Spring is Coming!

Spring is on the way and with it will be higher temperatures.  Now is the time to ensure your existing air conditioner or heat pump are working properly.

When looking for local air conditioning repair companies or heat pump repair services it is important to do some research.  Here are a few tips:

  • Check out the companies BBB profile to see how they are graded and if there have been any complaints filed against them.
  • Make sure they are licensed with your state to perform the services you require.
  • Look on review sites like Yelp, AngiesList, Google+, etc.  But, keep in mind that not all “reviews” are legitimate.
  • Asking friends and family for referrals is always a great way to find service proffessionals!

If you are in the Vancouver, WA area, Tri-Tech Heating & Cooling is a licensed HVAC contractor that can help with all of your HVAC needs.

13 Year Old Hit By Car Saves Younger Brother Irvine

Steven Mangham, the survivor from being hit by a car at Palomar College, tells his story about the incident.

“I was given medicine, so it doesn’t hurt that much,” Steven Mangham assured.

The 13-year-old boy, beaten and battered, spoke to news coverage Fox 5 despite his pain.

He claims him and his younger brother, Donovan, were on their way to San Marcos Middle School Thursday morning. They had commonly used the crosswalk located at Comet Circle East and Mission Road. As they stepped across, Steven immediately stopped.

“That’s when a blue or black car drove by,” claimed Steven. “So I pushed Donovan back and then a white one came and I tried to jump but couldn’t. I flipped and landed on my face after I got hit.”

Steven was airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital and his brother, 12-year-old Donovan, was driven to Palomar Medical Center.

“Once the car ran the light, he pushed his brother away,” the boys’ mother, Tiffany Hayne, explained. “It was the second car that hit them.”

It was later discovered it was two that ran the red light on Mission Road instead of one.

She said the accident served as an awful reminder why to slow down and follow the rules of the road.

The incident remains under investigation, as of now it is unclear whether the 17-year-old driver was speeding. He claims he was blinded by the sun. Drugs or alcohol have been ruled out as being factors.

Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald released a statement Friday, “The accident is truly unfortunate, and our thoughts are with all involved. It is a sharp reminder of the importance of being extra cautious when driving in and around school and crossing zones. The city cannot comment on the incident as the investigation is still ongoing.”

The boy’s mother says Steven has “breaks” in his face, and there are prominent fragments in his check. It appears to be only damage to the bone not necessarily to the eye.

Thanks to Steven, his little brother Donovan only has an ankle sprain.

Steven never imagined being hit by a car would have him in so much pain, but he said being airlifted was “super cool.”

This accident is a sharp reminder of the importance of following the rules of the road and always staying cautious, especially near school zones and crosswalks. If you or a loved one have been in an Irvine accident, contact personal injury lawyer from Guldjian Law APC for a free first-time inquiry about your accident, learn how experienced and professional attorneys can help you determine whether you are entitled to legal compensation.

Costa Mesa Car Accident Shuts Down Roadway

A car accident in Costa Mesa involving two vehicles forced authorities to shut-off a busy street Thursday morning around 10:30 a.m. The accident occurred at near the intersection of Fairview Road and Baker Street.

The closure of Baker Street lasted about an hour while police conducted their investigation. Capt. Chris Coates of the Costa Mesa Fire Department reported that a male in his twenties was transported by paramedics to Orange County Global Medical Center for injuries sustained in the car accident.

If you have been injured in a car accident and are not sure what to do, contact a car accident attorney in Costa Mesa immediately.

What Should You Do If You Have Been Arrested For DUI in Dinwiddie, Virginia?

If you have been arrested for DUI in Dinwiddie, Virginia, hiring an attorney should be at the top of your priorities. Whether this is your first time being arrested for DUI in Dinwiddie, or if you have had problems with similar charges in the past, we can help. This is always a matter that should be taken seriously, regardless of your past driving record, or how many infractions/arrests you already have. Contacting an experienced attorney to help you address the situation, and create a compelling legal defense, is the safest way to deal with your situation.

