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Are hands-free cell phones safe for drivers?

In California and in many other states in the country, drivers are prohibited from using hand-held cell phones while behind the wheel. The dangers of distracted driving are well-known, as researchers have proven the disastrous effects of texting and driving.

What to know about an underinsured driver

Uninsured drivers can be a big problem if one collides with you on a California road. Without insurance to cover your bills, the cost of covering medical and property damage can burn a big hole in your wallet. However, some drivers, while they actually do possess auto liability insurance, may not possess enough to cover the full cost of damages if they are at fault. These are known as underinsured drivers.

Overcrowded rest stops are a dangerous hazard

Truck drivers face many unique risks as part of their job, but one prevalent danger is fatigue. Many truckers in California are required to drive long hours and some of them irresponsibly failt to get adequate rest before their shift begins. To help manage this ongoing risk, rest stops were created to provide a safe and convenient solution for truck drivers, and other motorists, who need to rest temporarily on the side of the road. 

What should I know about left lane restrictions?

Many California motorists may not be aware that state law puts some restrictions on driving in the left-hand lane on a multiple lane road or a highway. In fact, as Vox points out, every state restricts the use of the left lane in some fashion, though these laws are not meant to be overly intrusive. In fact, they are intended to keep traffic flowing and prevent traffic jams, as well as cut down on the risk of vehicular accidents.

Riding a motorcycle while under the influence

When people think of drunk driving, many envision someone operating a truck or a passenger vehicle. However, it is important to keep in mind that those who operate other types of vehicles, such as motorcycles, may also drive drunk. In some parts of the country, there are fewer motorcyclists on the road during the winter months. However, many will soon take to the road once again when spring rolls around. Whether you are a motorcyclist, or you are worried about some of your friends riding a motorcycle while under the influence, it is imperative to be mindful of the dangers associated with riding a motorcycle while drunk.

When should I change the tires on my vehicle?

California motorists hoping to avoid a nasty accident on the road should look down to the tires on their vehicles as a way to help prevent problems while driving. Whether you are a commercial truck driver, deliverining freight or taking passengers to destinations, or use your vehicle for personal needs only, maintaining a strong set of tires can make the difference between a safe road journey and suffering an automobile collision.

What're the real costs after a serious vehicle accident?

After being seriously injured in a crash, you will likely see many significant changes in your life. Having an experienced, successful lawyer on your side can make all the difference. Our attorneys and staff at Hildebrand, McLeod & Nelson, LLP, will be here to help you through the recovery and adjustment period, regardless of how long they last.

Anticipating a change in your insurance after a car accident

When you have been involved in a car accident in California, investigators will spend considerable time surveying the scene of the accident to determine whether or not you were at fault. If you were the driver who was responsible for causing the accident, you may be subject to a variety of consequences that may take time to correct. At Hildebrand, McLeod & Nelson, we have helped many people who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. 

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