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Follow these steps after you are bitten by an animal

Let's say that you get bit by a dog or some other animal. The owner of the dog or animal certainly seems like a nice person, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the animal is properly trained, or even that the owner is a responsible pet owner. Here's the question: what steps should you follow in the wake of the animal attack?

Retaining wall collapses at construction site, kills worker

An unfortunate accident at a construction site killed a worker in his 50s recently. The accident occurred north of San Diego, California in Oceanside when a retaining wall at the construction site suddenly collapsed and fell on the worker. It is unknown at this time why the retaining wall collapsed, but an investigation is ongoing -- a standard procedure when a workplace accident occurs, especially a fatal one.

Remember these three key areas of truck driving law

Driving past a truck on the highway can be an intimidating and scary experience, even if you have done it thousands of times before. These big, powerful vehicles can cause immense amounts of damage, both to your vehicle and to you and the people inside your vehicle. It is for these reasons that the truck industry is strictly regulated, and that truck drivers and companies need to abide by many different rules to ensure everyone's safety.

Organized bike rides may offer false sense of security

Bicyclists who participate in organized races or group rides may benefit from the camaraderie of cycling with fellow enthusiasts. But it may be misguided for cyclists to assume that because the ride is organized, that riders are therefore safe from the risk of an accident. 

Should some dogs be called dangerous before they attack?

Under California state law, the law does not define a dog as “potentially dangerous” or “vicious” until it attacks a human at least once and causes severe injury, or has two lesser attacks within 36 months. Even breeds notorious for being potentially deadly are considered innocent until proven dangerous.

What are the 6 most common types of pedestrian accidents?

As we've mentioned before on this blog, California led the nation last year in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents, with an estimated 701 people killed that way. That number came from a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association, which also found that 70 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The dangers of drowsy driving: What can you do to avoid a crash?

In our last two posts, we have talked about the people most likely to be involved in a drowsy driving crash and how your driving worsens when you haven’t had enough sleep. The news isn’t all bad, though. There are some things you can do to help prevent a fatigued driving accident in California.

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