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Self-Driving Semis May Soon Dominate Long-Haul Trucking

“This technology isn’t a question of if but when.” Pilot programs for fully-autonomous trucks are racking up hundreds of miles on public highways in several states, primarily throughout the sunbelt, where favorable weather conditions and friendly regulations encourage testing. Examples: TuSimple, the first automated trucking company to go public, hauls “freight from Phoenix to Tucson

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What to Do After Car Accident Property Damage

Are you dealing with a property damage claim after a car accident? Car accidents can result in excessive immediate costs and long-term financial damages. Ricardo Lara, a Commissioner for the California Department of Insurance, offers additional advice to protect drivers before, during, and after an automobile crash occurs. He reminds drivers to call 911 immediately

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Technological Distractions Lead to Increase in Fatal Car Crashes

Modern automobiles are equipped with advanced technology that should make operations safer than ever before. The majority of motor vehicles on the road are equipped with built-in safety features, including lane assistance, blind spot detection, advanced airbags, and more. So, why are the incidence rates for motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities on the rise?

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How To Reduce Your Chances of a Truck Accident

More vehicles on the road during summer means a greater chance of an accident, making June, July, and August the three deadliest months of the year for traffic fatalities. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), more than 4,000 fatal accidentsinvolving large trucks or buses occur yearly. The risk of an accident increases

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California Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness

Peak wildfire season runs from July through October in California. The west coast climate is highly suspectable to wildfires due to high heat, low humidity, and wind speeds. Wildfires have the potential to spread quickly, wreaking devastation, claiming lives, and destroying homes. James McKiernan wants to keep you and your family safe during fire season.

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Summer Safety: Maximize Fun, Minimize Risks

With nearly 12 million recreational vessels and 1.2 million ATVs in the U.S., Americans clearly enjoy summertime recreation. In 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard reported 4,439 boating incidents that resulted in 658 deaths, 2,641 injuries, and about $67.5 million in property damage. And the Consumer Product and Safety Commission says there were at least 15,744

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Firework Accidents – Rates and Injuries

Fireworks are a major part of many summertime celebrations around the nation. While enjoyable to observe, the safest way to enjoy these explosive demonstrations is to leave firework shows to the professionals. Firework accidents now account for over 15,600 emergency department rooms annually. This is over a 50% increase from previous years. Why are fireworks

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Summertime Car Accidents in California

Summertime in California allows increased opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities, due to warmer and clearer skies. Unfortunately, the pleasant weather during the summer months also results in a significant increase in traffic on city streets and highways. A summer car accident is not uncommon during the 3 months. There are approximately 3600 motor vehicle-related deaths

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Traffic Deaths Surged in 2021

2021 was the deadliest year on American roads since 2005. Early reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that nearly 43,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents last year. How dangerous is driving in California compared to the rest of the country? How can California car accident lawyers help if you were

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Everything You Need to Know About Catastrophic Injuries in California (Symptoms, Lawyers, & More)

Thousands of California citizens are hurt every year in accidents that are no fault of their own. These injuries may result from workplace accidents, automobile crashes, falls, or other unexpected incidents. Some of these injuries are life-changing and catastrophic Catastrophic injuries result from direct damage to the brain and/or spinal cord. These injuries may result

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