Car accidents can be scary, and the aftermath can be drawn out and frustrating. Dealing with any injuries you received in the accident, filing and receiving insurance payments, and repairing or replacing your car all become priorities following an accident. The frustration and worry that are caused by any car accident are multiplied significantly if you are involved in a hit and run.
Car accidents are, unfortunately, a routine part of modern life. With many of our cities designed around the use of personal automobiles, dangerously congested highways and high-speed collisions are an inevitability. For this reason, state and federal governments have robust programs in place to gather and interpret data surrounding automobile accidents.
A car accident can take many forms, from an annoyance that ruins one person’s afternoon to a serious crash resulting in life-altering injuries to multiple parties. While the specific circumstances of your car accident will, to some extent, dictate your response, there are basic steps that can be followed any time you’re involved in an automobile accident.
Drivers are legally obligated to pay attention to their surroundings while operating a motor vehicle on a California roadway. Listening to audio through headphones prevents a driver from effectively using one of their most important senses. This may leave the driver unable to notice emergency sirens, other motorists signaling with their horns, passengers in their own car calling attention to safety issues, or important environmental cues like the squealing tires […]
Healthcare facilities and the professionals who work in them are subject to strict regulations. These rules are designed to protect the health, safety, and privacy of everyone who seeks medical care from a qualified, reputable source. When you’re injured through the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you have the right to seek damages from whoever injured you — including those you had trusted to heal you.
Rear-end collisions are some of the most commonly reported vehicle accidents in California. These accidents occur when one driver hits another vehicle from behind. These accidents can happen virtually anywhere and result from many different causes. However, driver inattention is the most commonly reported cause of rear-end collisions, and the trailing driver is almost always found to be at fault.
However, if you were recently involved in a rear-end collision, […]
Drivers often need to reverse their vehicles, and they need to use caution when operating their vehicles in reverse. Backing out of a driveway or parking space may seem like a simple matter, but the reality is that backing up is responsible for many accidents throughout California. When these accidents happen at low speeds, the drivers involved may be able to resolve the issue privately with little more than […]
The commercial trucking industry is one of the most essential parts of the California economy. Every day, thousands of communities across the state rely on commercial trucks to deliver materials, food, and other goods. The commercial trucking industry has a demanding job, and it faces strict regulations at both the state and federal levels. Therefore, trucking companies need to balance their efficiency in completing deliveries with their need to abide […]
Every driver must maintain situational awareness at all times behind the wheel, paying close attention to nearby changes in traffic patterns. Vehicle indicators like turn signals and brake lights, and the traffic signs and signals posted on most roadways all exist to help drivers anticipate the actions of other drivers nearby. In addition, drivers are expected to follow the road rules while enabling a safe and consistent traffic flow. To […]
If you sustained a serious injury in a collision due to the other driver’s careless or negligent actions, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your damages in a personal injury claim.
There are certain steps you must take to recover compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Learn how to respond to a car accident so you have the best chance at recovering compensation and avoiding prolonged legal […]