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November 2018 Archives

Common causes behind outdoor falls

Slip-and-fall accidents that occur outside are among the most common kinds of premises liability lawsuits in California and throughout the country. They can happen in parking lots, on pathways or wherever else a dangerous condition may lurk. In many cases, a property owner or the party that possesses the property will be held responsible for an accident causing injury. However, there are some instances in which a property owner may not be held liable for an accident.

How drivers can stay safe in bright sunlight

Bright sunlight can be a major factor in car crashes that take place early in the morning and late in the afternoon. In fact, driving in bright sunlight will raise the risk for a life-threatening crash by 16 percent. The sunlight could create visual illusions, hurt drivers' eyes and slow their reaction times. California drivers should consider the following tips on how to keep safe in such conditions.

Teen drivers may need more than high school driver's ed

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in California and around the country between the ages of 15 and 18. More than 100,000 young people are killed or injured on the nation's roads each year, and many road safety advocates expect this grim figure to rise still further in the years ahead as mobile technology grows ever more pervasive. Most American teens attend driver's education classes in high school, but the way their parents behave behind the wheel often contradicts what they are taught in the classroom.

Be prepared for winter driving

Winter is on the way, and that means inclement weather could strike at any time in Northern California. While snow and ice may not be an issue here in the southern part of the state, it can be treacherous traveling to other parts of the country. The fact remains that it is best to be prepared for vigilant driving and the possibility of roadside emergencies in any season.