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Everything You Need To Know About Motor Vehicle Accidents

Drunk driving accidents are widely considered as serious offenses in the U.S. In San Francisco, culprits are liable to hefty penalties, considerable jail time or both in certain circumstances. So you recently went clubbing with your friends and stayed up till the early morning hours. Based on your current state of mind, you ultimately decide to take the wheel and commence your journey back home. However, a negligent driver unexpectedly crashes onto your vehicle exposing you to catastrophic injuries in the worst case scenario. In such a situation, you might easily lose your cool and make irrational decisions.

Hit and run: dos and don'ts

A hit and run is never a pleasant thing to experience. At such a time, it's easy to lose your cool and do something rash. But this type of behavior often only succeeds in making the situation worse. It is important to take stock of the situation calmly and assess the damage done. Finally, it may be vital to get in touch with an attorney.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents – there is help available

When any motor vehicle accident occurs, the first reaction, if you are alone, is to ascertain if you are ok, you quickly look around you to try and figure out what happened. If there is someone with you in the vehicle, you call to your loved one frantically wanting confirmation that they are ok. Unfortunately, there are times when you will not hear a response. Sometimes auto accidents result in devastating loss of life and leave you with having to deal with the realization that you are involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident.

A review of school bus accidents

Unfortunately, the tragic school bus accident in Tennessee resulted in several fatalities and serious injuries, including children. The bus struck a truck a mailbox, utility pole, fell onto its side and slid into a tree. As of last week, three lawsuits have been filed against the school bus operator. In general, the suits allege that the bus was negligently operated and the injuries were the result of that unsafe operation.

Before you climb in that Uber, understand your risks

Ride-sharing services like San Francisco-based Uber and Lyft, and professional taxicab companies and fleets get millions of people from proverbial "Point A" to "Point B" each day. Most people understand that there are some risks involved in such trips, but assume that those hazards are mainly limited to potentially having a driver flirt with you or dropping you off in an unfamiliar or sketchy neighborhood.

Spinal injuries are always life changing

Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe bodily injury one can suffer and still survive. They are often said to be "life changing," but few who have experienced such an injury can imagine just how thoroughly such an injury restructures your life. In many cases, your legs are exchanged for a set of wheels and you quickly become an architectural critic of buildings that have not been upgraded to meet the accessibility standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Caltrans halts use of dangerous guard rails after injuries ensue

Imagine you are driving along a scenic California highway. A momentary distraction or slight overcorrection inadvertently sends your car off the roadway. You fear that you might go over a cliff or into a ravine. Panic overtakes you until you see something that gives you hope: there is a guardrail installed along the roadway. You know that these guardrails are supposed to be there to protect people involved in accidents, working to spread out the force applied in a crash so that the vehicle is safely slowed without additional injuries. Little do you know, however, that the end cap (the "end terminal") of this particular guardrail is installed incorrectly. Not only will it be of little help to you, it is likely to impale your vehicle and cause serious injuries.

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