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August 28, 2014

Suspected DUI Driver Hit the SUV of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Mom

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In this day and age of the drunk driving laws implemented here in the United States, it is quite intriguing that there are still a number of drunk driving-related accidents on American roads. The US and the state of California for one, strictly implements these laws but still, it seems that some people still don’t know how dangerous driving the influence of either alcohol or illegal drugs are. Case in point: This latest accident that involved the mom of famous actor and former WWE superstar, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The Johnson Family’s Account
While not much information was provided by the agencies concerned, Dwayne sent a photo of the crash site via micro-blogging page Twitter. The accident allegedly happened in Florida where the former’s mom was living in. Johnson said that his mom was driving when the defendant suddenly rammed her vehicle in front of Mrs. Johnson’s SUV. This has caused great damages not just in Mrs. Johnson’s vehicle, but also of the suspect. The accident has caused minor injuries to the victims and the intoxicated woman driver as well. All of them were said to be brought in hospitals where they were treated for their injuries and are currently recovering.

Making the Right Choice
According to Dwayne, his first reaction was to look for the driver of the other vehicle. However, he later realized that it is better to look at the situation positively than dwell on the negatives that such mishap brought. If anything he says, his family is okay and that they have lived for another day. Dwayne instead took to Twitter once more to reiterate the importance of making the right decision, that is to avoid drinking and driving or at least, letting someone drive for you, if you ever get to drink a little too much. This is not just for your own safety but of others on the road as well.

Dwayne’s cousin, WWE’s Lina Fenene also updated a photo on her Instagram account, documenting Dwayne’s visit to her. The members of the family were said to have even been goofing around in the pictures. Instead of dwelling on the negatives of the accident, Fenene also highlighted their luck that they are still very much alive and kicking.

Real Cause of the Accident
As of posting time, further details about the accident are still to be revealed. However, a Los Angeles car accident attorney reiterates that drunk driving can really put your, and other lives in danger. That is why one should make the right decision and avoid drinking and driving.

If you wish to read more about car accident, you can visit this website: http://www.personalinjurydefenders.com/car-accidents.html

August 08, 2014

Great White Shark Attacks Manhattan Swimmer


50-year-old Steven Robles was doing his routine two-mile routine swim at the Manhattan Beach, California. This is something that the real estate broker form Lomita has been doing every weekend with more than a dozen of his friends. He has been enjoying this physical activity for the longest time. This weekend though he got a surprise that he was not expecting at all.

Shark Attack
Last weekend, Robles was doing his routine swim with his friends when a shark suddenly appeared and attacked him. He recalled what happened and couldn’t believe that he survived. Robles claimed that the shark came up from the bottom of the water, looked at him, and attacked him right then and there. The sharked lunged at and locked into his chest. Instinctively he grabbed the shark’s nose and tried to pry the great white shark’s mouth open. He was able to escape, so as the shark.

Rare and Uncommon Attacks
According to the International Shark Attack File’s (ISAF) report released last February 19, 2014, shark attacks are quite a rare occurrence in the United States. In fact, over the past 14 years, the number of people attacked by these predators hovered from 30-50 cases a year. Of the number of attacks recorded, only one to three victims died while tens got injured. In California, only one, non-fatal shark attack was recorded last 2013. However, shark attacks are one of the most dangerous kinds of animal attacks killing thousands of people all over the world annually.

July 24, 2014

Winning Your Claims through the Responsible Use of Social Media



Since the introduction of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites have become popular, more and more people have been hooked and started using these services. People have gotten used to the social media age that they share almost everything on their own pages. While this helps one person open up to the world, sometimes, people tend to share too much of themselves that it gets them into trouble.

Oversharing
Some things, as they say, are better left unsaid, or unshared. In the social media world, doing such can get you the ire of others. You may lose followers or your so-called friends. It can even lead to the closure of your account for reports of abuse. Certainly, you would want to make sure that you share the right information on your social media accounts to avoid such troubles.

Gag Orders
Some people make this mistake of sharing information about the personal injury cases they have filed in their social media accounts. While this may seem harmless as one might actually be telling the truth. However this could also make you lose in the case you have filed. Just in case you don’t know it, the court puts a premium in protecting all of the parties in the cases that they handle, especially minors, trade secrets, and more. While the truth must be known, there are some things that should not really be discussed in public. Things like case details and the pieces of evidence that are used in courts are just some of these. This is the reason why courts issue a gag order to both parties involved in the claims to make sure that the case will be judged only based on one claims’ merits. Many people have been cited in contempt for violating these gag orders from the courts. Some even end up having their personal injury claims dismissed because of this.

July 08, 2014

Big Rig Burns in an Accident along 101 Freeway

One early Monday morning in June, the California Highway Patrol reported a deadly truck accident involving a big rig that suddenly slammed into the center divider before ending up in flames. While no one was injured in the accident, this has caused the closing of some of the lanes of the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village. Moments later after the accident, the westbound lanes of the freeway were reopened. However, the eastbound lane remained closed until the road was all cleared.

Big Rigs, Big Accidents
Trucks are very useful modes of transportation. These huge vehicles make the seemingly impossible task of moving the heaviest things from one place to the other. Given its size and results. According to the US Department of Transportation, there are around 500,000 truck accidents recorded every year. Of these mishaps, thousands of people get injured or end up dead because of these accidents. Usually, these accidents are caused by driver error. However, studies prove that more than 75 percent of those accidents are actually caused by other drivers on the road as well.

Dodging Accidents Caused By Big Rigs
Driving alongside trucks can really get scary. That is why one should find ways on how to avoid such accidents. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind to stay safe from these mishaps:

•    Be alert at all times, especially when approaching a large truck.
•    Be conspicuous at all times. One should prevent staying in blind spots as you can end up
•    Avoid passing a turning truck. A vehicle this long and hard to drive may need more space to do so.

•    Drive safely around these big rigs. Driving recklessly can get you into trouble especially with these big rigs.
•    Be a defensive driver. By exercising safe driving habits, you can lessen the chance of you getting involved in a crash with these huge vehicles.
•    can help apprehend these reckless truck drivers and prevent possible mishaps.

Filing Claims
As a victim, it is your right to file a claim against these irresponsible and reckless truck drivers. Prepare a claim and represent you in the case you are filing, helping you have better chances of winning your claim, getting the justice you deserve and teaching such irresponsible drivers a great lesson.