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Why do auto-pedestrian accidents plague California?

California is home to many outdoor-lovers. Perhaps this plays a part in why so many residents are struck by automobiles. You would think someone walking or biking would be easy to spot, yet auto-pedestrian accidents still occur at an alarming rate across the nation.

3 traffic-related motorcycle accidents to avoid this spring

Everyone in California looks forward to spring, especially in areas that get a bit chilly in the winter. Hayward is one such area, with temperatures that discourage winter riding for some. Spring brings cyclists out in droves and as the season approaches, it is important to reacquaint yourself with some of the most common traffic-related motorcycle accidents. This can help make you aware of potential dangers and take steps to avoid them.

Large truck accidents remain a problem for California motorists

The trucking industry has undergone a lot of regulation reform in recent decades with more to come in 2017. While this can only be viewed as good news, a simple Internet search will show you that truck accidents involving large commercial vehicles still occur just about every day. As a bustling state filled with various types of commerce, California contains many trucking routes. This means motorists must share the road with trucks on a daily basis.

What kinds of injuries are common among construction workers?

Whether you are new to the construction industry or a seasoned veteran, it behooves you to know that construction workers' accidents can occur with little or no warning. While construction work is a vital part of the California economy, it can be a dangerous career choice and is sometimes fraught with injuries.

The most common types of construction accidents

Every day, construction workers throughout the East Bay face significant danger. Though the vast majority of construction workers make it home safely at the end of the day, sometimes a worker gets into an accident and ends up in the hospital -- if he or she survives.

Do I really need to see a doctor after a vehicle accident?

Despite advances in vehicle safety measures, accidents still happen. When they do happen, the people involved are usually more preoccupied with dealing with the immediate situation than thoroughly considering all of the potential long-term effects. When the post-crash adrenaline is flowing, dealing with the situation at hand can be the best move.

Representation after an accident aids in insurance negotiations

According to the Centers for Disease Control, auto-pedestrian accidents are a problem in America. The CDC's research data revealed that over 150,000 pedestrians received emergency treatment for accident-related injuries in 2013. That same year, 4,735 pedestrians died in auto-pedestrian accidents.

Debunking common motorcycle safety myths

Hayward, California, has some of the finest weather patterns in the nation. It is not too cold in the winter and not too hot in the summer. This makes for excellent motorcycle riding conditions year-round. Unfortunately, even the best weather does not remove all of the accident risk associated with riding motorcycles.

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