Car Accidents

Despite California’s continuous efforts to keep people safe, many people choose to ignore these traffic rules and carelessly manipulate the steering wheel. As a common result, these people end up suffering consequences or even cause injuries to others. The leading cause of death and injury in the United States is from car accidents. The more cars that are brought on the road means that there are more chances for drivers to be exposed to hazards and threats to their lives.

Did you know that every year there are 6 million traffic accidents in the United States? Of these 6 million accidents, 3 million injuries occur and 2 million of those accidents leave passengers in permanent partial paralysis. Auto accidents cause more than 40,000 deaths each year. When it comes to driving, every driver is bound to experience some kind of accident at some point. Whether it’s a small accident or a more serious accident, you should always be careful when driving.

Here are some useful tips for anyone who has been involved in a tragic car accident:

  • Don’t be embarrassed.
    • It is important to stay composed as much as possible in the event of a car accident. If you give in to the embarrassment, it’ll just end up interfering the whole situation.

  • Report the accident to the police.
    • Experienced drivers will always tell you to report your accident to the police no matter what. This is extremely helpful in the case that you want to sue the other party involved. Although in foreign countries, like Korea, drivers are not accustomed to reporting car accidents to the police, it is highly advised to do so in the United States. One of the lawyer’s first questions will be whether or not you called the police to report the accident.

  • Do not discuss the accident with anyone other than the police at the scene of the accident.
    • Being in an accident can cause trauma so you might not be able to think clearly and concisely. Therefore, do not speak to the police without asking a question first. Then, you can tell the police how you have been injured. Make sure to simplify your explanation and speak as clearly as possible. (If you have a contact accident at an intersection with a traffic light,

  • Make sure you record all your facts.
    • It is very important that you get as many facts about the accidents recorded. You must get the contact information and addresses of all the persons involved. In addition to their license plate number, you must also write down the vehicle registration number of the suspect’s vehicle. Also, make sure to get the vehicle’s insurance company. As the number of hit-and-run drivers continue to increase, make sure to record all the necessary information needed. Lastly, do not forget to write down the contact information of any witnesses at the scene of the accident as well.

  • Seek advice from a reputable lawyer.
    • Whether you file a lawsuit or not, there is a high possibility that you will be involved in a lawsuit. You can find about your rights by seeking a lawyer who will speak on your behalf in any type of legal situation.

Truck Accidents

In the United States, truck accidents occur every 16 minutes and many of these accidents can have catastrophic consequences causing serious injuries or even deaths. Because of these huge 18 wheeler trucks, victims in passenger cars or other similar sized vehicles are at risk of being exposed to certain injuries such as:

  • Internal Bleeding

  • Bone Fractures

  • Head Trauma

  • Spinal Nerve Damage

  • Scarring

Truck accidents are very different from normal car accidents. Since the truck driver’s position in commercial trucks is often very high, visibility of their surrounding areas is very low as it easy for them to overlook certain vehicles on the road.

Another factor that differentiates truck accidents from car accidents is the is the degree of damage and injury cause by such accidents. Because the size of the truck is relatively larger than most vehicles, accidents caused by trucks tend to cause more damage than a regular car accident. Also, trucks usually require a longer braking distance than your average commuter car.

So you may find yourself wondering, how do truck accidents happen?

Here are some of the many reasons for truck accidents to occur:

  • Truck drivers normally tend to speed aggressively on the road.
  • This is usually because they have a strict and often unrealistic schedule to meet.
  • There is usually a lack of inspection of tires, brakes, and headlights on these trucks.
  • Some trucks get too close to other cars on the road.
  • Drivers often experience major fatigue and carelessness due to excessive working hours.
  • Use of mobile phones while driving on the road.
  • Lack of mirror installation for blind spots.
  • Reckless driving when stuck in traffic jams.
  • Failure to abide by truck speed limits.

In most cases, negligence is the main cause of truck accidents. However, sometimes the negligence of corporate policies are also the case as well. For example, some trucks have a front bumper but can be missing side or rear bumpers.

Driving next to a large commercial truck is extremely dangerous and not recommended. It is crucial that all drivers on the road refrain from driving closely to these large trucks. Since these trucks have a lot of blind spots, it is very common for truck drivers to not see a neighboring vehicles next to them. Please remember to be very careful when driving next to large trucks on the road.