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Car accidents cause unexpected traumatic brain injuries

Imagine this scenario in your mind: You are on your way to work in Costa Mesa after leaving the house an hour earlier than usual to avoid rush hour traffic. Suddenly, another vehicle broadsides your car while you are driving through an intersection. You check yourself and passengers for injuries. Everyone seems fine. But did you know that any of you could have a traumatic brain injury

Settling out of court after a truck accident

Commercial truck accidents can result in serious injuries, so California victims will want to know what their options are when seeking compensation. They can either have their case litigated in civil court or opt for a settlement out of court. There are pros and cons to an informal settlement.

Startup seeks to reduce trucker fatigue

There are more than 3 million commercial truck drivers in California and across the U.S. Altogether, they carry over 70 percent of the nation's cargo. That's why it's important to keep truck drivers safe on the road, especially when fatigue is becoming more and more of a risk. The average trucker puts in as much as 70 duty hours in a workweek. Every year, an estimated 100,000 crashes occur because of drowsy truck drivers.

Operation Safe Driver Week set for July

According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the vast majority of commercial truck accidents are caused by driver behavior or error. The CVSA hopes that this year's Operation Safe Driver Week will help lower the frequency of commercial vehicle crashes throughout California and the rest of the United States.

People admit to more distracted driving despite dangers

California motorists may be more likely to use their cellphones than in previous years. A study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that since 2013, the number of drivers who said they used their cellphones either fairly often or regularly went up almost 50 percent. However, almost 90 percent said they believed distracted driving was serious in the same way as actions like drunk driving and that it was on the rise.

California has a high rate of bicyclist deaths

As one of the largest, most populous states in the nation, California provides ample opportunities for bicyclists to suffer injuries in accidents. The Golden State is also known for its favorable weather year-round, so there is not really such a thing as an off-season for biking. As one of the many Californians who enjoys the exercise and fresh air of a bicycle ride, you should also understand the dangers you face each time you ride near traffic.

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