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Higher Risks of Car Accident Injury for Women

A recent report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says women are more likely than men to be injured or killed when they are involved in car crashes of similar severity. This holds true despite the fact that men drive more miles, drive more aggressively and get into…

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Driverless Car Accidents: Who Is Liable?

Driver error causes most car accidents. Using automation to remove the element of driver error should offer significant improvements in traffic safety and save lives. Numerous companies in California are working to develop driverless or autonomous vehicles. Many issues remain to be resolved involving these vehicles, including who is liable…

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Parent Liability in Teen Auto Accidents

Most California parents recognize that they will be the ones to pick up the pieces if their teen driver causes a car accident. But they may not remember that when they signed a form to help their child get a license, they agreed to be held legally responsible for any…

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Crash Rates Jump in Wake of Marijuana Legalization, New Studies Show

A new study offers more evidence of an increase in car accidents in Western states that have legalized marijuana. Along with feelings of relaxation and euphoria, a marijuana high alters the user’s time and sensory perception. That kind of impairment can easily lead to a drugged driving car accident. The…

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What to Do if Your Car Accident Police Report is Incorrect

When police respond to a car accident, the report they file is the first official record that the accident happened. If the police report contains major factual errors, it can prevent a deserving car accident victim from obtaining an appropriate insurance settlement. Police officers are human. They make mistakes in…

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Proving Distracted Driving in a Car Accident

For some people, driving isn’t about getting from point A to point B. It’s about what they can accomplish in the time it takes to get from A to B. More responsible people realize that driving isn’t the time to try to multi-task. You are four times more likely to…

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Driving Without a Seat Belt: Can I Be Compensated for an Accident?

Because Nevada requires drivers to wear seat belts, some drivers who get into car accidents after failing to buckle up assume they cannot seek insurance payments. But this is a mistake. Nevada law (NRS 484D. 495 (4)(b)) states that the failure to wear a seat belt “may not be considered…

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Should I Replace My Child’s Car Seat After a Car Accident?

No, car seats do not automatically need to be replaced following a minor car accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA says car seats should be replaced following a moderate or severe crash and that you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific…

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How Long After a Nevada Car Accident Can You Claim an Injury?

If you are a driver injured in a car accident in Nevada, you need to report it to the police and to your auto insurance carrier right away. If for some reason police do not investigate an accident that has caused injury, death or $750 or more in property damage,…

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Accident and Injury Cases Involving Children

One of the worst feelings a parent can have is being told their child has been injured in an accident. Parents cannot watch over their children at all times. Children can be hurt in accidents while on their own or while under the supervision of other adults. But when someone…

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