Sharing The Road With Cyclists

In Southern California, the temperate weather presents year-round opportunities for cyclists to be on the road. However, with more bicyclists on the road, the unfortunate reality is that accidents happen between cars and bicyclists. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports in their most recent survey that 726 cyclists were killed and an additional 49,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2012. Read More

Safety Tips for Senior Drivers

As older age approaches, driving can become more difficult. According to the California Highway Patrol, the older driver population in California is nearing 2.9 million. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be over four million Californians age 65 and older. Read More

The Realities of High Risk Driving Behaviors

It’s hard to miss the recent dramatic media coverage of celebrities involved in drag racing, high speed car accidents, and chases, some of them ending in fatal collisions that made international headlines. The recent tragic accident involving Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas occurred just miles away from OPO’s corporate office in Valencia, CA.  Society’s fascination with speed is nothing new. It’s a long-standing tradition in television and movies to glorify high-speed chases, drag-racing and eluding the police, all in the name of "speed."  Read More

OPO Wins $25 Million Verdict for 4-Year-Old Injured in Hit and Run Accident

A 4-year-old girl’s life was changed irrevocably when she was run over repeatedly by a hit-and-run drunk driver while playing with her siblings. At trial we made sure that justice was served for this girl and her family when we obtained a $25 million verdict on behalf of Mireyli Gomez, the second largest personal injury judgment in Riverside County history. Read More

Tips to Stay Safe During the Holiday Season

Happy Holidays! Wishing you and your family a happy and safe holiday season.   This is an exciting time of the year. Everyone wants to spread joy and good cheer. There are parties and celebrations starting with Thanksgiving in November through Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Year’s Eve celebrations into January of 2014. Read More

Tips for Driving in a Foreign Country

When planning a trip overseas, many people choose the pleasures of zipping through the vineyards or along a scenic coastline in a rented car over facing a crowded, noisy tour bus. If you are planning to drive a car during a future visit to a foreign country, however, be aware that unfamiliar roads and confusing street signs are just a few of the challenges. With a little preparation, however, you can take the challenges in stride while enjoying the sites firsthand from the comfort of your own car. Read More

Driver Fatigue Checklist:

Getting in the driver’s seat when you are super sleepy can lead to very deadly results. We’ve all felt a little tired at times when behind the wheel, but how do we know when we’ve crossed the threshold into being too tired to drive safely? The next time you’re in a situation where you are unsure if you should get behind the wheel, review this driver fatigue checklist for some warning signs that you should be pulling off the road to take a much needed nap. Read More

The Top 3 Causes for Auto Accidents – And How to Avoid Them

It is all too often a fixture on the nightly news, even on our local stations—a highly publicized car accident, fatal or not, which ties up traffic for hours. Nationwide, nearly six million accidents occur on American roads every year. That works out to more than 16,400 each day. Some are minor fender-benders, but others are far more severe, leaving three million people injured yearly. Read More