Distracted Driving Awareness Starts with you. As part of the effort to stop accidents caused by distracted drivers, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), along with other law enforcement agencies, are working to crack down on drivers who violate the states distracted driving laws. According to a news article on ABC30.com, a driver was observed using an iPad while driving along with several other drivers who were using their phones while driving. A CHP representative said that phones are not the only distraction they observe. Drivers reading newspapers in the fast lane or women putting on makeup while driving are also examples of distracted driving.
The construction industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. Whether it is road or bridge construction or building a new school, apartment building, or housing community, construction sites are frequent throughout Fresno County. Unfortunately, construction sites are some of the most dangerous places, for workers and visitors. Even with precautions and strict adherence to all safety protocols, construction accidents still occur.
When you are injured in a car accident, you can suffer a variety of injuries. Some injuries are easy to notice, such as broken bones, lacerations, and burns. However, some injuries may not be as easily known immediately after a car accident, including concussions and whiplash. An accident victim can walk away from the crash feeling “fine” when he or she is really injured. It could just take several hours or days for the person to discover the injury. Once the shock of the accident wears off, the symptoms become more noticeable.
Merging into heavy traffic can be difficult, especially on interstates and highways where cars are traveling at high rates of speed. Even experienced drivers can make mistakes when merging. For inexperienced drivers, attempting to merge into heavy traffic at high speeds can result in a traffic accident. Incorrect merging maneuvers can cause other drivers to swerve into other lanes or slam on the breaks. On an interstate, the result could be a multi-car accident. It is extremely important that all drivers learn proper merging rules and follow those rules each time they change lanes or enter traffic from an off-ramp.
Automobile accidents result from a variety of causes. The most common cause of a traffic accident is human error. Examples of human error that can contribute to the cause of a traffic accident include: Failing to yield the right of way; Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; Following too closely; Speeding and reckless driving; Fatigued or drowsy driving; Aggressive driving and road rage; and, Distracted driving.
As we look toward the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, it is always good to consider ways that we can improve our health and well-being. Most people make New Year’s resolutions each year, but many of those resolutions are never realized. A common resolution that many people make is to “get healthier” or “exercise more.” Focusing on health is a common New Year’s resolution. If you are resolving to be more active, lose weight, improve your health, or make other positive changes that can improve your well-being in 2018, we want to help. Below are several tips that you might find helpful when resolving to be healthier in 2018.
Are you searching for ways to keep your children entertained over the holiday break? Below are several ideas that you might find helpful when your children are complaining about being bored, or you want them to do something other than play video games or watch television.
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If you are injured in a personal injury accident, you may be entitled to be compensated for your injuries, losses, and damages under California’s personal injury laws. However, knowing whether your claim will be approved is a different matter. Even though you believe you have a valid claim, you must prove each of the elements required to establish fault and liability according to the law for an injury claim. Our California personal injury attorneys can help you file a claim to recover money for your injury claim. You might be entitled to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other out-of-pocket expenses, in addition to compensation for your pain and suffering. Call (559) 500-5000 or 1-800-954-4444 for your free consultation with a California personal injury lawyer in Fresno, Stockton, Los Angeles, or the surrounding areas.
You cannot have Halloween without a few scares and a lot of candy. The problem many parents face is how to deal with so much candy in the house. While you want your children to enjoy the holiday, an overload of sugar is not good. A little bit of candy is one thing, but a few pounds of candy is another matter. How do you get rid of Halloween candy without simply throwing it out?
If you travel in and around Fresno County, you may have witnessed multi-vehicle accidents or chain reaction crashes. One vehicle slams on brakes on a busy highway causing two or more vehicles behind the lead car to rear-end each other. Another example is when a vehicle runs a red light or a stop sign causing a collision that results in other vehicles crashing as they try to avoid the initial collision. When a crash involves multiple vehicles, sorting out liability can be very difficult, especially when the drivers disagree as to who caused the initial collision. It is extremely important to identify the cause of the crash to determine who is liable for your damages. Because of California’s pure comparative fault law, more than one person may be responsible for your damages. However, you may also be held responsible for the crash under comparative negligence standards.