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November 2013 Archives

Alleged drunk driver causes fatal car accident

Reckless and negligent drivers pose a dangerous threat to both pedestrians and other motorists on the road. The most dangerous of drivers, some would argue, are those who drive under the influence. Such drivers experience reduced reaction time, lack of muscle coordination, poor balance and poor decision-making ability, among other things. Getting behind the wheel in such a state can result in serious injury to both the driver and other parties, should a car accident result.

Rider dies, others injured in motorcycle accident, man arrested

A recent multi-vehicle accident that occurred in California proved fatal for a motorcycle rider and left another man facing serious criminal charges. The fatal motorcycle accident also caused injuries to several other people as it involved the accused in his car, two other cars and a tractor-trailer. The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

Woman killed by Amtrak train: Wrongful death issues?

Train accidents can often have unfortunate if not tragic results, especially in situations where pedestrians are directly struck or hit by flying debris. Terrible accidents like this leave family members feeling robbed, as many believe that people are supposed to die from natural causes rather than tragic collisions. When an individual or business steals years from someone's life, there can be an obligation to pay financial compensation, to both surviving victims and their families. The decedent's family may have the right to file a wrongful death claim even if there is no clear case of negligence.

Toyota finally found liable in sudden acceleration case

It appears that Toyota is finally being held accountable for problems with its vehicles concerning unintended and sudden acceleration. Toyota has just decided to settle out an acceleration case before a jury had a chance to decide upon punitive damages. The jury had at that point returned a $3 million verdict against Toyota for compensatory damages.

3 Killed in 8 hours, each in a separate motor vehicle accident.

In the eight hours between 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, and 6 a.m. Monday Oct. 28, three accidents claimed the lives of three California people. In addition several people sustained injuries. Each motor vehicle accident occurred in a different location across the Los Angeles County.

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The Soto Verdict

Girardi | Keese attorneys have won a $2.3M verdict for a Long Beach resident run over by a Parks & Rec truck. Read more here.

The Madero Verdict

Attorney Christopher T. Aumais persuaded a San Bernardino County jury to deliver an  exceptionally high verdict in an area known for low jury awards.

A Champion of Justice

Partner Amy Fisch Solomon was a Champion of Justice in 2015, proving that success in law isn't just about the size of your verdict or settlement.

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