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Booster Seats Reduce Risk of Death in Accidents

When children are restrained in age-appropriate booster seats, Los Angeles car accident lawyers find that they have a much lower risk of being injured in an accident. A new study confirms this fact. The research conducted by The Children's Hospital Boston and the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention analyzed car accident data dating to between 1999 and 2009. The data came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Los Angeles Drivers Ranked Among Worst in the Country

Drivers in Los Angeles ranked at the bottom of the list in a new report compiled by insurance Allstate. The report ranks safe drivers in close to 200 American cities. No Los Angeles car accident attorney should find it strange that motorists in Los Angeles ranked at the bottom of the heap.

Report Finds Widespread Sleep Deprivation

In a study that has raised concerns among Los Angeles car accident lawyers and auto safety groups, as many as 30% of American workers reported that they did not get enough sleep. That means a huge population of motorists going to work in a fatigued, sleep-deprived state.

Lawsuit Filed in Colorado Bus Crash

Members of a Dallas-area church were traveling on a ski trip in Colorado in December 2010 when their chartered bus was involved in a collision, injuring nine of the passengers. The suit alleges that the driver of the bus, Fred Kornegay of the company Gotta Go Express Trailways, Inc., was engaging in unsafe driving practices before the crash occurred, despite the treacherous conditions of the road. The collision occurred when Kornegay attempted to make a turn at too great a speed, losing control of the vehicle. The lawsuit asks for an unspecified amount of damages. If another's negligence has caused you or a loved one to suffer, we can help you assess your legal options. Contact the Los Angeles bus accident attorneys at Heller LaChapelle for a free consultation, or call us directly at 800-992-9947. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours

Fatal Mississippi Car Wreck Results in $375,000 Settlement for Family

In 2007, brothers Ricky and Lamonte Brown were traveling on I-220 near Jackson, Mississippi when their vehicle was struck by a car driven by Roderick Evans, who was being pursued by Mississippi State Trooper Julius Hutson at the time of the incident. Ricky Brown died as a result of the injuries he suffered in the collision; Lamonte Brown survived but was seriously injured and required extensive medical treatment. Recently, the Mississippi Tort Claims Board gave its seal of approval to a $375,000 settlement in response to the wrongful death suit that was filed by the Brown family. Have you or a family member been harmed by another's reckless behavior? We can help. Contact the Los Angeles car accident attorneys at Heller LaChapelle for a free consultation, or call us directly at 800-992-9947. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours. 

NYC Deliveryman Struck by Car Receives $6 Million Jury Award

June 4, 2005 started out like every other day for Brooklyn-based delivery man Jing Xue Jiang. The 26-year-old set out on his bicycle to delivery takeout food, but never made it to his destination - he was struck in an intersection by Jamaal Freeman, who was driving a rental car at the time and ran a red light. Jiang's injuries were extensive, including fractures to his spine, leg, and forearm, as well as a severe concussion and a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Jiang was out of work for nearly six months, and claims to suffer lasting cognitive and physical impairment as a result of the accident. Recently, a jury awarded Jiang a total of $6 million in damages from the incident, covering his medical expenses and past, current, and future suffering.If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of another's negligence, you need the advice of a highly skilled and experienced legal team. Contact the California car accident attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 800-992-9947. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.

80-year-old Pedestrian Receives $338,000 Settlement

In November 2009, Portland police officer Ty Garrison was making the rounds in his 2007 Crown Victoria cruiser when he glanced down at his in-car computer to determine whether there were any pending dispatch calls being directed to his attention. When Garrison's eyes were off the road, his car struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street at the time, heading toward a neighborhood grocery store. 80-year-old Alganesh Negasi suffered multiple injuries as a result of the crash, including multiple leg fractures and a fractured pelvis. Her injuries necessitated a lengthy hospital stay and months of rehabilitation, and Negasi is no longer able to walk without assistance. The City of Portland recently paid $338,477 to settle the lawsuit that Negasi brought against the municipal government. Has someone else's recklessness caused you harm? If so, we can help. Contact the California motor vehicle accident attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 800-992-9947. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.

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