Uninsured motorist insurance coverage in California is designed to protect you if you are involved in an accident with a driver who does not have insurance. This coverage can help pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident.
A fully loaded truck weighs up to 80,000 pounds. Severe injuries can result when a truck collides with pedestrians, cyclists, or regular passenger vehicles. Truck drivers need to know what they’re doing to keep everyone safe on the highway. That’s why it takes a lot of training to get a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
Driving a motorcycle increases your risk of being in an accident that causes severe injuries, due to other drivers’ lack of visibility and the lack of protection that a motorcycle provides. Motorcycles are not protected by the safety of four doors, a windshield and seat belts.
People most often associate the term “black box” with airplanes, as they are recognized to be a piece of crucial technology that helps to determine how an accident on a plane has happened. Most people don’t realize that black boxes aren’t just on planes, but are now common on trucks.
Sometimes, a California city can be held liable for poor road conditions that cause an accident. This is because cities are responsible for maintaining the roads within their jurisdiction. If a city fails to do so, resulting in an accident, the city can be held liable for a negligence claim.
Trucking companies have been known to exploit their drivers to save on costs and maximize profits. Drivers are often required to work long hours with little to no rest and are often not given proper breaks or time to eat. This can lead to driver fatigue, which can be extremely dangerous. Trucking companies also sometimes cut costs by not maintaining their vehicles properly, leading to accidents. Drivers have been forced to continue driving even when their trucks require repairs. This is an extremely dangerous practice that puts both the drivers and the public at risk.
Lane splitting is when a motorcycle drives between two lanes of traffic as oppose to driving in one late at a time like a car. It is legal in California but not in all states. Some people think it’s dangerous, but many riders say it’s safer than riding in traffic. It makes it easy to pass other vehicle when traffic is stopped or slow, which save motorcyclists time.
Car insurance companies are increasingly liable for bicycle accidents involving their policyholders. This is because courts have ruled that car insurance companies are responsible for the negligent actions of their policyholders on the road, regardless of whether they cause an accident with a bike or another car.
Insurers are looking for any evidence that may hurt your claim. For example, a victim alleges they were disabled by a car accident, yet they post photos of themselves playing softball or engaging in other strenuous activities.
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