Arrested For DUI In Dinwiddie, Virginia?

Depending on individual factors, a DUI arrest can have devastating consequences on your life. We’re talking about the possibility of a substantial fine, a suspended license, and jail time. You don’t want to leave this matter up to fate. What you are going to need is a Dinwiddie, VA traffic attorney who can go to work for you at once. You need to take a full assessment of your current situation, and you need to explore the possibilities that are available to you in the aftermath of your arrest. Our dedicated DUI law firm in Dinwiddie County will be able to help you with both of these things.

The first thing you are going to want to understand about Virginia DUI laws is the fact that you are not helpless. If you have been arrested for a DUI offense, your first thought may be that you have nothing in the way of options. This is quite simply not true. There is a range of legal defenses that can be put into action against a DUI arrest. This involves an absolute measure of creativity on the part of your attorney. When you hire someone who has experience in these matters, you are hiring someone who will look for the best way possible to proactively deal with your DUI arrest.

Legal defenses can even be utilized for someone who has past convictions on their record. Second or third DUI convictions come with mandatory jail terms and expensive fines. In a situation such as this, it might be possible to have these past convictions disqualified or eliminated. These are matters that you are going to want to discuss with your attorney. Even if you are convicted of a DUI, the law office of David A.C. Long can help you to understand your options. Contact us today to get started on battling your DUI arrest.

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Three-Car Accident in Henrico Ends With Man Being Arrested

Saturday night around 11:00 p.m. Henrico Police Officers were taken on a chase that ended in a crash involved three vehicles. The ordeal all started when Henrico Police spotted a vehicle with it’s headlights off and no plates near Broad Street and Libbie Avenue. Police tried to stop the car, but the driver proceed to speed away at high speeds. Officers decided not to continue to pursue the driver because of the high rate of speed and instead contacted the situation to dispatch for help from additional units.

Other officers on patrol spotted the vehicle traveling at high speeds on Broad Street near Target and Willow Lawn. The driver then attempted to pass through the intersection of Broad and Staples Mill Street, but the signal light had changed to red, and he had crashed into two other vehicles. The driver then attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by Henrico Police.

The driver was charged with felony hit & run, reckless driving and other charges as a result of the accident, Henrico Police Officers were able to identify the driver as Markus L. A. Ronnie.

Luckily the passengers of the two cars in the accident did not sustain any serious injuries but were still transported to a medical center just to be sure they were okay.  If you or someone you know has been arrested for reckless driving in Henrico and are in need of legal representation contact our experienced Henrico reckless driving attorney right away.

Fiery Crash Kills Woman San Bernardino

A woman was reporting a truck that almost drove her off the road to San Bernardino’s authorities when she was killed during a crash that left her car in flames.

San Bernardino police officers was directed to the intersection of North E and West 8th Street at around 11:30 p.m., according to San Bernardino authorities. Rachel Welch, the 38-year-old victim from Westminster, was declared dead at the scene.

Authorities said Welch was talking on the phone with a San Bernardino police dispatcher before the incident occurred.

“It appears that Ms. Welch was attempting to catch up to the truck prior to losing control of her vehicle,” according to dispatch.

A witness claims the woman was speeding when she lost control of the 1999 Chevrolet Lumina, veered onto northbound lanes then drove into a sidewalk that made her vehicle flip over and crash into a wall. The car burst into flames shortly after.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a San Bernardino car accident, contact our San Bernardino personal injury attorney today.  Our experienced and dedicated injury attorneys will strive to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the entitled compensation you deserve.

 

Drunk Driver Sentenced After Killing Elderly Woman in El Cajon

Katie Ellison of El Cajon faces 21 years to life in prison after she struck and killed a 55-year-old woman while under the influence. Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright gave the court some insight of what occurred that night prior to the accident.

