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California mulls rules for self-driving motor vehicle accidents

Uber's roll-out of a self-driving car program in California was halted almost sooner than it started. The program was shut down for permit violations amid fears of motor vehicle accidents potentially caused by the vehicles. Uber, one of the nation's largest ride-sharing companies, had launched in Pittsburgh in September.

What are the three types of driver distraction?

Nowadays, Americans are facing increasingly busy schedules, and if you are like most people, you may find yourself trying to multitask throughout the day to get everything done. Multitasking behind the wheel, however, is never a good idea, because anything that takes your attention away from the immediate task at hand for even a moment has the potential to cause a serious, and even deadly, accident. With so many distractions coming from all directions, there comes a need to differentiate between the various types. Here is a closer look at the three types of driver distraction.

What's the legal definition of a slip, trip and fall?

Personal injury cases that involve a slip, trip or fall are referred to as premises liability claims. They are also the second most prevalent type of personal injury case after car accident claims. A slip, trip or fall might result in back injuries, head injuries, broken bones, lacerations, cuts, bruises and strained muscles. But what is the legal definition of a slip, a trip and a fall exactly?

When bystanders get caught in a car crash

Sometimes a car crash can involve someone who is completely uninvolved in the incident other than getting hurt. For example, at a recent car show in Los Angeles last month, eight people were injured when a test-drive vehicle got into a crash. Five of the injured were pedestrians and authorities are not sure that any of them were actually hit by the vehicle itself.

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