Car Accident

Injured in an Accident Outside of California?

Injured in an Accident Outside of California? Even when you are traveling, whether for business or for pleasure, the risks of getting into an accident are just as high as when you are home. In fact, the risk of accidents are slightly higher due to the factors of unfamiliar roads and highways, different driving laws, and more frequent Uber/Lyft trips. No matter how cautious you may be, unfortunately, the...
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National Teen Driver Safety Week

The third week of October is “National Teen Driver Safety Week”! Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teen drivers. A total of 2,820 teenagers, ages 13 to 19, died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016.  Parental involvement does not end when a child gets a license. Teen drivers who continue to practice safe driving with their parents reduce the likelihood of getting into a serious...
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Importance of a Police Report for a Car Accident

Getting into a car accident can be scary and confusing, especially if it is your first accident and you were seriously injured. It’s normal to feel shaken when trying to sort all the difficult emotions. The first step to properly dealing with an accident and protecting your legal rights is to complete all the necessary steps involved in the claims process. The first thing you should do after a...
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Important Steps to Take After a Serious Car Accident

According to the Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway (IIHS) Loss Data Institute, 37,133 motor vehicle fatalities were reported in 2017. The three states with the highest number of fatalities were California, Texas and Florida. The majority of fatal collisions involved a single vehicle rather than multiple vehicles. Most of the crashes involving fatalities, involve a drunk driver. The reality is that every time you get behind the wheel, there...
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Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident

As a Passenger Involved in a Car Accident, You Have Rights! Passengers who get injured in a car accident generally have an easier time than drivers when making an injury claim. The main reason for this is that as a passenger, you generally do not have to worry about proving liability because someone else (usually one or more drivers) is going to be at fault for the crash. This article...
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Who is Liable After a Truck Accident?

Holding the Right Parties Liable After a Truck Accident  Truck accidents often involve serious injuries – especially to the passengers and drivers of the cars involved in the collision. These types of accidents are also typically more complicated than those involving only passenger vehicles. It can be harder to determine whether a truck driver or trucking company is at fault and who should be held liable for the resulting...
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Get into an Accident with a Pizza Delivery Driver?

What You Need To Know About Crashes Involving a Pizza Delivery Driver Getting into an accident caused by a pizza delivery driver can prove to be a tricky situation. Delivery drivers, more often than not, are considered independent contractors. Although employers are responsible for the actions of their employees, they are not generally responsible for the actions of independent contractors – who are not considered to be employees. Pizza delivery companies,...
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Tesla Autopilot Accidents

Though not yet adopted by most car manufacturers, self-driving vehicles have introduced a game-changing feature to transportation. Makers, like Tesla have attempted to make drivers more bound to leave driving their vehicles themselves a thing of the past. However, with most technological advances, there are always risks. Although the autopilot features may be cool or convenient for drivers, they can be dangerous and even fatal. Autopilot remains one of...
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Accident Involving a Student Driver

Most high school students, between 15 and 18 years old, are at an age where they are preparing for the next big milestone; achieving their learner’s permit and driver’s license. Getting the opportunity to get behind the wheel can be a very exciting and nerve-wracking moment for young adolescents. Unfortunately, student drivers pose a great risk for more accidents on the road. It can be very intimidating driving amongst...
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