Accidents between cars and pedestrians have been a concern in Southern California for some time. Since travel by motor vehicle is generally a necessity for people, the chances of an accident are substantial. Research has attempted to establish common denominators between these accidents so law enforcement and legislators can devise ways to reduce their frequency. One study has shown that there has been a significant increase in the number of pedestrian deaths in fatal car crashes across the nation. In fact, it has increased by close to half.
You may be familiar with the significant and hefty criminal consequences associated with drunk driving, including substantial fines, a criminal record and even jail time. However, in addition to these consequences, drunk drivers are often involved in accidents that can leave others seriously hurt, or even result in death. As such, there are various legal issues that surround drunk driving outside of just the potential criminal penalties.
Being involved in a car or motorcycle accident can be very stressful. There are probably a million things running through your mind and thinking about litigation is likely not the first thing on your mind. However, after things settle down a bit, you may start thinking about your options and how you can go about holding the responsible party accountable. So, how exactly do you prove who was at fault after an accident?
When a semi truck is involved in an accident, especially with a smaller vehicle, the damage can be catastrophic. The sheer size and weight of such vehicles enhances the danger that they pose to other vehicles on the road, and even the highway infrastructure itself. With big rigs, even the simplest mistake or malfunction can have disastrous consequences.