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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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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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Rise of Pedestrian Deaths Prompts Discussion Surrounding Rights of Ventura Pedestrians who are Injured by Negligent Drivers

By Zavala Law |

Although driving is surely the most popular form of transportation in Ventura and in most California and U.S. cities, the push for more walkable cities can be felt from coast to coast. Many people are finding healthier ways to get from Point A to Point B, including bicycling, walking, and even rollerblading. However, the… Read More »

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Report Sheds Light on Most Dangerous Cities when it Comes to Car Accidents in the U.S.

By Zavala Law |

Driving down the road on our everyday commute, or on the weekend while running errands, we have all thought that the drivers in our city are the worst. From running red lights, to illegal turns, speeding, and clearly being distracted by cell phones and electronics, virtually everyone who drives a car has probably seen… Read More »

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Ventura Car Accident Cases Explained: The Ins and Outs of “Negligence” in the Context of a California Motor Vehicle Accident

By Zavala Law |

Legal jargon and terminology can be overwhelming for some Ventura car accident victims. With all of the chaos that goes along with a life upended by a car accident, the additional struggle for a Ventura car accident victim to understand how car accident cases work under California law can be a headache. One of… Read More »

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To Some, America’s “Large Cars” are a Deadly “Cultural Touchstone”

By Zavala Law |

On the heels of the now-proclaimed deadliest holiday for driving in America, some are speaking out about America’s problem with fatal car accidents. Perhaps surprisingly, according to an opinion piece by CNN journalist Jill Filipovic, there may be more to blame than just drunk drivers for the large number of deaths due to car… Read More »

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23-Year-Old California Man Dead after Log from Log Truck Pierces through Windshield

By Zavala Law |

A 23-year-old California man’s death after a piece of lumber pierced through his front windshield is bringing to light the options for justice that California families have when a loved one is killed in a car or truck accident. According to local news reports, 23-year-old Manny Camacho was driving a box truck on the… Read More »

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Ventura Pedestrian’s Hit-and-Run Killing Ignites Discussion about Justice for Families Under California Civil Laws

By Zavala Law |

With the holidays just behind us, we are reminded of the uptick in traffic accidents during the holiday season by the sad story of a Ventura family losing a loved one to a hit-and-run accident at the beginning of the year. According to local reports, an unidentified pedestrian was killed after being hit by… Read More »

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California Insurance Commissioner Provides Guidance on Things to do or Avoid after You’ve Been Involved in a Car Accident

By Zavala Law |

The aftermath of a car accident is chaotic, confusing, dangerous, and terrifying. When a car accident happens, the victims of the car accident may not know exactly what to do, what actions to take, or what to say or avoid saying. Fortunately, the California Insurance Commissioner has weighed in on this topic and has… Read More »

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Calling 911 after a Crash: Why Police Reports are Important in Ventura Car Accident Civil Lawsuits

By Zavala Law |

The truth is that virtually no one likes to call 911. Calling 911 typically means that some type of emergency has happened, and that law enforcement will respond with bells and whistles, which to some may mean expensive ambulance bills.  Ventura residents call 911 for several different reasons: for help with a life-threatening emergency,… Read More »

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