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Tips to help prove fault in a car accident

It's the most basic rule of driver's education: drive safely. A failure to follow basic traffic rules can result in a ticket. Traffic tickets serve as one way to help deter drivers from making poor choices while driving. Unfortunately, even with the threat of a ticket some drivers drive in an unsafe manner. Legal remedies are available in the event that this negligence results in an accident that causes injury to another.

Does CA have a statute of limitations?

A victim injured by another's negligent or reckless actions generally has the chance to hold that person accountable through a lawsuit. In many states, including California, this form of legal relief is only available for a certain period of time. This is the statute of limitations.

"Death by Pokémon Go" study delves into car accident data

Pokémon Go! is a popular app that allows users to gather various Pokémon creatures and partake in game play. The unique aspect of this app was the fact that it incorporated real world locations. Users would stop at specific locations, like a park or mall, to get a new creature, pokeballs, battle at gyms or partake in other activities related to the game.

The difference between reckless, negligent and distracted drivers

The majority of car accidents today are caused by what is classified as a distracted driver. However, in addition to that title, there are a few others that may classify a driver as well. These classifications can carry differing punishments and consequences. So, what is the difference between a distracted driver, a negligent driver, and a reckless driver?

Study finds 2 primary factors contribute to pedestrian accidents

An accident involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle can result in serious, potentially fatal injuries for the pedestrian. Unfortunately, these accidents are not uncommon. A publication in the United States National Library of Medicine's National Institutes of Health (NIH) notes that "traffic-related pedestrian injuries are a growing public health threat."

Drivers are more likely to be liable in a child bicycle crash

Most bicycle versus car accidents involve children. This is because 1) children are often riding bicycles since it's one of the only modes of transportation available to them, and 2) children are less capable of avoiding car crashes.

What Is A Dooring Collision?

Hundreds of thousands of bicycle collisions happen every year in the state of California, resulting in more than a hundred annual fatalities. While many of these happen when both the motor vehicle and the bicycle are in motion, many happen when the vehicle is parked, and the key is out of the ignition.

Fatal crashes involving teen drivers increase in summer months

California residents may not know that the period between Memorial Day and the first day back to school marks what is unofficially labeled the "100 deadliest days" of summer for teen drivers. The season is labeled as such because over 1,000 people have died yearly for the past five years during this period, and industry groups are concerned that the situation has gotten extremely dangerous due to teens' use of texting and social media while driving.

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