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Blog Posts in July, 2011

Bicyclists Protected from Harassment by Motorists under new Los Angeles City Ordinance

In July, the Los Angeles City Council passed a new ordinance that prohibits the harassment of bicyclists. The new ordinance makes it illegal for motorists in Los Angeles to intentionally force or ...
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California Helmet Requirements for Minors

Has your child suffered a head injury or concussion in a bicycle, skateboarding or rollerblading accident in Santa Monica? One of the first questions that a personal injury attorney will ask you is: ...
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Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Santa Monica

The rising number of pedestrian accidents in Santa Monica has city officials concerned. Santa Monica already leads the state in pedestrian accidents. Comparing Santa Monica to other California cities ...
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Can an Accident Cause Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a condition characterized by intense pain that is out of proportion to the severity of the initial trauma. Nerve impulses ...
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Santa Monica Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Car

An elderly woman was hit and killed by a car on Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica on July 17 th. According to Santa Monica Police Department Sgt. Richard Lewis, this is the fifth fatality this year in Santa ...
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New Ordinance will let Los Angeles Animal Control Officers Declare a Dog "Vicious"

This week, Los Angeles County Supervisors voted to give Department of Animal Care and Control officers the power to declare dogs “vicious.” A “vicious” dog is one that has been ...
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Car Accident - Doctor Released Me but I'm still Hurting

You were injured in a car accident. You've had chiropractic treatment or physical therapy. The doctor releases you, informing you that maximum treatment benefit has been reached and there is ...
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Can I get an Advance on my Los Angeles Personal Injury Case?

If you have suffered serious injuries in an accident, an attorney at our Los Angeles law firm may be able to get you a cash advance on your personal injury case. You may be unable to work if ...
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Driver Hits Child in Santa Monica's 4th of July Parade

At this year's 4 th of July Parade in Santa Monica, an elderly driver struck a child who was watching the parade. The driver managed to get past barricades and make it onto the parade route. ...
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Pedestrian Hit by Driver at City of Santa Monica's July 4th Parade

Reminiscent of the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market tragedy in 2003, in which 10 people were killed when an elderly driver drove through a crowded Farmer’s Market, a child watching Santa ...
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Don't Panic when an Emergency Vehicle Approaches

We've all been there. You know an emergency vehicle is approaching because you hear the blaring siren. Your heart starts to race. You try to figure out where the vehicle is so you know whether you ...
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Car Accidents Happen when Emergency Vehicles Approach

Hearing the blaring siren of an approaching emergency vehicle can be a flustering experience. You crack open your window and turn your radio down to find out if what you think you heard is really a ...
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"Carmageddon" Expected to Cause Uptick in Injury Accidents in Santa Monica

The upcoming closure of the 405 freeway is expected to cause traffic nightmares of epic proportion, which will trickle down to Santa Monica. "Carmageddon" will likely cause an increase in ...
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Increased Number of Injury Accidents Expected in Los Angeles during "Carmageddon" Weekend

Traffic nightmares of epic proportion are expected Carmageddon weekend. Also expected is an increase in car accidents, Carmageddon happens the weekend of July 15th to 17th. There will be a 10-mile ...
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City of Santa Monica Settles Big Blue Bus Passenger's Injury Claim for Peanuts

Last week, the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office settled a case involving the Big Blue Bus. Our personal injury law firm did not handle this case, but we have experience handling injury cases ...
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Pedestrian Crossing PCH is Hit and Killed

Just after midnight on Sunday, an 18-year-old woman who was attempting to cross PCH, near Mussel Cove in Orange County, was struck by a car and killed. According to Lt. Roland Chacon of the Orange ...
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Santa Monica Leads the State in Motorcycle Accidents

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident in Santa Monica? You are not alone. Santa Monica has a heinous track record for motorcycle accidents. When compared to other California cities of similar ...
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Welcome to our Santa Monica Personal Injury Blog!

We are proud to announce the launch of our personal injury blog for information and news in Santa Monica and the surrounding areas! You can subscribe to our RSS feed here.
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