It is not uncommon for individuals involved in motor vehicle crashes on California roads to sustain some sort of head injury. These injuries may include minor to severe whiplash or some form of traumatic brain injury. A concussion is a common mild form of TBI. A more serious example, such as a skull fracture, may require emergency surgery and a long recovery process. Severe TBI may cause issues including physical, emotional and cognitive challenges. Rehabilitation therapy may help victims recover their ability to function independently.
Car accidents occur all the time in California, and when collisions occur with bikes, there can be serious injuries and even death. Bicyclists are not very protected, so motorists should drive extra carefully when they are in the vicinity. Either the cyclist or the driver may be negligent and the one at fault, but both should practice measures so everyone is safe on the road.
If you get pulled over in California because a peace officer suspects you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she may ask you to submit to a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol content. You may wonder if you have the right to refuse such a test. You may refuse to take a chemical test, but there are often severe consequences of this action. One of the possible outcomes is losing your license for at least a year.