August 2017 Archives

Why on-board safety software may be key to reducing car crashes

Some of the most promising types of automobile safety software to be installed on vehicles in the past few years has been the lane-drifting and blind-spot warning systems. In order to reach this conclusion, researchers with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analyzed crash data recorded during 2009 and 2015 across 25 states.

When and where pedestrian accidents are most apt to occur

While going places by foot may allow you to get in that much needed exercise and fresh air, it can be a fairly unsafe option. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 70,000 pedestrians are injured each year. Of those, 4,000 lose their lives.

Hit by a car while bike riding? Now what?

Cyclists ride bicycles for a variety of reasons. Maybe's it's how you stay physically fit. Maybe you admire the athleticism of professional racers. Perhaps you aspire to complete a triathlon someday, want to reduce your carbon footprint or just find your commute to work more pleasant on a bike. Whatever your motivation when you climb on your bike, chances are that you try to bike safely. You comply with California laws about biking on public roads, wear appropriate footwear and a helmet to reduce your risk of serious injury and try to get to your destination safely.

2 are killed, 2 seriously injured in La Mesa SR-125 truck crash

Two adults lost their lives and six others, including two children, were seriously injured along the La Mesa portion of State Route 125 (SR 125) on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The three-car crash occurred as a tractor-trailer jackknifed at the roadway's transition onto eastbound Interstate 8 near the Murray Drive exit.

3 main reasons why commercial trucks pose risk to drivers

Most people who drive personal vehicles on public roads understand that they should be wary about commercial trucks, like eighteen wheelers or semi-trailer truck. These vehicles are involved with a large number of fatal crashes each year, as well as accidents that result in serious injuries and permanent disabilities.

Is a DIY personal injury claim a good idea?

The internet is full of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects. You can find instructions for a DIY outdoor kitchen, bathroom remodel and even how to fix your lawn mower. Some things though, are generally not a good idea for your next DIY attempt. For example, it is probably not a good idea to do your own taxes or stitch yourself up after an accident. Some things are better left to those with the experience and knowledge to do them right the first time. The same holds true for personal injury claims.

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