Left Turn Accidents: Is the Car Making the Turn Always Liable in California?

Left Turn Accidents: Is the Car Making the Turn Always Liable in California?

Anyone with a California driver’s license learned you’re not supposed to make a left turn across traffic unless the path is clear. That’s why most people assume a left-turning car is always at fault in an accident. Not so fast! In a left-turn accident, the turning car is usually at fault, but not 100% of […]

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Can I Sue for Hearing Loss After a California Car Accident?

Can I Sue for Hearing Loss After a California Car Accident?

We live in a noisy society. On California’s roads, vehicles are souped-up and louder than ever with horns that blare for all kinds of reasons. Many types of traffic accident-related events threaten your hearing. Airbags are astoundingly loud, as are the screeching sounds of two vehicles colliding at high speeds. After crashes, car accident victims […]

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How Much Will My Insurance Go Up After an Accident in California?

How Much Will My Insurance Go Up After an Accident in California?

One of the biggest concerns for many drivers in California is car insurance premium increases after an accident. When a person is at fault, it is understandable that the consequences would involve an increase in their insurance rate. But what if the driver is not at fault? At Sally Morin, as California car accident lawyers, […]

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Can a California Car Accident Cause a Stroke?

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Strokes are more common after car accidents than you might think. Although they don’t happen as frequently as whiplash or broken bones, car accident-related strokes happen every day. In California and across the U.S., moderate to severe traumatic injury is a leading cause of strokes. Many of these strokes arise from car accidents, which are […]

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What is a Common Carrier Accident?

What is a Common Carrier Accident?

When your accident involves a vehicle like a bus, taxi, Uber, train, or shuttle, it’s not just a traffic accident. It’s a common carrier accident that follows a special set of laws in California. Certain vehicles and modes of transport are expected to provide a high standard of care in transporting people safely. These drivers […]

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Things You Should NOT Say to an Insurance Adjuster After an Accident

Things You Should NOT Say to an Insurance Adjuster After an Accident

The insurance adjuster seems to offer a friendly voice of reason after your stressful car accident. They call you to chat about the details at a time when you’re hoping to receive an insurance payout and move on with your life. Not so fast! The insurance adjuster isn’t your friend. Their goal is to press […]

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Why Accidents Happen on Road Trips

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Over the past five years, 79% of American families have taken road trips and 68% prefer driving to flying. Traffic accidents are all too common during these otherwise happy getaways. Road trips come with added hazards and distractions you’d probably prefer to overlook. But when an accident happens, it brings everything to a screeching halt […]

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Who Pays for Damages From Road Debris?

Who Pays for Damages From Road Debris?

Watch out! There’s a ton of road debris on California’s busiest roads. A ton is no exaggeration. Caltrans removes 9,500 garbage truckloads of debris from California freeways each year at a cost of more than $70 million. That’s over 140,000 tons of road litter flying around on our freeways. What would you do if road […]

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Stricter Cell Phone Law and Other Changes to California Road Laws in 2022

Stricter Cell phone Law and other safety changes to California road laws in 2022

Did you know California has a stricter cell phone law along with  an array of new traffic laws? Governor Gavin Newsom signed five new traffic rules into law that are either effective immediately or will go into effect soon. Below is a summary of the latest new traffic laws and what they mean for drivers. […]

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Pros and Cons of Roundabouts: Do They Really Reduce Accidents?

Pros and Cons of Roundabouts: Do They Really Reduce Accidents?

Roundabouts are everywhere. Across the nation and around the world, there’s a major movement to replace traffic signals with roundabouts to ease traffic congestion and prevent car accidents. Do roundabouts reduce accidents in California? Why are roundabouts better than intersections with traffic signals? For one thing, traffic lights aren’t getting the job done safely. Currently, […]

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