Sacramento

SafeRoads Release Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws For 2019

The 16th Annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws aims to improve the safety of U.S. roads taking autonomous vehicles into account. These vehicles are growing increasingly popular and leading manufacturers like Google and Tesla are investing heavily in self-driving vehicle technologies. In time, these vehicles could put an end to preventable traffic deaths caused… read more

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Quick California Traffic Safety Statistics

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported 37,133 deaths from traffic accidents in 2017. This resulted in an overall fatality rate of 11.1 per 100,000 residents nationwide. By comparison, California witnessed 3,602 traffic deaths for a rate of 9.1 per 100,000 residents. Knowing some key statistics about California traffic safety can help drivers recognize… read more

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5 Leading Causes of Injury Deaths in California

Every Californian should be mindful of personal safety and maintain situational awareness at all times; serious injuries occur every day for many unpredictable reasons and some victims do not survive their injuries. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) collates and reports accident and injury data from across California. Most Common Injury Deaths in California… read more

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We Have Filed Our First Lawsuit Against PG&E

Pacific Gas & Electric is one of the largest utility providers in California, and the company now faces tremendous legal trouble for their role in several recent wildfires in California, caused by their faulty equipment and poor maintenance standards. Although the cause of the most recent Camp Fire remains unknown, it is highly likely that… read more

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Sacramento Bike Projects in 2018

Bicycling in Sacramento hasn’t historically been the safest way to get around, but hard-working advocates and organizations have been trying to change that. In 2015, the most recent year featuring data available, 231 bicyclists in Sacramento suffered injuries or died in traffic accidents. Eighteen of these victims were children under the age of 15. Most… read more

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Types of Back Injuries

Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries are common outcomes in many types of personal injury accidents. Back injuries occur most often in auto accidents, falls, sports incidents, and acts of violence such as shootings. The spinal cord and surrounding nerves and muscles are complex parts of the body. When they suffer any type of injury,… read more

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Who’s Liable Following a NorCal Bicycle Accident?

If you bike through NorCal regularly, the odds of getting into a collision are relatively high. Distracted, drunk, and negligent drivers cause most bicycle crashes. However, many different parties could be liable for an accident, depending on the situation. Assigning liability to one or more of the following parties could require help from a personal… read more

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What Are Injury Attorneys?

Personal injury law revolves around the concept of negligence, or one person’s or party’s failure to exercise reasonable care in a given situation. When negligence causes injuries, death, property damage, or other losses, victims can recover these damages through personal injury claims. While some people attempt to represent their own interests in court, doing so… read more

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Summer Safety Tips: Heat, Water, Grilling, & Driving

It’s hot outside, the grill is heating up, and kids are out of school, which means summer is in full swing! Whether you plan on traveling or staying home, here are some tips to keep you safe. Heat Safety In the U.S. there are over 400 fatalities that occur every year as a result of… read more

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California Utility Company Is To Pay Out $2.5B for Wildfire Damage

A Northern California utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, will be liable for an estimated $2.5 billion due to its power lines which caused the fires that swept Northern California last October. PG&E said in an 8-K form filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that this charge is a low estimate of liability,… read more

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