Car Accident

Does a Big Rig Truck Have a Black Box?

By Joseph Low on July 30, 2022 - Comments off

What is a Black Box?

A black box refers to a safety mechanism historically used in the aviation industry to track data during flights. Black boxes have now expanded outside the aviation industry to include the commercial trucking industry.

Most big rig trucks now have this device to track the likely causes of accidents and improve safety measures. However, whilst the majority of trucks have a black box, not every commercial truck does.

Black boxes, also known as event data recorders, enable governmental regulators to ensure safety of the trucking industry. They also serve a retrospective purpose, allowing crash victims to determine the causes of their accidents. Read the rest »

How Trucking Practices Place Drivers at Risk in Long Beach

By Joseph Low on June 20, 2022 - Comments off

More semi-trucks on the roads today make driving more hazardous for everyone – on some highways more than others. For example, the stretch of I-5 that runs through Orange County is particularly dangerous because of the number of big rigs traveling two and from Los Angeles. Much of the current truck traffic relates to shipping patterns and the ports of Long Beach and L.A. Read the rest »

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How to Take Effective Traffic Accident Photos

By Joseph Low on May 30, 2022 - Comments off

California Car Accidents – Photo Evidence

The state of California is home to the largest population in the entire country. The highest number of people means that the more drivers there are on the roads the more accidents happen. If you have been in a car accident it is very likely you were injured or were left with damage to your vehicle. An experienced California car accident attorney may be able to help you in the aftermath of a wreck. In order to establish your case, it is helpful to be able to provide any photos you have from the accident. Read the rest »

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How to Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

By Joseph Low on February 7, 2022 - Comments off

The actions you take in the aftermath of a personal injury will play an important role in the success of your claim. The right legal strategy can help ensure you recover the maximum compensation possible. Personal injury occurs as a result of negligence or carelessness by another party. If you or a loved one have been hurt, you may be entitled to seek compensation for all damages. A California personal injury attorney will be able to assess the damages in a case and file a lawsuit or claim to pursue fair compensation. Read the rest »

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How to Minimize Damage From a Multi-Car Pileup in CA

By Joseph Low on January 10, 2022 - Comments off

 

A woman driving on a freeway.

Multi-vehicle crashes are most likely to occur on freeways and highways where traffic is moving at higher speeds. They are often chain reaction situations, in which one wreck creates an obstacle in the road, the next driver fails to react in time, followed by a series of other drivers. Multi-car pileups occur more frequently with weather-related changes in driving conditions, such as fog, rain, snow, or icy roads. When drivers follow too closely in inclement weather, a chain reaction pileup is more likely to occur.

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Avoiding a Truck Driver’s Blind Spots

By Joseph Low on December 31, 2021 - Comments off

A truck driver’s blind spots are the areas around the truck that are not visible to the driver. These blind spot areas are also known as “no zones.” It can be dangerous to drive in a big rig’s no zones if the driver is unaware of you and changes lanes, executes a turn, or stops suddenly. In a collision with a large commercial truck, passenger vehicle occupants are likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries.

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The Relationship Between Social Media and Car Accidents

By Joseph Low on May 27, 2021 - Comments off

No one can deny that the advancements in smartphone technology have led to an increase in distracted driving over the past decade. Now that everyone has a computer in their pocket, it is natural that people are tempted to make calls, text, or look up their destinations while driving.

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How to Secure Footage of an Accident

By Joseph Low on March 22, 2021 - Comments off

Wherever you drive these days, you are likely to be on camera. Although it may feel like “Big Brother is watching you,” footage of how your crash actually happened could be a major advantage in your car accident claim. Insurance companies can be dismissive of claims without strong evidence, but it is difficult to argue with video proof.

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Both Front and Rear-Facing Automatic Brakes May Save Lives and Money

By Joseph Low on February 15, 2021 - Comments off

There isn’t a modern car company that hasn’t released a vehicle with automatic emergency brakes (AEB) in the past few years, and drivers are slowly adapting to this new technology. In fact, all major companies have announced the goal of adding AEB technology to all light vehicles by 2022.

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The State of Self-Driving Trucks in California

By Joseph Low on January 26, 2021 - Comments off

Self-Driving TruckRecently, the concept of self-driving cars has gone from being a thing of science fiction to a stark reality. Companies such as Google, Tesla, and Uber have all experimented with self-driving vehicles, with a wide range of successes and failures. We all remember the fatal accident in 2018 when a Tesla crashed into the center divider while in auto-pilot mode and killed its driver.

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