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Dogs are, undeniably, man’s best friend. The amount of love, affection, and happiness they can bring to you and your family is boundless. But what happens if they abuse that friendship and bite you or another person? With almost 90 million dogs owned as pets in the US alone, the unfortunate truth is that dog bites are very common – especially in children aged five to nine. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that roughly 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs annually and that California is the top state for dog bite injuries in the US, almost double the number when compared to every other state.
In California, Prop 213 is a law designed to prevent uninsured motorists, drunk drivers, and felons from receiving significant insurance payouts when involved in an accident. While the purpose of the law sounds positive, unfortunately, it is often used by insurance companies to shortchange compensation for innocent people who have a momentary lapse on their auto insurance.
When you’re shopping for a car, you likely make sure that your new vehicle has a good crash rating so you and your family will be as safe as possible. However, the road is occupied by more than just cars – there are also SUVs, pickup trucks, and semi-trucks. Safety on the road has been a subject of much debate, and we want to answer some common questions on the subject.
Anyone who’s been in an accident with a commercial truck has likely suffered serious or catastrophic injuries. Not only is the vehicle damage more severe due to the size and weight of a big rig, increasing the risk of bodily injury or death, but the legal processes involved are more complicated.
Lane-splitting in California is legal. That’s right – California is the only state in the U.S. that has officially recognized and encouraged the practice of motorcyclists passing between two lanes of traffic.
You may have come across a guide explaining the steps to take after an auto accident to protect your rights. On the guide, there is more than likely a step to take photographs of the accident scene. While this is an extremely important step for your potential case, there are certain things to look out for when taking these photos—along with certain things you must include.
There’s a quote that sums up the importance of photographs in a personal injury case, it reads,
Car accidents are something that we never expect to happen. We often tell ourselves, “If I drive safely I won’t get into an accident.” The unfortunate truth is that no matter how cautious you’re driving on the road, accidents can still happen. Being involved in an auto accident may leave you and other parties involved injured, looking to pick up the broken pieces.
Knowing the proper steps to take following an accident will help you remain calm at the accident scene, as well as ensuring the proper requirements are completed to protect your rights. Here is a complete guide from start to finish of the steps to take following a car accident.