San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Blog

How Do I Prove The Other Driver is at Fault?

Car accidents can be traumatic experiences. They can cause serious injuries, property damage and death. When insurance companies get involved, they investigate whether one or both parties were at fault in the accident. If your car accident involves a claim or lawsuit, you must provide proper evidence to use in the case. Documenting all aspects of your car accident is a vital part of recovering compensation for your injuries. Types of At-Fault Car Accidents The following types of car accidents are almost always considered the other driver’s fault: Rear-end accidents. If you have been hit from behind, it most likely will be the fault of the other driver. Drivers should stay a safe distance from the car in front of them. This is to ensure that the driver can see the traffic lights ahead. Left-turn accidents. Though there are exceptions, most times, if a car turning left hits your car…
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What to Do After a Car Accident in California

Whether you are a driver or passenger, your chances of being involved in a car accident are high. Not only have accident rates increased steadily over the years, accidents are more likely to be fatal. Car accident fatalities increased 7% between 2015 and 2016. The expenses associated with a car accident can be extremely high, particularly if you require long-term care or are unable to work. To protect your right to seek compensation and prepare yourself for recovery, follow these guidelines after a car accident in California. Steps to Take at the Scene of a Car Accident in California Take these steps while you are still at the scene of the accident. Check for injuries. First, check yourself and the other people in the car for injuries. Call 911, answer their questions about the collision, and tell them about any injuries. Many injuries are not immediately apparent, so it is…
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An Overview of California Motorcycle Safety Laws

Whether you are a daily rider or a weekend warrior, it is important to know California’s motorcycle safety laws. Understanding these laws can save you time and money. Most importantly, these laws can help keep you from having a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle Laws in California Below, we briefly summarize the motorcycle safety laws in California, including required equipment, prohibited gear and traffic laws for motorcycles on the roads. If you have questions about California motorcycle laws or what to do after a motorcycle accident, contact our San Diego motorcycle accident lawyer. California Motorcycle Equipment Requirements Daytime running lights are required for vehicles manufactured after 1977. A rider should not drive a motorcycle with handlebars positioned so that they must hold their hands more than six inches above their shoulders to grip the bars while sitting in the seat. Left and right side mirrors are required by law. Full mufflers are…
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