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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  • Torrey Pines High School football starts Aug. 29 August 28, 2014
    The Torrey Pines varsity football team scrimmaged against San Marcos on Friday, Aug. 22. Their first game is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. […]
  • Del Mar doctor faces 20 years for selling prescriptions to addicts August 28, 2014
    A Del Mar osteopath who sold painkiller prescriptions to addicts and drug dealers pleaded guilty in federal court Aug. 26 to conspiracy to unlawfully dispense and distribute oxycodone. William Joseph Watson faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced Dec. 8, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Sheppard. The defendant — who had been indicted on […]
  • Teacher thrilled to be back in Carmel Valley as new Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Coordinator August 28, 2014
    Jeannine Marquie landed her dream teaching job when she began working at Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision in 2007. But when schools were hit by the recession and her position went from full time to part time, the actress-turned-teacher had to relocate to Orange County. Now starting her 18th year as a teacher, Marquie is back in Carmel Valley as the new theate […]