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California wrongful death case results in $8.8 million settlement

A sheriff's deputy crash in Kern County has resulted in an extended legal case. That case involved wrongful death claims that stemmed directly from the crash. On Friday, Feb. 28, Kern County reached a total of $8.8 million in settlements to resolve those claims. The crash that began the case occurred in Oildale in 2011. At that time, the deputy's patrol car struck two people, both of whom died as a result. The two victims,...
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Fatal car accident involves celebrity’s brother

One of the most critical tasks for drivers is keeping their cars in control at all times. If they lose control, an accident will almost inevitably happen. This is what occurred in a recent California car accident. The case is drawing substantial attention because the driver accused of being at fault is the brother of a famous actress. The driver, 40, is Sami Hayek. He is the brother of successful actress and producer, Salma Hayek,...
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California motorcycle hit-and-run case affected by alcohol test

Vehicular accidents can be complex. There may be damage to the vehicles involved, and maybe to surrounding property, as well as injuries to those in the vehicles and also to pedestrians. The fault for many cases can seem clear, while in other cases it gets complicated. The latter is true in a motorcycle accident case in California. A firefighter, 43, was driving the fire truck when he hit a motorcyclist, 49. The accident occurred last...
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California car accident proves fatal

California roads are often amongst the busiest in the country. With so many drivers going at high speeds, the risk of collisions can be substantial. This was demonstrated in a recent car accident case in which six individuals lost their lives. Others survived, but sustained serious personal injuries. The collision occurred before dawn on the 60 Freeway. According to a news release from the California Highway Patrol, it happened in Diamond Bar, an area east...
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Arizona motorcycle accident injures deputy

With the amount of traffic on Arizona roads, all vehicles should exercise caution at all times and be aware of their surroundings. Collisions can potentially occur at any moment, resulting in injuries or even fatalities. A particular danger arises when a collision is between two vehicles of significantly different weight, since the impact on the lighter one can be extreme. This factor was involved in a recent motorcycle accident in which a deputy suffered injuries....
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