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
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
Greyhound bus crash in California kills 2 and injures many more
California has had more than its share of devastating bus accidents in recent years. Many of these crashes have resulted in multiple fatalities. Sadly, another fatal accident added to those statistics earlier this week. According to news sources, a Greyhound bus traveling between Los Angeles and the Bay Area overturned on the highway in the… read more
NHTSA wants Americans checking for vehicle recalls often
It is ironic that in an age when cars are being more safely designed than ever, we are also experiencing unprecedented dangers related to vehicle defects. In 2015, approximately 51 million vehicles in the United States were included in nearly 900 recalls. Although last year's recall rate was higher than ever before, the recall trend… read more
The poisonous problem with keyless ignition vehicles
There’s no debating the fact that automobiles have become much safer in recent decades. New technologies not only make cars more fuel-efficient; they also help drivers avoid crashes. And when crashes do occur, they tend to be less fatal than they would have been in the past. But some new automobile technologies – especially those… read more