We live in a society that relies on motor vehicles. While these are efficient ways to get around, automobiles present many dangers. Beyond the fact that motorists and passengers are traveling at a high rate of speed among many motor vehicles, there is a growing chance that a driver will be traveling while also using their cellphone. Distracted driving is a serious situation that far too often causes serious and fatal collisions.
Obtaining a driver's license is an exciting event. It often signifies when a teenager has transitioned towards adulthood, as they are given much more privileges. But that is exactly what driving a motor vehicle is, a privilege. And this privilege comes with many responsibilities. New and teen drivers tend to create more dangers on the road, as they are not as experienced as other drivers. Even more so, these drivers have less experience trying to prevent distractions. Thus, they are more likely to text while driving and partake in risky behaviors behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Driers are faced with many decisions. They not only need to decide their route, they also need to determine how they will act in certain conditions. While motorists are required to follow the rules of the road, many decide to travel faster than the posted speed limit. In other cases, a driver may fail to signal a turn or lane change. And in some instances, a driver may use their cellphone while they are driving.
As any California resident can attest, traffic can get heavy on the major roads and interstates. While many motorists are acclimated to the daily rush hour traffic, this does not mean they are safeguarded from negligent drivers. Even so, it does not matter if the roads are busy or not, a distracted, reckless or distracted driver could cause an accident involving one or even multiple vehicles.
Collisions between cars and people are an unfortunate occurrence throughout San Diego and California. While most of these run-ins are true accidents, from time to time, drivers make dangerous and sometimes criminal decisions that put pedestrians' lives at risk. One such event may have recently happened in El Cajon where two pedestrians were significantly injured by an out-of-control driver.
While the facts of every California car accident will be different, there are a general set of elements that each claim must present in order to avail the victim to the damages they deserve under the law. This post will briefly touch on the elements a victim may plead to prove their car accident claim.
In Fallbrook, about an hour away from San Diego, the driver of a passenger vehicle ran head-on in to a motorcyclist. The force of the impact threw the motorcyclist from his vehicle and caused him to land in the dirt alongside the road.
A bicyclist in the San Diego area who was traveling in a group of other bicyclists was taken to a nearby hospital with what authorities described as serious injuries after a car trying to make a left turn hit her.
Even more so than the drivers of passenger cars, truck drivers absolutely must leave themselves plenty of time to stop their vehicles and do so safely. If they do not meet this important responsibility, they can cause serious rear-end car accidents. Moreover, because trucks weigh so much, rear-end accidents that might have been a minor fender-bender if it involved a car can turn fatal.
A tragic car accident in Alpine, California, a town about 30 miles east of San Diego, ended with the tragic death of a high school athlete who had recently been honored for his noteworthy football skills.