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6/2/2014 Bicycle Accident Case Settles for Driver's Policy Limits
The victim in an automobile versus bicycle accident has settled his claim for the $100,000.00 policy limits available.
11/4/2013 Lawsuit Filed in Orange County Trip and Fall
A lawsuit for personal injury has been filed on behalf of the firm's client after a serious fall within a Buena Park store in which the client badly fractured both arms.
2/18/2013 Glass Case Against Orange County Apartment Complex Settled
Last month the lawsuit against an Orange County apartment complex for an allegedly dangerous window was settled for $185,000.00. The firm had filed suit on behalf of a female resident after a window shattered near her bed cutting her leg severely, resulting in surgery and residual scarring.
9/3/2012 Case Resolved In Anaheim Bar Assault
Firm resolves assault victim's third-party case against bar owner in Anaheim. In spite of the fact the attackers were never identified by the police, the claim against the bar owner was a success.
4/18/2012 Firm Files Suit In Death of Lap Band Patient
The firm has filed suit after a 38-year-old woman died last April as a result of a lap band procedure in August of 2010. According to the Orange County Coroner's office, the patient's stomach had been perforated by the band.

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Head-On Collision In Tustin Results in Two Fatalities

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 04/12/2013
A head on collision occurred late last night in Orange County, and tragically the two drivers were killed. According to KTLA News, the accident happened on Jamboree Avenue in Tustin when a driver traveling the wrong direction struck another vehicle head-on. The wrong-way driver, identified as Kaelyn Fergeson, was apparently involved in a minor collision on Jamboree near Michelle Drive before she re-entered Jamboree heading the wrong way.

Three Pedestrians Killed in Anaheim

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 02/10/2013
The Orange County Register has reported a suspected drunk driver is under arrest after a mother, daughter and another family member out walking late Saturday night were struck while crossing the street. The accident happened at about 11:00 p.m. in the 100 block of South Western Avenue, near Lincoln Boulevard, in the City of Anaheim. According to the news report, the suspected drunk driver, Anthony Lewis Sanchez, 40, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslau

Santa Ana Collision Proves Fatal For 19-Year-Old

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 07/16/2012

An automobile accident in Santa Ana on Sunday afternoon took the life of a 19-year-old passenger.  According to the Orange County Register, the accident happened at about 2:25 p.m. at the intersection of Pacific and McFadden Avenue.  The decedent, identified as 19-year-old Daniel Iglesias, was the sole passenger in a Pontiac Grand Am that was traveling westbound on McFadden when the car apparently swerved to avoid a white minivan.  The minivan reportedly entered McFadden from Pacific, which dead ends with a stop sign at McFadden.  The Pontiac swerved into oncoming traffic and was struck by a large SUV.  Police are seeking help in identifying the driver of the white minivan, and anyone with information is asked to call the Santa Ana Police Department at 714-245-8665.

See the Orange County Register article and photographs HERE.

This tragic accident will require a great deal of investigation to determine responsibility.  It would appear from the Register article that conceivably the white minivan driver caused or at least contributed to the happening of this accident.  Assuming the minivan driver did not allow the Pontiac driver his right of way, since the van had a stop sign, then the driver may have caused this accident.  The driver of the Pontiac appears to have taken significant, evasive action which may have been necessitated by the minivan's sudden and perhaps unlawful presence on McFadden.  The law requires that a stopped driver proceed only when it is reasonably safe to do so, especially when there is no signal or stop sign for cross-traffic.  One other issue that frequently comes up in situations like this is "line of sight" and whether the stopped driver has a sufficient opportunity to see cross-traffic as it approaches.

Compensation for the victims of serious or fatal automobile accidents caused by a careless driver and/or a dangerous roadway should be an important concern for all Californians.   When negligence and roadway conditions combine so as to cause a tragic accident like the one above, all of the responsible parties should be held accountable.   An Orange County auto accident lawyer with experience at handling traffic collision cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.   Mr. Ralph has more than 21 years of experience handling Orange County personal injury cases, including those involving dangerous roadways.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a family member been the victim of a careless driver or dangerous roadway?

Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

Teen Driver Injures Eight Students In Hemet

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 06/05/2012

Last Wednesday a tragic automobile collision occurred in front of Hemet High School, injuring 8 students while they were in a crosswalk.  According to news reports and the CHP, an 18-year-old driver was traveling faster than 50 mph in a school zone and weaving through traffic when he ran a red light and plowed into a group of about 30 students.   Officials announced just yesterday that the claim of a brake failure by the driver, Daniel Carrillo, was not supported by a full mechanical inspection, which revealed no mechanical defect contributed to the accident.  One of the eight students injured, a 15-year-old girl, remains hospitalized with a severe head injury.  Criminal charges against Carrillo are expected to be filed by the end of this week.

See the Press Enterprise story and CHP news conference HERE.

During the CHP press release regarding the incident, it was revealed that Carrillo had only had his driver's license for 15 days prior to the collision.  While his youth and inexperience were likely contributing factors, this young man's actions would seem to reflect a callous disregard for others.  Because of the reckless nature of his driving, Carrillo could be facing felony charges.  Teen drivers are notorious for making poor decisions behind the wheel, but the actions of Carrillo in traveling more than twice the speed limit and weaving through traffic before running a red light would seem to reflect a level of recklessness rarely seen.  His actions, captured on video, were likely beyond the "reasonable man" standard and well into something approaching intentional misconduct.  Every one of his eight victims will now have to deal with the memory of this horrific tragedy and some may have to live with physical limitations for a lifetime.  

