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Uber’s Self-Driving Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

Uber Self Drive Vehicle Kills | Beverly Hills Personal Injury

Self-driving cars will likely take up the roadways sooner than we can imagine. However, companies that are hosting these vehicles are still working out the kinks in order to make them safe for the public. In recent test drives, there was an unfortunate accident in one of the major cities that hosted one of these test drives. According to The Washington Post reporters Faiz Siddiqui and Mechael Laris, “Uber abruptly halted testing of its autonomous vehicles across North America on Monday, after a 49-year old woman was struck and killed by one of its cars while crossing a Tempe, Ariz. street Sunday night” (washingtonpost.com, March 19, 2018). These types of accidents may become more common as the day of self-driving cars comes to be more prevalent in society. Therefore, it behooves you to know a good personal injury attorney who can help you receive the compensation you need to pay for the right medical treatment. If the accident resulted in a death, like in the Tempe, AZ case, you will need an experienced attorney who understands how to fight insurance companies in a wrongful death case. At One Law Group, we are here to fight for you. Call (844)626-1LAW to schedule an...

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The Dangers of Walking and Talking on Your Phone

Walking & Talking | Pedestrian Accident Injury Beverly Hills

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Dangers of Walking and Talking on Your Phone [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Since the invention of cell phones, people have begun using their extra walking time as a chance to catch up and have a nice conversation with a friend or loved one or rummage through their social media accounts to stay entertained. This is incredibly common in the Beverly Hills area! Even if you simply look out to the streets at pedestrians walking around, about 90% of them are on their cell phones rather than interacting with other people around them. Of course it makes sense from a time-management perspective. You can multitask by walking while talking, texting, emailing, going on Instagram or tweeting, however, these distractions can cause unfortunate and catastrophic incidents to take place.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]In fact, these sort of catastrophic accidents happen more often than you’d think. Just last year, a terrible cell phone related pedestrian accident occurred. Brittany Silva, an 18 year old was tragically struck and killed by an Amtrak train in the San Leandro area. Witnesses tried to warn her about the approaching train, however, she was distracted and did not notice their warnings. Witnesses also say she had her headphones in, the likely cause of...

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