Katie Ellison works as an automotive mechanic and that night after work she had a few drinks.  She consumed one vodka mixed drink, a shot of Fireball whiskey, and later four shots of sake.

Ellison then got in her Toyota Yaris and started to make her was to Lakeside. Officials stated that she was proceeding at a notable speed when she struck 55-year-old Texas residents Lorraine Kennedy and her husband, David Sandel. The collision impaled onto Katie’s windshield and tossed David over a hundred feet away. Kennedy’s son and his girlfriend.

Authorities at the hospital reported that Ellison’s blood alcohol level was at .12%. Ellison admitted that he had a prior DUI conviction in that past. Ellison has been charged with second-degree murder, driving under the influence, driving with a .08 blood-alcohol level causing injury, and gross vehicular manslaughter with impaired. Katie has pleaded not guilty and can face twenty-one years to life in prison.

It’s tragic that Lorraine Kennedy lost her life in the accident September 25th of 2015. If you or someone you know have been injured in an accident it’s important to remember to contact a personal injury attorney in El Cajon right away.

 

Elderly Woman Killed In San Bernardino Accident on Interstate 10

California Highway Patrol Officers responded to a fatal accident that took place just after midnight Sunday morning. The crash occurred on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 just west of Mountain View Avenue. According to officials, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero was driving in the fast lane when it suddenly became disabled. A Toyota Camry soon crashed into the back of the disabled vehicle around 12:43 a.m.

The driver of the Camry was identified as 67-year-old Montebello resident Satoru Yamaguchi. Her 72-year-old passenger sustained severe injuries and passed away an hour after the accident occurred.

The 24-year-old driver of the Oldsmobile was identified as Daivon Parris of Moreno Valley. Investigators stated that drugs or alcohol did not play a part in the crash.

If you or someone you have been involved in a San Bernardino accident and are in need of help, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in San Bernardino today.

Drunk Carjacker in Bellevue Tackled By Motorist After Crashing into Multiple Cars

Police have arrested a 32-year-old man after he crashed into seven vehicles and then attempted to carjack cars with occupants still inside. The chaos occurred near SE 38th Street and Factoria Boulevard SE Thursday afternoon.

Officials believe that the suspect was either high or drunk because of his erratic behavior. Witnesses stated that the deranged man got out of his vehicle and tried to open other cars with people still inside. He even attempted to pull people out of their vehicles while punching and kicking cars that were locked.

Other witnesses could he the suspect say that he need to get out of here over and over again. He even told one motorist that he was going to come with him if he didn’t get out of the car.

Two good Samaritans were able to tackle and restrain the 32-year-old man until Bellevue Police arrived. Police transported him to a hospital to be treated for injuries he received and was later booked into jail. Officers also reported that the man is a Lynnwood resident and had been released from jail a day before.

Fortunately everyone was safe and unharmed. If you have been arrested for a criminal offense in Bellevue and are not sure what to do? Contact our dedicated Bellevue criminal defense attorneys today.

 

San Bernardino County Fire Department Responds To Fiery Car Accident

A car accident in Victorville leaves a man injured after he crashed into a disabled car on Nisqualli Road near the intersection of Balsam and 11th Avenue, late Monday evening around 11:30 p.m.

The occupants of the disabled Dodge Neon stopped and got out of the vehicle to see what had gone wrong when they were suddenly hit by a darker sedan. Luckily, all of the Dodge Neons passengers were out of harms way when the collision occurred.

San Bernardino Fire ad Police personnel arrived shortly after received the report of the accident to find witnesses pulling the driver of the dark sedan out of the burning vehicle.

More witnesses stated that other cars had close calls with the darker car since it’s lights weren’t on. The driver of the dark sedan sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local medical center.

Fortunately, everyone involved in the accident did not receive any serious injuries. It’s important to contact the authorities immediately if you witness or are injured in a car accident in San Bernardino. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys in San Bernardino can help you today.