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Ways Alcohol Affects Driving Ability to Dangerous Levels

By Joseph Low on April 15, 2024

Clear liquor dripping onto car keys.

Alcohol impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction time, dramatically increasing the risk of accidents while driving. In the U.S. alone, alcohol-related crashes account for nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities. Beyond fatalities, countless injuries and disabilities result from these types of accidents, leaving lasting emotional and financial burdens on victims and their families. The societal cost extends to strained healthcare systems and legal proceedings.

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Road Construction Zone Dangers and Safety Tips

By Joseph Low on October 10, 2023

A construction crew with heavy machinery working on the road.

Road construction work zones are among the most dangerous places to drive. In a recent year, 954 people were killed, and 42,151 were injured in work zone crashes, as reported by the National Safety Council (NSC). Fatalities in work zones occur among:

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Why Do So-Called “Wrong Way” Car Accidents Ever Occur?

By Joseph Low on August 10, 2023

DO NOT ENTER, WRONG WAY Warning Sign at the Exit of Interstate

Wrong-way accidents are some of the most catastrophic collisions on the road, often leading to terrible or fatal injuries. These crashes are typically caused by negligent driving, whether driver intoxication, driver error, or distraction.

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What Are Phantom Vehicles and Why Are They Common?

By Joseph Low on June 15, 2023

White tesla driving at dusk with its headlights off.

When a car is on the road with headlights and taillights off, it is called a “phantom vehicle.” Drivers do not always realize they are driving with their headlights off or the dangers they pose to others. It is essential to turn on your headlights when driving at night. The likelihood of an accident increases from dusk to dawn, and turning on your headlights could help reduce those chances.

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Using Dashcams in California Injury Cases

By Joseph Low on May 15, 2023

Digital video recorder car camera for safety on the road accident, Technology recorder device capturing video of front of vehicle automobile crash safety proof evidence.

Dashcam is short for “dashboard camera.” A digital video recorder mounted on your vehicle’s dashboard can act as a silent witness in an accident. These cameras are designed to record what occurs on the road accurately. Dashcams became legal in California in 2011. Courts accept dashcam footage as evidence in legal matters, including injury claims.

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How Dangerous Are the Roads on St. Patrick’s Day?

By Joseph Low on February 10, 2023

green beer being held with a green background

Although St. Patrick’s Day is a tribute to the patron saint of Ireland, the holiday has become synonymous with partying, bar-hopping, and green beer. The drinking associated with this holiday increases the potential for drunk driving accidents. Although there are some steps you can take to stay safe on St. Patrick’s Day, accidents can happen. Contact our personal injury attorney if you sustain injuries in a car accident caused by a drunk or reckless driver.

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Californians Can’t Drive Right in the Rain

By Joseph Low on January 20, 2023

driving in the rain

Though it may look easy to some of us, driving in the rain is not as simple for many Californians. But many still have the belief that they can drive efficiently in the rain, so they don’t adjust their driving mechanics as they should in inclement weather which puts the lives of others on the road at risk.

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The Lasting Impact of Car Accidents

By Joseph Low on January 10, 2023

lady reacts to car crash while sitting in the drivers seat

Getting involved in a Long Beach car accident can be a traumatizing experience. One never prepares for the physical and emotional after-effects of such crashes. The impacts of a car accident are often long-lasting and come in many forms. This guide discusses some of the long-term effects of car accidents and how they impact your life.

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When Animals Cause Severe Car Accidents

By Joseph Low on December 20, 2022

dog riding in car

The California Highway Patrol reports that over two thousand automobile accidents were caused by collisions with wildlife in a recent year. And across the country over 12 thousand people are injured and more than 150 die in an average year due to accidents caused by animals.

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How a Car Accident Can Damage Your Kidneys

By Joseph Low on December 10, 2022

doctors exam

Your kidneys are extremely important. In fact, they perform crucial functions that are required to keep you alive. If your kidneys are injured in a car collision or another type of incident, it’s crucial to seek medical attention right away.

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