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Can nighttime driving be deadly?

As a California motorist, you know first-hand that traffic does not cease once the sun has set. Even in the nighttime hours, people are rushing home from work, going to work or just leaving for a night out on the town. While you may be used to driving at night, you may not realize the increased danger of becoming involved in an accident. According to the National Safety Council, you are three times more likely to be involved in a deadly accident at night than you are during the day. Why is there an increased danger and what can you do to minimize your risk of getting into an accident?

How to maneuver safely around motorcycles

Motorcycle accidents are more common in California because the great weather allows for year-round riding, and traffic in cities can increase the risk of crashes. Both motorists and motorcyclists need to take extra precaution to prevent serious accidents from occurring.

Knowing how to react if you encounter debris in the road

Whether you are traveling hundreds of miles on a road trip or driving just a couple of miles to your office, you accept the inherent risks of operating a vehicle each day when you get behind the wheel. You also assume the responsibility to drive safely and follow traffic laws in order to protect yourself and others. At Amendt Law, we have been able to help many people in California who have been the victims of a car accident. 

How can I deal with post-injury depression?

If you’ve been involved in a serious car accident in California, you may have a long road to recovery ahead of you. Many people experience depression during the recovery process, which is often exacerbated by physical injuries and the challenges they present on a daily basis. Thrive Global offers the following tips to help you deal with symptoms of depression to ensure you can navigate the recovery process with success.

How to handle an aggressive driver

As a California motorist, it is not uncommon for you to come into contact with aggressive drivers. Heavy traffic on highways and other roadways across the state may bring about cases of road rage, as drivers rush to important appointments or are simply fed up with other drivers. In fact, at least 80 percent of drivers in the United States admit to engaging in aggressive driving behaviors at some point, according to AAA. It is crucial that you know how to identify the signs of an aggressive driver so that you may avoid becoming involved in an accident. You can also help to prevent other accidents from occurring by alerting law enforcement officers when you see an aggressive driver.

What should I do if involved in a hit and run?

When involved in a car accident all drivers must remain on the scene. When a driver flees it’s considered a hit and run, which may leave you dealing with the consequences. Taking the right steps after an accident occurs is crucial in this case, as illustrated by State Farm.

How does amputation affect a person psychologically?

Undergoing an amputation after a traumatic accident can have a range of effects, and these effects can be physical, emotional, and psychological. For many people, the sense of loss is profound, and it can be difficult to adapt to the reality of the situation. Physiopedia explains some of the common psychological and emotional reactions to amputation.

Dram shop liability in California

Any type of motor vehicle accident in Pomona can leave victims having to deal with lifelong limitations. Those may be related to mental impairments or a reduced physical capacity due to the loss of a limb or motor function. The costs associated with dealing with these consequences can be enormous, which is why so many accident victims are often compelled to seek compensation. The question then becomes with whom does liability lie? 

Can an undocumented immigrant file a personal injury claim?

Personal injury claims allow injured people to receive compensation for someone else’s negligence. Understandably, many undocumented immigrants in the United States do not file personal injury claims out of fear that they will face deportation. However, California law allows undocumented immigrants to file personal injury lawsuits and receive compensation despite their immigration status.

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