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A man dead and four others left injured after a minivan and a big rig accident in Downey.

The minivan slammed into the big rig killing the 18-year-old passenger of the minivan.

The crash occurred around 11 p.m. Friday at Lakewood Boulevard, north of Florence Avenue.

A Downey resident, a 20-year-old male, was driving southbound on Lakewood Boulevard in a 1997 Chevrolet Astro van before veering into the back of the big rig, which was sitting in the lift turn lane, the Downey Police Department explained.

The minivan ended up wedged under the rig, a tow truck was required to lift the semi off of the minivan, police added.

The 18-year-old man who was killed was a passenger in the minivan and was identified as Isaac Antonio Marroquin.

The other four passengers including the driver of the minivan were taken to local hospitals to address their non-life-threatening injuries.

The 52-year-old driver of the semi was not injured.

If you or a loved one has been in an accident contact an experienced Downey personal injury attorney from Guldjian Law APC for a free first-time legal consultation regarding your accident, to decide whether you may be entitled to legal compensation and whether it is viable to pursue legal action.

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The very first thing you should do if you’re hurt on the job is to report the incident immediately. Don’t hesitate and contact a personal injury attorney right away because you need a strong legal team on your side. In Orange County, you run the risk of losing significant benefits the moment you retain an attorney. But without one you’re at the mercy of the company, their doctors and what they decide to award you–if anything.

Another good reason to secure an attorney is to make certain you and your rights are adequately protected. A team of attorneys will be able to file your claim promptly and of course properly. Without proper legal representation, you may be sacrificing your lifetime medical benefits. This is a serious issue to contemplate and all the more reason you need to seek the right help.

What you Need to Know

In California, you are covered up to $10,000 automatically after a work-related illness or injury without any investigation as to who was at fault. This is not good for the injured worker. This means, that if you allow this to happen–you will be barred from suing your employer. Your medical bills may well exceed $10,000.

If you are an independent contractor, the client you work for is not required to pay for or provide workers’ comp insurance. But if you are an employee and live out of state but appear in California to work for a company part-time, you are entitled to workers’ comp. If you are the only employee of a company, you are also entitled to workers’ comp.

You are entitled to 2 thirds of your weekly pay for either 104 weeks or until you can return to work. You can receive partial or total disability payments if you can not perform duties until your injury has healed. These are unique circumstances to everyone. With the help of our Orange County personal injury attorney, we can help lift the burden from an injured by providing skilled and experienced legal assistance.

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Wednesday night around 10:00 p.m., police and paramedics responded to an accident that took place at Highland Land and Macy Street in San Bernardino. Police stated that a teenager was racing another vehicle in his 1992 Mitsubishi GT 3000 when he collided head-on with a 2011 Toyota Corolla.  The Corolla was carrying three occupants when the crash occurred.

The teenage driver of the Mitsubishi was identified as 19-year-old Mark Jimenez of San Bernardino, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The three people occupying the Toyota Corolla were taken to a local medical center where they were rushed into emergency surgery due to critical internal injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the Corolla is reported to be in critical condition; he was identified as 23-year-old Francisca Vargas of San Bernardino.

Police are still searching for the other driver who was racing with Mark. If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident, it’s important to understand how to handle the situation. Contact our San Bernardino car accident attorney today.

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Richmond Police has charged a 37-year-old motorcyclist with driving outside of restrictions, DUI and aggravated involuntary manslaughter after his passenger was killed in a collision Saturday evening. The accident took place near the 1300 block of E. Main Street around 5:00 p.m. According to the authorities, the motorcyclist was traveling on East Main Street with a female passenger when he smashed into the back of another vehicle.

The 33-year-old female passenger sustained severe injuries after being thrown from the motorcycle and was transported to VCU Medical Center. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries later that night. Police were able to identify her 33-year-old Richmond resident Sarah Weeda.

