Posts tagged "Car Accidents"

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.

Hit-and-run car accident victim unable to work

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.

Drunk driver arrests soar, but California motorists must be wary

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.

Victims of car accidents can often pursue their damages

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.

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