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Speeding To Blame for Spike in Car Accidents

Experts say risky driving may be the "new normal" Driving in rush-hour traffic on busy roads like I-680, Main Street, or Ygnacio Valley Road is already stressful. But according to a new study, morning and evening travel during rush hour is more dangerous this year than usual. The problem is an increase in car accidents...

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Fatal Car Accidents Spike in California and Across the U.S.

Officials say U.S. traffic deaths hit a 16-year high in 2021 Traffic crashes are a common occurrence on our nation’s roadways, but last year turned out to be one of the deadliest for U.S. motorists, including drivers in California. In 2021, nearly 43,000 people died in fatal traffic accidents. That’s about 120 deaths per day...

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Ways to Avoid Blind Spot Motorcycle Accidents

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Motorcyclists have the same right to the road as other motorists. They are allowed the full width of a lane, and other drivers should do everything they can to keep them safe. But because of their smaller size and low profile, motorcyclists are often missed and overlooked by inattentive...

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

CHP to California motorists: "Open your eyes to the dangers of distracted driving" Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents in the Bay Area and throughout California despite the state having a hands-free cell phone law for more than a decade. Now, as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the...

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How Good Are California’s Traffic Safety Laws?

Bay Area Car Accident Lawyers Break Down What Drivers in California Should Know California has some of the busiest highways in the country. This includes I-80 and I-680 in the Bay Area. And while traffic congestion doesn't result in as many serious car accidents as driving under the influence, texting and driving, and other forms of...

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Study Finds Traffic Deaths Involving Cannabis Are Rising

Bay Area Car Accident Lawyers Discuss the Dangers of Impaired Driving As views on marijuana have evolved, many states have relaxed cannabis laws in recent years. There have been many questions about what effect that would have on car accidents. A recent study from Boston Medical Center, Boston University (BU), and the University of Victoria...

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Report Reveals Distracted Drivers Are the Top Source of Anger & Frustration for Other Motorists

A Bay Area Car Accident Attorney Discusses You’re driving your car and you see another motorist drifting in and out of their lane because they're texting and driving. If you feel frustrated that the driver is distracted and might cause a serious car accident, a new report suggests you’ve got plenty of company. According to...

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California Records Highest Rate of Hit-and-Run Fatalities in the U.S.

A Bay Area Car Accident Lawyer Reveals What Drivers Should Know California topped the nation for the deadliest hit-and-run car accidents between 2010 and 2019, according to a recent report by ValuePenguin. Unfortunately, hit-and-run crashes are becoming more frequent in every state. Shockingly, California accounted for 17 percent of the total hit-and-runs in the nation....

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California Fatal Pedestrian Accident Rate Spikes in 2021

A personal injury attorney in the Bay Area discusses the problem The 10-year trend of increasing fatal pedestrian accidents is now skyrocketing. In the first quarter of 2021, the national deadly pedestrian accident rate shot up by more than 20%. If you live in California, you may have already seen the signs or been personally...

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