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WESTMINSTER: Rollover Crash Involving 2 Vehicles on I-5 Freeway at Euclid Street

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

WESTMINSTER, California (Nov. 6, 2013) –  A white pickup truck rolled over onto its side in the slow lane after a collision with another driver early Wednesday morning on the southbound Interstate 5 freeway at S. Euclid Street off ramp, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.

About 6 a.m., CHP responded to the rollover crash involving two drivers with the second in a green GMC Jimmy blocking the No. 1 lane. Tow trucks were required for both vehicles. A third utility truck had pulled over, but police were not sure if it was involved in the crash or if the driver had pulled over to assist the others.

Paramedics responded to the crash, but the report did not indicate whether anyone was transported to hospital. No injuries were disclosed.

CHP issued a SigAlert for about 45 minutes, but the No. 1 lane reopened about 6:20 a.m.

“Rollover collisions often result in whiplash, back pain and other soft-tissue injuries that may not immediately present themselves, but a day later a person can be in excruciating pain,” said Attorney West Thomas. “It’s best to seek help immediately for this type of injury and contact an Orange County personal injury lawyer.”

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY: Woman, 59, Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Heil Avenue

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Woman Killed After Being Struck by an SUV — file photo

Reina Solorio, 59, 0f Fountain Valley Struck Killed by SUV

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California (Oct. 14, 2013) – A 59-year-old Fountain Valley woman was killed Friday night when she was struck by the driver of an SUV at the intersection of Heil Avenue just west of Mt. Michaelis Circle, according to a press release by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner.

About 6:09 p.m., Reina Solorio, 59, 0f Fountain Valley was struck by the driver of a white Honda Pilot driven by a West minster man, Nam Hoang Le, 65. The accident took place in a residential neighborhood.

The Fountain Valley Police Department is investigating the collision to determine exactly what happened. Witnesses may contact police

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ANAHEIM: Gabriel Gonzalez, 35, Electrocuted Working on Renovations at Honda Center

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Victim dies in hospital after being shocked while working on live wires — file photo

Orange County Attorney Specializing in Electrocution Accidents Reports on Death of Worker at Honda Center

ANAHEIM, California (Sept. 26, 2013) – Gabriel Gonzalez, 35, of El Monte died Tuesday afternoon after being severely shocked when he came into contact with live electrical wires while working at the Honda Center, according to a report by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner and the OC Register.

About 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 24, Gonzalez, an employee of First Electrical Service, was working with a group of other employees who were hired by Banyan Group Construction to do an electrical job at the arena at 2695 E. Katella Avenue, the reports said. The Honda Center is undergoing some renovations. According to news reports, Gonzalez accidentally cut some electrical wires while working on an elevated platform at the facility.

Paramedics were called to the arena to take Gonzalez by ambulance to UCI Medical Center in Orange where he was treated for critical injuries sustained on the job, but he died just before 4 p.m. the same day, the coroner reported. Cal-OSHA is investigating the death to determine if there was liability on the part of the employer for this man’s death.

“Those who work with electrical currents must be adequately trained to handle live wires and electrical components,” said Attorney West Thomas. “It’s incumbent upon companies whose workers are exposed to this type of danger to provide employees with proper training, adequate safety clothing and protection and proper equipment to prevent electrocution.”

The circumstances that determine whether a person is injured or killed due to an electric shock depend on how high the voltage is, Thomas explains. Additionally, the extent of the injuries will be far more severe the longer they are exposed and depending on the pathway the electricity takes in one’s body. Higher currents are certainly more lethal than lower ones and if the pathway flows into the heart muscle it can kill a person.

“Every circumstance is different, but often what happens is a person cannot let go of the electrical source due to the current passing through the wire into their body,” Thomas said. “There is a short window of time between life and death and employees who work with electricity need to be properly prepared.”

At The Thomas Law Firm, our attorneys are trained to handle complex litigation matters as they pertain to injury and wrongful death claims. Our attorneys are compassionate with our clients who are often going through one of the most difficult times of their life. Our firm has handled numerous claims totaling more than $150 million on behalf of people involved in traffic accidents. Recently, our law firm obtained a $100,000 settlement on behalf of a client who was injured in an accident a year ago in Riverside County.

After more than three decades in business, our attorneys are privy to the tactics used by many unscrupulous insurance companies who may try to slant evidence in their favor or get a person to accept an offer.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys at 1-877-557-4239. We will do everything we can to help you.

— The Thomas Law Firm

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LAGUNA HILLS: Charles Holguin III, 41, of Los Angeles Killed in SUV Crash on I-5 Freeway

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Passenger Killed After SUV Crashes on Interstate 5 Freeway in Laguna Hills

Los Angeles Man, 41, Killed in Car Crash on I-5 Freeway in Orange County

LAGUNA HILLS, California (Sept. 6, 2013) – Passenger Charles Holguin III, 41, of Los Angeles was killed Thursday afternoon when the SUV he was riding in crash on the southbound Interstate 5 freeway, just south of El Toro Road, according to a press release by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner.

About 2:36 p.m., CHP officers from the San Juan Capistrano station were called to the scene of the crash that reportedly resulted from an “out of control SUV.” CHP notified paramedics who found Holguin in critical condition. He was quickly transported Holguin to Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo where he later died at 3:06 p.m. the same day.

The California Highway Patrol’s San Juan Capistrano division is investigating the fatal crash to determine what exactly happened and assign liability for this man’s death.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort this man’s family and friends as they cope with such an incredible loss,” Attorney West Thomas said.  “The thoughts and prayers of our staff are with them as they try to piece together what happened and come to terms with his death.”

At The Thomas Law Firm, our attorneys want nothing more than to help bring justice to injured clients and families of those killed due to someone else’s negligence. Also, our attorneys have handled numerous claims totaling more than $150 million on behalf of people involved in traffic accidents. Indeed, our law firm recently settled an injury claim on behalf of a family whose father was critically injured in a crash on the San Diego 405 Freeway last year.

“It’s never about the money,” Thomas said. “However, the loss of support can be devastating to a family with children at a time when they need it the most.”

After more than three decades in business, our attorneys know the ins and outs of the law as it pertains to those who have suffered a wrongful death in an accident. We also know the tactics used by many unscrupulous insurance companies who may try to slant evidence in their favor or get a person to accept an offer to settle a claim for far less than it is worth.  There are mistakes that can be made if you do not retain an attorney in this type of claim. Do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys at 1-855-275-9378.

— The Thomas Law Firm

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COSTA MESA: Motorcyclist Chad de Lorm, 40, of Huntington Beach Killed After Crash with Car on Adams Aveune

Monday, August 5th, 2013

COSTA MESA, California (August 5, 2013) — Chad de Lorm, 40, of Huntington Beach was killed Sunday afternoon when the driver of a Honda Civic turned left in front of him into a shopping center on Adams Avenue just east of Royal Palm Drive near the Souplantation restaurant, according to a report by the Orange County Coroner and CBS News.

Just minutes before 4 p.m., Mr. de Lorm was riding his 2011 Kawasaki ZX motorcycle eastbound on Adams Avenue in the No. 2 lane at the same time Sandra Foley, 62, of Costa Mesa was traveling westbound on the same street in a 2005 Honda Civic, according to the coroner and CBS News.

Mr. De Lorm was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, the coroner said.

The fatal motorcycle crash is under investigation by the Costa Mesa Police Department.

“Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injury or death because drivers often pull in front of them to make a left-hand turn and they are unable to stop,” said Attorney West Thomas. “This motorcyclist appeared to have the right-of-way when the driver pulled in front of him and sadly he had no chance of avoiding the crash.”

Sources:  http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/08/04/motorcyclist-40-killed-in-costa-mesa-crash/, http://ws.ocsd.org/EServices/PressReleases_Default.aspx

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