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Ojai Motorcycle Accident Ignites Discussion about Rights of Surviving Family Members of Fatal Motorcycle Accident Victims Under California Laws

By Zavala Law |

A tragic and fatal motorcycle accident that occurred last month in Ventura County highlights how tragic motorcycle accidents are and raises a discussion about the rights and options of Ventura family members who have lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident. According to the Ventura Star, a 66-year-old motorcyclist from Oxnard was killed… Read More »

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Considering Walking More as the Temperatures Rise? Safety Tips to Help Ventura Pedestrians Stay Safe

By Zavala Law |

As temperatures rise in Ventura, Ventura residents may be tempted to step outside and take a walk to enjoy the sunshine. Some Ventura residents may even decide to do their regular errands or commute on foot, opting to get in some steps and avoid gas lines and ever-climbing fuel costs. Whatever the reason, the… Read More »

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Do You Ride a Bicycle in Ventura? If So, Watch Out for Negligent Drivers

By Zavala Law |

Riding a bicycle is a treasured pastime for some Ventura residents, and for others it is their method of travel for their daily commute. For whatever reason Ventura residents may use bicycles on the streets and roads of Ventura, the truth of the matter is that bicycle riding in Ventura can be a dangerous… Read More »

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Multiple Vehicle Crash Ends in Fatality on Southbound 101, Legal Rights of Victims of Car Accidents in Ventura Explained

By Zavala Law |

A chain-reaction multiple vehicle car accident last month near Ventura serves as an example of how a life can be taken in an instant in a horrific car accident and serves to open up the discussion about what victims of negligent car accidents can do in Ventura to get justice under California personal injury… Read More »

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Safety Advocates Urge No Cell Phone Use in Cars to Prevent Car Accidents During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Zavala Law |

Car safety advocates across the country are urging American drivers to put down their cell phones and keep their eyes on the road this April, marking their efforts during this year’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Safety advocates encourage drivers across the country to stop texting and using their phones while operating a moving vehicle…. Read More »

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Fatal Virginia Beach Bicycle Accident Highlights Rights and Options for Bicycle Accident Survivors and Surviving Family Members

By Zavala Law |

A driver who was involved in a fatal Virginia Beach bicycle accident turned himself in and was hit with criminal charges after warrants were issued for his arrest in connection with the death of the bicyclist he hit. According to news reports, 48-year-old Rodney Coleman was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless speeding, and other… Read More »

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California Woman Killed Day before Valentine’s Day in Horrific Morning Bicycle Accident

By Zavala Law |

News of a Northern California woman’s death after being hit by a car while on her bicycle has spread across the internet and is a stark reminder of the dangers that bicyclists face while on the road. According to local news reports, on February 13, at around 10:43 a.m., a female bicyclist was killed… Read More »

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From Small Sedan to Muscle Car to SUV: Which Type of Vehicle is the Most Dangerous in a Car Accident?

By Zavala Law |

Most Ventura drivers probably have heard at one time or another that “small cars are more dangerous” on the road, compared to SUVs, trucks, and other larger vehicles. Indeed, with lifted trucks, hummers, and Sport Utility Vehicles sharing the streets and highways with sedans, coups, and small cars, it makes sense that larger, heavier… Read More »

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Los Angeles Seeks to Up its Game When it Comes to Pedestrian Safety

By Zavala Law |

There is no doubt that pedestrian safety is a hot topic these days in Los Angeles and throughout California. In recent months, a number of pedestrian-involved fatal car accidents have raised the issue of pedestrian safety on the streets of Los Angeles and pressed lawmakers to strategize solutions to keep those who travel our… Read More »

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5 Tips for Ventura Drivers when an Oncoming Vehicle Enters Your Lane

By Zavala Law |

If you have ever experienced a car going the opposite direction and veer slightly into your lane, you know that it is a terrifying experience. The sight of a car coming into your lane is a surefire red flag that the other driver is distracted, drunk, lacks visibility, or has otherwise lost control of… Read More »

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