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What injuries are you most likely to deal with post-accident?

California has its share of accidents, just like any other state. But as a driver on the roads here, you may be wondering what type of accident-related injuries are the most common. By knowing what areas to keep a close eye on, you may be able to avoid complications or missing potential issues.

California traffic fatalities jump 19 percent in two years

California is known for many wonderful things from its beautiful beaches to grand mountains to a temperate coastal climate and more. However, the golden state is also known for busy, congested freeways and sometimes even unsafe drivers. A new report released by the National Safety Council shows that the nation as a whole and California as well experienced significant increases in the number of people killed in traffic accidents from 2014 to 2016.

Most risks on the road out of motorcyclists' control

If you are one of the many motorcycle enthusiasts in California, you know very well the thrill and feeling of freedom that can only come with riding on the open road on your bike. Even when used for commuting and everyday transportation purposes, motorcycles can be extremely efficient and financially beneficial to you. However, along with perks of riding a motorcycle come some pretty serious risks. 

Criminal charge in fatal motorcyclist crash

Southern California is in many ways offers dream riding for motorcylists. Temperate weather, virtual year-round sunshine and amazing scenery make it no wonder that so many people seek out riding in this part of the country. Sadly, bikers in California must navigate congested, busy roads and highways filled with sometimes negligent drivers who have little respect for those on two wheels.

Dealing with road rage

Road rage is a serious problem that unfortunately continues to grow on the nation's highways. According to a 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, as many as 80 percent of U.S. drivers engaged in aggressive driving because they were angry or upset. Letting emotions take over is a recipe for disaster when you are traveling on roads that already contain hazards such as big rigs, heavy traffic, bad weather and more.

How many motorcyclists die on California roads?

Do you or someone you love ride a motorcycle in California? If so, it is important that you understand the severity of the risks bikers face when sharing the roads with other vehicles. Blind spots, inattentive drivers, drunk drivers and more can all put riders in harm's way at any given time. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that out of 3,176 people killed in motor vehicle accidents in California in 2015, 462 were motorcyclists.

Lawsuit filed against multiple parties after tragic spa fatality

Californians are known for spending time outside in the warm, sunny weather. And with that lifestyle comes a lot of outdoor features and amenities at people's homes. For instance, there are over a million pools and spas across the state.

When commercial truckers are distracted

Every time you get behind the wheel, you run the risk of encountering another motorist whose attention is somewhere else. Nowadays, drivers are inclined to multitask, and it is not at all unusual for them to be eating, engrossed in conversation or otherwise distracted from the immediate task at hand. It can prove even more dangerous when the person doing so is behind the wheel of a semi.

What are some differences in state and federal family leave?

You may be well aware of the fact that federal legislation mandates employment protection for people who need to take time away from work for qualifying personal situations. The State of California also has a family leave provision. But, just what are some of the differences between these two programs? If you have ever been confused about this, you're not alone.

Traffic fatalities on the rise in California, U.S.

If you are like others in California, once in a while upon getting into your vehicle you actually think about the chance that you may be involved in an accident. Generally these ideas are put aside as you must take care of business and get yourself to work, home or other places you need to go. Yes, if you wonder just how safe area roads are, a look at some statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration might give you some idea.

When it is time for a second opinion

When you consult a medical professional, you are trusting your health and even your life to this person. In most cases, this trust is fully warranted. However, doctors can make mistakes too. Unlike other jobs, these mistakes can have devastating consequences for a patient. While no doctor can guarantee positive outcomes in every case, physicians must meet certain standards of care; failing to do so can mean legal responsibility for a negative outcome. Most people would rather avoid getting to this point. There may be certain warning signs in your interactions with your doctor that indicate it could be a good idea to consult another physician.

Some improvements seen in distracted driving

California was one of the first states in the nation to crack down on the use of cell phones while driving. However, distracted driving accidents have continued to plague the state and the country as a whole as people find it hard to put their phones away while behind the wheel. New statistics released from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that a National Occupant Proection Use Survey seems to indicate some improvement in getting people to do just this.

Safe driving tips for motorcyclists

Due to their small size, motorcycles are at a higher risk for accidents on California roadways. At the law offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we encourage safe driving habits to avoid incidents. Learning a few tips can help you to stay out of risky situations and better monitor what is happening around you when you are riding.

Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents are one of the most common personal injury claims in California and across the country. In order to understand this type of accident better, you should learn more about how and where they most often occur. At the law offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we see many people who have been involved in a slip and fall in many commercial locations, such as stadiums, department stores, office buildings, supermarkets and apartment buildings.

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