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January 2018 Archives

Issues transporting intermodal freight

Oftentimes, those who see semi-trucks driving around Kern County cannot tell the difference between the various styles of heavy-duty commercial transport vehicles. Yet there are, and those differences can contribute to the risk large trucks present to the other vehicles on the road around them. For example, many may look at a transport trailer and think that they are all the same. However, some may be standard tractor trailers, while others are actually intermodal shipping containers that have simply been secured to a flat rack or skeleton chassis. 

Culver City crash puts Tesla Autopilot safety in the spotlight

There is no doubt that the Autopilot driver assistance feature in Tesla vehicles is an innovative form of modern technology. When used properly, this feature can improve safety for the drivers of Tesla cars and others on the road, as well as provide a few impressive conveniences. However, to avoid accidents, it is also important for the owners of Teslas in California and elsewhere to have a full understanding of how the Autopilot feature works.

Impatient or angry drivers can turn deadly

As you know, we are living in a busy society. When you combine our hectic schedules with the congested traffic that has become normal in California, it is no wonder many drivers can become impatient or irritable. All of us at McKnight, McKnight, McKnight & McKnight, Attorneys at Law, know about the terrifying consequences that can happen when an impatient driver flies off the handle. The way you react to a driver like this may save your life.

Top tips for driving safely in strong winds and heavy rain

When the wind picks up, and the rain begins to fall, the last place you want to find yourself is behind the wheel of your car. Unfortunately, this happens frequently because we can't stop our busy lives due to weather conditions, as much as we'd like to sometimes! As scary as it may be, there are some tips you can follow to drive safely in inclement weather.

Who can file a wrongful death action?

If you are a California resident whose loved one died as the result of someone’s negligence or malice, you may be thinking about filing a wrongful death suit against the person who you believe caused your loved one’s death. In order to be qualified to bring this civil action, however, FindLaw explains that you must be a surviving family member of the decedent.

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