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July 24, 2014

Winning Your Claims through the Responsible Use of Social Media

Since the introduction of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites have become popular, more and more people have been hooked and started using these services. People have gotten used to the social media age that they share almost everything on their own pages. While this helps one person open up to the world, sometimes, people tend to share too much of themselves that it gets them into trouble.

Some things, as they say, are better left unsaid, or unshared. In the social media world, doing such can get you the ire of others. You may lose followers or your so-called friends. It can even lead to the closure of your account for reports of abuse. Certainly, you would want to make sure that you share the right information on your social media accounts to avoid such troubles.

Gag Orders
Some people make this mistake of sharing information about the personal injury cases they have filed in their social media accounts. While this may seem harmless as one might actually be telling the truth. However this could also make you lose in the case you have filed. Just in case you don’t know it, the court puts a premium in protecting all of the parties in the cases that they handle, especially minors, trade secrets, and more. While the truth must be known, there are some things that should not really be discussed in public. Things like case details and the pieces of evidence that are used in courts are just some of these. This is the reason why courts issue a gag order to both parties involved in the claims to make sure that the case will be judged only based on one claims’ merits. Many people have been cited in contempt for violating these gag orders from the courts. Some even end up having their personal injury claims dismissed because of this.

July 08, 2014

Big Rig Burns in an Accident along 101 Freeway

One early Monday morning in June, the California Highway Patrol reported a deadly truck accident involving a big rig that suddenly slammed into the center divider before ending up in flames. While no one was injured in the accident, this has caused the closing of some of the lanes of the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village. Moments later after the accident, the westbound lanes of the freeway were reopened. However, the eastbound lane remained closed until the road was all cleared.

Big Rigs, Big Accidents
Trucks are very useful modes of transportation. These huge vehicles make the seemingly impossible task of moving the heaviest things from one place to the other. Given its size and results. According to the US Department of Transportation, there are around 500,000 truck accidents recorded every year. Of these mishaps, thousands of people get injured or end up dead because of these accidents. Usually, these accidents are caused by driver error. However, studies prove that more than 75 percent of those accidents are actually caused by other drivers on the road as well.

Dodging Accidents Caused By Big Rigs
Driving alongside trucks can really get scary. That is why one should find ways on how to avoid such accidents. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind to stay safe from these mishaps:

•    Be alert at all times, especially when approaching a large truck.
•    Be conspicuous at all times. One should prevent staying in blind spots as you can end up
•    Avoid passing a turning truck. A vehicle this long and hard to drive may need more space to do so.

•    Drive safely around these big rigs. Driving recklessly can get you into trouble especially with these big rigs.
•    Be a defensive driver. By exercising safe driving habits, you can lessen the chance of you getting involved in a crash with these huge vehicles.
•    can help apprehend these reckless truck drivers and prevent possible mishaps.

Filing Claims
As a victim, it is your right to file a claim against these irresponsible and reckless truck drivers. Prepare a claim and represent you in the case you are filing, helping you have better chances of winning your claim, getting the justice you deserve and teaching such irresponsible drivers a great lesson.

July 02, 2014

14 Hurt As Bus Mysteriously Crashed Into a Light Pole

Buses are some of the most common modes of public transport in California and the whole of the United States. It also is one of the most accessible and affordable way of getting around. Buses are very efficient as it burns a lot less amount of fuel compared to say a number of vehicles that could carry the same number of people from one place to the other. This explains why buses are still very much in demand even though there are also other means of transportation available for commuters to take. They also say that it is one of the safest there is a low number of recorded bus accidents in California.

However, recently there have been more and more buses that are getting involved in mishaps. Just a couple of days ago in Bell, California, more than a dozen people (fourteen to be exact) have been hospitalized. That is when a Metro bus suddenly veered and crashed into a light pole. The accident happened particularly near Florence and Atlantic avenues, early Sunday morning. This is just one of the few bus accidents that have been recorded in the state. Investigators are still trying to find out why such thing has happened. The passengers of the buses has been brought to nearby hospitals where they were all treated for the minor injuries they got.

Cause of the Mishap
The California Highway Patrol and the police have investigating on the real reason behind this rare kind of bus accident. They are studying the possibility of the failure of the bus or it’s many systems. The authorities are also not discounting the possibility of driver error as this is the leading cause of accidents all over the country. Driver distraction, driving under the influence of alcohol and other illegal substances remain as the most common reason for motor vehicle accidents in the country.

June 20, 2014

Auto Brakes: Your Digital Life Savior

In the recent years, a great number of motor vehicle accidents were recorded. Amongst these crashes, the cases of vehicles rear-ending the vehicle up front. According to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been receiving reports on the upswing. This steady increase has got experts thinking about how they could to put a stop to these accidents or at least, minimize the chances of you getting into one.

Auto-braking Cars: Tomorrow’s Safe Cars for Today

Automakers on their part has been coming up with new technologies that help make their cars safer for people to drive and be into. Crash avoidance technologies are just some of the ones that these carmakers have come up to help make the cars we drive today. Today, there are a lot of “auto-braking” cars. These vehicles, as its name implies, automatically brakes, helping its owners avoid life-threatening crashes or at least, minimize the injuries one can get because of the accident.

How Do Auto-braking Cars Work?

Drivers, especially those distracted ones, can get so preoccupied with a lot of things that they forget to focus on the more important task at hand, driving. Because of these, they may not see vehicles, people, or other objects that gets in the way of the vehicle. These cars use a sophisticated system that has a radar installed up front, detecting obstructions or road hazards. Usually operating up to speeds of 40 km/h, these front radars activate the brakes of the car, whenever it senses an object or obstruction up front, it automatically activates the braking system of the car, helping stop the car in time. This avoid nasty accidents from happening.

The IIHS Evaluations

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently conducted tests on cars to know how well these vehicles do are able to prevent injuries to its occupants in the event of a front crash. Since then, car manufacturers have been trying their best to adopt and use the most beneficial systems with automatic braking capabilities across more vehicles in their portfolio of cars. The more effective these, the safer your cars are, keeping you away from accidents.

So the next time that you shop for a new car, find the one with the highest safety grade from the IIHS, the DOT and the NHTSA.  This would ensure your safety, keeping you away from accidents, and lessening the need to hire the services of a motor vehicle accident lawyer in Los Angeles.

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