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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.

Study: Are hands-free cellphones truly safe?

If you have used your cellphone while behind the wheel, you are not alone. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, more than 660,000 people use their cellphone while behind the wheel at any given time of the day. As a result, thousands of people are killed and injured in distracted driving car accidents every year. As a way to minimize this risk of accidents, injury and death, you may have replaced your hand-held cellphone with a hands-free variety. You may be surprised to learn, however, that even by doing so, you are still at risk of becoming involved in car accident due to cognitive distraction.

Drive safely in fog

Many drivers in California do not have to worry about driving in snowy or icy conditions, but fog can be a problem. Fog occurs most commonly during the night and in the early to mid-morning hours. Even a little fog can be detrimental to drivers, but it can be particularly dangerous when it is very heavy and dense, so drivers should know how to drive in it to prevent accidents with other motorists.

The risks of riding in a limo

Riding in a limo in California is typically associated with fun and special events such as weddings, bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations and wine tasting with friends. While no one wants to think about bad things during these events, passengers should be aware of some of the dangers related to riding in these luxury vehicles. 

Business owners and car wrecks

If you own a business, you may face a lot of stressors every day. For example, you could be worried about sales, issues involving some of your clients or problems with staff members, to name just a few challenges business owners face. Moreover, you may have to drive around frequently and answer your phone throughout the day. Unfortunately, this could increase the likelihood of an auto accident that may create far more serious challenges, such as a devastating injury, financial hardships or even the loss of your life. Furthermore, even if you drive responsibly, another driver could cause you to become involved in an accident.

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