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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Motorcyclists Are Often Unfairly Blamed for Accidents

Motorcyclists very often take the blame for accidents in which they are hurt. According to California Office of Traffic Safety, three factors are the cause of 59 percent of motorcycle collisions. They are: Traveling at unsafe speeds Improper turning Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs But that same agency found the fault of …

The Bicyclist’s Rights to the Road – Who is Responsible in an Accident?

Protected bicycle lanes — some call them “cycle tracks” — have popped up all across the United States in the past five years. This includes many in the San Francisco Bay area, such as on Shoreline Drive in Alameda. However, are protected lanes an indication that bicyclists no longer have a place on regular roads …

When to Sue a Teenage Driver Who Caused Your Accident

Recent studies show that teenage drivers are disproportionately responsible for moving violations and accidents. According to statistics compiled by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, teens aged 16–19 make up more than 52 percent of speeding violations in the state and 25.8 percent of turn signal violations. This is due to a low-risk perception of …

A MUNI Accident Lawsuit Requires Fast Action on Behalf of Victims

San Francisco is famous for its public transportation system — the trolleys are a signature tourist attraction, while the rest of the Municipal Transportation Agency is renowned for its efficiency. Use of the public transportation system overall is how Bay Area residents commute and reach recreational destinations while avoiding the stress of commuter car traffic. …

What is Whiplash and is it Serious?

Whiplash has been made something of a joke in television and media. People often think of whiplash as a fake claim made by someone who was not really injured in an accident but wants to claim damages. In fact, whiplash is not only real, it can be terribly painful and difficult to diagnose and treat. …

How to Prepare For an Auto Accident Claim

Car accidents are disorienting, terrifying events. After you get into an accident is not the time to give your first thought to what to do if you get in an accident. You want to have an advance plan. And, if you have been in an accident recently, you may find that some of this information …

What Makes Trucks More Dangerous Than Cars?

Large truck crashes used to be a constant feature of American highways. Those numbers have generally declined over the last 30 years, though not uniformly. In 2010, for instance, fatalities in large truck crashes increased by almost nine percent over the year before, an increase seen not only in the occupants of the trucks themselves …

The Top Ten Things to Do After a Car Accident

If you have just been in a car accident, you will definitely be shaken up. Nevertheless, there are certain steps you must take to protect the evidence and collect the maximum amount possible for your damages. Keep calm.  If you get out of the car and blurt out, “I’m sorry, I just didn’t see you,” …

California Judge Rules Smartphone Map Use While Driving is Illegal

According to the Huffington Post, the best way to get out of a ticket for using your smartphone while driving is to tell the officer that you needed its map program to get directions. But that excuse will no longer work in California. An appeals court has held that any hands-on use of a phone …

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