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How to identify the signs of an aggressive driver

Navigating the roadways of California can be tedious, especially if you are running late to work or rushing to an appointment. If you have ever been in a situation where you have lost your temper while behind the wheel, you are definitely not alone. According to AAA, nearly 80% of drivers have lost their temper at some point within the last year. Becoming angry while driving can be dangerous, as it can cause people to engage in risky and hazardous driving behaviors.  In fact, nearly 56% of deadly car accidents involve people who were engaged in aggressive driving behaviors, such as speeding. 

Physical pain brought on by a car crash

Those who are involved in an auto accident may experience a number of hardships, whether they sustain a broken bone, suffer a brain injury, struggle with intense emotions as a result of the wreck or face serious financial repercussions. Following an accident, some victims struggle with a tremendous amount of physical pain, which can be extremely debilitating. For example, those who are in pain may need to take potentially dangerous medication, such as opiates that pose an addiction risk. Or, they may have to miss work, or they could experience problems in their personal relationships due to the pain they are going through.

What causes unidirectional phobia?

Since motorcycles are especially vulnerable to automobile accidents, maintaining control over your motorcycle is crucial to avoid a deadly auto collision. However, some California bike riders have a problem making a left or a right turn, which can be caused by anxiety or a lack of confidence on the part of the motorcyclist. According to Motorcyclist magazine, this condition is known as unidirectional phobia.

Experts encourage motorcycle safety ahead of summer

For many people in California, the excitement that comes with riding a motorcycle is amplified by the adrenaline rush and unknown adventures that lie ahead. Because motorcycles are not as well-protected as other forms of transportation, it is imperative that people pay close attention to their surroundings and take adequate measures to protect themselves while riding. 

Sunnyvale auto-pedestrian collision believed to be intentional

Car accidents that occur in Redwood City are typically just that: accidents. Even in cases where one was driving recklessly, there typically is no intention to cause anyone else any harm. This is likely due to the fact that were one to cause an accident intentionally, they may be just as likely to sustain serious injuries themselves. Thus, if evidence suggests that one did indeed intend to cause an accident, their mental state at the time of the collision may rightly be called into question. 

What types of injuries can result from car accidents?

You may not feel very fortunate to survive a car accident in California if you sustained an injury as a result. There are many types of injuries that can result from a car crash, and while some are relatively mild, others can be severe or even catastrophic.

Motor vehicle crashes and paralysis

Auto accident victims may sustain various types of injuries, but some are especially disruptive. For example, those who struggle with paralysis following a crash may struggle with the physical consequences of their situation, and they may face devastating mental and financial issues as well. If you have become paralyzed after a motor vehicle collision, or someone in your family is struggling with paralysis due to an auto accident, exploring your legal options is paramount if the wreck was caused by a reckless driver.

The unseen damages of a brain injury

The roads in California can be bustling, busy, and full of all types of vehicles. Unfortunately, the mix of large and small vehicles on the road can lead to accidents with disproportionately large injuries for one party. Some of the most impactful of these injuries can occur beyond what the eye can see, as well. Today, we will focus on brain injuries and their least expected impact.

South Valley auto accident kills five

Much debate may exist amongst residents of Redwood City over who is ultimately responsible for the safety of motor vehicle passengers. The driver of a vehicle is, of course, takes with driving safely, yet their actions can only go so far in avoiding accidents. After that, it is up a vehicle's restraint systems to protect passengers. There may be little debate over the notion that a driver should ensure that any minors riding in their vehicle be buckled in, yet what about adult passengers? Given their knowledge, one might argue that it is up to them to see to their own safety by wearing their seat belts. 

Missing work due to a motorcycle accident

Motorcycle crashes often leave victims with many different problems, such as serious injuries and financial issues due to medical costs. However, there are other consequences associated with these wrecks that do not always receive as much attention. For example, someone may have to miss work because of motorcycle accident injuries, which can not only disrupt their career but may lead to financial hardships as well. If you have had to take time off of work because of a motorcycle accident, it is important to review any legal options you may have if the incident was caused by someone else’s careless behavior.

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