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Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle may give you a thrill each and every time you get on your bike, but whether you ride as a primary means of transportation or just for fun on the weekends, driving one in California can be dangerous. Common accidents include those involving blind spots, rear end collisions, driving between lanes or […]

What Happens if You Get a DUI While Under 21 Years Old?

Driving under the influence (DUI) can result in severe penalties for drivers in California. And these consequences are even more serious for drivers under the age of 21 since they are not legally of age to consume alcohol. All drivers should think twice about operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol but if a driver under […]

Things That Will Happen After Your First DUI, and How to Prepare

Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, and prescription or over-the-counter drugs is never a good idea. Not only do drivers put their own lives at risk, but also those of fellow drivers and pedestrians. A DUI arrest doesn’t always have to involve a car or truck. You can be charged while driving vehicles like […]

DUI VS. DWI; What’s the Difference?

DUI means driving under the influence while DWI stands for driving while intoxicated (or driving while impaired in some parts of the U.S.) The terms can have different meanings or refer to the same offense, depending on the state. In either situation it means that a driver is being charged with a serious offense that […]

How Do Car Accidents Impact Insurance Rates?

How Do Car Accidents Impact Insurance Rates? Feeling hesitant about contacting your insurance company after an accident is understandable. Most drivers make the assumption that filing any kind of claim with their insurer will automatically result in higher premiums. While this is true in some cases, how car accidents impact insurance rates really depend on […]

10 Things to Help Recover from a Car Accident

The time it takes to completely recover from a car accident will vary depending on the extent of injuries you have suffered. In some cases, you may feel normal right after the accident, but it is not uncommon for injuries to appear days or weeks after. Injuries are not only a physical nuisance but they […]

How Many Car Accidents Occur in the U.S. Each Year?

How Many Car Accidents Occur in the U.S. Each Year? According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, car accidents happen every 60 seconds. That equates to about 5.25 million accidents across the nation on a yearly basis. Statistics by the Association for Safe International Road Travel show that 37,000 people die annually due to vehicular […]

The Comprehensive Car Accident Checklist: Everything You Need to Know

Getting into a car accident is daunting and individuals can react in a variety of ways. Whether you go completely silent, start panicking, or get defensive – you still need to be prepared to handle the situation properly at any given time. The actions you take immediately after an accident can reduce injuries or even […]

California Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The number of pedestrians killed by vehicles increased seven percent during the first half of 2015, according to a study by nonprofit traffic organization, Governors Highway Safety Assn. The increase comes despite more focus on street safety. Precise numbers show that 347 people were struck and killed from January to June 2015. During the same […]

Short Term Disability vs. Worker’s Comp: What’s the Difference?

Short Term Disability vs. Worker’s Comp These two benefits are similar because they both provide compensation for injuries. However, the main difference is that workers’ comp covers employees who get hurt at work, while short term disability (STD) is for injuries or illnesses that are not work related. Car accidents, sicknesses, and diseases are all […]