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June 2018 Archives

California roads perilous for motorcyclists

May was Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in California and throughout the United States, but statistics show that the country's most populous state was anything but safe for motorcyclists in 2016. The state's large population and mild weather mean that there are many motorcycles on the roads all year long. And, unfortunately, that translates to a large number of motorcycle accidents.

Self-driving cars pose threat on Northern California roads

Over the last year, a series of accidents across the nation has focused considerable media attention on self-driving and semi-autonomous vehicles. While the technology offers considerable possibilities to both individual motorists and the transportation industries, regulators and legal experts still harbor some doubts about whether such vehicles are ready for public consumption. This is because safety continues to be a major concern.

Survived a hit-and-run? Here are 3 steps to take next

As someone who has been a victim of another person's reckless driving and negligence, you deserve every chance for justice. Being a victim of a hit and run is hard enough with the injuries and pain you suffer, but when you realize that the person who struck you fled the scene, it just makes things worse.

Helping distracted driving victims in San Joaquin County

Mobile and electronic devices - and our attachment to them - has helped to fuel a rise in the number of motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted drivers. In fact, the California Office of Traffic Safety estimates that distracted driving is now involved in more than 80 percent of all car accidents in the United States. At the same time, inattentive driving is responsible for nearly as many as 3,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States.

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