Compensation for the victims of serious traffic collisions should be an important concern for all Californians. When a driver recklessly causes a serious or fatal accident, they should be held accountable for the injuries and damages to the victims and those family members left behind.   An attorney with experience at handling auto accident cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years years of experience handling traffic accident cases.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in an accident caused by a reckless or inexperienced driver?

Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case. 

 

Two OC Auto Accidents Leave One Dead and Six Injured

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 05/09/2012

A bus accident this morning in Garden Grove has left three people with minor injuries.  According to the story in the Orange County Register, the collision occurred on the eastbound 22 freeway when the bus crashed into the rear of an Acura, forcing it into the back of a Ford Mustang.  The bus, reportedly operated by the Orange County Transportation Authority, was merging onto the freeway at Harbor Boulevard when it rear-ended the Acura.  The three victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment.  See the OC Register bus accident story and photographs HERE.

In another Orange County auto accident, four vehicles collided in Huntington Beach, leaving one dead and three more injured.  According to the Register article, the accident happened on Bolsa Chica Street and Tasman Drive just after 7:30 a.m.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation and the condition of the three injured parties is currently unknown.  See the  OC Register Huntington Beach accident story and photographs HERE.

With regard to the bus accident, the duty of a driver operating a bus is even higher than the typical vehicle operator.  A bus operated for hire, such as the OCTA bus here, is considered a "common carrier" under the law, and they are bound by law to carry safely those whom they take into their vehicles, and owe both a duty of utmost care and the vigilance of a very cautious person towards their passengers.  Common carriers are responsible for any, even the slightest, negligence and are required to do all that human care, vigilance, and foresight reasonably can do under all the circumstances.  In the accident above, it would appear the bus operator violated this duty when he rear-ended the Acura, and the County of Orange would therefore be liable for the injuries and damages sustained by the victims.  As for the Huntington Beach accident, at this point, there is simply no way of knowing who was responsible for this roadway tragedy.  Given the fact there was a fatality in that collision, it is a near certainty that law enforcement will perform a complete accident reconstruction to determine fault.

Compensation for the victims of serious or fatal traffic accidents should be an important concern for all Californians.  When a driver negligently causes a serious or fatal accident, they should be held accountable for the injuries and damages to the victims and those family members left behind.  An attorney with experience at handling Orange County auto accidents can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years years of experience handling traffic accident cases.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been injured or killed in an accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver?

Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

Motorcycle Accident In Inland Empire Claims Life of 23-Year-Old

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 04/20/2012

A motorcycle accident yesterday afternoon in the Inland Empire claimed the life of a 23-year-old rider.  The accident happened at the intersection of Arrow Route and Almond Avenue in the City of Fontana.  According to the article by the Press Enterprise, a driver was making a left turn from Almond onto Arrow when the collision occurred.  The motorcycle rider, Sergio Moral-Perez, was traveling west on Arrow when the collision occurred, and he apparently died at the scene.    The driver of the car and his passenger reportedly sustained minor injuries.  The investigation into the precise cause of the collision is continuing

See the Press Enterprise story HERE.

While left turn accidents are not uncommon, this one seems difficult to understand.  The intersection where the accident occurred is flat and open.  There does not appear to be any impediment to the driver's ability to see Moral-Perez as he was traveling west on Arrow.  However, since the speed of the motorcycle is unknown, it remains to be seen how much time the driver had to see, perceive and react to the approaching bike.  The greater the speed of Moral-Perez on Arrow the less time it would take for him to reach the Almond Avenue intersection.  Drivers often make decisions based on perception and expectation of speed given traffic conditions and speed limits.  Only a complete accident reconstruction will enable investigators to determine fault for this tragic accident.

Compensation for the victims of motorcycle accidents caused by a reckless or careless driver or should be an important concern for all Californians. When a driver makes an unsafe turn and causes a serious or fatal accident, they should be held accountable. An Orange County auto accident lawyer with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims. Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years of experience handling auto and motorcycle accident cases.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been injured or killed in an accident caused by a driver making an unsafe turn?

Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

 

Good News - Traffic Deaths Are Down In California

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 04/10/2012

Finally there is good news about the accidents on California and Orange County roadways.  The number of fatal automobile collisions is actually declining.  According to statistics just released, fewer people died from traffic crashes statewide and in Orange County in 2010 when compared to the year before.  The Orange County Register has reported the statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which shows that California had a total of 2,715 traffic accident fatalities in 2010, a drop of 375 from 2009.  In Orange County, 105 traffic deaths were reported in 2010, a fall of 49 when compared to the year before.  

See the Orange County Register article HERE.  

