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Essential safety features every vehicle should have

When it comes to safe driving, California motorists look for vehicles that offer a good range of safety features. However, which features are must-have to ensure a safe and secure driving experience for both passengers and driver alike? The United Services Automobile Association offers this list of essential safety features that might just prevent a fatal accident from occurring.

Can I be liable if a friend crashes my vehicle?

Good friends often lend items to each other. But what happens when you let your friend use your car and a crash occurs? To this end, California drivers should be aware of all relevant laws pertaining to accidents involving borrowed vehicles to prevent ruined friendships and much worse from occurring.

California issues important rules regarding self-driving cars

Technology moves so quickly in the automotive industry that it can be difficult to stay on top of new trends. A relatively new phenomenon that people in Orange County may have seen is the self-driving car, which is intended to reduce traffic accidents. However, leadership in the state is concerned about the vehicle’s safety, which has prompted several important new rules.

Pedestrian accidents can be among the most serious

Some things seem more outwardly impressive than others, at least from a visual standpoint. For example, if you see two vehicles involved in a collision, this might seem like a more serious form of accident than one in which a vehicle strikes a pedestrian. But looks can be deceiving.

What is negligent infliction of emotional distress?

You can call it common knowledge that in an accident between two vehicles, or when a car hits a pedestrian, a person who is injured as a result can have a claim for negligence against the driver responsible. But that is not the only way that someone can become a plaintiff from a car accident; indeed, another type of potential plaintiff can exist, one who might not even have been present at the accident.

Car collision risks high for Orange County pedestrians

According to the latest statistics from the federal government, driving has become a safer activity for motorists in California. The state experienced a 45 percent decline in car accident fatalities. The good news for motorists comes at a time when the state ranks in ninth place as the deadliest place for pedestrians.

Two-car accident raises possible wrongful death issues

Serious car accidents can go into one of two paths when it comes to potential legal claims: the personal injury path, in which those injured in the crash can attempt to recover money damages for their injuries and property damage, and in the worst-case scenario relatives of people killed in the accident can initiate a wrongful death action. 

Why take a defensive driving course?

If you have not already suffered a serious injury due to a negligent driver, could you imagine your entire life being put on hold because of a car accident? Perhaps not, which is why so many chose to opt out of valuable defensive driving courses. Traffic school is regulated by the state of California and was designed to teach drivers skills that could help them to avoid an accident and potentially save their life.

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