Category Archives: Personal Injury Blog
California Becomes First State to Legalize Lane Splitting
After years of debate surrounding whether or not the practice of motorcyclist lane splitting should be legalized, Governor Jerry Brown has signed a state assembly bill which formally legalizes the practice. Debate over whether or not the practice is safe for motorcycles and passenger vehicles alike remains ongoing. Lane splitting has long occupied a… Read More »
Could Touchscreens on Motorcycles Prevent Accidents?
For years, passenger vehicles have been including in-vehicle entertainment systems as a standard feature in cars and SUVs, to mixed reviews on whether or not such touchscreens are safe while behind the wheel. Now, motorcycle manufacturers have begun to make touchscreen information systems an increasingly common feature on bikes. Whether or not this will… Read More »
Take Care to Prevent Swimming Pool Injuries This Summer
The weather has finally begun heating up in Southern California, and many of us have begun seeking refuge in the swimming pools in our own backyards or those of friends. While backyard pools can provide a lot of fun for family and guests, they can also present a serious hazard to children, and a… Read More »
Accidents in Parking Lots
Considering all the different elements at play in parking lots and parking garages—drivers distracted by either looking for or backing out of a parking spot, pedestrians wandering into traffic in search of their car– it is a wonder that parking lot accidents don’t happen even more often than they do. While collisions in parking… Read More »
Myths about Car Accidents You Shouldn’t Believe
Perhaps you’ve recently been injured in a car accident for the first time in Southern California, and are receiving a lot of advice from your loved ones about how to handle the accident, and what you can expect from a claim for damages. However, there are a number of common misconceptions about what to… Read More »
In-Vehicle Entertainment Systems Pose a Serious Distraction to Driving, Even After You Stop Using Them
California bans texting while driving or any handheld use of a cell phone while driving, with fines in the hundreds for a violation, not to mention the risk of causing a serious accident due to distracted driving. Cell phone manufacturers have gone to lengths to incorporate hands-free, voice-activated technology into their devices, as have… Read More »
Los Angeles the Country’s Most Dangerous City for Pedestrians
Los Angeles personal injury attorneys Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy on new study showing L.A. to be the most dangerous city in America for pedestrian accidents.
A Leading Christmas Present Becomes a Leading Source of Injury
Hoverboards can be seen on sidewalks and streets all over Los Angeles these days, with many local shops offering the devices for sale. In fact, hoverboards were one of the most popular Christmas gifts during the 2015 holiday season. The pricey self-balancing motorized scooters won’t actually hover, but they will run you around $300-$900… Read More »
Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney After a Serious Accident
Los Angeles personal injury attorneys Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy discuss why you need a PI attorney after a serious car accident or medical malpractice.
Crash involving Possible Drunk Driver Kills Two, Injures Six
Los Angeles personal injury attorneys Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy report on fatal car accident on Normandie Avenue & civil liability for possible drunk driver.