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Who's responsible for an accident with a driverless car?

If you're injured in a car accident it is important to make a record of your injuries, and gather as much evidence about the crash as possible before you try to get compensation from your insurance company or the driver of the other car. However, it can get confusing if there wasn't a driver in the other car, or even if you were the one operating a driverless car.

Increase in fatal accidents in California reported. What are we doing wrong?

Safety campaigns about distracted driving, crackdowns on seat belt use and newer vehicles on the road should lead to fewer accidents. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. The National Safety Council recently reported an increase in fatal accidents in the United States in 2016. The NSC reported a six percent increase in the last year. In California, the increase was reported at 13 percent compared to the previous year.

Will California's new law stop distracted driving?

Distracted driving is dangerous. We all know the risks associated with distracted driving, yet accidents continue to happen due to drivers looking away from the road. California lawmakers are trying to reduce accidents caused by distracted drivers, and they hope their new law will be a good start.

You were in an accident with a commercial truck. Now what?

Your accident involving a commercial truck was the realization of your worst nightmare. The driver to this day cannot explain why he didn't stop and the company has no good explanation as to why they hired him. You are one of the lucky ones who survived.

What not to do immediately after a car accident

You've gone your whole life without getting into a car accident, but everyone's luck runs out sometime. Sooner or later you'll find yourself sitting behind the wheel, stunned, a split second after impact, shaken up and wondering what to do. While contacting your insurance company and calling your family or friends are both good ideas, it's very important to know what not to do.

How safe are tour and charter buses?

A recent and devastating tour bus and large truck crash near Palm Springs has undoubtedly made you stop and think about road safety. Thirteen people were killed in the accident and dozens more were injured. Back in August, a charter bus crashed in central California, killing five people and injuring others.

Road debris caused your accident: now what?

No one plans to get in a car accident. You assume you will arrive at your destination safely. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case when you get behind the wheel. There are times when other drivers get in the way of that goal, by driving impaired or distracted in one way or another. Other times it is the road itself, or objects on the road that get in the way.

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