When you think about it, every time you get into a taxi or ride share you are entrusting your personal safety to an unfamiliar driver. While California and federal regulations on taxi drivers maintain that they must have a safe driving record and impeccable driving habits, accidents still happen - sometimes catastrophic. If you are injured as a passenger in a taxi, is the driver of the taxi liable for your losses and damages?
If you have already been involved in a drunk driving case in California, you may wonder what will happen if you are caught operating under the influence again, or what even qualifies as "under the influence" when that definition may change in your specific circumstance. Particularly if you are on probation for a drunk driving incident that led to an accident or catastrophic injury, you may be asking yourself if you can even risk driving after a single sip of alcohol.
The term "negligent driver" can sound innocuous, as harmless as going a mile over the speed limit or parking an inch too close to the curb, but negligent driving can have serious consequences. Per a table on the CA.gov DMV portal, negligent driving in the state of California can encompass an extensive list of acts with varying ranges of severity, and are graded on a point system to determine the action taken against the driver on first and repeated offenses.
Sports injuries are bound to happen due to the nature of the activities. It's hard to imagine getting through a football or baseball season without at least one injury.
During a late night on California roads, it can be terrifying when your headlights suddenly sweep across an object in your path. You see the object, perhaps something that fell from a previous driver's vehicle, but not in time to avoid it. You swerve, but still drive into or over the object. Your vehicle is damaged, and it is possible you may be injured. In this case, you would think you are not at fault, and your insurance company and possibly anyone involved in the placement of the obstacle on the road would be liable for damages. But did you know that you can actually be held accountable for your accident?