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When an aggressive driver causes a crash

Usually, motor vehicle accidents are just that—accidents. However, some crashes may be caused by the intentional action of a reckless driver who intended to cause a collision, such as someone who has extreme road rage. For example, a driver who has become intensely angry with another driver may ram into their car on purpose, which can be incredibly dangerous on the roadway. These collisions may cause anyone riding in either vehicle to become hurt or lose their lives and it is imperative for those who drive recklessly because of their road rage to be held accountable.

What should I do in a hit and run accident?

Responsible drivers in California would never leave the scene of an accident. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what unscrupulous people do, leaving you with costs for medical treatment and vehicle repair. If you’re involved in a hit and run it’s important that you take the right steps, both for your safety and to improve the chance that the other driver is apprehended. State Farm offers the following advice in this case.

Fiery high-speed collision kills 3 outside University City

Westminster residents are encouraged to practice defensive driving techniques in order to lower the risk of being involved in car accidents. Such methods may be beneficial, as they have been proven to help mitigate the risks that one faces while on the road. However, one factor that can never be adequately planned or prepared for may be the reckless actions of others. While most may recognize the responsibility they have to protecting the motorists around them while on the road, some may choose to engage in behaviors that directly endanger both themselves as well as others. 

Drunk driving accident in Riverside produces fatal results

People often hear statistics that claim that it is more likely for one to be killed in a car accident in Westminster than (insert-random-cause-of-death-here). That may not be due to the quality of drivers in the area, but rather the abundance of vehicles on the road. No one ever anticipates being involved in a car accident, yet many typically have little control when it comes to avoiding. Still, people might be able to mitigate the risk of being involved in a collision by adopting defensive driving techniques. 

What Is Defensive Driving?

Defensive driving behaviors help ensure the safety and security of all motorists. But what do these behaviors entail and how can you be sure that you’re driving defensively in California? Esurance.com offers information on good driving habits so that you can reduce your risk of being involved in a car accident.

Sleep deprivation and motor vehicle crashes

From alcohol intoxication to distractions, there are various car accident causes that have been explored on this blog. However, many more risk factors can increase the chances of a crash and it is important for drivers to be aware of any behaviors or potential problems that could make a collision more likely. Many people feel overworked or tired and sleep deprivation is a serious problem with respect to auto collisions. Unfortunately, driver fatigue is a major problem that has caused many motor vehicle crashes which led to the loss of life and debilitating injuries.

What should you do after a car accident?

Being involved in a car accident on a California roadway can really shake you up. It is especially difficult if it is a serious accident. You may not be thinking correctly or you may be incredibly upset over the ordeal. In any case, before you ever hit the road, you should have a good plan in place for what to do if you are in an accident. Preparing before anything ever happens can really help you to keep a clear mind when the worst does occur.

Santa Maria robbery suspects close road, which causes accident

It might be next to impossible to determine how one's actions in Westminster can impact others. One might be able to see how he or she affects those that are around him or her, yet the truth is that what he or she does might prompt residual effects that can have entirely unintended and unanticipated consequences. When a degree of reckless is associated with those actions (or worse yet, criminal activity), then those who are impacted by those residual effects might see themselves as being entitled to legal resource. The question then becomes whether that is possible in such a scenario. 

What Is Distracted Driving?

Even the safest drivers can fall victim to others’ negligence. This is especially true when it comes to distracted driving behaviors, which imperils the safety of motorists all over California. While most people would agree that drunk driving is extremely dangerous, many still believe that driving while distracted is not so serious (even though it’s been established that both behaviors are equally harmful). Esurance.com explains the dangers of distracted driving and what you can do to avoid it.

What is negligent entrustment?

Not all car accidents are created equal. Should you be involved in a minor fender-bender in Westminster, then your repair costs (and medical costs, if there are any) are likely to be fairly low and will often be covered completely by auto insurance. High-impact collisions, on the other hand, can easily produce extensive damage to your vehicle and leave you and/or your family members facing enormous medical expenses. When this happens, you may be forced to seek compensation from the driver responsible. Yet if he or she is a teen, then he or she is unlikely to be able to help you. Can you then try to hold his or her parents responsible? 

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