Car Accident

Aug 17 2023

5 Reasons to Hire an Attorney if You’re in a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may wonder if you need to hire an attorney to represent you. Perhaps you think your case is cut and dried and that the other driver involved is clearly at fault. Or, you may have already been contacted by an insurance company and trust a fair settlement is forthcoming. However, there is much to consider in the aftermath of an accident. Here’s why hiring an experienced attorney is a good choice: Who’s Looking Out for You? -...

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Car Accident

Aug 9 2023

Distractions Tempt Teen Drivers

A hot debate is raging over whether "cell phone addiction" is real. It has not received a medical diagnosis, but many people, particularly young adults—22% of them-- express a concern that they are too dependent and attached to their phones. This poses an increased concern about car accidents where distracted driving is a factor. In 2019, a study showed that 39% of high school students reported texting or emailing while driving in the last month. In 2020, 7% of drivers aged 15-20 who were involved...

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Car Accident

Jul 6 2023

9 Things to Do if You’re in a Car Accident on Vacation

Your long-awaited summer vacation is finally here. Most definitely not on the itinerary is a car accident, but they happen even when you’re away. Being in an unfamiliar place adds a whole other layer of anxiety which may get ramped up even further if you’re driving a rental car. If this happens to you, stay calm and follow the tips below. Don’t panic! What you should do in an accident away from home is the same as in your neighborhood. Take a deep breath and...

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Car Accident

Jun 7 2023

Summertime Means More Distractions on the Road

School will soon be out, so more teen drivers will be on the road. California has several restrictions in place aimed at helping reduce distractions for teen drivers. During the first 12 months after getting a license, a minor driver may not: Transport passengers under the age of 20 unless accompanied by a licensed parent or another driver over the age of 25 Use a cell phone or any communication device—including hands-free devices—while driving However, teens are not the only distracted drivers on the road....

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Car Accident

May 31 2023

Top 9 Excuses for Speeding

The results are in. Carinsurance.com recently polled 1,000 drivers to find out the excuses they give if pulled over for speeding. Here are the nine most common responses in order of popularity: They didn’t realize they were speeding Late for work There is a medical emergency Have to use the bathroom Didn’t see a speed limit sign Say they were going as fast as everyone else Are late to pick up or drop off a child Late for a doctor’s appointment Late for a court...

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Car Accident

Apr 18 2023

5 Mistakes Not to Make if You’re in An Accident

At [firm-name], we know that no one plans to be in a car accident. This traumatic experience can be a shock to the system, but it’s important that you keep your wits about you and not make mistakes when an accident occurs that can be damaging down the road. Below are five errors to avoid: Leaving the scene—if you’re involved in a fender bender and it doesn’t appear that anyone is hurt, you may think it’s okay to drive away. By law you must remain...

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Car Accident

Apr 14 2023

Who Are the Most Distracted Drivers?

Car accidents caused by distracted driving are a serious problem in our state and across the country. Often, we focus on distracted driving education and prevention for young people who seem inseparable from their cell phones and other devices. However, the new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety may surprise you. They found that the age group that takes their eyes off the road for the longest amount of time were drivers ages 55-75. New Technology = New Distractions Interestingly, in a separate...

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Car Accident

Mar 22 2023

FAQ’s about Wrongful Death in a Car Accident

If you’ve lost a loved one in a car accident, no amount of financial compensation will ever begin to make up for that. There are, however, many current expenses and, if the victim was also the family breadwinner future ones that you are entitled to seek damages for. At this horrific time, we want you to know that you are not alone. Our attorneys have a great deal of experience with these types of cases and we’re sensitive to all that you are going through....

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Car Accident

Mar 7 2023

Daylight Savings Brings Spike in Fatal Car Accidents

It’s coming—one of the deadliest weeks of the year to be on the road. On Sunday, March 12th, we “spring ahead” moving our clocks up one hour for Daylight Savings Time. Recent studies have shown that this change is followed by a 6% increase in fatal car accidents in the week after Daylight Savings Time begins. Drowsy Driving Dangers The reason for the rise in accidents is that the time change interferes with people’s sleep patterns and can leave them with symptoms similar to jet...

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Car Accident

Feb 28 2023

What to Do in Case of an Accident

Let’s face it. No one gets up in the morning and says, “I think I’ll get into in an accident today.” Whether you’re in a car, on a motorcycle or bicycle or just out walking, if you’re involved in an accident you are likely to be injured, in shock and not thinking clearly. It’s important to do your best to keep your head and know the steps you should take immediately after an accident. Often, actions taken or not taken during that time can have...

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