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News, safety and legal information for San Diego motor vehicle accident victims

San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys have been alerted to a string of car accidents in the San Diego area this past week – all of them extremely serious.

The latest happened early this morning in Solana Beach where CHP responded to an injury accident on the southbound side of Interstate 5. Police say a man and a woman crashed their pickup truck into the center divide. Crews used the Jaws of Life to pull one of the victims out of the truck. Both the man and woman were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Officials are also investigating a head-on crash that killed one person in Ramona Thursday night.  The accident happened in the 21000 block of San Vicente Road. Cal Fire officials said two cars were involved, and there were at least three patients at the scene. The patients were temporarily trapped inside the vehicles, and emergency crews worked to extricate them. Police have not released the name of the victims or the cause of the accident.

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We are keeping a close eye on the case involving an 18-year-old who was allegedly on drugs when he fatally killed a man in a head-on freeway accident.

A judge this week ruled that Timothy Theodore Barnette must stand trial on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury, a judge ruled Wednesday.

The deadly crash happened in May, when Barnette’s Land Rover struck a car being driven by 22-year-old Nick Hart on the freeway in Rancho Penasquitos.

Witnesses reported seeing Barnette driving his vehicle erratically and at high speed just prior to the accident.

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San Diego car accidents happen every day, but who’s to blame? Drivers involved in the accident often point fingers at each other, accusing someone other than themselves of negligence. This is common AND this is the reason why you need an experienced San Diego Car accident attorney on your side.

If you have been hurt in a car accident, your legal case hangs entirely on who is at fault. You need a personal injury lawyer to help you prove existence of negligence.

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Our San Diego Car Accident Attorneys always provide straight talk to people who have been injured in an auto accident. And, for those involved in Sunday night’s fatal accident, there will be no exception.

Police say a 21-year-old man was killed and two others injured when two cars collided head-on in Lakeside on Sunday night.

According to authorities, Harold Oliver Wise IV of Lakeside lost control of his Nissan and veered into oncoming lanes, where the sedan collided with a Jeep Wrangler. Police say the Nissan was traveling at least 80 mph at the time.

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DUI may have been the cause of a early morning accident in Pacific Beach. It happened just after 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Garnet Avenue and Morrell Street.

Officials say a driver going north on Morrell ran a stop sign and broadsided a patrol car, forcing it to spin around. Both the driver of the car and the police officer were taken to the hospital for injuries.

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Our San Diego car accident attorneys have a message for drivers: If you have been in an accident and have suffered from a personal injury – you need to call your insurance company.

Whether or not you feel your insurance company has your best interests at heart, you will have to deal with them sooner or later. Take heed, though, since those agents tend to try to save their companies as much money as possible – you should speak with an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer before you settle a claim out of court.

Here’s a checklist of what to say to your insurance company after an accident:

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San Diego DUI arrests are always high during long holiday weekends, and this past Memorial Day weekend was no exception.

The California Highway Patrol say its officers arrested 55 suspected drunk drivers from Friday evening until early Monday morning. While the number of the arrests is high, authorities say it is three fewer than last Memorial Day weekend.

The CHP also reports there were no major San Diego car accidents over the long holiday weekend.

Source: CBS , KFMB-TV

As a law firm with experienced San Diego car accident attorneys, we know that car accidents are always unexpected. In fact, according to the National Safety Council more than 10-million car accidents occur each year in the United States. They are a sad reality – and in most cases, can be avoided.

Unfortunately, many people simply do not know what to do after they have been involved in a car accident – especially if they are injured. In most cases people start to panic and this may result in further injury and loss of evidence. Keep in mind, usually after a car accident, medical needs need to be address, a police report filed, an auto insurance company notified, and an experience San Diego car accident attorney called.

Having handled many, many San Diego car accident matters, I can tell you there are myths and misconceptions about what to do after an accident. Here are some of the most common:

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