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September 2018 Archives

Most drivers believe they are better than average

According to several research studies, most people think that they are better drivers than the average person, regardless of their driving histories. There are many factors that may affect how good a person actually is at driving compared to the average driver, such as age and where a person lives. Drivers in California and New York have been rated as some of the safest ones, despite the reputation of motorists in these states.

Report links distracted driving to phone use

A recently released report about distracted driving appears to confirm what many California residents likely suspect. The study, which was conducted by the workforce management company Motus, discovered that a 12.3 percent increase in motor vehicle accidents between 2013 and 2017 coincided with a 22 percent rise in smartphone ownership. The researchers concluded that American drivers spend more than 100 million hours distracted by phones or other electronic devices each year. They also found that phone distraction is highest on weekdays between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Statute of limitations for filing a car accident claim in court

Even the most minor car accidents can result in injuries and substantial property damage. One recent example took place in Palm Springs, where a three-vehicle crash resulted in one woman going to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Even cases like these can still result in litigation, and people need to make sure they file all claims in a prompt fashion. 

How grocery stores limit liability

Slippery floors and spoiled produce can pose problems for grocery store owners and operators in California. To combat the problem of slip-and-fall accidents, grocery stores may put down mats or other materials that are easier to walk on. They will also mop floors on a regular basis or wax them to keep people from slipping or otherwise getting hurt. In some cases, employees will walk the store and take note of potential hazards.

Venue and sponsor sued by Jacksonville shooting victim

In the aftermath of the shooting at the Madden tournament that left two people dead and many others injured, large venue spaces in California are taking another look at their existing security protocols. This is especially true since one of the victims who was injured in the shooting has decided to file a lawsuit against the venue and EA.