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April 2017 Archives

Dog attacks on postal workers near record high

A California city has the dubious distinction of being the number one place in America for postal workers to get bitten by dogs. Los Angeles had 80 dog attacks on postal workers in 2016, while the nation as a whole has seen an increase in dog attacks on postal workers in the past three years. The popularity of online shopping is believed to be a factor.

Collecting proof of injury after a car accident in California

When a motorist is involved in a crash caused by another driver, they may suffer injuries and have to deal with damage to their vehicle. The costs of medical bills and treatment can mount quickly even if they have insurance, so it can be essential that they prove that they suffered injuries due to the accident.

Determining liability for tailgating accidents

California motorists should always maintain a safe distance between themselves and the vehicle in front of them. This is so that they will be able to stop before crashing into the vehicle. However, if a tailgating accident does occur, it is important that all drivers understand who may be held liable for the accident.

Driving defensively to combat distracted driving

California motorists should be careful of distracted drivers while on the road. From 2014 to 2015, the number of traffic fatalities increased after several years of decline. According to estimates for 2016, more people were killed on the nation's highways in any year since 2008.

Property owners may not be liable if there is an inherent risk

If a California concertgoer suffers injuries while at a venue, the owner of the venue is usually the one that is responsible for any liability claims. However, there are specific situations where a venue owner may not be held liable, especially if the concertgoer engages in an activity that has known inherent risks.

The dangers of distracted driving in California

Increasing numbers of studies show that distracted driving can be very dangerous. In fact, some experts say that it's just as hazardous as driving while intoxicated. Distracted driving involves taking attention off of the road, and large numbers of people drive while more focused on a smartphone than what's going on around them.

Pedestrian safety tips for seniors in Coachella Valley

While any type of accident involving motor vehicles can be devastating, it can be especially catastrophic when a pedestrian gets hit. If you live in Coachella Valley, you should know that this area sees significantly more pedestrian deaths than the national average. Seniors 65 years old or older are especially at risk.