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Cyclist in San Diego seriously injured in hit-and-run crash

The roads in California can get busy, with traffic flowing in every direction. In addition to heavy traffic, motorists are not the only ones utilizing roadways for travel. Pedestrians and cyclists rely on roads, crosswalks and sidewalks to get to and from their destinations. Because they are also traveling where motorists are operating motor vehicles, it is always imperative for everyone to be aware of one another. When a motorist fails to remain attentive and cautious, this could result in a serious and even fatal collision.

Proving fault in a car accident

When accidents happen, it is important to understand how it occurred. While some of these incidents are simply accidental and unavoidable, many of them are preventable because a negligent party caused them. Thus, it is vital to explore one's options when it comes to uncovering cause and liability, as this could help one address the damages and losses caused by the car accident.

Who is responsible for rental car accidents?

Summer is a popular time for travel in California, and many tourists fly into the state and then rent a car to drive while on vacation. However, car accidents can happen at any time, even when a person is on holiday. Thus, it is important to understand what the law has to say about rental car liability.

Woman injured after driver runs red light

Drivers in California and elsewhere are expected to follow the rules of the road and travel safely. While this can happen, as many drivers do follow the rules, the unfortunate reality is that some drivers are careless, negligent and reckless. This can lead to serious and even fatal car accidents, impacting victims and their loved ones in a significant way.

Teen drivers and the 100 deadliest days of summer

Although residents in the San Diego area experience warm weather year round, the summer months are still an enjoyable time that individuals young and old look forward to. For the youth, it is time off from school and time when they can enjoy their time outside or traveling. And for teens, it is a period of time where they are often out with friends, driving at all hours of the day and night, going place to place. While teen drivers pose risks on the road any time of the year, the summer months are considered the most dangerous time.

Kids injured in multi-vehicle crash caused by intoxicated driver

Anytime a child is injured in an accident, it gives everyone pause. This is because accidents involving children are usually caused by adults. The decisions that adults make every day can put adults and kids alike in danger. Such appears to be the case after a multi-vehicle car accident in San Diego on Pepper Drive. Several children were injured, as were a handful of adults, according to reports.

How serious is drowsy driving?

From time to time, we all get tired during our normal waking hours. We might have had a late night out, had to work late or are just simply behind on sleep. Being exhausted is not uncommon in the busy lives of individuals in California and elsewhere; however, being exhausted behind the wheel is not acceptable. Driving while drowsy is dangerous and is the cause of numerous accidents each year.

Two killed, 1 injured in rear-end crash

We all have places to go and motor vehicles are often our way to get there. While there are very resourceful and typically reliable, automobiles are also dangerous. When a vehicle is not properly maintained or when a driver is distracted, speeding or intoxicated, a serious accident could ensue. This not only results in harm to those involved in the crash but could also take the lives of victims in collisions in California and elsewhere.

One seriously injured in semi-truck crash

Vehicles or varying sizes fill the roadways in California and elsewhere. Many assert that more large trucks are seen during the holiday season, as many shipments and deliveries are expected to be made in time for a holiday celebration. Nonetheless, no matter what time of year it is, passenger vehicles frequently encounter large trucks, such as semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks. While it is common to share the road with these massive vehicles, large trucks do not operate and maneuver the same way passenger vehicles do. They must take wide turns, they have large blind spots and they cannot stop as quickly. These factors alone can be a major factor in a truck crash.

Car accident injures bicyclist

With the agreeable weather in San Diego and the number of people who are interested in physical fitness, saving money and taking part in environmentally friendly activities, bicycle riding is a popular pastime. While these and other benefits are obvious, there are also inherent dangers with taking to the road on a bicycle. Many vehicles are operated recklessly. Drivers are often under the influence or distracted. This can cause a bicycle-motor vehicle accident. After this type of car crash, it is essential for those who were injured to understand the challenges they will face and consider a legal filing.

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