As California residents have started celebrating the holiday season around Christmas and New Year's Day, many are taking to the roads to travel across the state or even across the country, to visit with friends and family members. The holiday season is always a busy time for traveling, but, in our efforts to visit with our loved ones, drivers and passengers in vehicles may be putting their lives in danger. More travelers on the roads means an increased possibility of car accidents.
Being involved in any type of car accident can be a scary situation but being in a collision that was caused by a large truck can be the worst possible scenario. These types of collisions often leave victims with life-changing injuries and, in some cases, the collisions cause fatalities. Anyone in Southern California who has been injured in a truck accident will need to know how to move fast to establish a strong case.
The issue of distracted driving is in the forefront of many public policy discussions about how to address the rate of car accidents that occur in California and throughout the rest of the country. Cellphone use, in particular, is driving the discussion. However, there is another danger that has been around as long as automobiles: drunk driving.
Families in California who lose a loved one in a tragic accident can often be left reeling from the incident, wondering what went wrong, if the situation could have been prevented and how they will move forward. No one is prepared for a loved one's sudden, tragic death, but, as the family moves forward, they will probably begin to piece together their options, including their legal ones.