Complete California accident reports and news.

California - Home of Hollywood, the hills of San Francisco, and the famous Golden Gate Bridge.

With a population of 38.8 million as of 2014 and covering 163,696 square miles, California has one of the most diverse terrains and climate in the United States.  It has varying road conditions to consider, often depending on traffic, elevation and weather such as thick fog and heavy snow in some areas.  From the fertile Central Valley, to the infamous Mojave Desert, to the grand topography of Sierra Nevada Mountains, the state has a dramatic landscape and network of roads.  With the hair-pin turns of the coast and many unlit two-lane back roads, there is plenty potential for accidents.  

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Where to find support to prevent or cope with accidents in California

California Office of Traffic Safety provides information related to the mission of reducing fatalities and losses through implementation of highway safety initiatives.

California WALKS advocates for walkable communities and is a member organization that helps organize and train local pedestrian advocacy groups in safety. California Bicycle Coalition The California Bicycle Coalition endorses the League's Five Rules of the Road for safety. ATV Safety Institute promotes ATV safety and awareness education.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) provides information on rider training and safety.

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association effective advocacy, safety education and training for pilots.

MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving aids the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

When someone is injured in an accident in California, it is important to gather information about what happens next.

Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.

What to do after a serious injury accident in California

When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in California, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance from an experienced California accident lawyer to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a California personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.
 

Legal and Other Resources and Information

California Courts

Committed to providing fair and equal access to justice for all Californians.

Law Help CA

Legal help in California for housing, seniors, public benefits, families and children, protection from abuse, consumers, small claims, immigration, disabilities. 

ABTL-Association of Business Trial Lawyers

The Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1973 to develop a better forum for the discussion of business trials. This included an aggressive effort to promote communication between the bench and bar. The ABTL is unique in providing a forum in which litigators and judges meet together to address issues important to business trial lawyers. Judicial participation in ABTL programs and events is very strong, in part, because the ABTL includes all business litigators, including both plaintiff-focused and defense-focused practices.

USC Gould School of Law

USC Gould is one of the nation's top-ranked law schools with a 115+ year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are known for our diverse student body, interdisciplinary education and our tight-knit alumni network of over 10,000 professionals throughout the globe. With entering J.D. class sizes of less than 200 the learning experience is intimate and collegial. Our location in Los Angeles provides unlimited opportunities in one of world's top legal markets. It is home to major entertainment, business and law firms, as well as a gateway to international markets.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles opened its doors in 1920. Located in downtown Los Angeles -- a legal, financial and media capital -- Loyola Law School is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs. The first ABA-approved law school in California with a pro bono requirement for graduation, Loyola Law is committed to legal ethics and the public interest, and has produced top attorneys for nearly a century.

UC Davis School of Law

At UC Davis School of Law, King Hall, you will find yourself in a community of students who challenge convention, champion new ideas, and embrace collaborative learning. Students are competitive with themselves, not one another. Our faculty integrate students into their work, providing enrichment opportunities inside and outside the classroom. 

Cal Northern School of Law

Cal Northern School of Law is the only law school between Sacramento and the Oregon border. Students earn a J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) degree in four years of night study, which fulfills the educational requirements for admission to the State Bar of California.  In addition to the traditional J.D. Degree program, Cal Northern offers a two-year (36-unit) Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) degree.  Our M.L.S. allows students from varied educational and professional backgrounds to gain a sophisticated understanding of the basic tenents of legal studies, legal reasoning, and the interaction between law and society.  The M.L.S. is appropriate for professionals whose work brings them into the interaction between law and their career field. 

UCI Law School

UC Irvine School of Law opened its doors to students in August 2009, the first new public law school in California in more than 40 years. UCI Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty ranked seventh in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has admissions qualifications comparable to those of student bodies at top 20 law schools. The school’s innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service.

Whittier Law School

Whittier Law School is strongly committed to the success of our students. We offer a Bar and Academic Support Program that works with you from Orientation through the bar examination. In our Lawyering Skills Institute, clinical and externship programs, and our Institute for Trial and Appellate Practice, you will learn the nuts and bolts of lawyering. In our study abroad programs in Spain, France, Israel, Mexico and China we expose our students to the global nature and cross-cultural demands of modern law practice. At Whittier you not only will learn the law, but you will learn how to do what lawyers actually do in practice. We are proud that Whittier Law School students graduate more “practice ready” than students from many other law schools.

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