Failure to Launch

Bad Driver's Handbook

Bad Driver’s Handbook (Photo credit: billypalooza)

These drivers didn’t get far before having to crash land somewhere. Here’s a look at a few of this week’s crash landings and other badly behaved drivers in the state of California. Some of these were better landings than others. Continue reading →

Aug 12

Blossom Actress Involved in Car Crash

Actress Mayim Bialik at the 36th Annual Gracie...

Actress Mayim Bialik at the 36th Annual Gracie Awards Gala (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The freeways, rush hour traffic, and congested roadways lead to the higher car accident rate possibilities in Southern California. Anyone can be a victim of a car accident, even famous celebrities. On Wednesday, August 15, author and actress Mayim Bialik was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, home of many celebrities and movie stars, is also the site of many car collisions. With many freeways and drivers, the city is also home to unwanted freeway congestion and vehicle collisions. For Bialik, 36, this was the case.

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Aug 12

Man Found on Cliff After 52-Hour Search

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada (Photo credit: Micke Kazarnowicz)

One man brought the epic legend of “Cliffhanger” to real life after being stranded on a cliff for more than two days. Rescuers were able to swoop in just in time to save the hiker before it was too late. Cliffhanger just went from being a legendary tale to real-life human being.

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Jul 12

Razor Blade Found in Bag of Jolly Ranchers

An assortment of Jolly Rancher candies

An assortment of Jolly Rancher candies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imagine a bag of candy turning into a potential personal injury case. For a mother buying a pack of candy for her child, this terrible scenario became a reality. The safety of children buying bags of candy is now questioned after this incident has come to light. The questions of why and how this razor blade has gotten into a bag are making many mothers and buyers wonder about the safety of children and candy-buyers.

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