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Will uninsured or underinsured motorists cost you money?

California drivers are required by law to have car insurance, but that doesn't mean everyone does. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we work to help you understand the risk of getting into a crash with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, and what precautions you can take to protect yourself.

Drunk driver leaves passengers after crashing vehicle

California residents know that they must be ever aware of the dangers associated with driving, riding a bike or even walking along the often busy streets in California. While often times a danger or a risk comes in the form of another vehicle there are some instances in which passengers can be in harm's way due to the actions and choices of the people driving the cars they themselves are riding in.

What is whiplash?

Most people in California may have heard references to whiplash at different times but they may not really understand what it is. Spine-Health indicates that motor vehicle accidents may be one of the most common causes of a whiplash injury, especially if the accident involved one vehicle being hit by another from behind. When this happens, a person's head may suddenly jerk back and then forward again. It is in this motion that the whiplash injury may occur.

Hands-free laws expanded for California drivers

As smartphones have become so much more than portable calling devices, California law has worked to keep pace with the new technology that changes the day to day lives of millions. The Los Angeles Times reported that a new law restricts cell phone usage while driving further than regulations previously went, due to the changing technology available on most phones. The existing laws, which went into place back in 2006, banned drivers on California streets and highways from making calls or texting while driving unless they were using hands-free technology, such as Bluetooth, to complete these actions.

Pedestrian deaths increase nationwide

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise across the nation, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, and California had more than any other state in the nation. A report by the Governors Highway Safety Association showed 2016 had an increase of 11 percent in pedestrian deaths nationwide compared to 2015, which puts these fatalities at an all-time high.

Understanding liability in ridesharing accidents

As more and more California residents use ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, instead of taxis, understanding the implications of car accidents involving these vehicles becomes increasingly important. As Wired reports, ridesharing services began an increased insurance coverage for drivers in July 2015.

Distracted driving awareness month highlights risks

California has long been the land of the car. Compared to the more dense regions of the east coast and even with busy roads and freeways, California still offers people plenty of open space in which to enjoy the activity of driving. As cellphones have grown to become virtually essential elements in the everyday lives of drivers, their use when behind the wheel has also become commonplace. While both driving and using cellphones seem like basic rights or privileges people enjoy, the two together can be dangerous and even deadly.

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