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Californians at High Risk of Auto-Pedestrian Fatalities

Californians at High Risk of Auto-Pedestrian Fatalities

Although the total number of traffic fatalities has been declining, last year saw an unfortunate surge in pedestrian and cyclist deaths. Information compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed an increase in pedestrian deaths of four percent when compared to previous years, and in California, a steady climb was reported between 2008 and 2017. California pedestrian accidents are commonly fatal, and there are many factors of which people walking in the Golden State should be aware. The United States Vs California Nationwide, traffic accident-related deaths have fallen since 2017 while pedestrian fatalities have tragically risen. Statistics reported that during the aforementioned time frame of 2008-2017, 22.2% of all vehicle-related deaths in California were pedestrians. This percentage shows that pedestrian accidents in California are up 38.4% higher than preceding reports. A total of 7,127 pedestrians were sadly struck and killed in California over the course of that nine-year period, which correlates [...]

California Construction Accidents and Work-Related Injuries

California Construction Accidents and Work-Related Injuries

The rate of fatalities in the construction industry is currently at around six deaths per 100,000 workers, making the field one of the most dangerous jobs in California. Construction workers often suffer injuries from minor to fatal due to job requirements which involve heavy and powerful equipment. In the event that you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a construction accident or other work-related mishap in California, it is important to thoroughly understand your rights moving forward. Common Types of Construction Accidents There are numerous ways in which workers suffer serious and sometimes fatal injuries while on the job in California. Cranes and hoists, while often extremely important tools, are unfortunately responsible for many serious injuries. The lack of proper training or even a small error made by a seasoned operator can quickly result in a catastrophic work-related injury. Remaining safe on a construction site is of utmost [...]

Commercial Trucking Accidents in California

Commercial Trucking Accidents in California

The sheer size, weight, and power of commercial tractor-trailers trucks can cause total devastation when involved in an accident. While this may go without saying, it is important to take a moment to look at the most common causes of California trucking accidents and any possible ways to avoid them. Common Causes of California Truck Accidents Generally speaking, many of the most destructive motor vehicle accidents can be traced back to driver negligence and high speeds. While negligence is a frequent contributing factor across the board, speed does not always play a role in many of the most devastating California trucking accidents. This is because the immense weight of many semis, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles can often exceed tens of thousands of pounds, making the vehicle a deadly weapon at nearly any speed. On the topic of weight, the unsafe, improper, or blatantly reckless loading of truck beds is another [...]

Making a Claim for Wrongful Death in San Diego

Making a Claim for Wrongful Death in San Diego

The sudden loss of a loved one can be the most devastating experience that anyone could ever face. While there will never be any amount of financial compensation to replace the life of a family member, it is important to understand the benefits and relief that can come from filing a wrongful death claim in San Diego. Before moving on, however, it is essential to understand exactly what may or may not be considered wrongful death. Grounds and Guidelines for Wrongful Death If you have unfairly lost a loved one due to the actions of a negligent individual or other entity, you may have grounds for a claim. The most common cases generally follow events like car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and the like. The first thing to understand in California is that these cases are commonly problematic and filled with strict time constraints. Although it can be terribly difficult, [...]

Avoiding a Motorcycle or Bicycle Accident in San Diego

Avoiding a Motorcycle or Bicycle Accident in San Diego

Inattentive motorists are often responsible for accidents that result in serious and even catastrophic or fatal injuries. Of all accidents, those which involve a more vulnerable party, such as a motorcyclist or bicyclist, tend to be among the most severe. Those on motorcycles and bicycles are already more difficult to see, and when a distracted or otherwise negligent driver is added to the mix, a recipe for disaster is born. There are, however, many ways to avoid these collisions. Preventative Measures The beautiful climate in the San Diego area makes the streets a welcome place for a bike ride. Unfortunately, all cyclists must share these roads with many other vehicles. While we may wish to believe that all drivers will exercise their best judgment, the first step to avoiding a serious collision comes down to your own awareness. Whether as a motorcyclist, bicyclist, or another driver, being highly aware of your [...]

What to Consider if you are involved in a Auto Accident

What to Consider if You are Involved in an Auto Accident

Experiencing an auto accident can cause serious physical damage that can be potentially long-lasting, requiring continued treatment, and impacting you and your loved ones’ futures. Serious physical injuries can put you and your family into financial jeopardy due to the high cost of continued treatment and time away from work. Behind the obvious physical impacts, there are also the psychological issues and trauma that must be dealt with following a personal injury. If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another in the San Diego area you should seek a consultation with a qualified personal injury attorney.   Scene Assessment Auto accidents are very sudden events that put victims in a state of shock. Shock and adrenaline usually prevent victims from taking the appropriate steps necessary to be placed on the right path to recovery. The first step to take when you are involved [...]

15 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

15 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

If you are involved in a vehicle accident, it is important that you take the appropriate steps to make sure you and your loved ones receive appropriate medical treatment and compensation. An accident can be a traumatizing experience and emotions may be high, but it is critical that you maintain composure and execute a plan of action to maximize your safety, health, and case viability. If you have been involved in an accident in San Diego, you need to seek a consultation with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible.   Things to do immediately Following an Accident Wellness check: Be sure that you and your passengers are unharmed and do not require any immediate medical attention. If you do, be sure to treat wounds with what is available and call 911 immediately. Check the other vehicle: Be sure to check the other driver’s vehicle and make sure that no one [...]