Historically, there has been good cause for this sentiment as teen drivers are a group often considered to be at high risk for being involved in a crash.

Nov 29, 2016 rooney 0 comments
FEWER CALIFORNIA TEEN DEATHS DUE TO DISTRACTED DRIVING

While teens count down the days they can take their driver’s test to obtain a driver’s license, their parents, as well as many other drivers throughout the state of California, brace themselves for the presence of another young person behind the wheel, on the roads. Historically, there has been good cause for this sentiment as […]

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Though the driver of the vehicle is still in the hospital it is likely that at a minimum he will be charged with manslaughter.

Nov 27, 2016 rooney 0 comments
ALCOHOL, DRUGS CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO FATAL CHICO ACCIDENT

Residents of Chico, California, likely remember the recent crash involving students at Chico State. The single vehicle crash killed two passengers and severely injured the young man behind the wheel of the car. At the time of the fatal accident the three occupants of the vehicle, all of whom were under the age of 21, […]

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The truck rear-ended the car with sufficient force to send it into the northbound lane where it collided with a Freightliner truck hauling two trailers.

Nov 26, 2016 rooney 0 comments
CHILD’S DEATH IN CAR ACCIDENT LEADS TO ARREST OF CHICO MAN

Thanks to technology, traveling California roads is becoming more dangerous by the minute. Common sense tells most people that distracted driving is risky to their own safety and that of others. However, knowing that and refraining from it are often two different things. A Chico man has been arrested, and a 5-year-old is dead. Many […]

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Teens who are a bit older are more likely to participate in the behavior than those who are just learning to drive.

Nov 24, 2016 rooney 0 comments
STUDY SHOWS TEXTING WHILE DRIVING LEADING CAUSE IN TEEN DEATHS

Parents throughout the state of California dread the day when their child receives his or her driver’s license. While it provides a much greater sense of freedom to the teens who are fortunate enough to have access to an automobile, for many parents it provides a sense of anxiety. While the often impulsive nature of […]

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It is not clear what caused the collisions to occur.

Nov 23, 2016 rooney 0 comments
FOUR CARS COLLIDE IN INTERSECTION NEAR SACRAMENTO

Motor vehicle accidents are a reality in any community where automobiles are used. Because their use is so prevalent, this means that a car accident could happen virtually anywhere, including the Sacramento area. While these accidents commonly involve only two vehicles and result in minor injuries, it is possible that the outcome could be much […]

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Residents of California may want to think twice before using their phone...

Nov 22, 2016 rooney 0 comments
CALIFORNIA COURT RULES DRIVER USING MAP ON PHONE BREAKS LAW

With the technological advancements so readily available today, in the form of GPS units and Smartphones, it is likely that few turn to paper maps anymore when they are trying to get from one place to another. Rather than trying to follow small lines on a large piece of paper that never seem to want […]

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a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that these programs may not be as effective as anticipated.

Nov 21, 2016 rooney 0 comments
CALIFORNIA STUDENT CRASHES INTO DMV, HIGHLIGHTING RISKS OF TEEN DRIVING

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. A Northern California teen recently earned the inauspicious distinction of being the third student driver to collide with a California Department of Motor Vehicles building in recent years. The teen apparently mistook the gas pedal for the brake and crashed into the side of the […]

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The claim alleges that the guardrail originally installed by engineers was removed because cars were hitting it.

Nov 07, 2016 rooney 0 comments
CAR CRASH LEADS TO $16.5 MILLION CLAIM; CITY AND COUNTY BLAMED

It likely was, and continues to be, a nightmare for everyone involved. Reports are a family has filed a claim in another state because a man is permanently injured and his wife was killed when their car was struck by a drunk driver. What makes this case different from the usual impaired driver car crash […]

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Research from the Center for Disease Control supports the fact that sobriety checkpoints do reduce drunk-driving accidents by about 20 percent, according to a 2002 study.

Oct 26, 2016 rooney 0 comments
DO CHECKPOINTS HELP REDUCE CAR ACCIDENTS?

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. While the California Supreme Court has come down on the side of law enforcement on police checkpoints, some citizens oppose what they view as overreach of police powers on freedom of travel and selective law enforcement. Why Do License and DUI Checkpoints Work? Local police departments in […]

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The SAE estimates that the failure to properly use turn signals - whether when switching lanes or making a turn - causes approximately two million car accidents in the United States each year.

Oct 23, 2016 rooney 0 comments
TURN SIGNAL NEGLECT IS A DEADLY PROBLEM

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. While distracted driving has received a great deal of attention recently as a leading cause of car accidents, a new study indicates that it may be a small problem compared to something most drivers see every day: the failure to use turn signals. According to […]

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