Accidents

Electric Scooter Accidents In California

Southern California residents are debating whether to welcome electric scooters to their cities in force. While some say that electric scooters are a great way to decrease traffic and reduce reliance on cars, others argue that scooters come with their own risks and inconveniences. As electric scooters become more popular, the question of legality in the event of an accident involving these scooters becomes an increasingly common question. As...
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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

A recent report published by Smart Growth America noted that between 2005 and 2014, a total of 46,149 people were struck and killed by cars while walking in the United States. In 2014, the most recent year for which data are available, 4,884 pedestrians were killed by a motor vehicle. Between 2005 and 2014, Americans were 7.2 times more likely to die as a pedestrian than from a natural...
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Filing a Claim After a Pedestrian Accident

When a car hits you as a pedestrian, it can come as a total shock. You could have been on the cross walk minding your business when a car crashes into you. It can be a very scary experience. Your first instinct may be to file a claim against the driver who hit you. Although that may be the right instinct, you may also have a claim against the...
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Alcohol: Leading Cause of Boating Accidents

Warm summer months are a perfect way to enjoy water sports and activities. Boating is a wonderful water activity that everyone can enjoy. However, when you mix boating with the use of alcohol, it can become dangerous and even deadly. Most people do not realize how dangerous boating while intoxicated can be. It can be more dangerous than driving intoxicated. Like motor vehicles, boats are heavy and can travel...
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Loss of Consortium Damages After an Accident

When you are injured in an accident, it can have a life altering impact. Accident victims don’t always suffer only bodily injuries. A traumatic accident can have other impacts on your life and your relationship with your loved ones. A non-traditional life altering impact after an accident is on your relationship with your loved ones – especially your spouse. Under California law, if an accident victim is legally married,...
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Uber Settles with Arizona Self-Driving Car Crash Victim’s Family

News reports indicate that Uber has settled with the family of a woman killed on March 18th in Tempe, Arizona by of the company’s self-driving cars. Elaine Herzberg, 49, was the first pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving autonomous vehicle. The dashcam video from the Uber vehicle showed its backup driver looking down at her lap before the fatal crash. Investigations are still ongoing as to why the...
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NTSB Investigating Northern California Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced it will be investigating a fatal Tesla crash in Northern California. The driver of the Tesla Model X SUV struck the highway barrier near Mountain View on Friday, March 23. The vehicle burst into flames and the driver died the same day in a hospital. The NTSB officials have been called to examine the scene of the crash to determine the...
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Common Cruise Ship Accidents

California is home to 11 major ports spanning the 1,000 miles of coast between the North Coast and San Diego County. Port of Los Angeles is one the busiest. It overtook San Francisco to become the busiest port in the U.S. Ports create busy harbors not only for industrial commerce but also for travel for cruise ships. Cruises provide a fun mode of travel for many Americans. However, they...
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Delayed Injury Symptoms Of Accidents That Could Signal Serious Injuries

Getting into in any type of severe accident can cause both mental and physical injuries. The severity of the accident can increase the severity of these injuries. Sometimes, these injuries are obvious and take the form of broken bones, cuts, and scrapes. However, the symptoms of other injuries may not be as obvious and may not even manifest until days, weeks or even months after the accident. If you...
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