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December 2014 Archives

Truck accident injuries and fatalities on the rise

Truck accidents can cause disproportionate harm to unsuspecting victims traveling in passenger vehicles or to others sharing the roadways with large trucks. Because for the obvious size disparity between trucks and other vehicles, the harm to victims hit by a truck can be significant. During 2012, 333,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes throughout the country. In total during 2012, 104,000 victims were injured in truck crashes and 3,921 victims were killed in fatal truck accidents.

Storm causes spate of crashes in Southern California

The torrential rains that hit Southern California last weekend caused all kinds of havoc, from power outages to mudslides to flooded streets. In addition, numerous auto accidents were attributed to the storm.

What if I am injured by an uninsured driver?

California law requires that all drivers carry insurance on their vehicles, including liability coverage to pay for any claims caused by the driver injuring another person in a car accident. Unfortunately, a lot of California drivers have no insurance, in violation of the law. Many others carry only the minimum required by law, which is generally not enough to cover damages in a case of serious injury.

Consider your options following a motorcycle crash

A recent post on this blog discussed how a California Highway Patrol officer was injured in a motorcycle crash on a state highway. Due to their small sizes and the rapid rates of speed at which they can travel, motorcycles can sometimes be difficult vehicles for other drivers to see on public roads. In some cases, an automobile driver's failure to yield to a motorcycle may not be intentional and may result from an oversight.

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