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November 2018 Archives

Cold medicine and car accidents

A majority of drivers are well aware of the dangers that come with driving drunk. However, some may forget that even cold medicine can interfere with driving abilities and lead to impairment behind the wheel. During cold and flu season, many people find themselves sick at some point and a lot of people take medicine to help with their symptoms. However, it is irresponsible to get behind the wheel when this medicine interferes with driving abilities in any way.

The dangers of debris on the highway

Drivers in California and throughout the country must be aware of the dangers highway debris can bring. Whether it is flying objects or vehicles swerving to avoid objects on the road, the problem results in serious accidents and even death. Drivers who are carrying loads in their vehicles must take the proper precautions to make sure the load is stable and secured.

Steps to take after a minor accident

If you get into a minor accident in California and it appears there is little, if any, damage to either party, it may be tempting to just both drive away and pretend nothing happened. If there is damage, you may be a little shaken from the accident and forget what you should do. No matter how serious or minor a crash may be it is always important to, at minimum, exchange information with the other parties involved because issues can pop up later even if you do not expect them to.

The dangers of having a teenager behind the wheel

Parents of teenagers in California have a lot to be concerned about, and if their teens are driving there are even more reasons to worry. Teenagers are at the highest risk of car accidents, and many of these are serious or even fatal. With the high prevalence of crashes, teens need to be trained to practice extra caution behind the wheel.

Tips to drive safer on wet roads

Traffic congestion during the daily commute is part of the driving experience in northern California. However, when roads are wet, the conditions can go from frustrating to dangerous. At Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, we often represent clients who have been severely injured in a multi-car accident as a result of poor road conditions.

Having an accident reconstructionist as an expert witness

Minor fender benders are part of life as a driver in California, and you may be familiar with the steps needed to file a claim and report the incident. The process is more complex when a crash involves fatalities, catastrophic injuries and multiple vehicles. At Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, our experienced team often represents clients injured in devastating car accidents.

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