Car Accident

Latest NHTSA Guidelines May Backfire on Preventing Distracted Driving

By Joseph Low on July 8, 2013 - Comments off

Earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new set of rules that would limit in-vehicle “infotainment” systems in the hopes of reducing the risk of distracted driving accidents. The guidelines were announced in response to the growing trend among automakers of installing dashboard technology that allows drivers to access music, driving directions, weather reports, and more via touch screen or voice command.

The NHTSA argues that whether or not in-vehicle technology is voice commanded, it should be restricted to only a few functions unless the vehicle is parked.

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NHTSA Releases Guidelines to Cut Down on In-Vehicle Distractions

By Joseph Low on May 2, 2013 - Comments off

Long Beach Driver Distraction AccidentsThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released distraction guidelines that they hope will encourage automakers to limit visual and manual distractions in the vehicles they manufacture. By limiting the amount of electronic devices for communication, navigation, and entertainment within vehicles, the NHTSA hopes that drivers will be less distracted on the road.

At The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, we understand that distracted driving is one of the riskiest actions take on the road today. The consequences of such decisions can lead to devastating crashes that cause major injuries and even death. Secretary LaHood stated he hoped that “Combined with good laws, good enforcement and good education, these guidelines can save lives.” Read the rest »

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What Uninsured Motorists and Hit-and-Run Drivers Have in Common

By Joseph Low on February 1, 2013 - Comments off

So Cal Underinsured Motorist AccidentAside from a lack of care or consideration for others, uninsured motorists and hit-and-run drivers are both attempting to get away with not taking responsibility for their actions.

If an uninsured driver causes a car accident, he or she does not have liability coverage to pay for your injuries, so you have to go through your own insurance’s uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which may not offer you the amount of compensation you need to recover. At that point, you may need to pursue legal action against the at-fault driver. Read the rest »

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Get the Scoop on Driving and Cell Phone Laws in California

By Joseph Low on January 28, 2013 - Comments off

California Distracted Driver CrashCell phones, almost all of which are now “smart” phones, have become such an indispensable part of everyday life for many Californians that drivers tend not to think twice about using them in the car. But though they may be using a smart phone, using it in the car isn’t smart at all.

Each and every driver is responsible for not just their own safety, but also the safety of other drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users. To prevent putting yourself and others in danger, personal injury attorney Joseph H. Low, of The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, urges all drivers to be aware of and follow the below California laws governing cell phone use while driving: Read the rest »

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How to Avoid Distracted Drivers and Being a Distracted Driver during the Holidays

By Joseph Low on December 21, 2012 - Comments off

The holidays are “the most wonderful time of year” for many, but it is also one of the most crowded and traffic congested time of the year. Families visiting relatives, making last minute few trips to the shopping mall, and a great many other errands essential to the holidays make getting from point A to point B a lot more complicated.

As an experienced Long Beach car accident attorney, Joseph H. Low, understands that the holidays are a busy time, but also encourages every driver to practice proper safety in order to avoid turning the holidays into a negative experience. When you are on the road, it is important to focus on the task at hand regardless of how many people you still have to buy gifts for or how many people are coming over for dinner. Here are a few tips to both help you stay away from distracted drivers while making sure that you don’t become one yourself: Read the rest »

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When Do You Have a Valid California Car Accident Claim?

By Joseph Low on November 30, 2012 - Comments off

After a car accident, it is natural to feel overwhelmed. You have been injured and need to focus on recovery, but you are unable to due to issues created by you not being able to work and potentially being given the run around by insurance companies. If you are the sole financial supporter in your family, not having financial security while you are recovering from your injuries can have a substantial impact on your family’s future. It is important to remember, however, that you have rights as an injured victim in California.

Experienced Long Beach car accident attorney Joseph H. Low IV is committed to helping victims of car accidents obtain the money they need to recover and have financial security, and believes it important that car accident victims and everyone else understand their legal rights. Read the rest »

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