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Complete guide to motorcycle safety gear

The Complete Guide to Motorcycle Safety Gear

Riding a motorcycle is a mode of transportation that is 33 times more dangerous than driving a car. To mitigate the risks of being so exposed to the elements, it is essential to wear gear that would save your life in the event of a crash and prevent common motorcycle accident injuries.Wearing the proper gear…

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What to do After a Car Accident That is Not Your Fault

The scene of a car crash is often fraught with emotion and fear, particularly if you were blindsided and the victim of another driver’s carelessness. In the blink of an eye, lives can change as a result of a distracted, drunk or otherwise careless driver. In 2016, the most recent year data is available, the…

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7 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Motorcycles are more common on California roads than any other U.S. state, and it’s no wonder, with the fine weather year-round, in most of the state. As such, there are more accidents on the Gold Coast than any other state. The top 7 most common causes of motorcycle accidents, some more surprising than others, can…

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5 Reasons Why Personal Injury Lawsuits Take Time

Every personal injury attorney hears it and every client asks it: “How long will my case take?” At the risk of sounding like, well, a lawyer, there is no set amount of time nor is there a magic formula to determine how long each personal injury case will take. The short answer is that every…

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What Happens if You’re Hit by an Uninsured Motorist in California?

You pride yourself on being a good defensive driver. But car accidents happen. Especially in California, which has some of the busiest freeways and streets in the nation.  While an auto accident can be a traumatic experience, finding out that the motorist who caused your accident doesn’t have any auto insurance can add to your…

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Neck Pain – The Most Common Injury Suffered in Car Accidents

  If you’re involved in a car accident, chances are you’ve suffered some sort of neck injury. In the immediate aftermath, you may not feel anything and breathe a sigh of relief, thinking you’ve emerged unscathed. But a day or two later, you wake up with neck pain. Depending on your own health and the…

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Los Angeles Unified School District in the Process of Being Sued

Scrolling through your Facebook and Twitter account, you see sexual harassment and abuse claims against famous celebrities such as Harvey Weinstein, Russell Simmons, and Senator Al Franken. The list goes on and on. It’s easy to get caught up in celebrity news, but are you aware of sexual abuse happening in your own neighborhood? Sexual…

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Rental Car Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

A car accident may be the furthest thing from your mind when you’re researching rental cars. But the rental car agent will most certainly bring it up when you pick up your vehicle. That’s because they’ll offer you additional insurance coverage. Do you know what coverage to accept and what to turn down? It’s so…

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Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Down in 2017

We don’t usually associate motorcycle accident statistics with good news, but the Governors Highway Safety Association did just that in their latest report[1]. Just in time for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the non-profit organization’s study revealed that fatalities related to motorcycle accidents dropped from 5,286 in 2016 to 4,990 in 2017. One of the reasons…

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Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian Deaths Skyrocket

Going for a walk has never been riskier. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)[1], 5,987 deaths in pedestrian accidents involving vehicles in 2016. That’s the highest jump since 1990 and is 48% higher than in 2009 when pedestrian fatalities were at their lowest. A closer look at these grim statistics shows that…

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