Category: Auto Accidents

Summertime Motorcycle Accidents are on the Rise

For motorcycle enthusiasts, there is nothing better than getting out on a nice day and taking a ride. The increase of drug-induced drivers and drivers who text while driving has ultimately increased the dangers on the road and resulted in a rise of the number of summertime motorcycle accidents. There is always a risk of being in an accident while driving whether it is in a car or on a motorcycle. The advantage of being in a car during an accident is having the protection around you that a motorcycle does not provide.

The rise of summertime motorcycle accidents is an indication that riders need to take precautions to keep them safe. Wearing a helmet to protect the head and wearing leather to protect the legs, arms and chest, are ways to better protect a rider. Even when riders adhere to all safety precautions, there is still a chance of an accident happening.

What do you do if you are involved in one of the summertime motorcycle accidents? A personal injury lawyer will advise you on what steps and actions to take. Careless driving because someone is texting, putting on makeup, not paying attention, and numerous other reasons, is a good reason to follow through with a lawyer.

Road rage is another issue that many riders face every day they ride. Some drivers even bully those on motorcycles just because they can. When riders are in situations such as these and they are in an accident, it is important to take action. It is not only for the riders who were in the accident, but also to prevent another rider from being injured by the same driver.

Do you think that your motorcycle accident was because of a drunk driver, careless driver, impaired driver, texting driver, or any other negligent reason? If so, you need to contact the Law Office of Justin H. King. He a the personal injury lawyer who will help you pursue the settlement that you need to get your life back on track. Find out what your rights are and contact our office today.

Distracted Pokémon Trainers and California Pedestrian Traffic Accidents

Unless you have been disconnected from the world in the past month, chances are you are familiar with the latest craze of Pokémon Go. While Pokémon never really died out in popularity from its beginnings in the late 90’s, the newest iteration is played on smartphones and uses real world locations as settings for Pokémon battles and catch Pokémon. Its popularity is unrivaled in the world right now, dominating the smartphone gaming market with tens of millions of players around the world gluing their eyes to their screens in search for their next capture. Continue reading “Distracted Pokémon Trainers and California Pedestrian Traffic Accidents”

Rental Car Deaths Force National Law Change A Decade Later

Over a decade ago two young Santa Cruz, California women driving a rental vehicle lost their lives in a tragic car accident. On the highway, the rental car swerved over the median and collided with an 18 wheeler. The cause of the crash was not an issue of driving, but one of negligence. The car had been recalled for loss of power steering years ago but the rental company had never bothered to fix it and continued to rent it out to customers. What they did at the time was not illegal, but thanks to a new law this month, needless deaths will be avoided in the future. Continue reading “Rental Car Deaths Force National Law Change A Decade Later”

100 Deadly Days of Auto Accidents in Californian Summer

Memorial Day marked the beginning of the 100 Deadliest Days, the period when teen crash deaths historically climb. Across the nation and in California, accidents involving teen drivers spike to record highs during the summer months. Over the past 5 years, an average of 1,022 people have died each year in crashes involving teen drivers during this period, with over half of those fatalities being teenagers themselves.  This translates to roughly 10 deaths a day involving teenage drivers. In California, teen motor vehicle deaths are on an upward trend, with teen driver fatalities increasing by 26 percent from 2013 to 2014. Continue reading “100 Deadly Days of Auto Accidents in Californian Summer”

San Bernardino Trucking Lanes May Provide Safer Roads in the Future

Freight trucks mingling with passenger vehicles may be a thing of the past on San Bernardino freeways if planning officials have their way reports  ABC 7 News. With traffic expected to double on Inland Empire freeways, officials have put forward many solutions including a requirement that freight trucks use special lanes only for freight use. Such a requirement is not new to Southern California, as the recently opened Devore Interchange implemented these special trucking lanes.

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