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February 2017 Archives

What are the death rates in trucking accidents?

It is no secret that the larger size of commercial trucks can make them more deadly than smaller vehicles if they are involved in an accident. If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident in California, you will have likely realized or even experienced personally the dangers that such a collision entails. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety details the fatality rates for accidents involving large trucks.

How can I avoid a motorcycle accident?

Traveling via two wheels in California can be one of the fastest, easiest forms of transportation, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. As a motorcyclist, you are less protected than fellow drivers in four-wheeled vehicles, so it is more important to be aware of possible dangers and the steps you should take to avoid them. RideApart.com details the biggest threats facing motorcycles and how to stay safe.

Drunk driving fatalities continue despite police efforts

Did you know that a person dies in a drunk driving accident approximately every 53 minutes? Each day in the United States, 28 people lose their lives in alcohol-related crashes. Some of those deaths occur right here in California. Sadly, that number might include your loved one. In addition, between the damages and deaths that occur, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributes approximately $52 billion a year to these accidents.

I was injured in a motor vehicle accident; what will be covered?

The day probably started out like any other: the alarm clock goes off and you're up, rushing around to get breakfast, loading everyone into the car and then dropping the kids off before you head into work through busy California traffic. Then, without warning, another car runs a red light and smashes right into you, and everything changes.

Were you in an accident with a disqualified truck driver?

Getting in an accident with any vehicle in California is scary, but a collision with a large truck can be even more intense and result in serious injuries. One thing that can make this situation worse is if you find that the driver of the truck was actually disqualified to drive in the first place. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration details things that can lead to a truck driver’s disqualification.

What should I do if I am in a car accident?

If you have ever been involved in a crash, you know the sickening feeling that the sound of crunching metal can bring. The aftermath can be confusing and leave those who are involved disoriented, which is why it is important for all California drivers to know what to do before they find themselves in this situation. The State Bar of California details things you should know in case of an accident.

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