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Redondo Beach California Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Common causes of fatal car accidents

The most tragic car accidents result in fatalities. Thousands of lives are lost every year on the roads of California and across the country. Law enforcement agencies do all they can to curb impaired driving, distracted driving and speeding, all of which are the main causes of these crashes. There are more than just these three causes of fatal car crashes, though, and we will take a look at them.

Reckless driving is one of the leading causes of fatal car crashes in California. It not only involves speeding or impaired driving but also tailgating, changes lanes without looking, swerving, impatient maneuvers and much more.

What activities should I avoid as a pedestrian?

Pedestrians are everywhere. They are in large cities, small towns and everywhere in between. Pedestrians are part of the traffic flow since they cross at marked intersections. Some might cross illegally, which is known as jaywalking. If you are a pedestrian it's important for you to know what activities you should avoid so you are not involved in an accident.

Pedestrians should never walk while using a mobile phone or a tablet. The worst thing you can do is focus on a digital screen and not what is happening around you. Not only could you wind up walking out into the street in front of a passing car, you could also set yourself up for an assault by not paying attention.

How to deal with an unexpected storm while on your motorcycle

Riding a motorcycle is one of the most exciting activities in life. You can plan all you want prior to a ride in Redondo Beach, but there are times when Mother Nature simply won't cooperate. Although rain is much too rare here, it can come out of nowhere and ruin your ride. Here's how to deal with an unexpected storm while on your motorcycle.

You only have two options when on your bike in the middle of a storm: Ride through it or wait out the storm. If you choose to ride through the storm, you need to be even more careful than you are when the conditions are dry and favorable for a ride.

How to make intersections safer for pedestrians

Intersections are dangerous no matter the size of the city or town where they are located. It also doesn't matter when it comes to the volume of vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians that use the intersection. So long as there is one vehicle and one pedestrian present in an intersection, it will be dangerous. Here's how cities can make intersections safer for pedestrians.

One of the smartest ways to increase pedestrian safety at intersections is to provide them with a head start. The pedestrians waiting to cross an intersection can be given the walk signal a little early to give them more time to cross to the other side before signal changes allow left or right turns.

71-year-old woman dies in head-on California crash

One woman is dead and a man is injured after a two-vehicle crash in California.

According to reports, a man in a 1998 Honda Civic was on Highway 20, going east. He wanted a cigarette and looked away from the road as he reached for them. In doing so, he allowed his car to drift into the wrong lane, while oncoming traffic was present.

What should I check prior to every motorcycle ride?

If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you likely know how important safety is each time you head out for a ride. Part of being a safe rider is conducting a pre-ride inspection of your motorcycle. This inspection should be conducted before every single ride, not just the first ride of the season. So, what should you check prior to every motorcycle ride in Redondo Beach?

Check both tires prior to every ride. You will want to look for uneven wear on the tires, nails, screws and other debris that could be lodged in them. If you find anything wrong with the tires, you should not ride until they are either repaired or replaced. The tires keep you connected to the ground. They are vital to your safety.

Common funeral expenses following a fatal car crash

Fatal car crashes can cause thousands of dollars in damages, both physical and mental. Family members are forever shaken by such a tragedy. Survivors of the wreck might never be able to walk again or even leave his or her house because of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Today, we will take a look at the common funeral expenses stemming from a fatal car crash in Redondo Beach, California.

A funeral does not cost a simple fee. There are quite a few items that factor into the overall cost of a funeral. Even if you only hold a burial for your loved one, this can still be very costly. There are insurance policies you can have that can help defray the costs but they typically do not payout right away.

Nighttime safety tips for pedestrians

Pedestrians are always at risk when they head out for a walk or run in Redondo Beach. Even if they follow the laws, they might still find themselves in a scary situation with a motor vehicle. Not all drivers will do their best to look for pedestrians at intersections. If you must walk or go for a run at night, here are some important safety tips for pedestrians in California.

For starters, if you can avoid walking or running at night, you should. The chances increase greatly of you being hit by a car when out on foot after sunset. If you cannot avoid this, be sure you make yourself as visible as possible. This includes wearing reflective clothing as much as possible.

Most dangerous states in which to be a motorcycle rider

Riding a motorcycle is one of the most exhilarating hobbies you can have in life. The speed, power and ability to maneuver at the drop of a dime all play into the excitement. But, this hobby can also be extremely dangerous, even for the most seasoned riders. Riders have to take extra safety precautions to prevent accidents on the roads of Redondo Beach. Let's take a look at the most dangerous states in which to be a motorcycle rider.

As of 2017, there were a total of 955,293 registered motorcycles in the state of California, which is two times the number of registered bikes in the state of Texas. Despite having double the registered motorcycles, California has seen fewer accidents involving bikes in the past few years compared to Texas.

How do investigators reconstruct car accident crash scenes?

Wrongful death is never easy to handle. It can be even more difficult when it involves a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another person. The investigation into the cause of the crash could take months before it is finalized. This can cause you even more grief and sorrow as you painstakingly wait to find out the reason for the crash. Here is some information on how a crash scene is reconstructed in California.

Police officers and other investigators called to the scene of a serious or fatal motor vehicle accident will begin taking pictures of the scene. They will photograph the vehicles involved, the debris, any blood spots, skid marks and anything other items they deem necessary.

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