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The critical moments following a spinal cord injury

If your loved one was recently in an accident that caused first responders to suspect a spinal cord injury, you may have witnessed some frightening and confusing activity. In such situations, the first concern of medical responders is typically to clear the victim's airways and protect the spine from further damage. This involves stabilizing your loved one using a cervical collar and backboard.

U.S. car crash deaths on the decline

California motorists might remember that there was an alarming spike in U.S. car crash fatalities a couple of years ago, causing traffic safety advocates to worry. However, those numbers now appear to be trending downward, according to new statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Operation Safe Driver Week and negligent drivers

In California and across the United States, failure to wear seat belts frequently causes trucking accidents and car crashes. The CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Week took place from July 14 to July 20, 2019. The event focused on drivers who speed and commit other violations. With nearly 47,000 motor vehicle citations and approximately 88,000 warnings issued to drivers, CVSA officials stated that drivers are responsible for 95 percent of truck accidents and automobile collisions. As a result of the study, law enforcement officers plan to help drivers prevent accidents.

What happens if an underinsured motorist injures you?

California differs greatly from other states in the fact it does not require drivers to carry liability insurance. However, a motorist still needs to show financial responsibility if he or she causes a car accident. This fiscal responsibility can take the form of a surety bond, a DMV-issued self-insurance certificate, a cash deposit of at least $35,000 on file at the DMV or an automobile liability insurance policy. 

How drivers can reduce the likelihood of accidents

Around 40,000 people died in car accidents in 2018. According to the National Safety Council, safety features on motor vehicles and a culture that encourages driving safely can make a difference. There are several steps that California drivers can take to make their time on the road safer.

Emotional distress after an auto accident

There is a lot to look at following a car accident to see what kind of damages you qualify for. You may have extensive vehicle repairs to make, or you may need to go to the hospital for months on end for treatments. However, you should never overlook the impact of emotional distress following an auto accident

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