Beyond the drop in traffic fatalities in 2010, the statistics being compiled by NHTSA show a decline in the numbers for the first nine months of 2011.   The number of traffic accident deaths in California has actually been steadily dropping since 2005.  This is also true for Orange County.  While the numbers are clear, the reasons behind them are at least a little murky.  Some ascribe the drop in traffic deaths to the slow economy and less driving.  However, the death rate per million vehicle miles of travel has also dropped steadily for the last six years.  Another factor which may be at work is that the vehicles on the road now are on average newer and safer than they were years ago.  Beyond that, according to the Orange County Register, the California Highway Patrol has indicated more enforcement is also a reason for the drop as all 103 CHP field offices are staffed around the clock.  Of course, the potential for civil and criminal accountability may both play some role in prompting greater care behind the wheel.  Whatever the reason or combination of reasons, the good news remains...fewer lives are being lost because of traffic accidents.

Compensation for the victims of fatal traffic accidents should be an important concern for all Californians.  When a driver operates their vehicle in a negligent or reckless manner causing a serious or fatal accident, they should be held accountable for all of the injuries and damages they cause.  An attorney with experience at handling wrongful death and auto accident cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.    Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years of experience handling automobile accident cases.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you lost a loved one because of a fatal traffic collision?

This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

Orange County Teen Killed In Apparent Street Race

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 04/06/2012

A tragic automobile accident in Orange County yesterday afternoon has taken the life of a teenage girl and left two others badly injured.  According to police in Westminster where the accident occurred, it appears this horrific crash was the result of street racing.  The 18-year-old, female victim, Jessica Dayoan, was a passenger in a red convertible believed to be racing at the time of the collision.  The driver of that convertible has been identified as her brother, Jorel Dayoan, 19-years-old.  So far as police can say to this point, it appears Jorel Dayoan was racing another vehicle, perhaps a grey Dodge pickup, on Hoover Street when he lost control and crossed into the path of a silver minivan, resulting in a devastating impact.  Jessica Dayoan was pronounced dead at the scene, and the innocent driver of the minivan remains hospitalized in serious condition.  Jorel Dayoan was reportedly admitted to the hospital overnight and released this morning.

See the KTLA news story, photographs and video HERE.

The tragic loss to the Dayoan family from this accident cannot be measured, and the same is obviously true for the innocent minivan driver and his family.  This is one of those accidents that is both a tragedy and an outrage.  Street racing at the speeds it would take to cause this horrific collision is just inexcusably careless, and perhaps even criminal.  It has been reported that the driver of the other vehicle racing (the grey truck) may face felony hit-and-run, manslaughter or even murder charges if he or she was directly involved in the fatal collision.  The fact that the driver fled the scene may be some indication of fault as it shows consciousness of guilt.  While it is unlikely any of the victims of this crash or their families will be adequately compensated, the law in California does provide civil remedies for the personal injuries and wrongful death sustained.  Aside from the Dayoan family and their insurance, the driver of the other vehicle racing and his insurer may be liable.  The issue there will likely be one of causation and whether the other racer's actions were a "substantial factor" in causing the collision.  

Compensation for the victims of street racing accidents should be an important concern for all Californians.   When a driver races their vehicle in a reckless manner causing a serious or fatal accident and then flees the scene, every effort should be made to identify them and hold them accountable for all of the injuries and damages they cause.   An attorney with experience at handling hit-and-run accidents can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years years of experience handling automobile accident cases.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been injured or killed in an accident caused by street racing?

Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.
 

Elderly Driver Crashes In Orange and Injures Four

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 01/30/2012

 A woman in her 90s crashed her vehicle into the patio of a doughnut shop in Orange earlier today, injuring herself and three others.  According to the article in the Orange County Register, the elderly driver was trying to back out of a parking space when the accident occurred.  Reportedly, the initial investigation revealed that the woman accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing her Cadillac Northstar to accelerate.  The accident happened at DK's Donuts located on Chapman Avenue.  The three men and the driver were taken to local hospitals, but their conditions were not immediately known.

See the Orange County Register and photographs article HERE

Elderly drivers can sometimes pose a serious risk when behind the wheel, although it is not the age of the driver alone that is problematic.  With age comes certain physical impairments that may increase the risk of an accident.  For example, drivers of any age are required to possess certain visual acuity before being issued a license to drive.  A driver's poor vision may subject them to a corrective lense restriction on their license.  Other age-related restrictions may include the following:

-  No freeway driving

-  Driving a vehicle with an additional right side mirror

-  Driving from sunrise to sunset (no nighttime driving)

-  Time of day restriction (for example, not during rush hour traffic)

-  Using adequate support to ensure proper driving position

-  Area restriction

-  Wearing bioptic telescopic lens when driving/restricted to driving from sunrise to sunset

See the California DMV website regarding Senior Driver restrictions HERE.

When the age of a driver contributes to physical limitations that may increase the danger while behind the wheel, the elderly driver's license should be restricted.  Unfortunately, the restrictions above do not take into account the diminution in perception-reaction time and hand-eye coordination that generally follow with aging.  Simply stated, if a driver (because of their age) has lost the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, the driver's privilege to operate a vehicle should be terminated, for everyone's benefit.

Compensation for the victims of automobile accidents caused by a driver's physical impairment should be an important concern for all Californians. When an elderly driver operates their vehicle at in an unsafe manner, they should be held accountable for the injuries and damages they cause.  An Orange County injury trial lawyer with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.   Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years of experience handling automobile accident cases, including just this type.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in an accident with an elderly, impaired driver?

Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

 

 

Multiple Accidents On Orange County Roadways

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 01/23/2012

Wet weather has once again wreaked havoc on Orange County roadways.  There were a number of traffic accidents reported this morning, including several in the Fullerton and Brea areas.  At about 12:30 p.m., the driver of a BMW crashed into a tree in the center divider of Bastanchury Road, just west of State College Boulevard.  According to a story in the Orange County Register, firefighters had to remove the driver's side door to extricate the driver who was eventually taken to the hospital for treatment of what were described as minor injuries.  Just before 10:30 a.m., two automobiles and a big-rig collided on the northbound I-5 near Chapman Avenue, according to the news report.  If all that was not enough, two separate accidents were reported in the area of Brea Canyon Road, including a roll over crash.   

See the Orange County Register article and photographs HERE.

Wet and slippery roads are often a contributing factor when accidents like the ones above occur.  It is unfortunate that not every driver on the road adjusts their driving to suit the weather and roadway conditions.   Speed is nearly always a factor in these wet weather accidents as drivers simply do not reduce the speed of their vehicle to accommodate for less traction in turns and greater stopping distances.  When there is water on the road, you should slow your vehicle down by 5 to 10 miles per hour.  This is especially true if the weather has been dry for some period of time before.  In the event your vehicle starts to skid, ease off the gas pedal, stop braking, and turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid.  See the DMV Handbook regarding adverse weather condition driving HERE.

Compensation for the victims of serious, weather-related automobile accidents caused by careless drivers should be an important concern for all Californians.  When a driver operates their vehicle at a speed unsafe for the weather conditions, they should be held accountable for the injuries and damages they cause.  An Orange County injury trial lawyer with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years of experience handling freeway accident cases, including just this type.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a weather-related accident?

Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above.  This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter.  A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

 

Orange County Family Badly Injured In Rear-end Accident

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 01/15/2012

A family from San Juan Capistrano was rescued this past Thursday after their car was struck from behind by a big-rig on Highway 101just south of Buellton, California.  According to a story by KTLA news, the impact was so hard it knocked the family's BMW through a concrete guardrail, causing it to hang precariously off the side of the freeway.   Firefighters had to remove a 10-year-old girl, a 10-week-old baby girl, and a 36-year-old woman from the vehicle as it hung over the edge.  Citing official sources, KTLA reported all three of the victims were taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.  The woman, identified as Kelli Lynne Groves, and the 10-year-old girl suffered major injuries and were flown to the hospital, but the 10-week-old girl was "conscious and alert" at the scene and sustained only minor injuries.  The big-rig driver sustained fatal injuries after his vehicle went through the guardrail and plunged to ground below, bursting into flames.  

See the KTLA news story and photographs HERE.  

The precise circumstances surrounding the accident above are not yet known.  However, when a vehicle strikes another from behind there is a presumption of negligence on the part of the driver who collides with the vehicle ahead.  In general, the fact that the operator of a vehicle runs down the vehicle ahead of him furnishes some evidence that he either was driving at too high a rate of speed, or that he was following too closely the vehicle ahead of him.  This is a rebuttable presumption, and evidence that the driver ahead suddenly stopped or suddenly decreased the speed of their vehicle on a highway without first giving an appropriate signal may factor into the determination of fault.  In the case above, an analysis of witness statements, roadway skids, metal deformation and other reconstructive elements will allow law enforcement and the parties involved to determine the cause of and fault for this tragic accident.  

Compensation for the victims of serious, rear-end automobile accidents caused by careless or inattentive drivers should be an important concern for all Californians. When a driver operates their vehicle at a speed unsafe for the conditions, they should be held accountable for the injuries and damages they cause.  An Orange County injury lawyer with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims. Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years of experience handling freeway accident cases, including just this type.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a rear-end automobile accident?

Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above.  This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter.  A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

 

 

Police Van Involved in Orange County Crash

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 01/03/2012

Yesterday morning a Huntington Beach police van carrying five prisoners was hit by a white Toyota Camry at the intersection of Ward Street and Ellis Avenue in Fountain Valley.  All of the passengers were taken to area hospitals, and the driver of the Camry and one prisoner suffered traumatic injuries, according to a report by the Orange County Register.  The van was apparently transporting prisoners from Huntington Beach jail to the Orange County Detention Center when an unlicensed driver, Juan Ruiz of Santa Ana, ran a red light and crashed into the van.  Citing official sources, the Register reported that Ruiz was traveling southbound on Ward Street at about 40 miles per hour when he ran through a red light and collided with the police van.  

See the Orange County Register article and photographs HERE.

From the photographs taken at the accident scene, it is easy to understand how those aboard the police van could have sustained traumatic injuries.  The front of the police van and the front of the Camry were essentially demolished in the crash.  Even restrained passengers in an accident of this magnitude would likely suffer acceleration-deceleration type injuries.  As for responsibility, it would appear eyewitness accounts and physical evidence at the scene have led investigators to conclude Ruiz was to blame for the collision.  While his status as an unlicensed driver does not necessarily demonstrate fault, it may suggest a lack of driver training and experience contributing to the happening of the accident.  Ruiz apparently failed to keep his eyes on the road and the traffic signal ahead as he was traveling a reported 40 miles per hour.  From the photographs, it looks like it was foggy at the time of the accident and perhaps Ruiz did not adjust his speed to account for the limited visibility.

