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States with legal marijuana have increase in car accidents

California recreational use of marijuana was legalized in the fall of 2016. While that was viewed as a victory for those who believe its use to be harmless and up to the individual, provided they are of legal age, there were still concerns that it could lead to other issues. Law enforcement made certain to emphasize that a car accident while high on marijuana would be viewed similarly as a drunk driving accident. This matter was studied in the context of other states that legalized marijuana, and it was found that there has been a rise in crashes in those states.

Study: risky behaviors for car accidents prevalent in California

A car collision can happen anywhere regardless of the statistics and the perceptions that accompany certain locations. However, there are certain locations where the numbers show that it is fundamentally more dangerous to be on the road. Los Angeles and several other areas on California are statistically considered some of the most dangerous areas in the U.S. A study from QuoteWizard Insurance conducted the research and provided this information.

Should California residents be afraid of self-driving cars?

Every day, there seems to be more reports about the advances in self-driving automobile technology. Many people seem to believe that this is an inevitable "wave of the future," and that someday, in the near future, self-driving cars will become the norm. But, are people really onboard with this concept? A recent report suggests that the companies behind this technology still have quite a ways to go to win people over.

The role of police in the aftermath of a car accident

Most Californians have likely observed the scene on the side of the road: an accident has occurred, the drivers are standing by their damaged vehicles and a police officer is on the scene, making notes about everything involved. However, what some people do not realize is just how important the role a police officer has in the aftermath of a car accident.

What economic damages can be recovered after a car accident?

When California residents pursue a personal injury lawsuit in the aftermath of a car accident, there will likely be different legal terms that they will not recognize. The term, "compensation," refers to the ultimate goal of financial recovery to help the injured victim recover from the accident. But, what part of this compensation are economic damages that can be recovered?

One car accident in Fullerton may be related to another

Most people have probably seen "chain reaction" accidents on the roadways in California before. This is when the actions in a car accident far ahead of a chain of vehicles impacts many of the vehicles behind the location of the initial impact. Something similar may have occurred recently when, in the early morning hours of March 25, two separate accidents occurred on Highway 91.

7 things you must know about brain injuries after a car accident

Car accident injuries can range from mild to severe. You might not realize the full severity of the injuries you suffered while you are still at the scene of the accident. Instead, some injuries might come to light later. One injury that is possible in a car accident is a brain injury. Knowing some basic points about brain injuries is crucial if you were in any accident.

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.

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