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February 2019 Archives

After an accident: assessing injuries and vehicle damage

Getting into a motor vehicle accident can cause devastating damage to vehicles and property and serious injuries to those involved in the accident. No matter how minor a motor vehicle accident may appear, it is common to become emotional and agitated after being involved in an accident. Drivers and passengers should learn what to do if an accident occurs and how to assess vehicle damage in order to be prepared.

Understanding the impact of cervical spine injuries

Spinal cord injuries can change the lives of California residents, and cervical spine injuries are often some of the most severe. Because these injuries are closer to the brain, injuries there can result in paralysis or a lack of sensation or movement anywhere below the head and neck.

FMCSA reports somber truck accident figures

Deadly truck accidents in California and around the country have increased worryingly over the last three years according to The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency's chief safety officer said at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting that tractor-trailer occupant fatalities, work zone accidents involving commercial vehicles and truck and bus crash fatalities had all risen in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Common causes of car accidents

When a car accident occurs in California, one of the most important steps taken after appropriate medical care is provided is to determine what likely caused it. There are several reasons why this is necessary. Law enforcement officials need to know who to charge if laws were broken. Also, insurance companies and victims or their families need to know who to hold accountable financially and legally.

The costs of slip and falls

Small business owners in California must take care to protect all legal entrants, including patrons and employees, from known hazards. Entrants have the right to a safe environment since they are the ones who are being invited on to the property. This legal theory is known as duty of care.

Speed involved in almost one-third of all fatal U.S. crashes

Excessive speed is killing motorists in California and across the U.S., according to a new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. Making matters worse, federal, state and local governments aren't doing enough to address the issue.