Compensation for the victims of serious automobile accidents caused by negligent drivers should be an important concern for all Californians. When a driver operates their vehicle without paying careful attention to the roadway, they should be held accountable for the injuries and damages they cause. An Orange County  injury lawyer with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims. Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years of experience handling Orange County automobile accident cases, including those involving intersection collisions. He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.


Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in an Orange County automobile accident?


Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

Four Vehicle Crash In La Habra Leaves One Dead

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 11/20/2011

According to media reports, a four-vehicle crash on Saturday night in La Habra has left one person dead and two suspects under arrest for felony hit-and-run.  The collision reportedly occurred at about 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Cypress Street and Lambert Road.  The victim has been identified as 20-year-old, Joseph Quezada, who was transported from the scene to UCI Medical Center where he died from his injuries.   The accident involved a white Toyota 4-Runner, a black Nissan Xterra, a U-Haul truck and a blue Hyundai Accent that Quezada was driving.  The Orange County Register has reported that the driver and passenger of the U-Haul truck ran from the scene and were later caught by police officers.
Richard Ambriz, 18, of Santa Fe Springs and Dustin Lish, 19 of La Habra, were arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.  The La Habra Police Department is still investigating the cause of the crash, and anyone who may have witnessed the accident is encouraged to call 562-905-9760.

See the Orange County Register story HERE

While the precise cause of this tragic crash is a mystery, those running from the scene have demonstrated what is generally regarded as "consciousness of guilt".  The flight of a person immediately after the commission of a crime, or after he is accused of a crime, is not sufficient in itself to establish his guilt, but is a fact which, if proved, may be considered by the jury in the light of all other proved facts in deciding whether a defendant is guilty or not guilty.  The weight to which this circumstance is entitled is a matter for the jury to decide.  In short, when a driver flees the scene of an accident an inference may be drawn that they were responsible for causing the accident and the injuries or death that resulted.  In the case above, the police will have to reconstruct the accident based on witness statements, skid marks, post-accident debris, points of rest of the vehicles and metal deformation of the vehicles.  This will enable them to determine speed, direction of travel, evasive action (if any) and whether a particular driver may have violated another driver's right of way.  On top of this reconstruction evidence, there will be the inferential evidence of flight, which should allow the police to assign responsibility for the accident and Quezada's death.

Compensation for the victims of automobile accidents caused by hit-and-run drivers should be an important concern for all Californians.  When a driver operates their vehicle in a negligent or reckless manner so as to cause a serious or fatal accident, they should be held accountable.  An Orange County auto accident lawyer with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years of experience handling Orange County automobile accident cases, including those involving wrongful death.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent, hit-and-run driver?

Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

Five Hurt in Orange County Crash

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 10/11/2011

Five people were injured in an apparent DUI-related crash early this morning.  According to a report by the Orange County Register, Huntington Beach police were summoned at about 1:30 a.m. because of a traffic collision with injuries on Beach Boulevard near Newman Avenue.  According to the news report, citing the preliminary investigation, the driver of a Toyota Camry, identified as Forrest Leland Kelly, 22, was traveling north on Beach Boulevard when he broadsided a Dodge Durango going the opposite direction.  The driver of the Dodge, identified as 28-year-old Thomas William Barrett, of Costa Mesa, had three passengers inside and was preparing to make a U-turn at Newman Avenue when the collision occurred. The impact was severe and caused the Dodge to overturn in the roadway.  Paramedics transported the five people with injuries, including Kelly, to local hospitals, where they were all listed in stable condition.

Kelly, from Huntington Beach, later was arrested on suspicion of DUI, police said.  According to a check of the Orange County Superior Court website, Kelly has a history of traffic and alcohol related priors, including a pending public intoxication charge.  Anyone with information regarding the accident is urged to call the H.B. Police Department's traffic bureau at 714-536-5666.

See the Orange County Register article HERE.

It remains to be seen how badly those in the Dodge were injured and exactly what charges may be brought against Kelly.  Assuming the preliminary report is correct and he was driving while intoxicated, Kelly could be charged with a felony.  Aside from his criminal reponsibility, Kelly may be liable for the injuries sustained by the occupants of the Dodge that overturned in the accident.  If it is proven Kelly was driving while intoxicated, and that accounted for the collision, he could be responsible for not only compensatory damages (pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, etc.), but punitive damages as well.

Compensation for the victims of automobile accidents caused by a drunk driver should be an important concern for all Californians. When a driver operates their vehicle while under the influence and causes a serious or fatal accident, they should be held accountable.  An Orange County auto accident attorney with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years years of experience handling Orange County automobile accident cases, including those involving intoxicated drivers.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

 Have you or a loved one been injured or killed in an Orange County motor vehicle accident?

 Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

Wet Roads In Orange County Lead To Injury Collisions

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 10/04/2011

Not too surprisingly, the wet roadways here in Orange County led to a number of traffic collisions this morning.  According to a story in the Orange County Register, a three-vehicle collision that occurred in La Habra left two drivers injured at a busy intersection.  The accident was reported to the La Habra Police Department at 7:50 a.m., and the caller indicated there had been a three vehicle collision on Lambert Road, east of Beach Boulevard. Also reported this morning was a two-vehicle collision on the northbound I-5, near Jeffrey Road.  In that accident, according to the Register, it appears the driver of a Honda Odyssey rear-ended a Ford F-150. Several other accidents along the I-5 occurred on the rain slick road.

