Motor Vehicle Accidents

Can you treat road rash at home?

California motorcyclists are likely familiar with the term road rash. It is one of the most common injuries you can get by falling off of your motorcycle. While many people associate the term with surface scrapes, can you treat road rash at home? The answer is yes and no. Road rash falls into t [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:32:30+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Motor Vehicle Accidents|

Tests used to diagnose a herniated disk

Vertebral disks are structures found between the bones of your spine. They have a rubber-like consistency and serve to cushion your vertebrae. There are two basic parts of a vertebral disk: a tough outer shell surrounding a gelatinous nucleus. The soft inner layer can push through the outer lay [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:32:20+00:00January 21st, 2020|Motor Vehicle Accidents|

How safe are hands-free devices?

Vehicles crowd onto California roads at all hours. This makes distracted driving even more risky. Hands-free devices are a way to combat the risks of distracted driving. But statistics may show that these devices are not as safe as drivers may think. The National Safety Council believes hands-f [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:30:57+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Motor Vehicle Accidents|

Why speed is a danger in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is recognized to be one of the most densely populated cities in the United States. The city receives numerous tourists and commuters with the Los Angeles Tourism and convention board reporting 48.3 million tourism visits in the year 2017. The drivers on the roads and highways of thi [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:32:03+00:00December 5th, 2019|Motor Vehicle Accidents|

When bosses do not answer for commercial vehicle crashes

A well-established legal principle says you can hold people responsible for what others do when acting on their behalf, such as suing employers for the acts of their employees. The idea is named with the Latin phrase "respondeat superior," meaning “let the master respond” or “the superior answe [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:40:06+00:00November 17th, 2019|Motor Vehicle Accidents|

Different types of distracted driving

Distracted driving can do real harm. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines distracted driving as engaging in any activity that is not driving. Distracted driving means that a California driver is dividing his or her attention to something else while the atten [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:39:39+00:00October 30th, 2019|Motor Vehicle Accidents|

I was involved in a hit and run. What are my options?

When a driver doesn’t obey traffic laws and flees the scene, it is called a hit and run. Hit and run accidents happen more frequently than you would think. In the U.S., there were about 737,100 hit and run accidents in 2016. This statistic shows just how often hit and run accidents occur. If yo [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:39:32+00:00October 24th, 2019|Motor Vehicle Accidents|

Rideshare apps often offer rides in cars under recall

Through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal government recalls car parts when they’re unfit for the traveling public. A car’s owner can know when a recall is issued and whether the part has been replaced. But people are increasingly climbing into strangers’ pe [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:39:06+00:00October 14th, 2019|Motor Vehicle Accidents|

What is the speed cushion?

When you learn to drive, you get a lot of advice and tips on how to drive safely. You also learn a lot of laws and rules of the road that help you also to become a conscious and aware driver. All of this training happens over a relatively short time. It is very easy to forget some of the details [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:38:35+00:00October 10th, 2019|Motor Vehicle Accidents|