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Distracted Driving: A Growing Concern on Our Roads

California Motorists: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month As technology continues to advance, the number of distractions behind the wheel has only increased, leading to a deadly epidemic on our roads. In one recent year, over 3,000 lives were lost to distracted driving. Texting while driving may be the most well-known form of distracted driving,...

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Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) After A Car Accident

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month The car accident lawyers at Clancy & Diaz, LLP have seen firsthand how devastating traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be. They can cause permanent neurological damage and result in long-term cognitive, physical, and emotional impairments, such as memory loss, paralysis, and depression. They can also be fatal. The sooner...

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Dangerous Driving Behaviors Are Spiking, Report Says

Negligent drivers continue to cause serious and fatal car accidents in California and across the nation An increasing number of drivers admit to regularly engaging in different types of unsafe driving behaviors that often result in serious car accidents, according to a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “The reversal in...

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Campaign Aims to Reduce Impaired Driving in California

A grant given through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funded this program to help reduce serious and fatal crashes. Despite laws against driving under the influence, people continue to be hurt in car accidents caused by impaired drivers every year. That's why the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety...

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California Office of Traffic Safety Offers Tips to Prevent Drowsy Driving

Tired drivers cause far too many serious crashes in California Tired drivers often cause serious car accidents that result in injuries or fatalities. That’s why the California Office of Traffic Safety recently put together a series of safety tips designed to prevent collisions caused by drowsy drivers. “Drowsy driving is a serious traffic safety concern...

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Why Better Cellphone Laws Help Prevent Crashes

Tougher cellphone laws help reduce the number of distracted driving accidents. That's according to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) that examined California and other states with more comprehensive, precisely-worded cellphone laws. "Our findings suggest that other states could benefit from adopting broader laws against cellphone use while driving, but...

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Did Marijuana Cause a Spike in California Fatal Car Accidents?

A new study seeking a connection between marijuana and an upsurge in car accidents has made some unexpected discoveries. Researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reviewed the combined data for five states that legalized recreational marijuana: California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. They found that, compared to other Western states where recreational...

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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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