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May 2017 Archives

What are some other causes of large truck wrecks?

From truck driver fatigue to icy roads, large truck collisions happen for a myriad of reasons. That said, it is especially important for truck drivers and trucking companies to understand some of the other causes of large truck crashes, such as defective tires and brakes that are not working properly. Sadly, many either ignore these types of problems are unaware of them in the first place, which may lead to an accident in San Diego, or somewhere else in the U.S.

Cyclist, pedestrians killed on San Francisco's streets

Few in San Diego would likely classify walking as being a potentially dangerous mode of transportation. However, depending on the area that one is walking in, the potential for death or serious injury may be ever-present once he or she leaves the curb. It is of course incumbent upon pedestrians to see to their own safety, being mindful of traffic and only entering the roadway at crosswalks or other designated areas. At the same time, motorists should be aware of when they may be traveling through an area that experiences a high volume of foot traffic, and adjust their method of driving accordingly.

3 tips for a better insurance settlement offer

Insurance companies are there to make money, and although it's nice to think that they will support what you need in a crisis, some will do anything they can to limit what they pay out. As a victim of a car accident, it's important that you get enough compensation to cover your lost wages, medical bills and other expenses.

Tips for driving safely around semi-trucks

Many commercial vehicle accidents in California are caused by other drivers. Because of this, it is important for drivers to understand how they should react to and drive around semi-trucks and other large vehicles, such as buses. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration notes that larger vehicles have limitations that cars and passenger trucks do not have. These include limits on turning radiuses, requiring more time to stop and large blind spots.

Mild brain damage can cause serious damage

Brain injuries are involved in approximately 30 percent of all injury deaths in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 2.8 million people a year are hospitalized, visit the emergency room or die because of a traumatic brain injury. While many studies have been conducted to evaluate moderate to severe brain trauma and the effects this damage has on peoples’ lives, little has been done on mild brain trauma.

Carrying the minimum insurance on your car puts you at risk

Paying for car insurance is one of those unpleasant facts of life, like seasonal allergies and aging. If you want to legally operate a motor vehicle in the state of California, you have to carry insurance on your vehicle. The state of California calls vehicle insurance financial responsibility, and everyone who drives a vehicle must provide evidence of it when stopped by law enforcement or after any kind of motor vehicle accident. You may think you're beating the system when you purchase the minimum required insurance under the law, but that practice could leave you in trouble after a serious accident.

What happens to the body in a car accident?

Having a loved one involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident in California is a devastating experience. It is sometimes difficult to understand how an accident could have taken a life, especially if it does not seem like that bad of a crash. However, learning a bit more about the anatomy of a crash can help you to better see how a person could suffer severe injuries in even the most minor of accidents.

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