The homeless surfboard repairman from San Diego who decided to represent himself in a personal injury case against the estate of recently-deceased NFL Hall of Famer Junior Seau has had his $100,000 lawsuit denied by a 12 person jury.
Murray “Moose” Lea filed suit against Seau last year in relation to an incident where he claimed Seau nearly hit him with his Cadillac Escalade while accidentally driving it off of a cliff in late 2010.
Lea claims to have sustained various muscle and bone injuries as he evaded being killed by Seau’s SUV. However he showed up late for the first day of court and, during his hearing, failed to provide any evidence of hospital payments, did not furnish a single witness, and could not show any proof of lost income, which he put at $80-$100 per hour. While it was not clear to him why all of this hurt his case, any injury lawyer would have known better.
If you have been hurt due to the irresponsible actions of another person, it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury attorney to help you prove your injuries in court. A lawyer can help you make a strong case and prevent you from offending the court. Contact the personal injury attorneys of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 to learn more about how a personal injury attorney can help you in your time of need.
On Wednesday afternoon near the College area in San Diego, a bicyclist was struck and killed.
The bicyclist was traveling in the bike lane on Montezuma Avenue when a motor vehicle driving in the same direction struck him from behind. The man on the bicycle was declared dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the motor vehicle did not receive any injuries in the collision.
Police have begun an investigation into the fatal bicycle accident, and have deemed that alcohol and accelerated speed were not factors in the crash. The name of the bicyclist has not been released, in order for his family to be notified first.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time.
A San Diego family was returning home after a beach visit when the vehicle they were in was hit from behind.
The car accident happened around 7 p.m. on the San Diego Freeway in Mission Hills. One woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and four others were taken to hospitals after sustaining severe injuries. Two of the injured are currently listed in critical condition.
The Los Angeles Fire Department had to remove someone from their vehicle after they were trapped. Police are investigating the accident, but at this time the cause of the collision is not known.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends during this tragic time.
Last Friday afternoon, a group of 22 University of Washington students were involved in an accident on Highway 101. The students were on their way to a conference on leadership in Santa Maria, and were traveling in two vans, each carrying 11 people.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the vans were driving side by side in the southbound lanes of Highway 101. The accident occurred near Bradley when the van on the right veered into the lane to the left and hit the other van’s passenger side, causing it to swerve and drive into the road’s shoulder. The van that was hit flipped over when it ran off the road.
Two students riding in the van that overturned were ejected out of the vehicle. Both were flown to a hospital’s trauma center. Two other students suffered minor injuries in the accident, and were taken to the hospital in ambulances. Five students suffered minor injuries in the accident, but were not treated at hospitals.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact the San Diego auto accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123 to learn more.
A two-car accident occurred at the intersection of Balboa Avenue and Clairemont Drive at around 9:30 Tuesday evening. According to San Diego police, a Chevrolet Impala that was stalled at the intersection was rear-ended by a sport utility vehicle.
The 20-year-old driver of the Impala was knocked unconscious in the collision. A passing San Diego police officer noticed that a small fire had broke out on the man’s car and that he was not conscious, and therefore unable to get out of his flaming vehicle. The officer broke the driver’s side window, opened the door, and pulled the man out of the Impala. The car then went up in flames.
The 20-year-old and the driver of the SUV were both treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital. The officer was treated for smoke inhalation.
Contact the San Diego auto accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123, if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by another driver, car defect, or road defect.
Eleven people died as a result of several car accidents along Interstate 75 just south of Gainesville, Florida this weekend. The accidents took place early Sunday morning, around 3:45 a.m., when a wildfire caused thick smoke to engulf the highway.
That smoke was also coupled with intense morning fog. The highway had previously been closed due to the inability to see properly, but was reopened right before the accidents started. Survivors of the crashes are claiming that their visibility was at zero percent when people began to collide into one another.
According to reports, two large semi-trucks completely stopped their vehicles on both sides of the highway when additional motor vehicles struck them from behind. Sequentially, the backside of those vehicles were hit, and a total of 19 cars were involved in the accidents.
Numerous cars caught fire and were crushed underneath larger vehicles. Emergency personnel were still unable to see clearly when they arrived on the scene, and had to rely on the sounds of people’s voices to locate victims. In total, 11 people lost their lives in the crashes and another 18 people were injured. Police are still investigating the causes of these accidents, as well as the cause of the wildfire.
Tuesday evening, 8 people were injured in a 2-vehicle accident in San Carlos. The accident occurred at 8:40 p.m. near the intersection of Jackson Drive and Lake Badin Avenue.
A father and his 3 children were traveling in a SUV on Lake Badin, when they turned onto Jackson Drive and were struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Jackson. The SUV rolled over after it was hit. The vehicle that hit the family’s SUV was carrying 5 teenagers, and, after hitting the SUV, swerved into the road’s northbound and southbound lanes before driving into a home’s front yard.
3 members of the family were trapped inside the SUV, and a 1-year old was ejected from the vehicle and trapped underneath it. A witness to the accident asked people nearby to help lift the SUV and pull the baby out.
Emergency crews helped the other 3 victims out of their vehicle. The 1-year old and the 2 other children, ages 3- and 7-years old, were all taken to Rady Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The father’s arm was injured and he may need surgery.
4 of the 5 teenagers in the vehicle that caused the accident suffered moderate injuries. Investigator are trying to determine the cause of the accident, and whether or not alcohol was a factor.
If you or someone you know was injured in an auto accident, contact the San Diego auto accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 to discuss your situation with one of our experienced and compassionate injury attorneys.
On Sunday, 3 people, including 2 children, were sent to the hospital after a 3-car accident in Mission Bay.
The cars collided on the Ingraham St. bridge near Dana Landing Road. According to the San Diego police, the accident happened at around 3 p.m. Officers suspect that the crash occurred when one car attempted to avoid hitting another vehicle, and instead collided with a different vehicle, which then rear-ended the vehicle in front of it.
One of the vehicles’ drivers reportedly suffered serious injuries, but managed to flee the scene of the accident on foot. Police are currently searching for the driver.
A total of 5 people were in the 3 cars, and 3 were sent to area hospitals for treatment. One of the victims was reported to be a child and another an infant. Both were taken to Children’s Hospital.
To speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about what to do if you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, contact the San Diego auto accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123 today.
Last Friday, a total of 340 car accidents occurred in San Diego during a rain storm.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the majority of the car accidents in San Diego County occurred between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. By 4 p.m., 218 accidents had already happened. Officers reported responding to 8 different accidents on highways in San Diego just between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
On an average day when the weather is good, the county will experience between 50 and 75 car accidents. The CHP did not report how many people suffered injuries in Friday’s accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the San Diego auto accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123 today.
A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows new statistics on drunk driving in the United States. Data was gathered in an anonymous telephone survey of 210,000 adults.
According to the report, 1 in 3 people charged with drunk driving is a male between the ages of 21- and 34-years old. Almost 1 in 50 of the survey’s participants reported driving drunk 1 time or more during the past month.
The CDC report states that 81 percent of people charged with drunk driving are males. In addition, based on the results of the survey, federal officials estimate that there were over 112 million drunk driving episodes in 2010.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, contact the San Diego auto accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 to speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
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