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How Automatic Emergency Braking Systems May Cause, Rather Than Prevent, Auto Accidents… and What You Can Do About It in California

You may have seen the TV commercial. In it, a young man and woman face one of the greatest challenges that vex couples: where to go out to eat. The man, who was driving, becomes distracted and nearly rear-ends the taco truck in front of him. He's saved by his SUV, which engages its automatic emergency braking system. In this case, the vehicle's automatic braking possibly prevented a crash but, you may wonder, what if the cause of my crash was not human error, but a malfunction in a vehicle's automated braking system? These kinds of accidents can (and do)...

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Northern California Is Now Home to More Driverless Vehicles Than Ever… So What Should I Do if I Was Hit by One?

Last week, this blog touched upon vehicles with automatic emergency braking and the problems that sometimes arise with that new technology. Of course, automatic emergency braking isn't the only cutting-edge technology on the roads. There are also self-driving vehicles, which are steadily increasing in number. Just as with automatic emergency braking technology, the technology of self-driving vehicles is not 100% foolproof, meaning that accidents caused by driverless vehicles have happened. Whether you were hurt because of errors made by a self-driving vehicle or a human driver, be sure that you protect yourself by putting an experienced San Mateo auto accident...

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‘Speed Kills’: The Severe Toll Speeding Drivers Take on the California Drivers, Passengers, and Others Around Them

"Speed kills. We are seeing significant number of... deaths resulting from those drivers who are speeding." Those were the words of San Jose's mayor to ABC 7 recently. As state and local leaders weigh additional measures to tighten enforcement of speed limits, the harsh reality is that many speeding drivers have (and will) leave behind a wake of crashes, injuries, and, too often, deaths. If you're the one harmed by a speeding driver, then it's worth your while to contact an experienced San Mateo auto accident lawyer, as the legal system may allow you to obtain significant relief. The mayor's...

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The Dangers of Impatient Drivers Who Fail to Heed Safety Rules on California’s Highways and Roadways

Some years ago, a singer who eventually earned far greater fame and success as an actress sang the lyrics "Rushing and racing... Moving so fast, I'm forgetting my purpose" in a song called "Slow Me Down." In a way, these are ideas many California drivers should heed. They're so busy rushing and racing behind the wheel that safety gets forgotten. When that happens and you're hurt because of it, you owe it to yourself to get in touch with an experienced San Mateo auto accident lawyer. Certainly, speeding is one way in which impatient drivers cause harm. Another is drivers...

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Fui lastimado en un accidente en california donde tuve parte de la culpa. ¿De todos modos, puedo demandar y recuperar gastos?

Algunas veces los accidentes son el resultado de la negligencia de un solo conductor y de nadie más. Muchas veces la culpa de dos vehículos( o más) en un accidente, puede ser más compleja. Un conductor pudo haber fallado en detenerse correctamente, pero, el otro conductor pudo haber estado yendo rápido. El conductor de al frente pudo haberse detenido de repente, pero el conductor de atrás pudo haber estado distraído manejando. Así que, ¿Qué puede hacer si usted fue lastimado en un accidente donde usted y otro conductor tuvieron la culpa del mismo? ¿El hecho de que usted fue negligente...

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Cómo responder si ha sido lesionado por un conductor “agresivo” en California

Agresividad en la carretera es un problema en todos lados, pero es particularmente malo en Golden State. De acuerdo a la página web GasBuddy, 3 de cada 10 ciudades con los conductores más agresivos son ciudades de California. (Sacramento fue la tercera, San Francisco la quinta y San Diego la sexta). Historias en las noticias sólo cimientan el grado del problema. En enero, un ciclista de Los Ángeles falleció debido a un conductor enfurecido que siguió y atropelló al ciclista, reportó NBC Los Angeles. En febrero, NBC Los Angeles reportó otro choque en el Sur de California que dejó un...

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Cómo perseguir y ganar un caso de accidente automovilístico contra un conductor que manejaba mientras mensajeaba

Cuando ha sido lesionado en un accidente automovilístico, se podría preocupar porque este choque le vaya a hacer perder muchos días de trabajo. También se podría preocupar porque las lesiones le impidan cuidar de sus hijos o lograr sus obligaciones financieras. Cualquier accidente causado por otra persona puede resultar frustrante, pero puede ser especialmente irritante si el conductor que lo chocó estaba mensajeando mientras estaba manejando. Aunque es excepcionalmente frustrante, tener evidencia clara de que el conductor que lo chocó estaba mensajeando al momento del choque, puede ser de mucha ayuda a la hora de ir a la corte y...

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The Sign Says ‘Pass With Care.’ Here’s What You Can Do When a California Driver Doesn’t and You’re Hurt.

Many drivers fall victim to impatience. It may cause drivers to do ill-advised things sometimes, such as executing unsafe passes and lane changes. When you or a loved one has been hurt because of this kind of unsafe driving action, the law allows you to seek compensation in court. A knowledgeable San Mateo auto accident lawyer can help you tackle the legal process and deal with the insurance companies. Chances are, most of us have been there. You're traveling along a two-lane road behind someone who, you believe, is moving unnecessarily slow. You become more and more impatient as the...

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How a Fatally Injured Rideshare User’s Family Landed a $6M Judgment Against Lyft from a California Jury

According to statistics published by Forbes, the number of Uber rides exploded from 140 million in 2014 to nearly seven billion in 2019. Lyft is not far behind, possessing roughly 32% of the market share. A safety report that Lyft released last year showed that 105 people died in crashes involving Lyft drivers. What this tells you is that a lot of people have been hurt or died in Uber or Lyft crashes and, in a significant portion of those, the rideshare driver was the one to blame. Although these companies generally try to classify their drivers as "independent contractors"...

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​Who Pays Medical Bills in a Car Accident?

If you suffered injuries in a car accident and someone or something else was the cause, you should not be responsible for paying for your medical care. Instead, the at-fault party should be the one to cover your medical bills. Ensuring this happens requires significant work, including determining who should be liable and how to obtain the compensation you need to cover your expenses. Handling all of this can be difficult when trying to recover from your accident, so you want a local car accident attorney to be on your side as soon as possible. Your attorney will determine who...

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