As we say goodbye to 2016, it is a good time to make resolutions that will keep you and your family safe on the roads in 2017. We spend a lot of time in our vehicles each year. Why not resolve to make the time you spend in your vehicle as safe as possible. You
Many of the features of hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) appeal to drivers. One of the most appealing features for many drivers is the environmentally friendly aspect of hybrid and electric vehicles. Unfortunately, these eco-friendly vehicles can be a safety hazard for pedestrians because these vehicles are much quieter than other motor vehicles, especially at lower speeds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recognized the danger to pedestrians by issuing a new sound requirement for all EVs and hybrid vehicles. New Sound Requirements for Electric Vehicles and Hybrids Beginning September 1, 2019, the NHTSA will require EVs and hybrid vehicles to be equipped with an audible warning whenever the vehicle is traveling backward or forward at speeds under 20 miles per hour. According to the announcement by the NHTSA, tires and the wind create enough noise at speeds above 19 miles per hour to make a warning sound unnecessary.
Running is an excellent way to stay in shape. Many people enjoy jogging, running, and power walking in and around Fresno. However, sports injuries are common in runners, especially in the knees, ankles, and joints because of the extra strain from running on concrete sidewalks. Other common injuries for runners include torn ligaments, repetitive strain injuries, and injuries from falls. Fortunately, there are several steps runners can take to avoid injuries as they continue to enjoy the health benefits of running.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other damage to the brain at birth can have life-long consequences for you and for your baby. Giving birth can be a complicated and difficult process, even in the best cases. Sometimes, medical personnel make mistakes that cause the infant to suffer brain damage at birth. It is unfortunate; however, it happens more than you may know. It is estimated that approximately one in 1,000 infants suffer some type of brain damage during birth. While this seems to be a low number, if it is your baby, it is one too many. If your infant suffered brain damage at birth, you have the right to seek compensation from the responsible parties. Our Fresno personal injury attorneys understand you want justice. We have experience handling severe brain injury cases like yours. Call our office at to 1-800-954-4444 schedule a free consultation.