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California’s Increases In Motor Vehicle Fatalities

Fatal Auto Accidents: What Rights Do I Have After a Car Accident Kills a Loved One? A car accident can disrupt your life in many ways, but for some people, a crash ends a life completely. Whether someone dies instantly in a collision or succumbs to their injuries after weeks in the hospital, their close family members will have to deal with the fallout of the tragic loss. This can involve emotional devastation, as well as financial losses. Over 38,000 people died in traffic accidents in a recent year in the U.S., and these fatal crashes left many families in...

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An Increase in Self-Driving Vehicles in the Bay Area Inevitably Means an Increase in Accidents Involving Self-Driving Vehicles

Modern technology has delivered many things that probably seemed like science fiction 30 years ago. Most of us, for example, have a seemingly infinite font of information right in the palm of our hand with our smartphones. And some of us may find ourselves riding in a vehicle operated by... itself. Of course, for all their benefits, self-driving vehicles come with their own set of challenges, including crashes where the self-driving vehicle was at fault. 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...

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A Fatal Accident Leaves a Bay Area Bicyclist Dead and Spawns Litigation Over an Allegedly Unsafe Roundabout Intersection

Bicyclists face a wide array of dangers on the road, including speeding drivers, inattentive drivers, and impaired drivers. Another thing that bicyclists shouldn't -- but sometimes do -- have to deal with is roadways whose construction places bicyclists like them at enhanced risk of harm. Whether your bicycle accident was the result of a negligent driver, an unsafely constructed roadway, or both, you may be able to recover substantial compensation through legal action. Get in touch with a knowledgeable San Mateo bicycle accident lawyer right away to discuss your legal options. An example of a bicycle accident allegedly caused by...

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What to Do if One of the Parties Liable to You in Your California Auto Injury Case is a Government Entity

Success in an injury accident lawsuit relies on many different things. It requires proper evidence that proves the facts you've alleged. It also requires factual allegations that meet the law's standards for liability. But none of that may matter if you have not followed all of the procedural rules. A procedural defect may potentially destroy even the strongest of cases. That's why the right San Mateo auto accident attorney is so important; your attorney can make sure sure you are compliant with all the rules and avoid the pitfalls that await the unaware. The bus crash case of one Fresno-area...

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What to Do If You’ve Been Injured in California Due to a Crash Involving a Large Animal

One of the many benefits of living in Northern California is the area's diversity. You have major urban centers like San Francisco and Oakland but, within a relatively short distance, you can encounter nature's beauty in rural areas. This means lots of things, not the least of which is that the area is home to lots of wild animals, in addition to livestock on farms and ranches. If you have been injured in a vehicle accident involving a large, non-domesticated animal, then the accident may have been the result of the owner's failure to keep that animal off the road,...

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What California City is Worst for Traffic Accidents? San Francisco

[vc_row el_class="child__page"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A 2009 traffic accident study by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) revealed San Francisco has more deaths and injuries caused by automobile collisions than any city in California with a population of at least 250,000 residents. San Francisco suffered 3,745 deaths and injuries due to bicycle and motor vehicle accidents in 2009. San Francisco also ranked first for other types of accidents according to the OTS. In addition to the overall top ranking, San Francisco also ranked number one for victims killed and injured for accidents involving: Motorcycles: 293 Pedestrians (all pedestrians): 736 Pedestrians (65 and older):...

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Getting the Most from Your California Auto Accident Lawsuit, Even if Your Were Partly to Blame for the Crash

First and foremost, we all hope that, when we get into a vehicle, we won't be in a collision. Failing that, we all hope that, if we are in a crash, the evidence will show that we were free of any blame for the accident. Real-life accidents, though, are often filled with many actions by various drivers that impact who is at fault for the crash and who isn't, making the issue of liability one colored in shades of gray. If you were hurt in one of those not-black-and-white crashes, you need the help of a skilled San Mateo auto...

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Study Discovers Many Teens are Waiting to Get Their License

[vc_row el_class="child__page"][vc_column][vc_column_text]For many teenagers in San Mateo County, getting their driver’s license and being able to drive independently is something they look forward to for years. Although driving can be an exciting time in a teenager’s life, teenagers are at a high risk for being in or causing an accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than drivers 20 years or older. Inexperience and Risk Teenage drivers are inexperienced drivers and are less likely to understand hazardous...

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Sleep AIDS can Affect Driving Ability the Next Day

[vc_row el_class="child__page"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Often, when people take sleep aids, they assume that the effects of the medication will have worn off by the time they wake up. Unfortunately, research has shown that is not always the case. Consequently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is stepping up its efforts to ensure people are well-informed about the effects of taking sleep aids. The agency is especially worried about people who take a sleep medication at night and then drive the following morning. In many cases, the effects of the medication have yet to wear off, resulting in people driving while drowsy. Drowsy driving...

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The Proliferation of Home Deliveries in California and the Interconnected Increase in Delivery Vehicle Accidents

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in countless ways. One of those is the massive proliferation of people having their purchases -- even everyday ones -- shipped to their front door. With that explosion of deliveries has come more drivers, more trucks... and more accidents caused by delivery drivers. If you were hurt by a professional delivery driver, you need to take great care in initiating a legal case so that your case gets you everything you deserve. One essential step in doing that is retaining a knowledgeable San Mateo truck accident lawyer. Late last month, an incident involving...

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