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Serious injuries from ATV accidents

Driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or riding on one as a passenger can be very fun and exhilarating. It can also be very risky. An accident puts you in significant danger, similar to what would be faced by a motorcyclist, since you do not have any protection from the vehicle itself. If you're on a four-wheeler or a similar vehicle, you likely do not even have a seat belt.

Do you have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit for a crash?

There are a number of factors that contribute to the risk of fatal crashes in California. The size of your vehicle can impact how much protection you receive if another driver causes a crash. Impairment, distraction or exhaustion in the other driver could also increase your risks of serious injury or death.

Rush hour poses enhanced collision risks

California traffic jams are the stuff of legend. In fact, Los Angeles residents spend, on average, 61 hours each year in traffic jams. All that time sitting in traffic ups the probability of commuters being involved in accidents, especially during peak rush hours.

Heavy travel predicted for upcoming holiday weekend

This upcoming Memorial Day weekend, AAA is predicting that over 5 million California residents will hit the road traveling. This number exceeds last year's projected travel numbers by 5.3 percent and is the highest ever for the holiday widely viewed as the official start of the summer season.

4 great defensive driving tips

In driver's education, they teach you how to drive properly. In the real world, avoiding accidents is about far more than just not making mistakes yourself. You also have to assume that other drivers are going to make mistakes, and you need to be ready to react. The proper mindset can save your life.

Whose insurance pays out when someone crashes a borrowed car?

You're doing nothing more than simply driving through a green light when a driver suddenly turns left right in front of you. You barely have time to touch the brakes before your car slams into the other vehicle. It's the worst accident you've ever been involved in.

Wrong-way driver strikes motorcycle, man survives

While there is certainly nothing like riding on a motorcycle, the danger from other drivers must not be overlooked. In many cases, motorists simply do not see the motorcycle until it is too late to avoid a collision.

Woman flees in stolen truck, crashes, kills 1

A 28-year-old woman allegedly stole a Ford pickup from a convenience store in San Bernardino on Jan. 22 at about 3:45 p.m. Tucked away in a child safety seat was a 2-year-old boy. The woman reportedly dropped the child off on the side of the road. He was unharmed.

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