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Crash Tests Explained

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on September 8, 2020

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Before a vehicle can get on the road, it must go through thorough testing and inspections to ensure all safety features are fully functional and the risk of serious injuries is low. Many people are aware of crash tests, but vehicles are also tested in environments such as Germany’s Nurburgring test track, public roads, different weather patterns, and varied road conditions. These thorough reviews can not only identify the unique qualities that make a vehicle special, but also under what conditions it can become involved in an accident. In most cases, this may lead a manufacturer to issue a redesign or to correct a faulty part. However, there are situations where cars fail and still end up on our roadways.

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Why Should You Hire a Lawyer After an Auto Accident?

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on August 4, 2020

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Many people are reluctant to take the steps to hire a lawyer after being involved in a car accident. We know it can be confusing, scary, and intimidating to reach out for help.

At Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, we are constantly asked the same question: “Do I even need to hire a lawyer?  Is it even necessary?”

And the answer is always YES.

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What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on August 4, 2020

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If you find yourself or someone you know involved in a car accident, it’s important to understand what to expect during this experience. Statistically, there are over six million car accidents each year in the United States. Most of these accidents only involve property damage to vehicles. However, one-third of accidents involve personal injury to a passenger or driver. By knowing what to expect, you can make this unpleasant experience less overwhelming by following our recommended steps below.

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Used Car Dealers and Liability

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on July 28, 2020

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Parents and new drivers may be tempted to shop for a used car to save on the cost of a vehicle. This can cost you quite a bit of time as you search through reviews, ratings, consumer reports, and dealership payment plans before finding the right vehicle. You will always hope that you are purchasing a safe and reliable vehicle. But what if the used car you buy has been damaged or has a recalled or defective part?

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Who is Most at Risk on California Roads?

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on June 14, 2020

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Anyone who has driven a California road knows that accidents are a daily occurrence. Whether there is a delay on the I-5 or an intersection is blocked off by fire trucks, we often assume that there was a car accident. We try to tell ourselves that accidents happen to other people, that we are defensive drivers and know our streets better than everyone, but the reality is that an accident can happen to anyone. What is more troubling is that the risk of fatality varies depending on a number of factors, such as alcohol or drug impairment, distracted driving, and even age.

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Who is Liable in a Food Delivery Accident?

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on April 27, 2020

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Food delivery apps have become a major part of our lives, whether you want pizza on a Friday night or when you forgot to bring lunch to work. You can easily order food for an older family member who can’t get to the store or get that pancake special you have been craving but do not want to drive across town. But when you are on the road, you may dread seeing a speeding or distracted delivery driver.

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Car Accidents in Construction Zones

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on April 19, 2020

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Despite strict traffic regulations, construction zones are one of the most dangerous areas on a road. In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 754 people were killed in U.S. work zone crashes, as reported by the Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse. Among these accidents, there were 203 fatal wrecks involving large commercial trucks, and a total of 122 pedestrians and 124 construction workers were killed. In California alone, 65 people were killed in 56 fatal car accidents in construction zones in a single recent year.

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Liability and Fault in a Pileup Accident

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on April 10, 2020

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Multi-car pileups often happen when a driver rear-ends another vehicle and pushes it into the next vehicle, creating a chain reaction. This can become even more complicated if the original driver is rear-ended in turn by another vehicle, which may make it challenging to determine when the accident started. Other drivers may swerve to avoid the crash, sideswiping other vehicles and causing further accidents. When a tractor trailer rolls over, lying across several lanes of traffic, other vehicles on the roadway are likely to crash into it. These confusing – and often tragic –circumstances can make it difficult to determine liability.

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OC Sheriff’s Department Ramps up Battle with Distracted Driving

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on March 27, 2020

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is cracking down on distracted driving, as stated in its January 7, 2020 press release. In order to deter dangerous driving practices, the Department is requiring deputies to concentrate their patrols on identifying and pulling over drivers who use their phones while driving. While the fines for this crime are still rather low, the Department hopes that aggressive enforcement will help reduce distracted driving accidents.

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SUVs Pose Less Accident Risk; However, Your Pickup Truck May Still Be a Threat

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on February 13, 2020

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Back in the 1990s, people in cars and minivans were much more likely to die in a crash with an SUV than in a collision with another car or minivan. But in 2013 through 2016, there was only a slightly higher risk of death in a crash with a one to four-year-old SUV than in a collision with a car of the same vintage. This trend toward compatibility of cars and minivans with SUVs has been documented by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It has been attributed to new SUV designs with lower front ends and stronger structures and side airbags in cars and minivans.

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