Callahan & Blaine - California's Premier Litigation Firm
Contact Us (714) 241-4444
Main Menu
View Practice Areas

Car Accidents Archives

How many traffic deaths are caused by speeding?

The roads are dangerous for many reasons, from those which are within a driver’s control (such as driving sober, following traffic safety laws, etc.) to those which are out of a driver’s ability to manage such as severe weather. Sadly, many lives have been lost in accidents that were the result of a driver failing to drive responsibly. There are many different examples of reckless behavior, but speeding is especially concerning for a number of reasons. Not only can drivers reach high speeds without realizing it, but going over the speed limit can make the impact of a collision even more damaging.

Do heat waves increase the chances of auto accidents?

There are a wide variety of concerns when it comes to motor vehicle collisions. Many people focus on drunk drivers and understand how dangerous it can be to ignore traffic signs and drive recklessly. However, there are many other factors which can lead to a fatal motor vehicle collision and some may be completely out of a driver’s control. For example, extreme weather events including heat waves can be problematic when it comes to traffic safety.

Depression and the risk of a crash

When people think about negative emotions and motor vehicle wrecks, anger is one of the first emotions that many people will probably have in mind. While anger can result in road rage and a driver becoming aggressive on the road, there are other ways in which emotions can impact driving abilities. For example, someone who is depressed may also be more likely to cause a motor vehicle wreck.

Car accidents and medical marijuana

In recent years, many parts of the country have legalized marijuana for medical use or even recreational use, in some instances. As with any drug that is taken for medical reasons, there may be a number of side affects and the drug can affect people differently. Sometimes, a person may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle collision after using marijuana. In this post, we will look over some of the different risks related to medical marijuana use and driving.

The risk of a collision during nighttime hours

Motor vehicle collisions have many different causes and people frequently realize that poor weather conditions such as snow or heavy rain, the use of alcohol, distractions including smartphones and turning the radio station as well as driver fatigue can all result in a motor vehicle collision. However, there are other potential dangers to be aware of, such as the risks you may face on the road at certain times of the day. Aside from rush hour traffic, there are other times when driving can be difficult, such as during the nighttime hours.

Smartphones and motor vehicle crashes

There are all sorts of risk factors when it comes to motor vehicle crashes, some of which are out of a driver’s control (such as inclement weather). However, other factors are solely a result of a driver’s carelessness, such as the consumption of drugs or alcohol behind the wheel. In the digital era, many people are addicted to their smartphones, another major problem on roadways across the country. There are a number of reasons why people use their phones and this behavior is especially dangerous on the road.

Different ways a crash could impact your career

There are many different consequences associated with motor vehicle collisions and many have been examined on this blog. From physical pain and financial hurdles to fatalities, auto collisions are very devastating. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are other ways in which your life may be shattered following a wreck. For example, a motor vehicle accident may have a negative impact on your career in a number of ways.

Extreme heat and pedestrian accidents

Pedestrians may find themselves in a traffic incident during any time of year, but there are certain instances where a pedestrian accident may be especially likely. During the winter, for example, a pedestrian may slip on ice or a driver may lose control after driving over a patch of ice and veer off of the road. The summer can also be a dangerous time for pedestrians and in this post, we will discuss some concerns related to summer weather and pedestrian accidents.

Reckless drivers and children playing near the road

With nicer weather and summer vacation around the corner, many children are looking forward to spending more time outside. For some, this includes riding a bicycle, skateboarding in the driveway, or playing on or near the road in some other fashion. Unfortunately, this can be dangerous, especially when it comes to reckless drivers who show little regard for kids, pedestrians, and even other vehicles. If you are a parent, it is crucial to help your child stay safe and avoid dangers. Unfortunately, some accidents happen solely because of another person's negligence and in these situations it is pivotal for victims to take action.

Recovering from a crash caused by an aggressive driver

When it comes to motor vehicle wrecks, there are certain behaviors that can play a role in a crash, such as aggressive driving. Drivers may drive aggressively for different reasons, whether they are stressed out or angry, trying to get to work on time, or simply having a bad day. Road rage is a serious issue and is far too prevalent on roads across the country. Unfortunately, aggressive driving can cause an accident that results in the loss of innocent lives and permanently shatters victims’ lives due to lifelong injuries.

Contact Us To Speak With A Trial Attorney Today
Callahan & Blaine California's Premier Litigation Firm

Orange County Office
3 Hutton Centre Drive
Ninth Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Santa Ana Law Office Map

Record Breaking Results

More Verdicts & Settlements by Callahan & Blaine
Back To Top

Callahan & blaine

Visit our family of websites for more detailed practice area information.

Get Help Now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy