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Category Archives: Car Accident


Do Red Light Cameras Really Prevent Car Accidents In California?

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveals that almost 850 people are killed and another 143,000 victims are injured every year because a driver ran a red light, one of the most dangerous forms of negligence plaguing California roadways today. The problem is not a new one, which is why many… Read More »

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100 Deadliest Days Of Summer Call For A Parent-Teen Driving Contract

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Even though Bay Area residents enjoy temperate weather most of the year, longer days and school being on break clearly distinguish summer from other seasons. Unfortunately, this time of year – from Memorial Day to Labor Day – is also considered the 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers. Whereas there are around 6 fatalities… Read More »

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Questions Oakland Car Accident Victims Should NEVER Answer

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Like every other US state, California requires motorists to carry certain minimum insurance to cover the losses a policyholder may cause in an auto collision. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) mandates at least $15,000/$30,000 in bodily injury liability coverage or other “financial responsibility,” which compensates a victim for medical costs, lost wages, and… Read More »

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The “First 48” After An Oakland Car Accident

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Many of the most popular series on TV today follow real-life accounts of law enforcement as they endeavor to solve a murder case, and these shows revolve around a common theme: The first 48 hours after the incident are critical. It is during this period that detectives can gather valuable information to find a… Read More »

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Types Of Experts In An Oakland Auto Accident Claim

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Transportation-related accidents continue to be a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., and the statistics on motor vehicle crashes in California demonstrate the dangers. The California Highway Patrol reports that almost 4,000 people are killed and around 279,000 people suffer injuries in motor vehicle accidents every year. Many victims will qualify… Read More »

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What To Know About Pre-Existing Conditions And California Car Accidents

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

California car accident cases fall under the umbrella of negligence, which means there are several facts you need to prove to recover compensation – the existence of a duty of care, the breach of that duty, causation and damages.  You must show that the auto collision was directly caused by the other motorist’s breach… Read More »

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4 Quick Facts About Auto Accidents Involving Oakland Rental Cars

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

While 2020 was certainly a hiccup from a California tourism point of view, statistics demonstrate that the industry is still very strong and expected to recover multi-fold in the coming months. Visit California reported on the economic implications of tourism and visitor spending, and many key indicators are up: There have been increases in… Read More »

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Victims’ Rights After A Single-Car Accident In California

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Even though you are in pain and overwhelmed after being involved in a car accident with a negligent motorist, you get some peace of mind from knowing that California law allows you to seek compensation from the at-fault driver. However, your situation is very different if you were hurt in a single-vehicle crash. Filing… Read More »

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Traffic Tickets And Fault In Oakland Car Accidents

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Most California car accidents are caused by motorist carelessness, which can take many forms but is often related to traffic violations. The laws are covered in the California Driver Handbook published by the Department of Motor Vehicles, and drivers are well-aware of their legal duties. When motorists do not obey the rules of the… Read More »

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Statistics Reveal the Dangers of Left Turn Crashes in California

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

When you consider the types of careless traffic maneuvers and misconduct that are most likely to cause California auto collisions, you probably assume speeding, distracted driving, and disregarding traffic signals top the list. These are most definitely risky acts, but statistics from the California Highway Patrol 2017 Annual Report of Fatal and Injury Motor… Read More »

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