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Car accidents with bicyclists can be serious

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.

Is there a penalty for refusing a DUI test?

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.

How to maneuver safely in construction zones

In some states, summertime means construction time. However, in California there may be work zones all year around. In populated areas of the state, this can be an irritation as well as a source of more accidents. Because of the risks these zones present, it is important that drivers remain alert and aware and take precautions to make sure they, and others, are safe on the road.

Here is how your insurance can be affected after an accident

When California drivers get into an accident, car repairs and medical bills are not their only concerns. They also worry about their car insurance premiums and how much their rates will increase. According to CBS News, after a car accident, drivers could face higher premiums for years to come.

Social media addiction and distracted driving

There are many different types of distractions that can increase the chances of a motor vehicle collision, such as trying to use a GPS and less common distractions that pose similar risks. However, smartphones have become an incredibly common source of distracted driving, and many people are unable to put their phones down for lengthy periods of time due to an addiction to social media. There are various social media platforms, and some of them can be highly addictive. Unfortunately, some drivers are unable to focus on the road because they try to use social media platforms while behind the wheel.

Auto accidents and pregnancy

Motor vehicle collisions can be very traumatic for anyone, regardless of the details surrounding their personal lives. For some people, such as pregnant women, motor vehicle collisions can be especially concerning. For example, a pregnant woman who is injured in a collision may have an especially hard time recovering from the crash, and they may even have a miscarriage as a result of the accident, which can make the emotional toll of a collision particularly painful. Our law office understands these hardships and we believe that victims and their loved ones should not hesitate to hold reckless drivers responsible for their actions by taking legal action when necessary.

How can I help my teen be a better driver?

Teen drivers lack the experience of their adult counterparts. As a result, they're more likely to be involved in car accidents, which can have devastating results for all involved. That's why it's up to parents to ensure their young drivers have the skills they need when getting behind the wheel. In this case, KidsHealth.org offers the following tips to parents to help their kids stay safe behind the wheel. 

The link between allergy season and car crashes

Motor vehicle wrecks have many causes, but some are not mentioned or widely recognized as much as others. For example, people may pay less attention to the likelihood of seasonal allergies causing an accident, while they are well aware that driving under the influence is dangerous and could lead to a fatal collision. During the spring, many allergy sufferers have a difficult time, and the symptoms they experience can disrupt their lives in all sorts of ways. Unfortunately, allergies may make them more likely to cause an accident for a number of reasons.

What are some common head injuries among young crash victims?

Young children who are involved in car crashes sustain many different types of injuries, but head injuries are especially common. Sadly, head injuries can haunt a child for the rest of their life, and they can create a number of challenges for children. For example, children may suffer due to the emotional consequences of a head injury, becoming depressed or struggling with anger. Or, they may have problems in school and difficulty remembering things. It is important for parents to understand the risks their kids face in the event an accident takes place.

How many fatal accidents involve young pedestrians?

Far too many kids have passed away in traffic collisions, and when these lives are cut short the challenges that arise may be devastating for their entire family. If you are a parent, it is pivotal to do all you can to keep your child safe whenever they are on the road or near traffic, and this includes ensuring that they understand how to avoid an accident while walking alongside the road or attempting to cross the street.

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