Category archives for: Michael Pines

Is San Diego Summer Driving Dangerous?

San Diego summer driving (La Jolla car accident lawyers discuss summer driving)

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert We all know that San Diego has glorious, year-round sunshine that makes America’s Finest City truly one of the best areas to live in the nation. And while we have nothing to worry about when it comes to summer rain, driving is nonetheless slightly more dangerous in [...]

Following San Diego Accident, Teen Drivers Urged to Drive With Adult When Possible

Teens: Drive with a more experienced driver if you can.

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert If you’re a teen driver, consider driving with a “co-pilot” if possible. It may prevent the next San Diego accident. The advice follows on the heels of the recent accident of a 16-year-old Steele Canyon high school student and his tragic death in an East County [...]

Uptick in San Diego Pileup Accidents Reminds Local Driver Community to Stay Safe, Proactive

Pileup accident lawyer Michael Pines talks about the recent multiple-vehicle collisions in San Diego and how to stay proactive.

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert In my blog last week, I discussed the recent increase in pileup accidents in San Diego – and across the nation. From the chain-reaction accident in Pennsylvania last month to the more recent pileup accident in Chula Vista, the news has been full of multiple-collision accidents. While [...]

Road Rage: Arrest Made in San Diego Bicyclist Hit in Roadway Accident

Bicycle accident attorney in San Diego discusses alleged Poway road-rage accident.

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Following a catastrophic accident involving a bicyclist and a driver accused of road rage, the San Diego community is urged to heighten their bicycle and pedestrian awareness when it comes to roadway safety. According to reports, bicyclist Ambika Sundaresan was struck by an allegedly enraged motorist in [...]

Federal Regulators Launch New Auto Safety Initiative Aimed at Reducing DUI-Related Traffic Fatalities

DUI accident injury attorney in La Jolla discusses newly proposed auto safety guidelines.

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is putting the spotlight on auto safety this month as it unveils the latest program aimed at DUI-related reducing traffic fatalities. This time, the government agency is using technology as the cornerstone of its initiative. According to the Los Angeles Times, [...]

Teen SUV Accident in La Jolla Reminds Parents to Establish Boundaries, Reinforce Rules


By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Teen drivers. If you’re like many parents, you think about two very important questions: 1) where did the time go, and 2) how can I keep my child safe? With a good driver’s education and by choosing safe vehicles, we can do our part to keep kids [...]

Rear-view cameras may be standard vehicle equipment aimed at reducing car accident injury

San Diego Backover Accident Lawyer Discusses Preventions In Car Accidents, Rear Cameras

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Many car accidents in San Diego are preventable. Driving under the influence, distracted driving and even basic human error are just some of the ways car accidents occur but can easily be avoided. When accidents are caused purely on the basis of hindered visibility – such as [...]

Irwindale Bus Accident: Driver Training in the Spotlight

Bus Accident Attorney San Diego

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert The importance of bus safety and proper driver training is once again illuminated after 55 people were injured Thursday in a charter bus accident outside of Irwindale. According to authorities, it’s too early to tell how the accident occurred, but witnesses of the crash say driver error [...]

Vehicle Voice-Activated Systems: It Isn’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be

Distracted Driver Attorney in San Diego

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert It’s no surprise to learn that distractions behind the wheel can increase your risk of getting into a car accident. But despite conventional wisdom, automakers are still pushing forward with fully connected vehicles complete with bells and whistles ranging from Wi-Fi to Facebook and integrated text messaging [...]

Bicycle Safety: Preventing Serious Accidents and Injuries

Bicycle Injury Lawyer in La Jolla

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert When we engage in the sports we love, we also carry an inherent risk of getting into an accident or sustaining personal injury. Bicycling is one of the more popular sports in San Diego, whether it’s a leisurely ride along the boardwalk in Pacific Beach or cycling [...]

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  • Congregation Beth Am Labor Day Picnic September 2, 2014
    Congregation Beth Am held a festive Labor Day Picnic Sept. 1. This year is the 31st anniversary of this synagogue that started in a tire store in Solana Beach. […]
  • Suspects attempt to rob Solana Beach bank ATM September 2, 2014
    An attempt to break into an ATM at a Solana Beach bank branch early Sept. 2 using a cutting torch ended with the cash machine in flames and two suspects fleeing empty-handed. The suspects set off the ATM's alarm during the failed heist shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Lomas Santa Fe Drive near Glencrest Drive, according to sheriff's Lt. […]
  • First phase of Earl Warren Middle School reconstruction begins in Solana Beach September 2, 2014
    As kids kicked back this summer, San Dieguito Union High School District kicked off the first phase of its complete reconstruction of Earl Warren Middle School. The $41 million project is made possible by the passage of Proposition AA. […]