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Increased stopping distances can lead to truck accidents

If you've ever been surrounded by semi-trucks while driving on the highway, then you know just how daunting they can be. Many motorists find this experience nerve-wracking, and for good reason. These massive vehicles, when driven improperly, can cause a truck accident that leaves victims with serious injuries. Recovering from these injuries can take a lot of time and money, and, in some instances, permanent disabilities.

What are the dangers of drugged driving?

When Californians go out to the store, work, school, or to head to a social gathering, they may not pay much attention to the statistics regarding negligent driving. After all, an individual can only drive defensively and hope for the best. While this is true, it may be helpful to realize just how prevalent certain dangerous driving acts are in our society so that, in the event one is in a car accident, he or she may know what to look for.

Pursuing a personal injury claim? Know about leading questions

Most individuals know the basics about a civil lawsuit. In short, they must prove that the other party acted irresponsibly, that negligence caused them harm, and their harm resulted in damages, whether they be physical, emotional, and/or financial in nature. Yet, even though that process may sound relatively simple, the truth of the matter is that it can be extraordinarily complex. After all, parties to a lawsuit must follow the rules of evidence, as well as the trial rules. These rules, when used properly, can help protect an individual's rights. When they are not utilized, then a victim can find him or herself taken advantage of by the other side.

Pursuing a personal injury claim? Seek strong advocacy

Last week on the blog we discussed the different types of remedies that may be recovered when you succeed on a personal injury claim. This compensation can be extremely beneficial as you try to reclaim your health and get back to work. For many accident victims, insurance simply isn't enough to cover their damages, so a personal injury lawsuit is their last resort for financial stability.

Could an app actually curb distracted driving?

It is amazing what we can do with our smartphone apps these days. We can hail a ride, meet someone special, get turn-by-turn directions and even get the latest headlines all with a swipe or two. With access to so much information in the palm of our hand, no wonder some of us are addicted to our phones.

Are teens still susceptible to peer pressure?

Indeed, parents of young drivers (including college aged drivers) may loathe the possibility that their children may text and drive, but drunk driving remains persistent problem among teens and young adults. For the uninitiated, car accidents are the leading cause of death for young people ages 15 through 21 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Is walking too dangerous? CA leads in pedestrian traffic deaths

Walking is often recommended as an ideal way to get some exercise. Although still highly beneficial, new data is finding that this form of exercise and transportation has gotten more dangerous in recent years. The data that led to this finding digs into the number of pedestrians that are killed when struck by cars.

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