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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.

How can I prevent being in a car accident?

Nobody plans on being in a car accident in California. You may be having a great day when out of the blue you are suddenly in the aftermath of an accident. It is confusing and upsetting. If you can plan ahead for a car accident, even though you hope one never occurs, it may help make things easier if it does happen.

Do hands-free devices make things safer?

It is pretty clear that using a cell phone to text, watch videos or do anything where you have to take your eyes off the road is very dangerous. California roadways are definitely safer when drivers do not try to use cell phones behind the wheel. However, if you are like most people, you probably see nothing wrong with using a hands-free device or technology, such as Bluetooth, to make and receive phone calls when you drive. The reality, though, is this may not be as safe as you think it is.

How can I recognize a drunk driver?

Being aware when you are on the roads in California can help you to avoid serious car accidents. One of the biggest risks out there is drunk drivers. Spotting a drunk driver and alerting the authorities is not only a way to keep yourself safe but it keeps everyone on the road safe. While it is not your job to confront or stop the drunk driver, you can report him or her to the authorities.

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