Most people think of “car accidents” as two cars colliding. But just as frequent, and more destructive for the car, are car versus commercial vehicle—semi, ten-ton truck, even a step-up or delivery van. And unlike a simple car accident, when you or your car are hit by a commercial vehicle, who is responsible and who has to be sued becomes more complicated. Fancy Legal Terms for “It Isn’t My Fault” If you are hit by a truck, you will need a lawyer, because both the driver and the company will.
As a truck driver, you’re probably used to driving long distances in vehicles that take up a lot of space. You know how to maintain your own safety as well as the safety of the goods you’re carrying. Despite this, accidents do sometimes happen, either due to your own fault or the fault of the other person. Often, it’s just about being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Still, if you get a good lawyer, you can at least be sure that you’ll recover the money spent on.
Los Angeles can claim the worst traffic in the nation, but it’s the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metro area that takes the cake as the worst place to drive in all of California, according to a new study. The study – commissioned by media company 24/7 Wall St. – sought to identify the one city in each state where driving was “especially stressful, time consuming, and dangerous” based on publicly available data around traffic fatality rates, average commute times, traffic delays, and car theft rates. Unsurprisingly, cities that boast major roads and highways.
Health-conscious Californians are cycling in greater and greater numbers, but with more cyclists on the road, California’s roads are less safe now than they’ve been in 25 years, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. From 2016 to 2018, more cyclists died in traffic accidents across California than during any other three-year period going back to 1994. 455 cyclists were killed in California between 2016 and 2018, or about 3.9 bike accident fatalities per million people. For the US as a whole, those figures are 2,516 crash.
Motorcycle windshields are great equipment additions for motorcycles. Many motorcycles come with a windshield as a standard piece of equipment. They are in high demand for riding comfort and for safety. Motorcycle windshields are made of either acrylic or polycarbonate, both of which are impact resistant. These materials are not impact proof but will not fracture into smaller pieces when struck. Anything that can improve the safety of a motorcycle is an improvement. One of the worst enemies of a motorcyclist is distraction. There are many “distractions” that windshields minimize.
If you were involved in a car accident that involved death, you are probably scared. You could be facing multiple charges, including distracted driving, vehicular manslaughter, and possibly even murder. However, with a good lawyer, you may be able to get the charges dropped (or decreased). Here are some defenses that you may want to consider. Accident, with no intent. Most lawyers will fight that it was an accident. If you are facing murder charges, you are going to have to prove that you didn’t set out to kill the.
Children in northern California are headed back to school (or may even already be there). Back to school means that more children may be walking to and from their school than you encountered during the summer months. It’s especially important to drive safely whenever you see children walking, because kids may have more of a propensity to dart in front of a moving car than adults. As the school year starts, they may also be chatting animatedly with new friends or even showing off – increasing the risk that they.