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Car Accidents Archives

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.

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.

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