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Posts tagged "Motor Vehicle Accidents"

The consequences of motor vehicle accidents can be life-altering

The impact of a brain injury can change not only the life of the victim but also his or her family members and close friends. The fact that many TBIs are hidden makes living with a brain injury even more difficult for crash victims in California and elsewhere. Brain injuries could be catastrophic even without external damage. Motor vehicle accidents often cause whiplash injuries in which the brain smashes into the inner walls of the skull, causing bruising, swelling and sometimes bleeding on the brain -- all of which could be invisible to others.

Motor vehicle accidents: Multi-vehicle crash kills tennis player

A hit-and-run crash on the 210 Freeway in California caused the death of a young tennis player. According to the California Highway Patrol's crash report, the wreck in the westbound lanes left the roadway covered in auto fluids like oil. This caused multiple motor vehicle accidents shortly after the initial collision that left one damaged car in the traffic lanes.

Motor vehicle accidents: Teenage driver loses control of van

According to the California Highway Patrol, a van occupied by 10 teenagers crashed on a recent Friday afternoon. When teenagers lose their lives in senseless motor vehicle accidents that could have been prevented, it is particularly traumatic for surviving family members. In this case, it is alleged that an unlicensed 17-year-old girl was the driver who lost control of the vehicle, for reasons yet to be determined.

Identifying the increased dangers of driving at night

Cars and trucks fill the roadways of California, even after the sun sets and darkness rolls in. People are rushing home from work, running their last errands or headed out for dinner with friends and family. What many people may not know is that they are three times more likely to be killed in a car accident while driving at night than they are during daylight hours. What is the cause of this increased danger and what can be done to minimize the risk of becoming involved in a deadly motor vehicle accident?

Identifying the hazards of driving at night

California drivers still fill the roadways, even after the sun goes down and nighttime sets in. People are rushing home from work, traveling to work or headed out for a night of fun with friends. Yet, many motorists are unaware of the increased dangers of driving at night as opposed to driving during the daytime. AAA reports that people are three times more likely to get killed in a car accident while driving at night than they are during daylight hours. What accounts for this increased risk and what can people do to minimize the dangers of nighttime driving?

Can low speed crashes still hurt you?

As a driver in California, the roads you traverse every day can be filled with unexpected dangers. While most people are worried about crashes that occur on the highway or at high speeds, what about crashes in residential areas? Do low speed crashes still have the ability to cause you harm?

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.

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