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February 2017 Archives

Study shows increase in fatal car accidents in California

Given the overwhelming need to use motor vehicles to get around in California, there is a significant risk of auto accidents that cause injuries and fatalities. There has been a troubling rise in these incidents. The National Safety Council presented a report addressing this issue. Those who take to the road in the state in any capacity - as a driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist or pedestrian - need to be aware of this issue.

Bicyclist injured in hit and run crash

When there is a motor vehicle accident in California, those involved are expected to stop their vehicles to make certain that people are uninjured and, if they are hurt, emergency help is called. Even if there are no injuries immediately visible, it is still imperative that the drivers stop and exchange insurance information. With many car accidents, there is serious injury that only shows itself long after the accident has happened. Those who do not stop can face charges of a hit and run. This is particularly egregious if the accident involves a pedestrian or a bicyclist. Those who have been hurt or had a loved one hurt in such a crash need to understand how to protect their rights.

Auto-pedestrian accident statistics show a worrisome rise

Pedestrians in California and across the U.S. are vulnerable to serious injuries and fatalities in an accident with an automobile. These accidents happen for a number of reasons, whether it is a negligent driver, a failure to observe on the part of the motorist, distraction, recklessness or alcohol or drugs. Studies are constantly being done to try to determine how these accidents happen and, more importantly, how to prevent them. A recent study examined the nationwide statistics to come to conclusions on this matter and yielded some surprising results.

A traumatic brain injury can change the rest of your life

If you were recently in a car accident or a workplace accident, you may have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Particularly if your head received any blunt force trauma or you were shaken during the accident, you may be at increased risk of a TBI.

Man in crosswalk seriously injured in pedestrian accident

In Southern California, there is overwhelming concern over the frequency with which pedestrians are injured and killed in an auto accident. Given the vulnerability of a pedestrian, the chance of there being severe injuries and fatalities in pedestrian accidents is significant. With this in mind, it is imperative that those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident understand how to accrue evidence so they can pursue compensation in a legal filing.

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