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Why shouldn't you discuss an accident with the insurance company?

Do you ever wonder why you see so many articles and blogs from attorneys warning consumers not to talk to insurance agents and adjusters after a wreck? If you've been in a car accident and the other driver was at fault, that's what their insurance is there for, right?

Less traffic equals fewer accidents -- but doesn't eliminate them

Out of safety concerns, many people are staying at home -- and that's caused a significant drop in the number of traffic accidents that are being seen throughout California and elsewhere. Traffic volume on the state's highways, for example, is estimated to be down more than half.

The catastrophic effects of a traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are commonly seen after serious motor vehicle accidents, especially when a much larger vehicle hits a smaller one -- like a truck hitting a car or a car hitting a motorcycle. But the damage from a TBI isn't really confined to a victim's brain. TBIs, in many ways, are whole-body injuries.

Avoid these 3 driving distractions

How many driving distractions are there? You may instantly think that there have to be hundreds. You've seen people texting, taking pictures, talking to passengers, eating food, drinking coffee, dealing with kids, making phone calls and much more. Off the top of your head, you can think of a few dozen distractions right away.

How likely am I to end up with a brain injury from a car crash?

Most adult motorists have had the misfortune of having been involved in a car accident at some point during their lives. If they haven't, then they know someone who has had one. Most individuals who have crashes walk away from them unscathed. There are certain types of accidents that are more likely to result in serious head or brain injuries though.

How serious of a problem is drugged driving?

The 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) survey reveals just how popular it's becoming for individuals to take drugs and then get behind the wheel of their car. The organization's data shows that as many as 12.6 million individuals operated their vehicle while intoxicated from drugs in 2018. Those same statistics show that nearly eight million more motorists drove while drunk that same year. In case you're wondering if one type of driving is more serious than another, they're both pretty dangerous.

Your mind wanders as your brain sorts information while you drive

Have you ever pulled into the driveway to discover that you remember almost none of the drive home? Or have you ever felt surprised as you drive up to the back of a traffic jam, having to slam on the brakes and realizing you were not paying enough attention?

A pedestrian is struck and killed by a bus driver in Redwood City

A San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) bus driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Redwood City during morning rush hour on Dec. 12. The crash happened at the intersection of El Camino Real and James Avenue just before 8:47 a.m. The bus driver was traveling southbound from the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stop in Daly City to the transit center in Palo Alto when the incident occurred.

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