What to Do If Your Uber Driver Gets in an Accident
With the growing presence of rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft, the odds are increasing that you will be in an accident while using one of these services. Many people have already suffered injuries in such accidents. If you are injured, you will have medical expenses to pay, lost time from work, and could suffer… read more
Nine injured in train derailment east of San Francisco
Train travel is a relatively popular form of transportation across California, including here in the Bay Area. Whether using light rail to commute to and from work or more traditional trains to travel throughout the state, trains can be a good alternative to the congestion of automobile travel. Unfortunately, when train accidents occur, they can… read more
Texting and driving still common, despite law, risk and shocking statistics
When drivers text, their eyes are taken off the road for an average of five seconds. If the vehicle is travelling at 55 miles per hour, it can cover 100 yards, the length of a football field, in that time. A lot can happen in 100 yards — sudden changes in road conditions, vehicles stopping… read more
California car accident statistics
California is the nation's most populous state. Visitors and residents alike are drawn to the Golden State for its spectacular scenery and attractions. Unfortunately, California's popularity and population density contribute to the high number of motor vehicle accidents that occur here. Let's take a look at some auto accident statistics. Accident Frequency California's fatal motor… read more
How well do you know your car’s safety features?
We often write about the ways in which technology is changing the driving experience – for better and worse. On one hand, drivers who text and use handheld electronic devices put themselves and others at risk of a serious accident. On the other hand, automobile safety technology is constantly improving, allowing the car itself to… read more
Whose insurance covers Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare accidents?
Uber, Lyft, and other app-based rideshare companies continue to rise in popularity. Many passengers cite cost, convenience, and flexibility as reasons they prefer ridesharing to traditional taxi use. One thing most passengers do not think about – until it becomes necessary – is the issue of liability in the event of an accident. What happens… read more
Bus safety and some long-awaited bravery from the NHTSA
Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has always been an advocate for safer roads and vehicles, the agency's leaders now seem more fervent about their cause than they have been in the past. The NHTSA, which has traditionally been tepid in its response to auto recall scandals, has recently shown itself willing to get… read more
Holiday traffic & car accidents: Tips for handling the aftermath
Now that the busy holiday season is in full swing, you may have noticed a lot more traffic than usual. As people rush to buy gifts and attend holiday parties, streets in the Bay Area are busier these days. Of course, drivers with Christmas to-dos on their mind are often distracted, making car accidents more… read more
How will regulations affect future of self-driving vehicles?
For years, high-profile companies in California have been testing and developing the technology for fully autonomous vehicles. In other words: self-driving cars. The most high-profile of these companies is Google. Many Californians in and around Silicon Valley have encountered these vehicles, which drive more courteously and safely than most humans ever could. Because of these… read more
The woes and warnings of parking lots
Now that the holidays are ushering their way out until next year, many Alameda County residents have made their way back to the stores from whence their gifts came, to return their items. However, as many of us know, parking lots can sometimes seem more like race tracks and as a result can be the… read more