The 37-year-old motorcyclist was identified as Joe Durham Jr, of Richmond, also received injuries from the accident and is in recovery. It’s very unfortunate that Sarah was killed in this motorcycle. If you or someone you know has been charged with DUI in Richmond contact our Richmond DUI attorney today for a free legal consultation.

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Two teenagers and an 18-year-old male were killed Tuesday night, another teenager suffered critical injuries, this occurred after a high-speed crash that was an alleged street race on Santa Clara Street according to San Jose Police Department.

San Jose residents Oscar Avila Toledo, 18, and Jayleen Ciriaco, 15, along with Anthony Ramos, 15, of Gilroy, were all killed during the race. An additional 15-year-old boy is in critical condition in ICU.

Family members came together along the road near the crash and lit candles to remember the teenagers.

Police were responding to two cars speeding westbound on Santa Clara Street at around 11 p.m., Sgt. Domingo Sanchez stated. A gold Honda Accord, one of the vehicles involved in the race, lost control near 22nd Street and collided with a light pole and then later with a tree.

One boy and a girl were declared dead at the scene. The other two boys were hospitalized, Domingo claimed.

Police are still trying to figure out who was actually driving the Honda, which according to investigators, was an unreported stolen vehicle.

Investigators believe the Honda and a dark Acura were racing on Santa Clara Street during the time of the crash. The Acura did not stop and has not been located.

A witness spoke the police claiming she saw the speeding cars, the point of original remains unclear, however, a relative of one of the victim’s believes the race started near the McDonald’s restaurant on 27th Street. Police have not interviewed the surviving teen as of Wednesday afternoon, but investigators believe there was no immediate implication the race was planned previously.

The three deaths bring the number of people who have died in traffic collisions this year in San Jose to 43. Which was also a ten-year all-time high in 2014.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a San Jose California accident, contact Guldjian LAW APC for a free legal consultation regarding how you may be entitled to legal compensation.

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Just two days ago, October 3rd, police and medical personnel responded to a car accident involving two vehicles. The accident killed one driver and severely injured another. According to San Bernardino Police, a 2007 Buick was heading east on Third Street when she started to cruise in the westbound lanes. The Buick then collided head-on with a 2005 Toyota that was operated by 23-year-old Gilbert Tarin. San Bernardino Police pronounced Tarin dead at the scene of the crash.

Police identified the driver of the Buick as 26-year-old Ahaunee Moreno. She sustained major injuries and was transported to a medical center where she would receive medical treatment.

Drugs and alcohol are believed to play a large role in the cause of the accident stated investigators. Police still looking for more information about that accident and have asked the public for any information that can be of assistance.

It’s unfortunate that young Gilbert Tarin lost his life in the crash. Car accidents can hurt not only those involved but the families and friends as well. With Medical bills, increased insurance rates, physical and mental damage, car accidents can be completely devastating and hard to prevent. If you have been injured in a car accident and are not sure what to do, contact a personal injury attorney in San Bernardino today.

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A drunken driver survived a fiery car accident in Bay Park this Saturday, the crash killed two passengers. The driver is said to be arrested after his release from a hospital, according to San Diego police Sunday.

Alcohol is an evident factor as the impaired driver veered his vehicle and swerved off Friars Road and struck a boulder. Around 7:30 am. the vehicle’s flames spread to the local brush.

The driver managed to escape the car and only sustained minor cuts and burns.

The families of the two women killed during the crash from Oceanside were notified by a medical examiner, their identities were not publicized.

According to a San Diego County Medical Examiner, a dog also died in the flames.

Friars Road has multiple S-curves in the area, authorities warn drivers to be cautious driving through the area of the crash, and to never drink and drive.

Almost 30 people die each day due to alcohol-involved accidents, this adds up to 1 death every 51 minutes by an alcohol-impaired driver, according to data collected by the Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Sobriety Checkpoints, where law enforcement assess driver’s alcohol impairment, reduce alcohol-related crashes by 9%. Ignition interlocks, devices installed in the vehicles of previously convicted drunk drivers, prevent operation of the vehicle if the operator’s BAC is over state regulation. These locks are in relation with a 70% reduction in arrest rates for alcohol impairment. An exponentially more efficient method in reducing alcohol-impaired driving.

