The Barnes Firm

In a Jam

LOS ANGELES – There are so many things residents and visitors love about L.A., but everyone agrees the traffic isn’t one of them. In fact, drivers spent over 100 hours in SoCal traffic jams last year, more than any other city in the world. Traffic across America is a...

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Why’s My Train Running Late?

LOS ANGELES – Over the last decade, there have been a number of disastrous and heartbreaking train accidents across the nation. Some of these incidents happened in Southern California, where train safety hits home for many families. Nine years ago, a Metrolink commuter train struck a freight train head-on...

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The Hidden Costs of Flying: Injured on a Plane

SAN FRANCISCO – When searching for flights for the entire family, price is a major factor – but a new study warns that it shouldn’t be the ONLY factor. After analyzing the 10 leading domestic airlines for price, convenience, headaches, and extras, researchers found that when shopping for flights,...

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Enforcing the Law

LOS ANGELES – Anyone who’s been behind the wheel of a vehicle knows how dangerous texting and driving can be. It takes your eyes off the road, and it pulls your mind away from the task at hand. This deadly combination of decreased reaction time and distraction can be...

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1 In 4 Drivers Were Using A Phone Before Crashing

LOS ANGELES – The decisions made in the moments before a car crash can be the difference between life, death or serious injury. The problem is, almost one in four drivers were using their phone in those moments before a crash, a new study found. According to research from...

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Spread the Word to Save a Biker

LOS ANGELES – Bikers are in a dangerous position. Without a seat belt, and few protections between them and other vehicles, they still take to the road every day. But before other motorists hound motorcycle fans for putting themselves in such a precarious position, hear what the Hurt Report...

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Big Trucks, Bigger Risks

LOS ANGELES – Truck accidents are on the rise, and it’s particularly apparent in Southern California where tens of thousands of large commercial trucks barrel through congested freeways and highways every day, a Los Angeles Truck Crash Lawyer said. Some of these trucks can weigh up to 80,000 lbs.,...

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Renting Cars Under Recall

LOS ANGELES –Automotive dealerships are required to pull recalled cars from sale lots until the defective products have been fixed. For the millions of Americans renting cars, that luxury doesn’t come standard. The rental car industry is a $24.4 billion venture. With more Americans traveling, there’s a greater demand...

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Airbags: Even Top-Priced Cars Go Total Recall

LOS ANGELES – Air bag recalls are proving to be as diverse as the American melting pot, even affecting over 800 Ferrari supercars. To try to wrap your head around the recent airbag recalls, imagine how big Los Angeles is. There are more than 12-million people in the Southland....

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Defective Airbags Causing More Injuries

LOS ANGELES – Federal regulators continue to pull more vehicles off the roads, citing airbag problems. Each time, the airbags are linked to the Japan-based Takata Corporation. Since 2008, 14 different automakers have recalled 24 million vehicles equipped with Takata airbag inflators. Some of these inflators have been known...

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