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Distracted Driving

What To Do When Hit By An Automobile While Riding Your Bicycle

by The Brown Firm on

Riding a bicycle has so many advantages, but it can be dangerous as well.  Using a bicycle for your daily commute is good exercise, eco-friendly, and you don't get stuck in traffic jams. It is also a fun...more

5 Ways to Prove Distracted Driving in an Auto Accident Case

by The Roth Firm on

Distracted Driving Car Accidents occur on a regular basis throughout the state of Georgia, leaving thousands of people with severe or life-threatening injuries. When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you need to do more...more

Crossover Day in Georgia: everything that passed (and didn’t)

by Dentons on

The early session logjam under the Gold Dome cleared finally as Georgia state legislators hurried through consideration of nearly 100 bills to meet Wednesday’s “crossover” requirement that a bill must have cleared its...more

2018 California Public Agency Laws – Part II - Housing and Land Use, Environment, Public Property/Public Works and Economic...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The California Legislature was busy in 2017, which means plenty of laws passed in Sacramento that will impact public agencies. In this three-part series, Best Best & Krieger LLP gives a comprehensive summary of the new laws...more

Most Dangerous Places to Drive in Chicago [infographic]

by Howard Ankin on

Chicago areas with high levels of economic hardship have more than three times the number of fatalities from car crashes per capita as those with low economic hardship. Through innovation, teamwork, education and the...more

Torrential Rains Means Drivers at Risk

Torrential rains in Southern California are so uncommon that when they do occur, the roads become a nightmare. From car accidents to mudslides, motorcycle crashes to flooding, drivers in the San Fernando Valley are generally...more

Uncovering the Truth: Accident Reconstruction

by Howard Ankin on

Accident reconstruction is commonly performed using advanced technology, collision simulation software, and physical evidence to determine what caused a motor vehicle accident. Reconstruction evaluates pre-impact...more

Raging Wildfires in Southern California and Increased Auto Accidents

With the ongoing fires in Southern California, many drivers are — understandably — extra tense. This means that road rage, distracted driving, and auto accidents can increase, as drivers are focusing on matters other than the...more

Work Zone Accidents in Woodland Hills

Did you know that each year an estimated 100,000 work zone auto accident take place in the United States? And with the amount of construction going on around Woodland Hills, including near the Warner Center, drivers need to...more

Put Down Your Phone But Keep Your Sword in Your Hand

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

After finishing his weekly rehearsal for an upcoming Robin Hood performance at his local theatre, Wiley Enferee walked into his local Mega-Mart at his wife’s behest to buy a gallon of milk. Not thinking, Wiley walked into...more

You Should Know - September 2017

Road Safety Tips for Teen Drivers Heading Back to School - Labor Day weekend is over and summer is in the rearview mirror. New backpacks are crammed full of the tools of learning: laptops, books, pens, pencils, notebooks...more

The Hub: Transportation News & Insights - September 2017

by Wilson Elser on

Distracted Driving: Not the End of the Road - As a claims professional or attorney, never jump to conclusions when you learn about a distracted driver claim. As the facts surrounding the accident begin to develop,...more

Distracted Driving Increases Number of California Car Accidents

California is cracking down on distracted driving, especially in the form of texting and driving. If you are behind the wheel in California, you are now no longer able to hold your cell phone in your hand for any reason. This...more

Texas Passes Ban on Texting While Driving

by Littler on

On June 6, 2017, Texas became the 47th state to enact a state-wide ban on texting while driving. The new law (HR 62) prohibits drivers from reading, writing or sending electronic messages unless the vehicle is stopped. It...more

Texas Passes State-Wide Texting While Driving Ban

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Good news middle aged drivers! Today the Texas Legislature has passed HB 60, making it illegal to text and drive in Texas. The new legislation is headed to Governor Abbot’s desk, who is expected to sign the bill. ...more

Smartphones and Driving DO NOT MIX

Tragic automobile accidents forever change the lives of those involved. I have seen it too often in my career. For the victim, a life may be tragically cut short. For the at-fault party, they will live knowing that their...more

A Wild Ride - Reviewing the 2017 Iowa Legislative Session for Employers

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Like on The Monster at Adventureland, the 2017 legislative session was a thrill ride full of ups and downs for Iowa employers. Starting with the signing of the collective bargaining bill in February and continuing to last...more

You Should Know - May 2017

Bikers, Walkers Threatened By Increase In Distracted Driving - April showers have given way to May flowers, encouraging walkers and bicyclists to get out and enjoy the weather. Long walks and leisurely bike rides can be...more

Summer is the Worst for Teen Drivers!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has raised two teen drivers, lives near Calabasas High School and can confirm that the Summer is the worst time of year for teen accidents. In fact, according to a...more

E-Cigarettes, Distracted Driving, and Car Accidents

There are many forms of distracted driving (texting and driving being one that we are constantly discussing, due to its seriousness) and recently, another one was added to the list: e-cig’ing and driving. While it is not...more

National Push for Speed Limit Increase a Bad Idea

by Michigan Auto Law on

Lawmakers who are pushing for speed limit increases nationwide aren’t listening to the research about how dangerous this is — as the combination of speed and distracted driving means more deaths on the road....more

Texting and Driving – The Evolving Theories of Liability

Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities in the United States. In 2014 alone, Pennsylvania saw more than 13,964 crashes involving a distracted driver, including 49...more

Legislative Update for Minnesota Employers: Paid Leave Bills Advance, Cell Phone Hands-Free Bill Introduced

Employers with employees in Minnesota—and in particular, those with employees in the cities of Minneapolis and/or St. Paul—may be interested in the status of several bills that have been introduced in the Minnesota...more

Fatal Crashes Down Compared to 2016

by Howard Ankin on

Fatal car crashes are down this year compared to 2016 data, though it’s impossible to predict whether the trend will continue. 2016 saw an increase in traffic fatalities, with over 1,000 deaths in Illinois. Drivers should be...more

The New DUI Is…

Effective January 1, 2017, all residents of the state of California are prohibited from using their cell phones while driving. This does mean no texting, calling, Snapping, or Wazing – indeed, drivers are no longer allowed to...more

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