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Car Accidents Archives

Do you know the basics about car accidents in California?

Car accidents are one of the most common ways by which California residents suffer injuries. In fact, car accidents are common throughout the country, but highly-populated states like California can make the possibility of being involved in a car accident even more of a threat. However, even though these incidents are fairly common, do most people know the basics about car accidents and the personal injury lawsuits that can be pursued as a result?

State law seeks to track number of marijuana-impaired drivers

It is no secret that California, among other states, has begun to loosen certain restrictions on the possession and use of marijuana. To many people, this has been a cause to rejoice, but, for others, there has been a dangerous consequence: the impact of marijuana-impaired drivers on the roads.

The danger of driving drunk

Everyone knows that drunk driving is dangerous, and California is no exception to the dangers these reckless and negligent drivers present. People who decide to get behind the wheel of a car after consuming too much alcohol are putting themselves and others at risk.

Some days of the week worse than others for a fatal auto accident

When Californians take to the roads, it is unlikely that they are considering the statistical chances of being in an auto accident. There are many variables that go along with being in a crash. However, there are certain trends that arise and researchers point to when assessing when and under what circumstances a crash is likely to occur. A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that certain days of the week and times of day are more dangerous while others are safer.

Car accidents involving drunk drivers

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.

How do I prove fault after my car accident?

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?

Car accidents among leading causes of traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can occur in a variety of ways and can range from relatively mild to very severe. Severe brain injuries can result in significant memory loss and prolonged periods of unconsciousness. It is reported that 1.4 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. Over twenty percent of TBIs are the result of motor vehicle accidents, and these accidents causing the greatest number of hospitalizations for brain injuries.

Distracted driving laws and help for victims in California

Distracted driving is a serious problem on our roadways. Distracted driving includes anything that removes the driver's eyes from the roadway, hands from the steering wheel or attention from the task at hand. Cell phone use and texting are an especially serious concern. Other distractions include eating while driving, grooming, reading or operating a radio or a navigational device.

Cell phones cause increased accidents and deaths

It's no secret that cellphones, particularly smart phones, have introduced a new danger to the already hazardous activity of driving on our roadways. Many states have implemented distracted driving laws aimed at targeting cellphone use behind the wheel. But, the gravity of this situation is quite staggering, and it is not only distracted driving, but also distracted walking, biking and many other activities that are causing dangerous conditions.

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