Category: Car Accidents


Sign the Petition to Mandate Easy Exit Safety Features on Buses

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 12, 2014

Click Here to Sign the Petition To Mandate Easy Exit Safety Features on Buses! How Many More Innocent People Must Needlessly Die? The tragic and unnecessary injuries and multiple deaths of innocent students and adults when a Federal Express Truck collided head on with a school bus in Orland, California on April 10, 2014 could possibly have been minimized or even eliminated had better safety features been federally mandated. Quoting from an article published in The Republic, Rules To Make Crashed Buses Easier to Escape Still Not Adopted 15 Years After Recommendation, “Because the bus was overturned and partially submerged, passengers… Read More

Underinsured Motorist Causes Injury. Now What?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 10, 2013

Time and again people are severely injured in a car accident and the at-fault party has insurance but not enough insurance to compensate the victim. Well, if you’re the victim and have Uninsured Motorist Coverage in California then it becomes Underinsured Motorist Coverage. The legality and logistics of Underinsured Motorist Coverage can be quite tricky so you will want to consult a California Personal Injury lawyer in this regard. Basically, your car insurance provider “steps into the shoes” of the at-fault driver and, without increasing your premiums, affords you more coverage. Peggy Gets Rear-ended – Real Life Example My client, Peggy (not her real name), was minding her own business at a stop light when… Read More

A California Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective on Accidents

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 6, 2013

A California personal injury case can take on many forms.  If you, or someone you love, has been injured in any one of the following situations, you may have a personal injury case worth pursuing. Assault Injuries Bicycle Accident Bus Accident Car Accident Dangerous Product Defective Product Dog Bite / Animal Attack Elevator / Escalator Accident False Arrest Medical Negligence Motorcycle Accident Nursing Home Neglect / Abuse Pedestrian Accident Railroad Crossing Accident Sexual Abuse Slip & Fall Accident Trip & Fall Accident Truck Accident Wrongful Death Call me to discuss whether you have a personal injury case.  Consultations are free and unlike a vicious dog,… Read More

Uh Oh, I’m Hurt & Other Driver Doesn’t Have Enough Insurance! Underinsured Motorist Claims in California

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 16, 2011

Q: The following excellent question was posted on www.avvo.com: I was in a severe car accident as to which I was not at fault. However, I have a lawsuit going against the other driver, and may or may not be able to to be compensated by the other driver’s (who was insured) insurance company. My question is, if I win my lawsuit against them, can I still file for an underinsured motorist claim with my insurance if the other driver has only the minimum limits of coverage required by law, but those limits are insufficient to compensate me fully for my injuries. Do the same… Read More

Faces of Distracted Driving: Margay Schee, 13

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 9, 2011

On September 23, 2008, 13-year-old Margay Schee was riding home from school when a semi-truck slammed into the back of her school bus. She was killed when rescuers were unable to get her out of the burning wreckage. The truck driver was talking on his cell phone at the time of crash and said he never saw the bus. Margay’s mother, Elissa Schee, is a founding board member of FocusDriven, the first national nonprofit organization devoted specifically to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. For more information, please visit www.distraction.gov. To share your story, upload a video to YouTube… Read More

AVVO Question: What Happens When Doctor Causes More Injuries to Accident Victim?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 27, 2011

The following poignant question was posed on www.avvo.com: “Our daughter suffered a near fatal accient as a result of which she suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). After 28 days the doctors decided to place a feeding tube, which was done by a radiologist. The tube was not placed correctly and the feeding material leaked into her abdominal cavity. After watching her for some 8 days where her abdominal cavity hardened and she came down with 104 fever, the surgical group performed an emergency procedure during which they cut her open and cleaned. The bacterial and fungal infection caused near fatal condition for a week (104 fever). Also… Read More

Drinking and Driving – It’s Never Been Said This Well

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: December 6, 2010

Someone sent me this video. It speaks for itself. On December 10th 1989 the first TAC commercial went to air. In that year the … more info On December 10th 1989 the first TAC commercial went to air. In that year the road toll was 776; by last year 2008 it had fallen to 303. A five minute retrospective of the road safety campaigns produced by the TAC over the last 20 years has been compiled. The montage features iconic scenes and images from commercials that have helped change they way we drive, all edited to the moving song Everybody… Read More

Hug Your Lawyer: Good Stories About Lawyers

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: October 27, 2010

Contrary to popular belief, many people have positive experience(s) with their lawyers! About a week or so ago I posted the following request on a fabulous website called Help a Reporter Out (check it out): I am looking for people who have been injured in an accident whether it be vehicle related (car, motorcycle, bus, boat, plane, as a pedestrian, bicyclist) or in a slip/trip and fall type case (falling down stairs, off of a ladder, tripped on sidewalk, slipped in store) and whose case has been settled already. How has the accident affected your life? The lives of people around you?… Read More

Are You Willing To Risk Lives Just So You Can Send a Text Message?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 22, 2010

What is your reaction when you see someone texting while driving or gabbing away on with the cell phone to their ear while behind the heel? Generally speaking, I don’t notice someone engaged in these (or similar) activities unless I’m behind them waiting for them to finally realize that the light has turned green and it’s their turn to go.  And, of course, it’s always a fun challenge to avoid the car that just swerved into my lane because they’re answering that all-important text message or e-mail.  Oh, yeah, and the other day when a woman pulled out of her parking space and made a u-turn right in front of me.  Naturally, I understood… Read More

Wear Your Seatbelt – Embrace Life, the Viral Video

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 8, 2010

Well, I think I’m coming late to the party because this beautiful video, entitled Embrace Life, has already had over 10 million hits.  My good friend up north, Lynnette Lipp, sent it to me today and, frankly, I was moved.  I think you’ll  be moved, too.  In case you haven’t seen it before, I beseech you to watch this video now. Seat Belts do save lives!!!  Produced by the Sussex Safer Roads Project Seat Belt related links: National Safety Council making our world safer Wikipedia detailed seat belt discussion, examples State Seat Belt Laws Governors Highway Safety Association – seat belt laws state by… Read More

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