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  • Air Bags & Seat Belts: What Saves Your Life Can Still Hurt You

    We’ve all seen the commercials. Cars with crash-test dummies smashing into solid walls in slow motion, showing the air bags as they stop the crash-test dummy from smashing into the dashboard. Those videos are intended to show us how air bags and seat belts save lives – and they do! – but what they don’t show are the bruises and the lasting neck and back pain that the car accident victim still ...
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  • How to Be a Defensive Driver

    Distracted driving and aggressive driving are the two main causes of car accidents . The best way to counteract these drivers on the road is to increase the number of defensive drivers – drivers who are aware and prepared for anything. “Defensive driving” simply refers to driving in a way that gives the person the best possible chance of preventing and avoiding collisions. There are many defensive ...
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  • Tips to Prevent "Dooring" Bicycle Accidents

    Some say that Sacramento is a bike-friendly city. Others argue that this statement is far from true. Whatever the case may be, cyclists in any city run the risk of being “doored” by a negligent driver when the driver exits their car without checking for oncoming traffic. Read on to learn what this means, how to avoid and prevent these bicycle accidents , and what to do if you were “doored” in ...
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  • Is Texting & Driving Illegal in California?

    Texting and driving is universally understood to be dangerous. Some states have outlawed texting while driving, while others have not. California is one of the former, having outlawed texting and driving in 2009. But the law has tightened even further regarding cell phones and driving with the implementation of another law on January 1, 2017 – a law against using a handheld wireless device in any ...
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  • Car Accidents Caused by Marijuana Use

    California voters decided in November 2016 to decriminalize recreational marijuana in small amounts. The drug crime reform sparked controversy and strong arguments from both sides. One of the primary concerns from opponents of the legalization of marijuana was the higher potential for car accidents caused by drivers who had recently smoked marijuana. It is still illegal for a driver to operate a ...
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  • Recent Motorcycle Accident Statistics in California

    There are hundreds of thousands of motorcycles registered in California, giving the state the largest capita of riders in the nation. Due to this vast volume of motorcycle owners and riders, it is no surprise to find that California is often the top state in the country for the largest amount of motorcycle accidents in a given year. According to 2013 statistics – the most recent year with ...
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  • Should I Say "Sorry" after an Accident?

    Two vehicles collide in an intersection after a truck driver runs a red light. The motorist who was following the law gets out of their vehicle and says that they are sorry to the trucker. Even though the driver who ran the red light may be 100% at fault for the car accident , the act of apologizing may end up hurting or lengthening the other driver’s injury case. How Can Saying “I’m Sorry” Affect ...
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  • What Are Common Causes of Car Accidents?

    Driving can be dangerous. While you may practice good driving habits, there is no guarantee that the other drivers on the road will be doing the same. In fact, there are numerous factors which are often beyond your control that may lead to a car accident. Below, our blog outlines several of the common causes of car accidents as well as what you should do if you are involved in a wreck. Distracted ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    Whiplash typically refers to the soft-tissue injuries to the back and neck suffered when a victim’s head is suddenly and violently thrown back and forth. No two injuries are the same and whiplash affects each victim differently. With less severe cases, symptoms may clear up in as little as six weeks. Other times, a person may be left to live with the condition for years, even while receiving care ...
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  • Driving Tips to Help You Stay Safe This Thanksgiving

    Did you know that Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous times to be out on the road? Millions of Americans get behind the wheel to visit relatives each year and the surge in traffic often brings with it dangerous driving conditions. If you plan on traveling, whether across town or across state lines, it is important to stay safe. Below, we have compiled a list of the top four driving tips to ...
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  • Have You Been Injured in a Cat Attack?

    When many people think of animal attacks, their first thought is usually of an unleashed dog or a larger animal becoming violent. But what about cats? Cat bites and attacks can be just as serious as those from dogs, causing severe puncture wounds, scratches, and bacterial infections which can sometimes require hospitalization. As such, cat owners can often be held liable for any damages that their ...
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  • What Should I Ask My Doctor after a Car Accident?

    If you have been involved in a car accident, it is critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Paying a visit to the doctor can be difficult on its own, and when you’re injured, it can be downright intimidating. While it may feel better to follow a doctor’s lead during an appointment, it is important to be prepared with questions of your own. Below our blog outlines four areas which ...
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  • Beware of Swimming Pool Accidents This Summer

    September has officially arrived and many people are looking to get in a few more pool days before the summer season comes to an end. While going for a swim can be a great way to relax and cool off in the heat, the use of public pools also comes with a risk. The warmest months of the year are also when the greatest number of pool-related injuries occur. Issues such as overcrowding and the ...
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  • Why are Takata Airbags Being Placed in New Cars?

    If you are starting to get frustrated with how often Takata Corporation of Japan ends up on front pages for its dangerous defective airbags, you are not alone. Upset motorists all across the country and the world have found themselves in even more danger due to the company’s handling, or lack thereof, of its wide scale recall. It has recently been discovered that rather than putting a different ...
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  • Why Should All Brain Injuries Be Taken Seriously?

    After taking a blow to the head, being in a car accident , slipping and falling, or even suffering from a persistent high fever, a full medical examination is crucial. Even if you are feeling fine and vigorous after such a dangerous incident, your brain’s health could be in jeopardy. Due to the subtly of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), it is important to take any situation that could have caused ...
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