Each Los Angeles auto accident attorney at our firm welcomed the September 2015 news that San Francisco banned tour drivers from driving and narrating simultaneously. Distracted driving is a serious concern for everyone on the road. Applying strict regulations for vehicles that carry many passengers is a logical step toward safety. However, it is important for individuals to keep their eyes on any number of issues that can cause serious accidents — including those that do not involve driver error.
Even during the daily morning drive to work, many drivers operate their vehicles in a drowsy state. Some even fall asleep behind the wheel. These individuals can (and do) cause serious traffic accidents, and they can be held liable for the injuries and fatalities they cause.
Thanks to the good work of any number of organizations, virtually all drivers know the dangers of drinking and driving. Perhaps a more educated public has contributed to better driving habits because the most recent California Office of Traffic Safety statistics show that the state's alcohol-impaired driving fatality rate has stabilized. In fact, that rate is now well below the national average.
There are two common misconceptions surrounding burn injuries. First, many people associate burns only with some form of flame. Next, some believe that both first- and second-degree burns are not considered serious.
Anyone who sustains physical injuries, such as complex fractures or even amputations, can expect health insurance benefits to cover medical treatment and all required therapy for as long as it takes to heal. Unfortunately, injuries to the brain typically do not carry these same benefits. All too often, insurance companies shift these costs to the overburdened public sector, leaving victims without the full rehabilitative therapy they need.