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California cyclist killed in violent collision, driver charged

When California motorists are driving in an area that is also used by pedestrians and bicyclists, it is imperative that they use extra caution and vigilance to prevent unnecessary tragedies. However, there are times when the inevitable happens and a bicyclist is injured because a driver has failed to pay attention or is driving recklessly without regard for the safety of others. In these situations, the often life-altering injuries sustained by the cyclist are excruciatingly devastating considering the circumstances could have been completely avoided.

How can you help a child who has suffered a brain injury?

For many California parents, there is little as disconcerting as hearing that your child has been involved in an accident. Because children are especially vulnerable, it can be difficult to assess how to best help them cope with a significant injury. Brain injuries for example, can require extensive time and resources to correct and heal and often have long-lasting effects on a child's personality, ability to do certain things and overall well-being. Fortunately, there are things you can do to provide support and encouragement and give your child the best chance at an effective recovery.

The dangers of teens in the driver’s seat and how to avoid them

Many people in the Redwood City area are not aware of the impact age and experience can have on driving skills and abilities. Teenagers are not the most experienced or knowledgeable drivers. Their age and lack of experience often cause car accidents that result in injuries and death. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, adolescents who are between the ages of 16 and 19 have the highest crash rate amongst teenage drivers. 

2 common causes of car accidents involving pedestrians

Driving is a luxury many people in the Redwood City area enjoy. As convenient as driving is, not everyone does it. Many people still travel by foot and bicycle. At any given time, it is not unusual to see pedestrians on the streets. Though there are laws and safety rules in place to protect them from harm, they are not always effective. According to TrafficSafetyStore.com, annually, car accidents kill “more than 4,000” pedestrians and injure at least 70,000. 

Protecting yourself from unnecessary motorcycle injuries

Riding your motorcycle along the beautiful coastal highways of California can be both exhilarating and fun. Getting the most out of your ride and arriving safely at your destination is heavily reliant on your decision to uphold safety practices and follow the rules of the road. At Haberkorn & Associates, we understand the risks that motorcyclists face and have experience with helping victims of motorcycle accidents. 

Can car accidents cause catastrophic injuries?

Many drivers in Redwood City feel using distractions is a good way for them to keep them entertained while they drive. They do not realize how dangerous they can be. Driving distractions also increase the chances of catastrophic injuries and death for victims who survive the crashes. 

Can you take steps to be a safer pedestrian?

Whether you are walking to work, joining your children while their ride their bikes to school, or crossing the parking lot into the supermarket, you are considered a pedestrian in California. While it would be nice to assume that all drivers recognize you 100 percent of the time, there are incidents when driver distraction, obstruction or even carelessness can create a dangerous disaster. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep yourself safe as a pedestrian so you can avoid injury. 

What is fatigued driving?

You have probably heard a lot about distracted driving and drunk driving in California. There are many campaigns to get the word out about how dangerous those things are. However, there is another common issue that can be just as dangerous as driving drunk or distracted. This is fatigued driving. 

Car accidents and serious injuries

When one thinks of car accidents in the Redwood City area, the first thing that may cross their mind is the amount of damage their vehicle sustained. They may even think about how close of a call it was that they are still alive and how glad they are that it is over. Many people do not give much thought as to how hurt they and their passengers are until they start to feel pain, see blood or are unable to move their bodies. 

Why are seat belts not enough protection for small children?

Many parents think back to the days when they were little and may not have been required to sit in a car seat when riding in a vehicle. If you are one of these parents in California, you may wonder why there are so many laws requiring car seat use today. You may also wonder why kids cannot just be put in a seat belt. After all, if it is good enough for you, then it should work for them, too, right? Wrong. 

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