If you or a loved one have been in a car accident in San Diego and seek additional assistance in determining whether you are entitled to compensation, contacting an experienced San Diego personal injury attorney from Guldjian Law APC will allow you to gain a professional, experienced insight on your accident.

Guldjian Law APC is also able to assist clients located in La Jolla, Chula Vista, El Cajon and Carlsbad.

 

 

 

References:

Elder RW, Shults RA, Sleet DA, et al. Effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints for reducing alcohol-involved crashes. Traffic Injury Prevention 2002;3:266-74

Dept of Transportation (US), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Traffic Safety Facts 2013 Data: Alcohol-Impaired Driving. Washington (DC): NHTSA; 2014

Howat, P, Sleet, D, Elder, R, Maycock, B. Preventing alcohol-related traffic injury: a health promotion approach. Traffic Injury Prevention, 2004;5:208-219.

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One killed and six others injured during a fatal traffic collision that occurred on Friday in Rosemead, California.

Authorities were on the scene of a deadly traffic collision on Friday that injured six others in Rosemead.

Around 5 a.m., authorities were sent to Rosemead Boulevard and Glendon Way to the report of a multi-vehicle collision.

Upon their arrival, authorities located three vehicles. One of the vehicles had overturned, which subsequently trapped one person inside.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Two other victims were transported to USC Trauma Center, and four additional victims were treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

If you or a loved one have been in an accident and are seeking help, contact our California Personal Injury Attorneys for a free legal consultation to determine whether you are able to earn compensation today.

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The driver involved in the fatal car crash in Carmel Valley that killed a 61-year-old woman from Chula Vista is behind bars Thursday on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter, authorities said.

Anthony Perez Rodriguez, 30, was headed east in the 14100 block of Carmel Valley Road when his Fiat 500 veered into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a 1987 Chevrolet sedan shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego police.

The victim, 61-year old Enid Mayer, was supposedly driving home after visiting her mother-in-law’s Tuesday night when Anthony Perez Rodriguez suddenly swerved into oncoming traffic, she soon died at the scene.

Rodriguez was not seriously injured and was booked into San Diego Central Jail, with bail set at $100,000.

If you are a loved one has been involved in an accident and are unsure how to continue, contact our San Diego personal injury attorneys for a free legal consultation to learn if you are entitled to compensation.  We have helped individuals involved in accidents throughout the San Diego area including Carlsbad, Chula Vista, El Cajon and La Jolla.

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One worry of small business owners, whether they are starting or already running a small business, revolves around their call for a business attorney.

Many entrepreneurs do not have much in support of extra capital and usually hire a business attorney when confronted with serious legal problems. Business attorneys have a working knowledge of many issues, from employment law to copyright and trademark infringement to tax law.

While most of these matters can be handled by any business owner, there are times when a business faces issues that are too difficult or time-consuming, and at this time a business attorney is an intelligent move.

Some examples of when a business attorney would be practical include a time when prospective, former or current employees are suing because of discrimination in hiring, firing or hostile work environment. Other examples include investigating the business for violation of any laws or environmental problems.

California business attorneys also assist companies in negotiations, arbitration, business formation, business litigation and disputes, fundraising and mergers and acquisitions.

Also, the attorneys can lend a hand in business planning and startup counseling. For example, our business attorney in San Deigo can rally round the liability with being a director or officer of a company. Furthermore, legal issues and the law involve matters of state and local law when people think about California state laws.

For example, the Governor’s Office of Business Development and Economic Development says many state agencies develop regulations that impact small businesses in California. Included among the agencies are the Board of Equalization, California Environmental Agency, Department of General Services, Franchise Tax Board and Bureau of Automotive Repair, among others.

California laws are shaped by statutes and the courts while some laws are determined by the voters. The services of a business attorney, with all the diverse services they provide, can be critical to a business, small businesses, in particular.

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