Clairemont Pedestrian Mary Francel Killed by Fed Ex Delivery Truck

86-year-old pedestrian Mary Francel of San Diego was killed Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10:10 am, by a Fed Ex delivery truck driver. Francel had been using a walker, walking westbound on the south sidewalk on Balboa Avenue near Mount Abernathy Avenue, in front of a strip mall. According to San Diego police officer...
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August 14, 2017

What Happens If I Crash a Rental Car?

Getting in a car accident in your personal vehicle is stressful enough. If the car you’re driving is a rental, however, you have a list of other factors to consider during damage recovery. Supplemental rental insurance, your personal car insurance, credit card coverage for accidents – there are myriad solutions that could help in...
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June 20, 2017

Tips for Driving Around Motorcycles in California

California is home to the largest motorcycle population in the nation. As of December 2016, 893,107 motorcyclists held active registrations with the state. The state also records a high motorcycle collision accident and fatality rate. In 2015, 462 motorcyclists died on our roadways. Today, the number of fatalities is likely much higher. A key...
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February 27, 2017

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim if I Signed a Liability Waiver?

When you go to a go-cart racing facility, rent a kayak at the lake, or sign up for a fun run, the organizers may ask you to sign a liability waiver. Many people assume the waiver frees an organization from any and all negligent activities associated with the activity. While this may be true,...
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January 17, 2017

See Over 13,000 Bicycle Accidents in California in 10 Seconds

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December 21, 2016

How to Drive in Bad Weather

The rest of the United States might consider San Diego drivers somewhat spoiled when it comes to the weather. San Diego has one of the most consistently pleasant climates in the country. Annual high temperatures typically hover around 70 degrees, and annual lows are usually around 57 degrees. On average, San Diego only sees...
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November 3, 2016

Most Dangerous Intersections in California [NEW STUDY]

*As part of our commitment to consumer safety, the San Diego car accident attorneys at Estey & Bomberger present the first in our data-driven study series: Safety through Numbers.  Each month, with the help of data visualization firm 1point21 interactive, we will take a look at a whole host of consumer safety issues to...
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October 28, 2016

USA Holiday Bus Crash on Interstate 10 in Desert Hot Springs

Were you or a loved one injured in the USA Holiday bus accident on Interstate 10? If so, you’ll likely need some help on the legal side. Estey & Bomberger, a personal injury law firm in southern California, has been helping families of victims and survivors of serious bus accidents – those with catastrophic...
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October 27, 2016

Steel Trench Plates in the Road are Still a Bad Match for Cyclists

Beyond crashes with cars, single bike crashes -- and the resulting accidents and injuries -- are very common. Often a cyclist will hit a bump created by raised asphalt, hit a speed bump head-on (as did Richard Branson in his recent bike accident), or hit an improperly-ramped steel plate at an awkward or unexpected...
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October 10, 2016

Suing for Damages vs. Settling With Insurance After a Car Accident – Which is Best?

After a car accident, you may not know the legal processes available to you. If it’s your first car accident, you probably aren’t savvy to San Diego’s rules for filing a claim. Hiring a car accident attorney is the best way to explore your unique options, but having some knowledge about each possibility on...
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