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Whiplash is a common injury in auto accidents, and it can be difficult to collect damages for it. Seek the help of an attorney if you are diagnosed with whiplash to pursue compensation. (Wikimedia Commons/Image by Bruce Blaus) One of the more common types of injuries in a car accident is whiplash—when the neck is
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automobile accidents

Last year saw a 7.7 percent increase in traffic fatalities over 2014, making 2015 the deadliest year on U.S. roads since 2008. (Wikimedia Commons photo/Thomas R. Machnitzki) Last year was the deadliest for automobile accidents on American roadways since 2008, preliminary data from the federal government show. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported an
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Dog Bite Injury

California law on a dog bite injury can be tricky. The state statute clearly lays the blame on dog owners, but sometimes owners get off the hook for all or part of their liability if a victim provokes a dog. The statute seems to give absolute protection to dog-bite victims. It reads: Civil Code Section 3342: “(a)
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L.A. Tries to Reduce Toll of Bicycle, Pedestrian Accidents

Vision Zero programs like the one in Los Angeles aim to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries among pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists are involved in just 14 percent of traffic accidents in Los Angeles, but they make up an astounding 44 percent of the city’s traffic fatalities. It goes to show just how
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Automobile Accidents

Nearly 9 in 10 drivers on American roads engage in dangerous behavior at some time, a survey by the American Automobile Association finds. (Wikimedia photo/Smallman) Nearly 9 in 10 drivers engage in dangerous behavior at times behind the wheel, according to a survey conducted by the American Automobile Association. The triple AAA Foundation for Traffic
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Walk and Ride Bicycles

Statistics compiled by the U.S. government show it is getting more dangerous to walk and ride bicycles. (Wikimedia photo/Tomwsulcer) California is a great state for both walking and bicycling because of the weather and so much natural beauty. But as elsewhere in the United States, the rising number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents is making
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Speeding Car

Speed is a big factor in traffic fatalities in many California cities. (Photo by Tom Corser An interesting study shows that certain California cities are hotspots for the highest average speeds in fatal automobile crashes. “The fastest cities in America are located across the country, from California to Virginia and a few places in
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Drunken Driving

Authorities are finding about the same number of drivers impaired by drugs as by alcohol in recent years. Here, a policeman checks out a car after stopping a driver for DUI. (Wikimedia photo by Joseph P. Cirone) Drugged driving rivals drunken driving on U.S. roadways lately because so many more prescriptions are being issued and
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Samaritan Law

California’s Good Samaritan Law gives quite a bit of protection to people who help crash victims, but not as much as it used to. ( photo by m. anima) The first impulse of many people when they see an accident is to help people injured in the crash. But can you be sued for helping
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personal injury attorney

A personal injury case could end up before a jury in a courtroom like this in the Santa Barbara County, California, courthouse. (Wikimedia photo by Dan Lindsay) The factors that enter into monetary damages for personal injury cases are determined in part by how badly the plaintiff is injured and the degree of liability of
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