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Legal Options if You are Injured by a Self-Driving Vehicle in California

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Modern technology brings with it many new advances, including new developments regarding the vehicles we rely upon every day. One of the newest such technologies is self-driving vehicles. While autonomous vehicles have the potential to be a safety boon, they also have the possibility of causing injuries if they do not operate as they should. If that happens, and someone is hurt in the process, that injured person may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. If you are hurt in an auto accident, whether involving a human-operated or autonomous vehicle, you should act promptly to contact an experienced...

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A Southern California Woman Recovers More Than $1 Million for Injuries She Suffered in a Left- Turn Accident

Even if you have a strong negligence case, the right San Mateo intersection accident lawyer can be invaluable to you. To get a truly successful outcome, you not only need to establish liability, you also need to know what your case is worth so that you can make informed decisions about making, accepting, or rejecting settlement offers. Things like left turn crashes are a good example of these sorts of cases. These kinds of collisions can inflict moderate harm or they may cause major injuries. Earlier this month, two people died in San Luis Obispo County after a pickup truck...

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​Legal Options for a Pedestrian Hit by a Car

Walking is an excellent exercise, but unfortunately for pedestrians, it isn't without its dangers. Millions of people each year suffer an injury in car accidents involving pedestrians. Pedestrians walking along sidewalks or passing through crosswalks sustain injuries in more accidents than people realize. When a car hits a pedestrian, the physical harm the victim faces is often dreadful and catastrophic. If you suffered an injury in an accident, you need a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer to represent your case and protect your best interests. A lawyer can review how your pedestrian accident happened and advise you of your options. If...

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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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