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Car Accidents Archives

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.

Car accidents on the rise due to distracted driving

Although automobile manufacturers continue to add and improve safety features on their vehicles, recent numbers show that automobile accidents and fatalities are actually on the rise. The cause of this increase has largely been attributed to the lethal combination of automobiles and smartphones. Despite many new laws and public safety campaigns drivers are still continuing to use their phones in any number of distracting ways.

Settling your car accident claim

Car accidents are a common occurrence; from fender benders to serious and potentially fatal accidents, there are some important steps that should be taken whenever you are involved in an accident. For instance, in California, all accidents involving damage greater then $750, injury or death, must be reported. Failure to report such an accident could result in criminal charges for hit and run.

Legal rights and remedies in brain injury cases

As California residents may know, brain injuries can be particularly devastating and debilitating. These types of injuries are far too common, with around 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries reported every year in this country. Any kind of trauma to the head or neck, even minor impact trauma, can cause a brain injury. These injuries are commonly caused by car accidents and motorcycle accidents.

What if you're partly to blame for causing an accident?

It is not hard to imagine a scenario where more then one person, or more then one contributing factor may be the cause of an accident. Nevertheless, when you are injured as the result of an accident, even if you were partly at fault, you still want to know what your legal rights and remedies are. Who will be responsible for the high cost of medical bills, vehicle repairs and other damages?

Suspected drunk driver leads police on chase, injures 5 in crash

Car accidents are a problem throughout the country, including California. This was shown in a recent incident, whereby police are continuing to investigate a chase and crash, which authorities are blaming on drunk driving. The car crash, which happened after county law enforcement officials pursued a driver, involved two vehicles and caused damage to a residential property near the road.

How does underinsured motorist coverage work?

This blog has spoken previously about how a negligent driver who causes a car accident will likely have to pay compensation to other people whom he or she injured. One problem that Alhambra and other residents of the greater Los Angeles area may have, though, is that the negligent driver may not be able to pay just because he or she does not have the money or assets to do so.

Traumatic brain injuries require careful treatment and care

Head injuries are injuries that may not be immediately apparent but are significant injuries that can commonly occur in car accidents. Though they may not always be immediately noticed, the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries or a TBI should not be taken lightly. These injuries can include concussion, headache, confusion, nausea, vomiting, ringing in ears, decreased hearing, fatigue and seizures.

Safety tips to help avoid distracted driving

The month of April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month. This program shines a light on the serious dangers of distracted driving for victims and their families. April is recognized by the National Safety Council as Distracted Driver Awareness Month to help better familiarize drivers and the public with the dangers of distracted driving. While cell phones allow for phone conversations, texting, checking of email and social media use, performing any of those activities while driving is considered distracted driving and is dangerous.

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