Recreational marijuana is legal in California. Proposition 64 become effective on January 1, 2018. Even though a person may legally use recreational marijuana, driving under the influence of cannabis remains illegal. A person can face serious criminal penalties for drugged driving or driving under the influence of marijuana. However, can a person be held liable for injuries caused by a drugged driving accident if the person legally ingested the cannabis?
The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are called the 100 Deadliest Days for teen drivers. During 2016, an average of 10 individuals was killed each day in traffic accidents involving teen drivers. The number of traffic deaths during this period is 14 percent higher than the rest of the year. As we begin the 100 Deadliest Days, it is important for parents to review safe driving behaviors with their teen drivers and take steps to reduce the risk of their teen driver being involved in a traffic accident.
Boating is a popular form of recreation and relaxation in California. Residents enjoy California’s lakes, rivers, and beaches. It is understandable when you see the beauty of our bodies of water why so many people would want to spend time on the water. However, accidental injuries are possible when operating a boat or other water vessel. Below are several boating safety tips that can help reduce the risk of a boating injury.
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury in Sacramento and throughout the United States. Each year, thousands of people in our area are injured in automobile accidents. We often discuss the long-term consequences of a car accident and how to protect your rights. However, it is also important to discuss how to keep yourself safe immediately following a car crash.
Alcohol-impaired driving accidents caused hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths each year in the United States. In 2017, DUI accidents resulted in 10,874 fatalities, which totaled 29 percent of all traffic deaths that year. California had the second highest number of fatalities related to DUI accidents in 2017 (1,120 deaths).