Page 3 Car Accidents

Safety tips for your teen driver

Teens are at increased risk for involvement in a serious auto accident compared to other age groups, whether they are behind the wheel or riding alongside a friend. In fact, the National Safety Council reports that more than half of adolescents will experience a car crash before high school graduation. When your teen gets his […]

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What happens if an uninsured driver causes my injury?

California law requires every driver to carry auto liability insurance to prove financial responsibility of the vehicles they own. This is vital for a motorist to have if he or she causes injury to someone else or damage to property. Unfortunately, not every driver follows this law. This is why California also requires insurance providers […]

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Pedestrians, protect yourself from motor vehicle injury

Pedestrian safety is a serious issue in California, with lawmakers and residents from Los Angeles to San Francisco calling for better measures to prevent serious and often fatal auto accidents involving citizens on foot. In fact, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration reports 867 pedestrian fatalities in California car accidents in 2016, more than […]

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Lethal accident results in second-degree murder charge

California roads and freeways are busy places and adding alcohol to a driving situation often ends in tragedy. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, traffic fatalities have increased steadily over the last few years. This is also true with accidents that involved a driver impaired by excessive amounts of alcohol. Law enforcement officers […]

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Study shows opioid use makes fatal crashes more likely

Opioid use increases the likelihood of a fatal car crash, according to a recent study. The results, which have been published in JAMA Network Open, may be of interest to many in California since opioid use is on the rise. Though the opioid prescription rate per 100 people has gone down between 2006 and 2016 […]

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