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October 2014 Archives

Pursuing a civil claim after a drunk driving accident

In a post earlier this week, we told you that Halloween is one of the deadliest nights of the year for drunk driving accidents, according to the National Highway Safety Administration. In fact, while about 30 percent of fatal car accidents involve alcohol on any given day, that proportion shoots up to 50 percent on Halloween.

Tips to avoid pedestrian accidents this Halloween

Welcome back. As we began discussing earlier this week, most people associate Halloween with being scary, but for all the wrong reasons. While haunted houses, horror movies and ghost stories might leave you frightened, a pedestrian accident could turn into a real-life nightmare.

Pedestrian accidents, drunk drivers make Halloween truly scary

Ask anyone what the scariest part of Halloween is and you will probably get answers like zombies, ghosts or goblins. However, the truly scary things about Halloween include drunk driving and pedestrian accidents, USA TODAY reports.

Car accident allegedly involving mayor leads to teens' injuries

It can be difficult to learn that a loved one has been seriously injured in a tragic car accident in California. The victims themselves may be further upset if they learn that the car accident resulted from another party's decision to drink and drive. Even though monetary compensation can't take away the physical and emotional pain caused by this kind of accident, it may help the victims to feel that a sense of justice has been achieved in their situation.

What to do after an accident with a commercial vehicle

Delivery trucks owned by the likes of UPS and FedEx have become a very common sight on roads in the Sacramento area. While this is a good sign for the economy, it also adds an element of danger for the public. That's because commercial drivers can easily put other drivers at risk if they are not careful.

Lawsuit filed after Sacramento pedestrian-bicycle collision

We often write about how seriously bicyclists can be injured when they are hit by vehicles. That's because a person on a bike is no match for an automobile. Along those same lines, pedestrians who are hit by bicyclists can also be left seriously injured because of the speed at which bicycles travel.

Head-on car accident can lead to catastrophic injuries

A head-on crash is one of the most destructive types of motor vehicle accidents in California. This type of car accident often results in traumatic injuries or even death. The results are worse in situations where both drivers are speeding at the moment of impact.

A decade later, defective airbags finally getting attention

This week, we have been discussing automobile defects that can be deadly if automakers don’t act fast enough to issue recalls. We specifically discussed Congress’ response to General Motors’ deadly ignition switch defect, which led to the recall of millions of vehicles but only after at least 12 people lost their lives.

Congress' response to GM's deadly ignition switch defect (2 of 2)

Welcome back. In our last post we began discussing the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act, a bill that has been introduced by members of the House of Representatives in response to General Motors' deadly ignition switch defect, which is believed to have caused at least 12 deaths.

Congress' response to GM's deadly ignition switch defect (1 of 2)

In the months following General Motors' recall of millions of automobiles because of a faulty ignition switch that was threatening the lives of drivers, officials have been taking steps to try to prevent something similar from happening again.

Fiery California car accident leads to 1 death, 2 injuries

A head-on crash recently took place in California. This type of collision can be deadly due to the major impact experienced when two speeding vehicles strike each other. Unfortunately, one woman lost her life in the fiery car accident, while two other individuals suffered major injuries.

What steps can Sacramento pedestrians take to stay safe?

Earlier this week, we provided some bicycle safety tips from the California Department of Motor Vehicle. However, bicyclists aren’t the only ones who are extremely vulnerable in accidents with motor vehicles. Pedestrians, too, face a great danger when sharing the roads with vehicle.

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