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Who Is at Fault When a Car Accident Occurs in a Construction Zone?

Construction zone accidents are some of the most serious types of crashes that can happen on our highways. One of the reasons that these types of crashes are so bad is that you often have drivers speeding and going in a confined lane—all while construction workers are walking and working in and around the site. But sometimes the cause...

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How to Obtain Your San Diego Accident Report

After a car accident, you may wonder how to obtain a copy of your San Diego traffic accident report. The San Diego Police Department investigates an accident that caused injury, death, or extensive property damage. Your accident report may serve as a vital piece of evidence if you plan to pursue compensation through insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits. ...

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How to Prove Pain and Suffering After a Car Accident

Driving a car is an increasingly deadly activity. In 2020, the largest number of people died in motor vehicle crashes since 2007. This is especially remarkable considering that fewer people have been on the roads since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Driving to work or school often means taking your life in your hands. These days, it’s not...

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Pedestrian Hit by a Drunk Driver: What to Know

California is the nation’s Golden State and provides endless sunshine, ample natural wonders, and tons of room to walk in the great outdoors. San Francisco is even ranked one of the most walkable cities in the United States, with thousands of pedestrians commuting by foot to work and school daily. But what happens when someone’s freedom to walk shatters...

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Is California a No-Fault State for Car Accidents?

A common question about California auto insurance laws is, Is California a no-fault state? The short answer is no, California is not a no-fault state. This means that the person responsible (i.e, the “at-fault” party) for the car accident has to pay for the resulting injuries and property damage. For this reason, California is classified as a “fault state.” ...

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What Are California’s Bicycle Laws?

Generally, bicyclists must generally follow the same road rules and regulations as people who drive automobiles or other vehicles. Thus, it makes sense that California bicycle laws are found in the California Vehicle Code (CVC), just like the vehicle laws. California bike laws specify how and where bicyclists are to operate their bikes. They also layout protections for cyclists...

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What to Do If You Were Injured on an International Flight

Airline accidents are among many travelers’ worst fears. We fear them for good reason. Airline accidents are particularly catastrophic compared to incidents like car accidents. Planes are bigger, much faster, and carry more passengers—so of course, they are particularly catastrophic. And consider that passenger airplanes are typically traveling between 31,000 and 36,000 feet (up to about 5 to 7...

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What Are Air and Airline Accidents and What Causes Them?

While automobile accidents are far more common, many people avoid flying for fear of air accidents by the airline. Unlike auto accidents, when a major airplane accident occurs, the outcome is typically grave for passengers. Victims, or the families of anyone who dies, may file a claim against the airline. In some cases, it might also be necessary to...

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