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Car Accidents

Vehicle and Driver Requirements in California for Uber and Lyft

In 2013, California became the first state to regulate rideshare systems. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) enacts and enforces rules for Uber and Lyft. Cities also have some authority to regulate these “transportation network companies.” Uber and Lyft use the CPUC rules, local ordinances, and prior experience in other states to set the requirements […]

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Who is at Fault in a Chain Reaction Car Accident?

California is an at-fault insurance state for car accidents, including chain reaction car crashes. Therefore, before you can recover any money for your injuries and damages, you must determine who is at fault in a pile-up.  California tort law holds all at-fault parties responsible for damages. Therefore, one or more parties could be at fault […]

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The Deadliest Highway Stretches in California

More than 6,500 fatal traffic accidents occurred in California over a recent two-year span. This makes California the second-highest state in terms of motor vehicle accident fatalities. Only the state of Texas had more traffic deaths within the same time.  Many of these deadly collisions took place on a high-speed roadway. In fact, almost 40% […]

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Is It Illegal to Eat While Driving in California?

No state, including California, has a law that prohibits eating while driving. You might interpret this as a tacit admission that you can safely eat and drive in some situations. But every state, including California, has reckless driving laws. These laws do not specifically refer to eating. But prosecutors can apply them to situations where […]

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How to Get Your LAPD Traffic Collision Report

After you’re involved in a car accident in Los Angeles, you must take several steps. If you skip any of these steps, you could face potential criminal charges for a hit and run or failing to report an accident. When your car accident involves injuries or deaths, you must report the accident to the Los […]

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Liability and Compensation for Multiple Car Accident Claims in California

Multi-car accidents are those that involve three or more vehicles. They typically have higher victim liability payouts because they involve more insurance companies, including commercial vehicle insurance companies with higher liability insurance coverage. Multi-car accidents are also much more complicated than single or two-car accidents. That’s why you need to contact the best car accident lawyer […]

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How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Accident to Your Insurance Company in California?

Are You Required To Report A Car Accident? Should I call insurance after small accident? If you are involved in a car accident, no matter how minor the accident, you should contact your insurance company to let them know what happened. Why, because you don’t know what the other driver or pedestrian is going to […]

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What Happens if You Got into a Car Accident in California Without a Drivers License?

Driving Without a License – What are your options? One of the most common violations is driving without a valid license in your possession. The California vehicle code punishes people for not owning a valid license, not for being unable to produce one when asked by a police officer. Therefore, if you have a valid license but […]

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Who’s Responsible for Drunk Uber/Lyft Accidents?

In California, the DUI laws prohibit motorists from driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or with a blood alcohol (BAC) of 08% or higher. DUI laws are even stricter for drivers under the age of 21 who are arrested for a BAC of .01% or higher. Uber and Lyft drivers must also […]

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Failed Airbag Deployment – What You Should Know.

Since 1999, car manufacturers have been required to install driver and front passenger airbags in their vehicles. The goal of an airbag is to slow the forward and side motion of drivers and passengers inside a vehicle after a crash. The airbag system consists of an airbag cushion, sensors, and an airbag inflation system. When […]

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