Drunk driving accidents are usually worse than other car accidents. For one thing, the driver usually was so impaired that they collided with another vehicle at top speed. For another, feelings of anger are perfectly normal. It is illegal to drive while intoxicated, and knowing that someone did something so reckless often makes people feel outraged. Fortunately, there is a way to…

The civil court system exists in California to compensate victims who are injured by someone else’s wrongful conduct. Often, you can negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party out of court for compensation. But when settlement negotiations break down, you will need to file a lawsuit in court. At RMD Law, we have drafted this brief guide to clarify the steps taken…

As leading Orange County personal injury attorneys, we receive plenty of phone calls every week from members of the public. One of the more common questions they ask is, “Do I need a personal injury lawyer?” or “Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury claim?” This is a hard question to answer in the abstract. Generally, an injured person will…

Each year, hundreds of people die in car accidents in California. These accidents are in many ways just like collisions where no fatalities occur. However, the legal consequences will differ considerably. If you have been involved in a wreck, it is perfectly normal to wonder what happens when someone dies in a car accident. Many people are confused about what steps to…

Accidents are traumatic events, and many people need weeks or months to recover from the emotional shock. We have met with people who do not like to talk about an accident for months after the event occurred. However, California law has set strict requirements for reporting car accidents to the state. California wants to know when accidents occur and who was involved,…

Huntington Beach, CALIFORNIA – A 24-year-old man died early Sunday in a crash near Huntington Beach. At 1:50 am, police responded to reports of a single vehicle crash. Near the intersection of Warner Ave. and Brightwater Dr., officers found one person in the car, Rubio Avila Jr. of Huntington Beach. According to the Orange County Coroner’s office and the Huntington Beach PD, he…

Anaheim, CALIFORNIA – California Highway Patrol responded to 2 separate crashes early Sunday morning. Both involved drivers going the wrong way on Freeway 91 in the Anaheim area. One crash was fatal. Very early Sunday morning, CHP responded to the first crash, a 5 car pileup in Anaheim Hills. Police said a wrong-way driver is to blame. The driver crashed head-on into…

Santa Ana, CALIFORNIA – One person suffered serious injury following a multi-vehicle collision on Sunday. The accident involved two motorcycles, an SUV and sedan. The vehicles were traveling on State Route 74 in the Santa Ana Mountains near Lake Elsinore. At 2:38 pm, CAL FIRE Riverside tweeted about multiple emergency teams responding to the scene, including 2 fire engines, CHP, and Orange County Fire….

Anaheim, CALIFORNIA – A pedestrian was fatally injured on Saturday after a vehicle struck him on an Anaheim street. Orange County Police responded to the accident at Anaheim Boulevard and Cerritos Avenue, said, Lieutenant Brian Browne. The investigation closed the intersection for a time. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with police. It is unclear whether the man…

San Jose, CALIFORNIA – An Orange County man died in a one-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning. The 64-year-old passenger was sleeping in the back seat of a box truck when the driver swerved off the road and the vehicle overturned. California Highway Patrol received a report at 3:47 am of the overturned truck. The vehicle was blocking the two right lanes and the…