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Five teens killed in Newport Beach car crash on Memorial Day

Five teenagers were killed in a car accident on Memorial Day on Jamboree Road in Newport Beach, CA. They were on their way to the beach when the accident occurred. No other vehicles were involved. Although Newport Beach police are still investigating the cause of the accident, they believe the car was going well over the posted speed limit. The mayor of Newport Beach, Keith Curry, said he was told by police that the driver...
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Vehicle type matters more than crash ratings, study suggests

A study recently presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine suggests that crash ratings - which are meant to measure a vehicle's crashworthiness so automobile shoppers can make wise, safe purchasing decisions - are not always the best indicator of how well a car and its passengers will fare in the event of an accident. The study found that a vehicle's size and type will typically be a better predictor...
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Report shows hazards of summer amusement rides: part two

In our most recent post we introduced a study about the high number of injuries sustained by children because of amusement rides. More than 92,000 children ended up in emergency rooms between 1990 and 2010 for ride-related injuries. The report also found that the majority of these injuries result from falls. Such a fall may result in injury if a person falls out of a ride, if someone falls on him or her or if...
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Report shows hazards of summer amusement rides: part one

Southern California has a lot to offer when it comes to thrills and entertainment. Between Six Flags, Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, many Californians will likely spend a few days of summer enjoying amusement rides. However, a new study shows that a day at the park can sometimes turn into a trip to the hospital. The Center for Injury Research and Policy and Nationwide Children's Hospital recently released a report detailing some of the risks...
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Tips For California Residents Dealing With Insurance Companies

California residents injured in an accident know that dealing with insurance companies is often complicated. Certain things can be done to help the process run smoothly. Do not sign any releases or waivers before obtaining legal advice. Financial difficulties after a major accident involving serious injuries may make accepting an initial settlement seem tempting. An attorney will assist with making sure any initial settlement amount is suitable. Next, contact the insurance company as soon as...
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