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September 2016 Archives

Why the new lane splitting laws in California make so much sense

A recent post on this blog covered the advent of a new law that legalizes the common motorcycle maneuver of lane splitting. In this post, we will explain why this was a good move and clarify how the new laws are currently being enforced.

Did a negligent driver hit your motorcycle?

Motorcycle accidents can be extremely dangerous for motorists. In most cases, the motorcyclist is the one who comes off the worst in these accidents. If you have been in an accident on a motorcycle, it is advisable to go to the doctor and make sure there are no serious injuries. You might be able to get compensation for any damages that have been caused. In case you need proper medical attention, you may also receive payment for treatment. Filing a negligence claim against the other driver will help you receive benefits and compensation.

Things you should know about truck accidents

There may be a number of contributing factors related to trucks that could lead to accidents with severe consequences for other road users. Crashes involving large commercial vehicles can be dangerous and in some cases may result in fatal outcomes. Such collisions are more catastrophic due to the mere size difference between trucks and passenger cars.

Have you been hit by a distracted driver?

Traffic laws prohibit people from performing distracting activities while driving. Text messaging is one of those activities. Sending, receiving and typing a message while driving can be prosecuted. In case the distraction leads to an accident, the other driver may use this as evidence to prosecute you. Federal laws have been passed to make sure drivers do not use their phones while driving. State and local laws are also responsible for the legal repercussions for the drivers.