• person driving at unsafe speeds during covid-19

    Watch Out for Speed-Related Car Accidents: Reckless Driving on the Rise During COVID-19

    With the state-wide stay-at-home order in full effect, our state freeway traffic is reduced significantly. The problem is that many of those who remain on the road are violating California basic speed law. In fact, according to the LA Times, the California Highway Patrol has reported an increase of over 87% in citations for motorists […]

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    How to Get a Police Report After a Car Accident

    If you’re involved in a vehicle collision that results in injuries or property damage, a police officer should be on the scene to investigate the accident and file a police report. Accidents can be intense and there tends to be a lot of confusion on the scene, so it’s important to know when and how […]

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  • distracted driver texting behind the wheel

    Texting and Driving Accident Statistics

    Texting and driving accidents are a fairly new phenomenon, as texting has only begun over the last couple of decades, which have been really ramping up each subsequent year as we become more and more glued to our devices. Texting while driving is perhaps the leading cause of distracted driving accidents today. In fact, the […]

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    How to Prevent Car Accidents During the Holidays

    The holidays present a special time to gather with family, friends, and loved ones from near and far. It’s also a time with more people on the roads. Although the holidays are often the ideal time to make that trip over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house, there are extra hazards on […]

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  • uber app

    New California Drunk Driving Law Restricts Uber & Lyft Drivers

    Commencing July 1, 2018, a California DUI law will go into effect making it illegal for drivers with a blood alcohol content level of .04 percent or higher to operate a vehicle that carries a passenger for hire. “Passenger for hire” is a legal definition meaning “a passenger for whom consideration is contributed as a […]

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  • man driving under influence

    Drugged Driving Surpasses Drunk Driving Accident Rates

    A recent study released in April by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reported that drivers who were involved in a fatal car accident caused by drugs has surpassed the percentage impaired by alcohol. Also, in a roadside study, they found that around 15% tested positive for some illegal drug or marijuana. And of that […]

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  • firefighters putting out car fire

    How Vehicle Fires Affect Driver Safety During Fire Season

    For most of us, vehicle fires seem an infrequent event that often leads to a cataclysmic explosion. Outside Hollywood, the explosions don’t happen so much, but the fires still do. Nationwide, 17 car fires are reported every hour, and some of them are preventable with a little fire awareness. Two-thirds of vehicle fires start by […]

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  • work zone road construction accident

    Road Construction Accidents and California “Move Over” Law

    All 50 US states have passed a “move over law” that requires motorists to either slow down or change lanes due to emergency personnel or workers on the side of the road–such as police, tow truck drivers and roadside construction workers, if they are not behind a barricade. But despite ongoing and evolving media campaigns […]

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    Can You be Sued for Helping a Car Accident Victim?

    Someone who witnesses a car accident or other traumatic personal injury accident and tries to assist the victims in some way is commonly known as a “Good Samaritan,” based on the biblical story. Modern societies seem to have evolved a fear of being a Good Samaritan for mostly legal reasons. Similar to the reflexive fear […]

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  • car goes into ditch after victim hit from behind

    Victim Receives Fair Neck Injury Settlement after 4 Years

    In early 2013, plaintiff in this car accident case was a 56 year-old homemaker who slowed to enter a driveway when she was unexpectedly hit from behind and pushed into a ditch on a semi-rural two lane road by a inattentive motorist. Her car was disabled and so was the full-sized pick-up truck that hit her. […]

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