If you imagine the sheer size and weight of a big rig, you can understand why these vehicles are so dangerous while they're on the road. A non-commercial vehicle doesn't stand a chance when struck by a big rig. It will be crushed in a heartbeat and the victims inside the car will likely suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries.
You were walking on a pathway through an outdoor patio when you suddenly found yourself falling to the ground. The ground was slick, and you couldn't catch yourself.
When people think of distracted driving, teenagers on their phones is usually the first thing that comes to mind. There's no question that our increasingly screen-focused culture leads some people to poor decisions, such as reading or composing a text while driving. Others may try to take videos, pictures of the road conditions or selfies. Some people even check social media while they should focus on the road.
Big rigs, semitrucks and box trucks are dangerous when they get into crashes because of their sheer weight and size. Moreover, since they're slower moving and poorly maneuvering, they are more at risk of getting into accidents than other types of vehicles.
Winter is a particularly difficult time for people in icy places. Slip-and-fall accidents become more common. However, in California, that's not usually the problem. Instead, rainy weather and wet docks make for potential slip-and-fall hazards.
Getting into a crash with a large vehicle, like a commercial truck, puts you at risk of crushing injuries. These injuries result in many different symptoms and complications that you need to understand.
Grocery stores are fraught with slip-and-fall dangers. For one, they are filled with various items containing liquids, slippery fruits and veggies and other items that can fall, break and create dangerous situations. Secondly, they usually have slick floors that get extra slippery when wet.
It was devastating. The truck in the lane next to you moved over when you didn't have time to get out of the way. With nowhere to go, your vehicle ended up crushed into the center divider. The truck driver couldn't control the rig, and it ended up crushing your vehicle.
Car accidents and other instances of injury or strain on the body do not always cause injuries that are immediately painful or visible. In fact, a number of different injuries may not cause pain in a victim until hours, days or even weeks after the injury occurs.
The state of California has made helmet use a legal requirement for all motorcyclists and their passengers. This law covers motor-driven bicycles as well. In addition, it's illegal for a passenger who is wearing a helmet to be on a motorcycle with an unhelmeted driver.