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June 2017 Archives

Ignoring motorcycle safety and awareness can be deadly

Motorcycle safety and awareness work together to help keep motorcyclists safe from harm. When all motorists work together, many deaths and injuries might be prevented. This is very important since it isn't likely that motorcycles are going to be a thing of past anytime soon.

States with legal pot see more accident claims

Now that California has joined the ranks of the states where the recreational use of marijuana has been legalized, residents in the state may want to pay extra attention to what that may mean for their safety and the safety of their loved ones when on the road. Just as drunk drivers are known to pose serious risks to innocent people, so too can drivers who are impaired by marijuana.

What are the most common motorcycle accidents?

Riding a motorcycle in California can be dangerous, but if you know how to watch out for some of the most common motorcycle accidents, you can drastically reduce your chances of being involved in a collision. RideApart.com details what some of the top accidents are and how you can avoid them.

Phones and friends prove deadly

As California teens flood the roads over summer vacation, all drivers need to use caution. New reports from USA Today show that Memorial Day begins the "100 deadliest days of summer" for those drivers who are between 16 and 19.  If it keeps pace with the past five years, experts expect about 1,000 people to die in crashes involving a teen driver over this time period, which sees a 16 percent increase in fatalities at the hands of teen drivers compared to the rest of the year.

Liability after a car accident

Like most in Kern County, you likely take a second to pause and contemplate your decision before handing the keys to your vehicle off to another. The stories of several of those that we here at McKnight, McKnight, McKnight, and McKnight Attorneys at Law have worked with may justify your hesitancy, as these people have often had to account for much more than just scratched paint and dented bumpers after loaning their cars out to others.

How many lives do seat belts save?

From obeying the speed limit to avoiding any distractions that can take one’s attention off of the road, there are many ways that drivers can reduce the likelihood of being involved in an accident in Kern County, and in other California locales. Furthermore, there are certain steps that you can take to increase your safety whether you are driving or riding in a vehicle as a passenger, such as wearing your seat belt. Also, it may be helpful to realize just how many deaths seat belts have prevented.