Teen deaths mount as texting and distracted driving becomes a problem

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in┬áCar Accidents Parents, teachers and guardians of children throughout the great state of California really do not want to hear a call, of the day when their child receives his or her driver’s license, as teens are and can be a dangerous bunch when it comes to getting […]

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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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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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Those who voted against Prop 19 were likely concerned with driving while high - ending marijuana prohibition would cause an increase in those who purchased and smoked marijuana - and thus lead to greater numbers of marijuana-influenced motorists causing accidents.

Oct 17, 2016 rooney 0 comments
DEFEAT OF PROP 19 ILLUSTRATES THE DRIVING-WHILE-HIGH ISSUE

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Drunk Driving Accidents. Any lawyer who handles both personal injury and criminal defense cases will tell you that there’s a big difference between proving who was at fault for a car accident and whether or not the at-fault party was guilty of a crime. Take, for instance, […]

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The Every 15 Minutes program, which has undoubtedly raised awareness of the issue of drunk driving, and other programs seeking to curb drunk driving, must have had some measure of impact.

Oct 16, 2016 rooney 0 comments
THE ‘EVERY 15 MINUTES’ PROGRAM SEEKS TO CURB DRUNK DRIVING

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Drunk Driving Accidents. The Every 15 Minutes program originated in Canada and came to the United States in the 90s when Chico, California, police instituted the program. The name is derived from the fact that every 15 minutes someone was killed as a result of a drunk-driving […]

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Currently, if the host of a party allows an adult or minor to become intoxicated by supplying alcohol, and that person is injured or injures a third person...

Oct 15, 2016 rooney 0 comments
SOCIAL HOSTS IN CALIFORNIA COULD BE HELD LIABLE UNDER NEW RULE

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Drunk Driving Accidents. Victims of personal injuries face many challenges while recovering. Compensation for medical treatment, missed work and other damages from the responsible parties as soon as possible often goes hand in hand with recovering from any physical injuries. But what happens when a victim is […]

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But research by the FBI indicates that saturation patrols involving multiple law enforcement agencies targeting a location known for alcohol-related arrests and accidents are actually more effective than sobriety checkpoints.

Oct 14, 2016 rooney 0 comments
DO CHECKPOINTS HELP REDUCE CAR ACCIDENTS?

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. The Tracy Police Department recently conducted a fruitful sobriety and license checkpoint, nabbing two drunk drivers and 34 others driving without a license. While the California Supreme Court has come down on the side of law enforcement on police checkpoints, some citizens oppose what they […]

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