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.
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.
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.
An automobile accident in Alameda can inflict injuries that are shocking to witness. Survivors may struggle with obvious impairments, from the loss of limbs to scarring and disfigurement.
As California residents may know, there is a reason why it is against the law to flee the scene of an accident. Hit-and-run car accidents can be devastating to a victim and the victim's family in that it can leave them struggling with financial damage as well as physical injuries.
In California, as in all other states, drunk drivers are a scourge on the highways. They pose a significant danger to other motorists by way of car accidents, serious injury and even highway deaths. Fortunately, over the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve 2017, a greater number of drunk drivers were arrested than in the same period last year. Whether this indicates better enforcement or a larger number of people driving drunk, it's a clear reminder to motorists that they should always be wary while driving.
Although car accidents are common sights on the freeways in and around Alameda, no one expects that they will become the victim of another person's driving negligence. A collision between two vehicles can be a violent and dangerous event that may leave a victim with serious medical injuries and emotional trauma. The aftermath of a car accident can be long-lasting and may impact a victim's life well into the future.
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?
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.
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.