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Carjacking Increases in Major Cities Throughout the Nation

Carjackings have increased significantly in major cities across the United States over the past 18 months. Large towns that follow the crime reported an increase in 2020 and 2021, especially as the pandemic took over the country. In California, car theft has surged 24% since Covid, according to a Public Policy Institute of California report.

Apprenticeship Pilot Program Allows Teens to Drive Semi Trucks

Faced with a truck driver shortage in the United States, the federal government gives a pilot program the green light to let teens drive large commercial trucks from state to state. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) made the announcement earlier this month.

Motorcycle Collisions and Receiving the Compensation You Deserve

The area surrounding Loomis is beautiful and not intended for a motorcycle collision. Taking to the roads or trails winding through the countryside is an enjoyable way to ride unfettered, but that freedom is countered by an increased risk of accidents and injuries. If you are unfortunate enough to be injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, a motorcycle accident attorney from Loomis can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Avoiding Danger When Driving Close to Big Rigs

More and more big rigs can be found on the roadways near Davis, and knowing how to stay safe is important. When a passenger vehicle, which weighs an average of about 3,300 pounds becomes involved in a collision with an 80,000-pound big rig, severe injuries and fatalities often occur. At AutoAccident.com, we’ve been successfully handling compensation claims against negligent truckers and trucking companies since 1982, so we are well prepared to offer you free advice about your case. In the following paragraphs, we offer tips to make your travels safer when sharing the roadway with a big rig.

The Difference Between a Wrongful Death Claim and a Survival Action

After the death of a loved one, the family can file a wrongful death lawsuit or a survival action against the at-fault party responsible for an intentional or negligent act. While both involve the same person, they are very different from one another. The main difference focuses on whose behalf the claim is filed. Both are important issues your family might consider after the death of a loved one, so let’s examine what comprises these claims, how they differ, and how they can help.

New California Laws With Many Changes Coming Your Way in 2022

Hundreds of California laws are taking effect in 2022 that will impact many people’s lives in different ways. From protecting protesters to a rise in the minimum wage, living space for pigs, and easing penalties for some crimes, the new laws will raise smiles in some while leaving others frowning. In the following, we will discuss some of the new changes.

How Safe Are Those Hands-Free Devices Anyway?

Distracted driving has become a major cause of traffic collisions as people multitask while behind the wheel of a car. According to the National Safety Council, the number of people who died in traffic accidents in 2019 while driving with distraction as the cause rose 10 percent to 3,142. When California’s ban on hand-held cell phones went into effect, did it really make many changes to the number of accidents and deaths on the roadways?  

30 Million Vehicles Investigated Due to Takata Airbag Inflator Concerns

Takata airbags are once more the center of a huge investigation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating 30 million more vehicles with possible defective Takata airbag inflators.

NHTSA and Audi Recall Most 2022 Models

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Audi just announced a recall for nearly every 2022 model Audi sold thus far because of a potential software problem. The backup camera view may fail to display when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. Owners of 2021 or 2022 model years that have the latest version of the company’s Modular Infotainment Toolkit system are covered by the Audi recall. It is estimated that more than 2,800 2021 and 2022 vehicles may be affected. 

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