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Car Accidents and No Insurance

When you’re in a car accident, your mind races with all the questions and concerns you have about what comes next. If you’re in an accident with no insurance, you might be feeling especially fearful. You are probably wondering what will happen since you have no insurance even though, legally, you should. While not having insurance definitely complicates things, it...

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Teen Drivers

With motor vehicle crashes ranked as the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. according to the CDC, it is natural for parents to harbor some fear about their teen climbing behind the wheel. The good news is that there are logical explanations for the high rate of teen driver accidents and understanding the reasons allows for...

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What Can I Say After an Accident?

Remember that in California there is no such thing as a no-fault accident. This is not a no-fault state. Because of that, it is very important that you are careful in choosing your words and actions following an accident. What should I avoid? First and foremost, never admit fault following an accident. The truth is that even if you initially...

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What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

No one gets into their car expecting to have an accident. But, unfortunately, it happens. And no one expects to get in an accident only to have the other driver speed away. But, unfortunately, that happens too. It’s important to learn what to do in a hit-and-run accident before you ever find yourself in that situation. What Is a...

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California Lane Splitting

If you’ve spent much time in traffic on California freeways, you have almost certainly had a motorcycle whiz between you and the car in the next lane. This practice, called lane splitting, is used by about 80% of California motorcyclists. And despite what many car drivers think, it is legal in California. In fact, lane splitting has always been legal...

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Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s likely that you’ve suffered some injury to your neck or back. Whether it’s immediately after the accident, a few hours later when the adrenaline has worn off, or the next morning, you might notice stiffness or pain in your neck or back. So, what should you do? Visit a Local Chiropractor...

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Neck Injuries from Car Accidents

Whiplash is one of the first things that comes to mind when people think of injuries from a car accident. And while whiplash is a common neck injury, especially from rear-end collisions, it isn’t the only neck injury from car accidents. Anatomy of the Neck Most people are familiar with the image of the spinal column, or vertebrae, that runs...

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Distracted Driving Accidents Are Shaping Legislation

It has been nearly a year since a man was charged with two counts of manslaughter and reckless driving for a 2018 accident in Fairfield. The driver, who was on his phone, struck and killed Jaime Manuel and CHP Officer Kirk Griess at a traffic stop. Distracted driving has been an issue for years, and it seems the more...

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What Is Pain and Suffering?

Sometimes on the news, you hear of someone being awarded a settlement for “pain and suffering.” What exactly does that mean? In a personal injury case, people are often compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, and other seemingly measurable damages. But pain and suffering may not seem so straightforward. What is pain and suffering and how is it...

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Preparing for Questions in a Deposition

If you have been injured in a car accident and have a personal injury case, you may be asked to participate in a deposition. If you have never experienced a deposition before, it is normal to be a little nervous about what will be expected of you. Knowing what to expect can help calm your nerves and make your deposition more...

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