 See the full Orange County Register article and photos HERE.

According to statistics compiled by the federal government, there are more than 6,301,000 motor vehicle crashes every year on U.S. roadways. Of those, about 24% (1,511,000) are weather-related. On average, 7,130 people are killed and over 629,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year. Road weather conditions contributing to those accidents include: rain, snow, ice and fog. The vast majority of these crashes happen on wet pavement and during rainfall. In an average year, 17 percent of fatal crashes, 22 percent of injury crashes, and 25 percent of property-damage-only collisions occur when an adverse weather condition and/or slick pavement is present. Rain like we experienced this morning and as is expected tomorrow, impacts visibility distance, pavement friction and lane obstruction, contributing to the happening of traffic accidents and injuries. In these weather conditions, it is important for drivers to take appropriate steps to minimize the risk of an accident. Here are some examples:

  • Make sure your brakes are functioning properly ("ride" the brakes for a short distance to dry them out once they have gotten wet)
  • Slow down (slick pavement can double your vehicle's stopping distance)
  • Avoid aggressive braking
  • Double your following distance
  • Practice defensive driving

Compensation for the victims of automobile accidents caused by a driver's negligence should be an important concern for all Californians. When a driver fails to adjust their driving to adverse weather conditions and causes a serious or fatal accident, they should be held accountable. An Orange County auto accident attorney with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims. Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years years of experience handling automobile accident cases, including those involving negligent drivers. He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

 Have you or a loved one been injured or killed in an Orange County motor vehicle accident?

 Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

Auto Accident in San Juan Capistrano Leaves One Dead

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 08/21/2011

One person was killed after a Jeep reportedly ran a red light at a high rate of speed and later crashed, landing on top of a building at Marco Forster Middle School in San Juan Capistrano. According to a report in the Orange County Register, the accident happened at about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. By the time emergency personnel arrived, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The driver was able to get out of the car in time, but the passenger, despite the efforts of bystanders and emergency personnel, could not be freed immediately and was pronounced dead at the scene.


According to witnesses, after running the red light, the Jeep sideswiped another vehicle, went up a curb and then through a chain-linked fence before landing on top of the equipment shed at the school. The names of the driver and passenger, both reportedly 21 years old, have not been released. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.


See the Orange County Register article HERE.


The cause of this accident is still undetermined, and it remains to be seen why the Jeep was traveling at a high rate of speed and then through a red light. Witnesses, including the driver, will have to be interviewed and a reconstruction of the accident will allow a final determination of the cause. As with any serious or fatal accident, the investigating law enforcement agency is expected to do a thorough analysis, including an inquiry into whether or not drugs or alcohol played a role.


Compensation for the victims of automobile accidents caused by a driver’s negligence, should be an important concern for all Californians. When a driver negligently or recklessly causes a traffic accident and death results, the driver should be held accountable. An Orange County auto accident attorney with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims. Mr. Ralph has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases, including those for wrongful death. He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured or killed in an automobile accident involving an impaired or reckless driver?

  • Auto Accident in San Juan Capistrano Leaves One DeadNothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above. This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter. A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case. 

 

Victim Stuck Inside Car After Aliso Viejo Crash

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 07/10/2011

A man reportedly was stuck inside a car that had been involved in a two-car, Orange County collision, in the City of Aliso Viejo.  According to a story in the Orange County Register, one of the vehicles struck a pole, which then apparently fell on top of the car.  The collision was reported at 6:26 p.m. on June 10th at the intersection of Aliso Creek Road and Pacific Park Drive.  It was one of several car accidents reported at that intersection during the past week.

See the Register story HERE.

Aliso Creek Road, in Aliso Viejo, has been the location of a number of serious automobile accidents in the past.  By way of example, going back more than 16 years, a horribly tragic auto accident occurred on Aliso Creek Road, just south of its intersection with Windsong.  That two-car collision claimed the lives of 3 teenagers, ages 14, 15 and 16.  The 16 year-old driver lost control of his Ford Mustang in a curve, causing it to slide into opposing traffic lanes where it was struck by an oncoming Camaro.  All three occupants of the Mustang (the male driver and two female passengers) were killed instantly, in one of the most heart wrenching accidents in South Orange County history.  Neither drugs nor alcohol were involved in the happening of that accident.  See the related LA Times article HERE.

Compensation for the victims of automobile accidents caused by a driver’s negligence and/or a dangerous roadway, should be an important concern for all Californians.  When a careless driver negligently or recklessly causes a traffic accident and serious injuries or death result, the driver should be held accountable.  Where a dangerous roadway causes or contributes to the occurrence of an accident, the public entity should be held  liable as well.  An Orange County auto accident attorney with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases, including those involving dangerous roadways.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been injured in an automobile accident involving a careless driver or a dangerous roadway?

  • Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above.  This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter.  A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

Two Fatal Auto Accidents in Riverside County

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 06/03/2011

The Press Enterprise has reported that two drivers have been killed in separate accidents in the Inland Empire.  In one collision, a 29-year-old Moreno Valley man died Friday afternoon following a crash on Agua Mansa Road near Market Street in Riverside.  The victim, Jose Castaneda Soberanes, was driving a sedan that struck a truck head-on about 2:20 p.m., according to the Riverside County Coroner's office.  He died a short time later.  The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

See the Enterprise story HERE.

