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October 2014 Archives

Motorcycle hazards and safety precautions

The safety of motorcycle riders on California roadways can depend largely on environmental factors. Serious accidents can occur when motorcycles are subject to unpredictable and/or extreme weather conditions, in addition to debris and any number of other hazards. Fortunately, there are precautions that motorcycle riders can take to promote the safety of themselves and others on the road.

What should I do to avoid being bit by a dog while running?

As an avid jogger, you are probably already familiar with a number of road safety tips and precautions. In addition to accounting for vehicular traffic and the possibility of getting hit by a car while on your daily run, it’s also very important to protect yourself against the prospect of a dog attack. Knowing what to do if and when you are confronted by an unfamiliar dog can go a long way to mitigate potential injuries.

What to say, and not say, after an accident

As motorcycle enthusiasts ourselves, we here at Harting, Simkins, & Ryan, LLP, understand just how vulnerable motorcycle riders actually are on California roadways. We also know how common it is for motorcyclists to be wrongly accused of causing accidents. That is why it is so important that you, as a fellow motorcyclist, be aware of what you are and aren’t obligated to disclose after being involved in any kind of motorcycle collision.

5 minors killed in single-vehicle accident

Serious questions and concerns are raised any time an under-aged driver is involved in a serious car accident. Not only is it important to determine whether the young person in question was operating the vehicle with the permission of an adult, but also whether or not he or she was legally allowed to be driving in the first place.

Dog bite statistics and prevention techniques

Millions of people across the state of California and the country are bit by dogs every year. The actual number of dog-bite victims in the U. S. is estimated to be much higher than current statistics suggest, and there is also evidence that young children are especially vulnerable to being involved in an animal attack. That is why it is so important that parents, dog owners and homeowners understand the risks associated with having dogs, as well as measures that can be taken to prevent dangerous encounters between people and animals.

My car was just rear-ended – what now?

Even though most California drivers are familiar with general road safety guidelines relating to what to do in the event of a car accident, the experience of actually being in a collision can be incredibly scary and disorientating. Familiarizing yourself with post-accident safety measures, as well as practical information for properly handling the incident report process, can help to ensure that you are ready and able to deal with the aftermath of an accident if necessary.

Oceanside accident injures 3

A large majority of car accidents occur at intersections, where motorists often become confused over or simply ignore road safety guidelines regarding right-of-way policies. In such instances, determining fault in an injury incident can go a long way to prove liability for potential personal-injury claims. That is why accurately identifying the factors that contributed to the cause a car accident can be so important all parties involved.

Motorcycle safety equipment 101

Many would agree that the motorcycle riding season never truly ends in Southern California. That is why it is important for motorcycle riders to maintain their bikes and riding equipment, as well as observe safety guidelines and procedures, all year long. Here are a few helpful tips that every motorcycle enthusiast can keep in mind to promote safety and get the most out of their ride.