Anyone who uses a public transit system has an expectation that the driver or operator of the public transit option will be properly trained. You expect to stay safe as you go from one location to another. What you don’t expect is that you will be involved in an accident that might lead to serious injuries.
With the holiday season upon us, it is vital for all drivers in California to be prepared for the time they will spend on the roadways. Proper preparation and planning can help drivers to avoid getting into accidents as they travel for the holiday. When people fail to prepare properly and don’t use proper safe driving methods, accidents that cause injuries or fatalities can occur.
A distracted driver is an accident waiting to happen. While it is true that a driver fiddling with the radio is just as dangerous as a driver fiddling with a phone, it is still important to identify the types of distractions that are causing accidents. To that end, the insurance company State Farm has surveyed drivers for a number of years to generate a picture of what distracted driving really looks like. The most recent results show that smart phone based distractions have risen again, for the sixth year in a row, despite publicity campaigns and new laws directed at curbing phone use.
In July of last year, a 29-year-old man was killed by police officers after he was stopped at an am/pm gas station. The man was shot by the officer as he was driving away. The officer claimed the man was driving toward him and that he fired the fatal shots to prevent the man from hitting him and another deputy. Those claims, however, didn’t match up with surveillance video and eyewitness accounts.
Being in a motorcycle accident is a horrible experience for anyone. Now, imagine that you are in a serious motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else. You decide to seek compensation for those injuries only to find out that the at-fault driver is blaming you for your injuries simply because you weren’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. For many California motorcycle riders, that probably seems like something straight out of a nightmare.