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Blog Posts in 2017

  • 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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