The 2016 deer hunting season in California comes to an end November 16. It's a good opportunity to ponder the relationship between deer, motor vehicles and personal injury law.
You're a passenger in a car, accompanying your friend to the mall, to a ball game or to lunch. A shriek of brakes, a crash of metal and glass, and you're the one getting transfused in the ER. Your friend looks on anxiously.
If you're like most motorcyclists, you've probably been told to take special care at intersections, because drivers often don't notice motorcycles when they make turns. Another hazard is following or being followed by passenger vehicles, because drivers often don't understand how quickly bikes can stop -- or they themselves stop on a dime without any warning.
All modern cars are equipped with airbags that are designed to keep the driver and passengers safe in the event of an accident. However, some researchers think that these may not actually be helping to reduce the amount of car accident injuries in California, as they are intended to do.