November 30, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Auto Accident

Keep Your Teen Driver Safe on the Road

Handing a teen the keys to the family car is a hallmark experience; watching a child exercise mobility is often exciting yet tempered with anxiety over the dangers they may encounter. Unfortunately, parents have plenty of reason to be worried about their teens driving. Car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths, and in…

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July 19, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Baby Dies in Car Crash: Sacramento Pays $9.75 Million

After a three year court battle, the city of Sacramento has agreed to pay $9.75 million to the parents of a 9 month old child who was killed in a rear end accident involving an unmarked police vehicle. The couple, Steve and Chrystal Saechao were stopped in traffic on Interstate 80 in December 2013. The…

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May 10, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Auto Accident

10 Scary Texting and Driving Statistics

The widespread use of cell phones while driving is an increasing threat to the safety of motorists and their passengers in Los Angeles and throughout the country. Sending or receiving a message may only take a few seconds, but drivers are distracted manually, visually, and cognitively during that time, which increases the risk of an…

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April 4, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Truck Accident

5 Common Causes of Truck Accidents

During the past few years, traffic fatalities have been on the rise. The first half of 2016 saw an estimated increase in traffic-related deaths of 10.4 percent compared to the first half of 2015. A significant portion of these deaths are attributable to accidents involving large commercial trucks. Here at Ellis Law in Los Angeles,…

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January 25, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Apple Hit with Class Action Suit over Driver Safety Lockout

A class action lawsuit has been brought against Apple for failing to implement a patented iPhone lockout safety mechanism. The law suit alleges that the company possesses technology that would prevent texting and driving but has failed to implement it. An Orange County California resident, Julio Ceja was rear ended by a driver allegedly distracted…

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January 24, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Distracted Driver Causes Wreck on 44 in Redding

Morning traffic was stalled today when a distracted driver rear ended another vehicle causing a backup far into downtown Redding, according to California Highway Patrol. The collision occurred before 8 am on the westbound 44 near Auditorium Drive.  Reports say that the driver of a black Ford Explorer was reaching for a drink and rear-ended…

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January 17, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

News

New California Bill Proposed to Reduce Teen Car Crash Deaths

In an attempt to reduce the incidence of teen accidents, Assembly Bill 63, introduced by California Assemblyman Jim Frazier, seeks to increase the age new drivers must hold a provisional driver’s license from 18 to 21. Recent statistics show that new, first time drivers 18-19 years old have a crash rate that is 60% higher…

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January 9, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Wrong Way Driver Kills 2 on California Freeway

California Highway patrol reported early Sunday two men were killed in a head-on collision on the 405 freeway involving a wrong way driver.  The wrong way driver was traveling south in the northbound lane north of the 55 near Costa Mesa when the incident occurred.  Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. One of…

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January 6, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Auto Accident

New “Talking Vehicles” Technology May Reduce Car Accidents

New technology may significantly curb the number of motor vehicle accidents seen on roadways in the future. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed new rules that would require all new passenger vehicles to be equipped with “vehicle-to-vehicle” communication technologies that could prevent a substantial portion of crashes. On December 13, the NHTSA…

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