Car Accident

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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Getting Compensated for Your Neck Injuries After an Accident

Neck injuries are one of the most common injuries that car accident victims suffer.  You’re cautiously driving when you are suddenly hit from the back. Your car may only have suffered minor damage. And you may only feel slightly achy and feel you can shake it off. However, in the next few days, the slight ache has turned into a major flare up – especially in your neck. This...
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Drowsy Driving is Hazard Driving

35 percent of Americans don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep each night, which often results in getting behind the wheel drowsy and exhausted. Despite what most motorists think, drowsy driving is not harmless. In fact, driving while drowsy and exhausted can result in serious accidents with tragic injuries. Nearly 20 percent of all serious car crash injuries are associated with driver sleepiness. Drowsy drivers are less likely...
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Calculating Pain and Suffering as Part of Your Accident Claim

When you are injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligent or reckless actions, you are entitled to compensation. There are many different factors that need to be considered to determine the amount of compensation you deserve. One factor is pain and suffering. Types of Damages When you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can seek both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages in a...
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Can a Parent Be Liable for an Accident Caused by Their Child?

Car crashes, especially those that result in serious injuries or fatalities, can have devastating consequences. Collisions caused by children are not exceptions. In addition, child car accidents can also be very taxing to deal with in a legal setting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crash injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. In 2016, 732 children...
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Number of Car Crashes Increase During Spring Break

Spring break is a time of year for students, especially college students, to get away from school and head with friends or family to a fun destination. But spring breakers should exercise caution if they are traveling on our nation’s highways during spring break. As one of the most heavily traveled times of the year, each of us should be aware of increase traffic related collisions. For most schools,...
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April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. One of the main causes of car crashes in the U.S. is distracted driving. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) is mobilizing law enforcement officers nationwide to look out for drivers texting or using their cell phones while driving. In 2016, the NHTSA reported that at least 3,450 people were killed and 431,000 were seriously injured in...
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How to Pay Medical Bills After a Motor Vehicle Accident

A motor vehicle crash that leaves you seriously injured can impact all aspects of your life. The pain from your injuries may prevent you from working and making money. Lack of a steady income can make it difficult or impossible to pay bills, especially expensive medical bills incurred from your accident injuries. A car accident attorney in Orange County can help you understand your options for paying medical bills...
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