2014

Blog Posts in 2014

  • Responding to Police Statements After an Accident

    It is part of the routine for many police officers to come to the scene of an accident. Their job is to uphold the law and ensure the safety of citizens. They survey for any damages and injuries , take down any statements made by those involved and outside witnesses. A police officer may even issue citation tickets if it is believed one was committed during the accident. Officers also work to ...
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  • Car Accident Involving a Pedestrian in Irvine

    According to KTLA 5, a female pedestrian was struck and killed by a Kia sedan last week near a school in Irvine ( http://ktla.com/2014/12/10/car-crashes-near-high-school-in-irvine-pedestrian-killed/ ). As of last week, the incident was under investigation by the Irvine Police Department. Car accidents injure or kill hundreds of pedestrians each year in California and many of these fatalities occur ...
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  • Tips for Defensive Driving

    Stay Safe When On the Road Defensive driving is one of the most important things you can do behind the wheel of a car. It does not only keep you safe on the road, but can reduce the amounts that you pay to insurance companies by avoiding accidents. A driver is defensive when they drive to fit the current conditions of the road and anticipate the actions of other drivers that may cause accidents. ...
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  • Recorded Statement After a Car Accident

    If you are injured in a car accident , the insurance company of the person who injured you will likely request a recorded statement. This recorded statement is a common tactic to explore ways for them to deny your claim. The insurance adjusters are trained to ask pointed and sometimes twisted questions to lay a trap that may result in reduction in the amount of recovery and in many cases your ...
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  • Car Accident Depositions: What To Expect

    A deposition is a legal proceeding where the opposing attorney asks you questions about the case. In a case for injuries in a car accident , the insurance defense attorney will ask you questions about the details of the accident, any prior medical conditions, the injuries from the accident and how your life may have been affected by the injuries. The deposition typically takes place at the ...
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  • Gill Law Group Has a New Location

    Your Orange County personal injury attorneys at Gill Law Group, PC have moved to a new location! This new office will help our clients get experience the comfort they need while we handle the daily details in their personal injury case. Our new office can be found at: 2201 Dupont Drive Suite 460 Irvine, CA 92612 While our firm may have moved locations, our attorneys are still here to offer caring ...
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  • Habits Teen Drivers Should Develop

    Teenage drivers are the most likely age group to be involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash. Drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are three times more likely than drivers over 20 to be involved in a fatal accident. With numbers like this, it is no wonder that many safety campaigns target teen drivers and how they can put their safety first. Good Habits for Teenage Drivers The good news is that ...
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  • Three Injured in Crash with Deputy

    An Aliso Viejo traffic accident between a patrol car and a civilian vehicle sent three to the hospital, including an Orange County sheriff's deputy and a ten-year-old boy. The woman driving the civilian vehicle noted shoulder pain as a result of the crash. The crash happened before 7 a.m. at the intersection of Aliso Creek Road and Windsong. The officer did not have lights or sirens on at the time ...
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  • Unexpected Distracted Driving Habits

    Distracted driving occurs when a driver does not pay full attention to the road when they are behind the wheel. Cellphones are cited as one of the most common causes of distracted driving, which has worsened as smart phones have become more and more popular. But what about other distractions? Our blog takes a look at some of the most unexpected issues that lead to distracted driving. Distracted ...
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  • Top 10 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

    There are millions of car accidents that occur every year through the U.S., but the majority of the time accident victims are caught unprepared and unsure of what to do and how to move forward. Two in three accidents are fortunately just property damage, but there are one in three where the driver or passengers sustain injuries and require medical attention. Furthermore about two in ten automobile ...
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  • Injured in a Car Accident in Irvine?

    Individuals injured in car accidents often suffer injuries that are far more painful than the damage to their vehicle. The angle of impact often determines the extent of injury caused by an accident. In many cases, a rear-end accident can leave you with pain for years. A whiplash caused by an accident can result in problems relating to spinal ligaments, intervertebral discs and neck muscles. In ...
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  • Injured in a Truck Accident?

    Accidents caused by semi-trucks often result fatal or debilitating injuries . The large size of these trucks makes them capable of causing a very high degree of harm in a collision. The owners or operators of big-rig trucks must comply with additional state and federal safety regulations designed to minimize collisions and injuries they cause. Individuals and companies who operate large trucks are ...
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  • Injury Accident in Fullerton

    According to ABC News, a car accident resulted in the death of a pedestrian in a crosswalk in the City of Fullerton on March 29, 2014. This injury accident occurred on Magnolia Avenue and Valencia Drive intersection. According to Fullerton Police, the individual was pronounced dead at the scene and the street was closed for investigation after the accident. Collisions involving pedestrians often ...
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  • Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Orange County

    According to ABC News, a driver recently struck a woman and then crashed into several other vehicles on February 23, 2014. The female did not survive the impact and was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. The driver was reported to have been driving over 100 mph on Orange County streets. Car accidents involving pedestrians almost always result in serious and life-changing injuries . ...
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  • Insurance Coverage for Car Accidents

    The uninsured motorist polices are available to California drivers. The uninsured motorist coverage can be of great help if you or your passengers have been injured in a car accident. The uninsured motorist coverage is designed to protect against the risk of being injured by a driver who does not have insurance. The underinsured motorist coverage pays for your injuries if you are hit by a driver ...
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