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Could your GPS cause a car crash?

You love to use the GPS when you drive. It takes the pressure off of you to remember each and every turn, and it updates so that you can get around road construction and other obstacles. It gives you an estimated arrival time so that you're rarely late.

As much as it makes your life easier, could it cause a car accident?

Pedestrian accidents and the doctrine of comparative negligence

Pedestrians are at risk of serious injury if they are struck by a vehicle. Drivers and pedestrians must take steps to ensure that everyone remains safe. One of the dangers that pedestrians face is having to cross busy streets.

In the city, crosswalks and cross streets provide opportunities for people walking to cross the street. These aren't present when a person is trying to cross a highway or interstate. For this reason, pedestrians are usually forbidden from walking along interstates. They can likely walk along the highway, but extra care is needed.

I was injured in a park; what should I do?

When we are enjoying time in a park or otherwise maintained outdoor space, we tend to take it for granted that we are safe and do not need to watch out for injury. However, because of poor maintenance and negligence when it comes to outdoor spaces, people can injure themselves due to no fault of their own, and suffer terrible injuries and damages as a result.

This blog will provide a brief overview of what actions to take if you were injured in a park and you believe that it could have been prevented if proper care of the grounds and equipment had taken place.

Talk to your kids about car safety before trick-or-treating

Halloween is a magical holiday for many children. While not everyone gets into the spirit of the season, many relish the opportunity to dress up, while others can hardly wait for the chance to get free candy.

If your kids are middle school aged, you may allow them to go out on their own with friends. Younger children will probably remain directly under your supervision. Regardless of age or how they'll be trick-or-treating, you need to talk with your kids about pedestrian safety.

Frequently asked questions from pedestrians involved in accidents

As a pedestrian, being involved in a car accident can be very traumatic. As the more vulnerable person in the equation, you could have been the victim of very serious injuries. Of course, you will feel some anger toward the person in the car that caused such damages, and unsurprisingly, you may want to claim damages.

This blog will provide a brief overview of some of the most common questions asked by pedestrians involved in car accidents.

A trucker dies after being struck by a second truck along I-580

A crash between two tractor-trailers and a sedan claimed one motorist's life along Interstate 580 early in the morning on Thursday, September 14th. The multi-vehicle accident happened just before 4:20 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the highway in Alameda County.

When California Highway Patrol arrived on the crash scene along Eden Canyon Road in the Castro Valley, they found a black sedan sandwiched between two different tractor-trailers. In speaking with witnesses to the crash, officers were able to determine that the driver of the sedan had apparently initially made brief contact with a truck in front of them.

Brain injuries often get overlooked after car crashes

You were headed to work or the store when someone else ran a light or turned right into your vehicle. After a moment of confusion, you realize that you don't have any broken bones. Sure, your car may be a wreck that needs to get towed, but at least you're okay. Not wanting to make a big deal of things, you choose to proceed to your destination instead of seeking medical attention.

However, a few days have gone by, and you aren't really feeling like yourself. Maybe you're having headaches or trouble sleeping. Perhaps your balance seems off or you're having trouble remembering simple things. You could be suffering from an undiagnosed traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of your car crash, and you should seek medical help as soon as possible.

Liability for pedestrians on the interstate highway

In a usual car accident involving a pedestrian, the law tends to side with the pedestrian since they have less ability to cause damage and are more likely to be hurt. However, when there is a car accident involving a pedestrian that takes place on an interstate highway, things become a little more complicated. This is because pedestrians have a duty to take reasonable precautions for their safety, and they have somewhat failed in this if they are on the interstate highway.

This blog will provide a brief overview into the law when it comes to pedestrian incidents on the interstate highway, and how liability is usually determined.

Car and bike collisions: An overview

Accidents involving cyclists can often be serious because a cyclist has little to no protection from the impact of a vehicle. This impact can be fatal even at relatively slow speeds. Any claims in an accident like this comes down to negligence. The cyclist may have acted dangerously and caused the accident, or the driver's negligence could have resulted in the injuries obtained by the cyclist.

This blog will provide a brief overview into the basics of bicycle accident liability, and how you might know if you have a claim.

Signs you might have whiplash

After a traumatic event, you might feel like your heart is racing or experience confusion and disorientation. For some people, the adrenaline rush is so strong that it may take several days before the full impact of the occurrence hits them.

This is true for even a minor car accident. It is because of this delayed awareness that you should always see a doctor immediately following a car accident. Just because you can't feel the effects of an injury right away does not mean that one did not occur.

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