In the second accident, a 28-year-old Perris man died early this morning after he was ejected from his vehicle during a crash on Interstate 215 in Riverside.  The driver in the Saturday morning accident, Jeramiah Baldwin, was traveling northbound on I-215 about a mile north of Eucalyptus Avenue just before 2 a.m. when he apparently lost control of his vehicle.  He struck a curb, the vehicle rolled multiple times and he was ejected, according to a news release from the Riverside County Coroner's office.  That collision is also being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.

See the Enterprise story HERE.

The precise circumstances surrounding these two tragic automobile accidents are still under investigation.  Both accidents, because of their severity will likely be the subject of a thorough investigation to include accident reconstruction.  Those reconstructions will include speed calculations, skid mark analysis, deformation of metal analysis and the accumulation of a detailed history on both drivers.  In accidents such as this, it is common for the investigating agency to look into the background and recent history of the driver or drivers involved.  For example, speaking to witnesses and family members to determine the activities of the drivers in the hours prior to the fatal collisions would probably shed some light on the cause or causes of these accidents.  If lack of rest, drug or alcohol use, or emotional instability played a role a careful forensic investigation will reveal this fact.  Additionally, simple carelessness may be found to have been a contributing factor.

Compensation for victims of fatal automobile accidents, caused by unlawful misconduct or negligence, should be an important concern for all Californians.  When a driver operates their vehicle in a careless manner and causes a fatal accident, they should be held accountable.  An Orange County wrongful death attorney with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has 20 years years of experience handling personal injury cases, including those involving wrongful death.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a serious or fatal motor vehicle accident caused by another's negligence?

  • Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above.  This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter.  A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

   

15 Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Orange

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 06/03/2011

The Orange County Register has reported a 15-year-old girl was seriously injured after being struck by a car while crossing City Drive South on Friday night.  Citing police sources, the Register article indicates the driver of a Toyota Highlander was traveling northbound on City Drive South just past Metropolitan Drive (near the Block) at about 8:30 p.m. when he struck the female pedestrian.  Paramedics treated the girl at the scene before transporting her to a local hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.  The driver was traveling at about 35 mph at the time of the collision, police said.  Apparently, witnesses told investigators that the girl was not in a crosswalk, and that the driver had a solid green light.

See the story HERE.

While the circumstances reported seem to indicate the pedestrian may have been at fault for the accident, it remains to be seen what responsibility, if any, the driver of the Highlander has for this tragic accident.  By 8:30 p.m. it was likely dark outside and visibility may have been an issue.  Headlight usage, clothing color, speed (of both the vehicle and pedestrian) and the configuration of the roadway will play a role in assessing the responsibility for this accident.  For example, low beam headlights typically illuminate the roadway at least 100 feet in front of the vehicle, and at 35 mph a vehicle is traveling roughly 53 feet per second.  There is the potential then for the driver here to have seen the pedestrian for nearly 2 seconds prior to the happening of the accident.  Since perception-reaction time is roughly 1.5 seconds, the driver of the Highlander may have had the opportunity to see the girl in time to have avoided the accident.

Compensation for pedestrian victims of automobile accidents, caused by a driver’s negligence, should be an important concern for all Californians.  When a driver operates their vehicle carelessly and strikes a pedestrian, they should be held accountable.  An Orange County auto accident attorney with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has 20 years years of experience handling personal injury cases, including just this type.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident?

  • Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above.  This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter.  A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

 


 

Four People Injured In Orange County Collision

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 06/03/2011

According to an article in the Orange County Register, four people were injured Wednesday night after a multi-vehicle crash on the eastbound 91 near Gypsum Canyon in Anaheim.  Citing CHP sources, the Register listed the following as injured in the crash: 

  • Jessica Vasquez, 36, from Burbank, was a passenger in a vehicle and suffered major injuries.
  • Edgar Aragon, 36, from Belmont, was the driver of a 2005 Hyundai, who suffered moderate injuries.
  • Anghy Aragon, 21, from Fontana, was a passenger and suffered minor injuries.
  • German Mora, 22, from Fullerton, was a passenger and suffered moderate injuries.

Details of the crash are still being sorted out, and the Register article with photographs can be found HERE.

The cause of the crash has yet to be determined, but from the photographs it appears the roadway may have been wet at the time.  This condition could have contributed to the happening of the accident.  If one or more of the vehicles was traveling at a speed unsafe for the conditions (rain), they may have lost control and then started the multi-vehicle accident.  In California, it is a violation of the law to operate a vehicle "at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property."  (California Vehicle Code Section 22350)

Compensation for victims of chain reaction traffic accidents, like the one above, should be an important concern for all Californians.  When a driver operates their vehicle carelessly and causes an accident with a number of other vehicles, they should be held accountable.  An Orange County trial lawyer with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has 20 years years of experience handling personal injury cases, including just this type.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a chain reaction automobile accident?

  • Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above.  This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter.  A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

Emergency Vehicle Accidents - Public Entities Liable

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 06/03/2011

On Monday, December 27th, a Desert Hot Springs police officer was driving to a call when his patrol car hit and killed a 57-year-old Corona man who was crossing a street at mid-block, according to the California Highway Patrol.  The police unit did not have its lights and sirens operating at the time, and at this point it is unclear what type of call the officer was on just prior to the incident.  The pedestrian, John Howe Jr., died at the scene of the 10:05 p.m. accident along Palm Drive about 30 feet north of Desert View Avenue, according to Riverside County coroner's officials.  In a statement from a representative of the Highway Patrol, it appears the 2008 Crown Victoria patrol car was traveling about 45 mph in a 35-mph zone.  The pedestrian was described as wearing dark clothes and was not in a cross walk, according to the story reported in the Press Enterprise.

See the full story at www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/webhit.5c328ce4.html

In general, most people assume that emergency vehicle operators have the right of way under all circumstances and  traffic laws need not be followed.  However, under California law, while the operator of an emergency vehicle does have certain immunities, a public entity may nevertheless be held liable when their employees drive in a negligent manner.  This is particularly true when the vehicle operator has not activated the lights and sirens on the emergency vehicle.

In California, if the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle is responding to an emergency call and gives the prescribed warnings by red light and siren, a charge of negligence against him may not be predicated on his violation of certain Vehicle Code sections, including the basic speed law.   This protection/immunity is found in California Vehicle Code Section 21055.  But, if the operator of the emergency vehicle elects not to give the warnings, the contrary is true.  When no lights and sirens are used as provided in Section 21055, a common law standard of care is applicable, and the public employee must operate the vehicle just as any reasonably prudent would under the prevailing circumstances, not including the emergency.  Simply stated, if the public employee elects not to use the lights and sirens when responding to an emergency call he will treated just as any other driver when determining the issue of negligence.

In the case above, another important principle of negligence comes into play, that involving the alleged statutory violation by the police officer.  The Highway Patrol has apparently already determined the officer was driving at a speed (45 miles per hour) greater than the posted limited.  This violation of the law creates a rebuttable presumption that the officer was negligent in the operation of the vehicle.  This presumption may be rebutted, however, by "proof that...[t]he person violating the statute, ordinance, or regulation did what might reasonably be expected of a person of ordinary prudence, acting under similar circumstances, who desired to comply with the law."  (California Evidence Code Section 669)

Even in cases where lights and sirens are used, the law does not permit the police to drive with impunity from the moment they activate their sirens and flashing lights.  Instead, the driver, operating his vehicle in the line of duty, must nonetheless drive in such a manner as would not impose upon others an unreasonable risk of harm.   In general, the question to be asked is what would a reasonable, prudent emergency driver do under all of the circumstances, including that of the emergency.

Compensation for the victims of emergency vehicle accidents, caused by the operator’s negligence, should be an important concern for all Californians.  When a police officer or fireman negligently causes a traffic accident and serious injuries or death, the public entity should be held accountable.  An Orange County injury lawyer with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has more than 19 years of experience handling personal injury cases, including just this type.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Do you believe the law imposing liability on public entities for the negligence of their employees is fair?

  • Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above.  This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter.  A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

Young Girl Dies After Being Struck By Car In La Palma

Posted by: Paul Ralph Posted Date: 06/03/2011

An unidentified, 16-year-old girl was struck by a car while crossing the intersection of Crescent Avenue and Watson Street in La Palma on Monday morning.  Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries after being taken off life support just before 1:00 a.m. on Thursday.  According to news reports, the girl was a student at Kennedy High School.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the girl was questioned at the scene and released.   No charges have been filed, but police say the case is under investigation.  Authorities are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to call the La Palma Police Department at 714-690-3370.  A memorial car wash and fundraiser has been scheduled for this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kennedy High School parking lot, located at 8281 Walker Street.   The organizers will also be taking donations for the family at the La Palma Pageant at 5 p.m. Sunday, being held at the Kennedy High School Performing Arts Center.

http://www.ocregister.com/news/police-274492-struck-school.html

While the precise cause of this accident is still under investigation, the respective duties of driver and pedestrian should be kept in mind.  Since the operator of a motor vehicle controls the deadly instrumentality, the greater duty of observation and accident avoidance is theirs.  At the same time, a pedestrian does share the same duty to keep a reasonable lookout for motor vehicles and other dangers when crossing the street.  This duty applies to minors as well.  When evaluating a pedestrian/intersection case some basic knowledge and understanding of accident reconstruction is essential.  For example, it is important to know how far ahead the driver can see into the intersection and his operating speed just prior to the accident.  At 25 miles per hour, a driver is traveling roughly 38 feet per second, and, if the driver can see a pedestrian in the intersection from 100 feet away, then he would have at least two seconds to perceive the danger and react, which should be more than enough time.

Compensation for pedestrian victims of traffic accidents, caused by a driver’s negligence, should be an important concern for all Californians.  When a driver operates their vehicle carelessly and strikes a pedestrian, they should be held accountable.  An Orange County trial lawyer with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has more than 19 years of experience handling personal injury cases, including just this type.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a pedestrian/intersection accident?

  • Nothing in this post is intended to suggest the Law Offices of Paul W. Ralph currently represents anyone involved in the news story above.  This posting should not be construed as legal advice or an opinion on the merit of any particular matter.  A consultation is the best way to obtain an assessment of your potential case.

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