Alternative technologies to help drowsy drivers
March 30, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
Indeed, distracted driving (i.e. texting while driving) has long become a national safety issue, but drowsy driving can be equally as dangerous, yet it does not receive the same attention. Indeed, a number of technological advancements may help to prevent these types of accidents, but there are some who believe that the newest technologies may… read more
Why do people continue to drive while intoxicated?
March 29, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
Anyone you ask will tell you that driving while intoxicated is dangerous. Even those who like to drink have heard about the fatality statistics and know that it raises risks on the road. So why do people keep doing it? Some feel embarrassed. They didn’t mean to get drunk and they don’t want to call… read more
California now has limits on GPS use while driving
March 28, 2017 | Car Accidents,Our Blog,personal injury
Teens and adults are involved in fatal accidents in huge numbers each year. California is fighting back against distracted driving with new rules about using Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. Since January 1 of this year, GPS devices and cellphones used for navigation in California must be mounted to the dashboard or in one of… read more
Could PTSD be important in determining car accident awards?
March 27, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
It is easy for people to focus on recovering from physical injuries after an accident. After all, there can be a recognized diagnosis for broken bones, damaged ligaments or tendons. But dealing with the emotional trauma from an accident may not be so easy to detect or treat. Let’s face it, car accidents can be… read more
What you should do after a dog bites you
March 23, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
When you’re bitten by an animal, there are many laws in place that determine who is liable for your injuries. In most cases, it’s the owner of the animal who can be held liable for any injuries you suffer. Your priority should be to get medical attention, but your attorney can begin a claim immediately… read more
How many car crashes happen every 24 hours?
March 23, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
When you look at car accident stats as they’re usually reported, on a yearly basis, the numbers can be rather overwhelming. The National Safety Council has estimated that there are 10 million car accidents every single year, for instance. On an annual basis, around 37,000 people are killed in these crashes. If you increase the… read more
Will the public be safer with self-driving cars?
March 22, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
The newest Cadillac commercials being shown during the NCAA Tournament are a snapshot into the latest offerings from America’s luxury automaker. There are flashes of extended touch screens where nearly all the car’s functions can be controlled with one touch, and there is even a glimpse of a driver taking their hands off the wheel… read more
Avoid a roll-over accident with these tips
March 20, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
It was a shock when the vehicle next to you struck you, and it was made worse when the vehicle rolled over yours. Your roof collapsed, but you fortunately made it out of the vehicle with only some injuries. Rollover accidents are incredibly dangerous, and they’re more likely for those driving SUVs or trucks. How… read more
How often do falls happen in nursing homes?
March 18, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
Falls are a serious risk for the elderly. They can lead to physical issues like concussions and broken bones and to emotional issues like depression and isolation. They can even prove fatal for those who are already in a rather fragile state. So, how often do they happen? Some reports indicate that they’re very common,… read more
New cycling bills head toward becoming law in California
March 16, 2017 | Our Blog,personal injury
Bicycling is great for your health, and it’s a good way to get from place to place. New laws may change the way you ride, though. According to a Feb. 21 news report, new bicycle-related bills were introduced by Californian legislators shortly before the deadline. Two of the bills could make big changes. One states… read more