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Study Finds that Drowsy Driving Responsible for Greater Share of Car Accidents than Previously Understood

By Paul Kistler |

Driving while seriously fatigued or even nodding off sounds much more innocent and less harmful than driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or even than driving while distracted by texts or emails. However, a new study has shown that drowsy driving is far more dangerous than existing statistics have shown. Learn… Read More »

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Red Light Running Accident Kills Multiple Family Members

By Paul Kistler |

An accident in Lancaster has left three members of a family dead and others injured. Accidents caused by red light running are one of the most serious threats to roadway safety, especially in urban areas. Read on to learn more about the local accident and the dangers of running red lights, and contact an… Read More »

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Research Finds Women at Greater Risk for Concussions in Car Accidents

By Paul Kistler |

A recent study has shown that women who experience head trauma stand a greater risk of developing a concussion based on that trauma. Read on to learn more about this research and the implications it could have for a claim for money damages in an Antelope Valley car accident, and contact a seasoned California… Read More »

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Serious Accident involving Pedestrians in Line with Larger Trend

By Paul Kistler |

Two pedestrians were recently injured, one fatally, in a Los Angeles County car accident. Pedestrian deaths are one of the fastest-growing forms of accident, a trend that many experts believe is attributable to smartphone use by drivers. Read on to learn more about this disturbing trend, and contact a Palmdale personal injury lawyer after… Read More »

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Research Looks at Impact of Marijuana Use on Roadway Safety

By Paul Kistler |

California has joined a growing number of states by legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Starting in 2018, California residents will be able to purchase the drug in storefront locations without a medical marijuana license. While laws permitting non-medical marijuana use have become increasingly common, there has been little research on the effects of more… Read More »

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Thousands of Trucks Suspended from Service after Inspection Crackdown

By Paul Kistler |

Large trucks, if not operated and maintained safely, can cause catastrophic damage to others on the road. For this reason, the federal government has enacted a detailed set of regulations governing the long-haul commercial trucking industry. A recent blitz of inspections has revealed, however, that these regulations are not being carefully followed by carrier… Read More »

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What You Should Know about Side-Impact Collisions

By Paul Kistler |

If you’ve ever been T-boned, you know how scary the experience can be—often without warning, your vehicle is slammed on the side, perhaps even sent spinning into other cars. Side-impact collisions, including broadside and T-bone crashes, can cause very serious injuries and are more likely to result in a fatality than other forms of… Read More »

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Young Children Less Capable of Safely Crossing Traffic than Previously Believed

By Paul Kistler |

According to a study conducted by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, there were 8,000 injuries and 207 deaths in car accidents involving child pedestrians in 2014. You may have spent hours teaching your small children how to safely cross the street, especially if you knew that they would need to get themselves… Read More »

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Crash Caused by Road Rage on Local Highway

By Paul Kistler |

A crash on the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita resulted in damage to two vehicles and injuries to a driver who was not involved in the crash. The incident is an example of the startling number of road rage-motivated car accidents that occur each year on roads both in California and nationwide. Road rage… Read More »

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Failure to Restrain Children Could Result in Fatal Injury

By Paul Kistler |

Many parents find it challenging to get their kids to happily buckle their seat belt, use a booster seat, or allow their parent to buckle them into a car seat without a battle. However, new research reveals how critical it is for children to be properly restrained while they’re traveling by car. If you… Read More »

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