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December 2018 Archives

Can sunlight cause a motor vehicle accident?

From drunk people getting behind the wheel to a driver ignoring traffic signs, auto collisions happen for many reasons. Weather can factor into a crash in different ways, whether a driver loses control of their vehicle due to poor conditions on the road or their visibility is impacted by fog, snow or rain. Moreover, sunlight can also interfere with a driver’s ability to see the road and may lead to a motor vehicle collision. If you drive while it is very sunny out, there are different things you should keep in mind.

Transporting young kids in rideshare and for-hire vehicles

If you are a parent of young kids in California, you understand the challenges that come with transporting your children. Whether you have an infant in a car seat or a five year-old in a booster, you know it is the law that you need the proper seats and anchorage to drive them around in your personal vehicle. What about if you need to take a ride share, such as Uber or Lyft, or a cab? You may be less sure about the rules and laws surrounding this, but the bottom line is you need to keep your child safe.

Things to do after a hit and run

If you are the victim of a hit and run accident in California, you are probably frustrated and angry. Whether you were not in your vehicle or the accident occurred while you were driving, you may have trouble getting the perpetrator to cover property damage and medical care for injuries. If you are the victim of this type of crash, there are certain steps you should take. 

Safety tips for drivers with ADHD

Head-on collisions occur on California roadways every day. The person behind the wheel may be a good driver who generally follows the rules of the road and obeys speed limits. However, accidents happen. Negligent drivers are often responsible for the injury or death of good drivers in head-on impacts.

Children with concussions can resume activity sooner, study says

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its guideline for treating concussions in children. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by impact to the head. This impact can cause bruising or bleeding of the brain and interfere with how the brain works.

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