Car Accidents Archives

Who is on the other end of a driver's texts?

Especially in the wake of a lot of bad press and stepped-up enforcement efforts targeting distracted driving, a resident of the Bay Area might wonder what exactly is so important that people are willing to keep texting and driving. After all, California drivers should know by now that such behavior can cause severe and even fatal car accidents.

Reckless drivers warned to skip latest social media fad

With more than 37,000 deaths on the country's roads and highways every year, our Alameda readers might think that safe driving practices would be a no-brainer. Unfortunately, just the opposite seems to be true: as distractions proliferate, some seem to be forgetting that negligence behind the wheel leads directly to dangerous and potentially fatal car accidents.

Help for car accident victims with back and neck injuries

The types of injuries that Alameda victims suffer when two or more vehicles collide can be graphic and shocking to see. But here at the Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker, APC, we know that car accident injuries lingering beneath the surface can be every bit as painful, as life-altering and as deserving of compensation as outwardly obvious injuries.

What should I do if I am involved in a car accident?

Being involved in an unexpected car accident can be upsetting, especially if you are not at fault or to blame for the accident. Car accident victims may wonder what to do following a car accident. It is important to take actions to preserve a personal injury claim for damages, if that is what the victim later decides to do. Initially, it is always important for parties involved in a car accident to remain at the scene.

Month-long media campaign targets distracted drivers

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Alameda residents may already have seen some ads from the multi-million-dollar media campaign launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration aimed at getting drivers to put down their cellphones while behind the wheel.

GHSA: high rate of pedestrian deaths signals a "sustained trend"

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently reported auto accidents resulted in almost 6,000 pedestrians' deaths in 2017. The federal agency notes that this is the second year in a row that pedestrian deaths have reached a 25-year high.

Should you opt to use that auto tech? IIHS weighs in.

Auto technology ranges from fairly simple lane assist mechanisms to the more advanced, fully autonomous vehicles of tomorrow. Many of these forms of tech are optional. Not only can driver choose if he or she wants to purchase a vehicle with these advances, but even those that have this technology often have an on/off option.

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