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  • Why You Shouldn't Post About Your Injury on Social Media

    While the Internet has allowed us to send information from place to place in the blink of an eye, social media networks have enabled us to connect with the world and keep up with friends, family, and more. Many people use social media networks to share their thoughts and experiences, including current events that are happening in their lives, and some even use it as a way to vent their ...
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  • Jaywalking & Pedestrian Accidents

    When we think of car accidents which involve pedestrians and fault, we typically believe that the motorist is at fault since the pedestrian always has the right of way. However, there are certain situations that pedestrians can be liable for accidents, either partially or entirely. What Happens If You Accidentally Strike a Jay Walking Pedestrian? Accidents in which a pedestrian may be wholly at ...
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  • 5 Things Your Personal Injury Attorney Wishes You Knew

    Whether you were involved in a car accident or slip and fall incident, if you suffered an injury due to the negligent and reckless actions of another party, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit with the help of an experienced lawyer. However, the process of filing a personal injury claim can be extremely complex and there are certain things you ...
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  • Causes of Truck Accidents: Driver Fatigue

    Truck driver fatigue is considered one of the common causes of truck accidents in the United States. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), at least one in every eight truck accidents that occur annually are caused by trucker fatigue. Although state and federal transportation safety officials have implemented a series of regulations to attempt to prevent truck driver ...
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  • Causes of Truck Accidents: Overweight Violations

    Driving alongside a semi-truck or tractor-trailer always involves a certain level of risk. However, when those commercial trucks are overloaded, the risk of a truck accident is significantly increased. Truck drivers are responsible for checking the weight of the load and if it is balanced correctly. Unfortunately, tight deadlines and carelessness can cause a driver to check the weight quickly and ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

    Nobody ever expects to be injured at the hands of another party. Whether it is the result of a car accident , a slip and fall, or a mishap involving a dangerous product, a sudden injury can throw a wrench in the gears of your life and cause you to experience immense pain and hardship. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim ...
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  • Car Accident Do's & Don'ts

    Being involved in a car accident is never a pleasant experience – even if you are lucky enough to be uninjured. While you may feel confused, angry, or overwhelmed in the immediate aftermath, it is crucial you stay in control of your actions and watch what you say during this time. Everything you say and do following your collision can have a considerable impact on your ability to recover ...
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  • New California Law Bans Holding Phone While Driving

    As of January 1, 2017, California is now a completely hands-free state when it comes to cellphone usage for motorists. Bill 1785, which goes into effect at the start of 2017, makes it illegal for drivers to perform any action that requires the use of a phone or other device in their hands – including texting, tapping, scrolling, swiping, and making calls. The evolution of smartphones and the ...
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  • Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Personal Injury Case

    The aftermath of an accident can be stressful, painful, and not to mention, extremely chaotic. Victims are often confused about what to do first and how to file a personal injury claim. You only have a limited time to take legal action to recover compensation for your damages, so it is important that you file your claim accurately and quickly. Below are some valuable tips on how to maximize your ...
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  • Beware Parking Lot Accidents During the Holiday Shopping Rush

    Navigating through a busy parking lot while doing some holiday shopping can be frustrating, but according to information from insurance companies like State Farm , it can also be dangerous. The number of car accidents in parking lots increases about 20% in November and December, based on nationwide accident reports. It would seem that while people are focusing on last-minute gift ideas, they are ...
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  • Five Common Injuries & Accidents During the Holidays

    The holiday season is a time for more festivities and more fun with friends and family. But, according to several health and safety organizations, it can also mean a time for more injuries and accidents. From decorating to cooking to traveling, holiday activities can pose real dangers, especially if people are distracted by all the cheer. Five of the most common holiday accidents and injuries are: ...
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  • California Broadens Its Ban on Smartphone Use Behind the Wheel

    In 2006, California passed legislation to ban texting and driving behind the wheel, as it was readily apparent that this new cellphone feature was causing significant and dangerous driver distraction . As technology advanced and changed, the laws did not. People hardly use their smartphones – saying cellphone is even a bit antiquated – just for texting anymore, as the devices can literally do more ...
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  • 3 Reasons to Get Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

    If you have ever purchased car insurance in California, you likely had a “fun” time going over the mandatory liability minimums each driver needs to buy, or else they break the law when going on the road. California uses a 15/30/5 minimum, which means: $15,000 coverage for injury or death to one person $30,000 coverage for injury or death to more than one person $5,000 in property damage (vehicles ...
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  • What to Expect During the Auto Insurance Claims Process

    Being involved in a car accident is never an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, many motorists are forced to deal with the stress and frustration of a collision long after the dust has settled as they attempt to navigate through the auto insurance claims process in pursuit of compensation for the damage to their vehicle. If you have never been involved in a collision before or had to file a ...
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  • Ballot Measure M Proposes New High Desert Rails & Freeways

    One of the many projects and programs that would receive funding under the Measure M sales tax ballot measure in the upcoming November 8 th election is the Caltrans and Metro High Desert Corridor program . If funded, this program would allow the construction of a new 63-mile freeway between the Antelope Valley and San Bernardino County, along with a 36-mile bikeway running from 39 th Street in ...
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