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Who wins if both drivers are at fault for an accident?

Imagine this set of facts: Driver A makes an illegal left turn without a signal. Meanwhile, Driver B is speeding in the opposite direction and collides with Driver A's car while it is making the illegal turn. Both drivers suffer serious injuries. Who wins the lawsuit? Does anybody win it?

Mattress causes fatal freeway accident

Freeway traffic and mattresses can create a dangerous combination. Late in the evening of Feb. 13, 2015, a mattress that apparently had been dropped by an unknown vehicle caused a fatal accident on the 55 Freeway in Santa Ana. Four vehicles were involved in the car crash and one of the other drivers was killed.

How significant is the danger from car accidents?

Have you ever wondered just how common car accidents and car accident fatalities are? In 2012, there were 30,080 fatal car accidents in the U.S. There were a total of 33,651 fatalities caused by car accidents in the U.S. in 2012. The national car accident fatality rate totaled 10.7 deaths for 100,000 individuals. Additionally, car accident mortality varied by state.

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