Under California law, it is often illegal to make a U-turn—and for good reason. Turning your car 180 degrees so that it faces oncoming traffic is dangerous in even the best of circumstances. Even when legal, a U-turn might be simply too dangerous, and can cause an accident. If you were injured by a driver committing a U-turn, you might be entitled…

After a car accident, our client’s vehicle typically needs repairs. The extent of the repairs will depend on the damage, with some vehicles being completely destroyed after a particularly devastating crash. Often, a dispute arises about whether or not the vehicle qualifies as “totaled” so that it can be replaced, not repaired. Many clients want a completely new vehicle and not have…

Anaheim, California – A man walking on the sidewalk was struck and fatally wounded by a drunk driver late Saturday night. Authorities arrested Stefanie Lyn Beiser, 47 of La Mirada under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing bodily injury and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. At 11:04 pm, the victim, a 54-year-old Fresno resident, was walking…

Santa Ana, California – At approximately 5:30 am on Sunday, February 10, a van that was heading in the wrong direction on a Santa Ana street collided with a pickup truck. Evidence suggests the white Toyota Van was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Warner Ave. when it collided head-on with a Gold Toyota Tundra pickup near Oak Street. Both vehicles…

Aliso Viejo, CALIFORNIA – A bicyclist died at the hospital on Wednesday, January 30, following a hit and run collision earlier that morning. The crash happened at Wood Canyon Dr. and Westridge Dr. in Aliso Viejo. Orange County Sheriff’s Department responded to the crash at 6:40 am. Officers found the injured bicyclist on the scene. EMS transported the man to the hospital where he…

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,…