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Driving while high: A safety issue threatening California drivers

California readers know it is dangerous to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Like alcohol, certain drugs can cause both cognitive and physical impairments, leading to an increased chance of a car accident. Even certain prescription drugs can be dangerous to consume before driving.

Dealing with the impact of a traumatic brain injury

If you suffered a brain injury in a California car accident, you know firsthand how these types of injuries can be different from person to person. Because everyone is different, the way that your injury will affect you depends on individual factors such as your health at the time of the injury and what part of your head suffered the impact. 

Time change could lead to increase in drowsy driving

California readers know the time change that occurs in the spring every year means one less hour of sleep for drivers. Less sleep means that a person could get behind the wheel of a car while too tired to be safe. According to AAA, the time change could mean more drowsy drivers on the road, and drowsy driving always leads to an increased chance of an accident.

There's more to a spinal cord injury than just paralysis

If you are one of the thousands of people who now live with paralysis after a spinal cord injury in the last year, then you may already know that you have a host of challenges ahead of you. You may need to relearn basic skills and could need to find new ways to perform others.

You could be walking toward an injury

Whether your New Year's resolution was to get more steps on your fitness tracker or enjoy the great outdoors more often, you might be walking more frequently than in the past. Walking is a great way to enjoy fresh air, reduce your impact on the environment and stay healthy. Unfortunately, walking is also dangerous. Pedestrians in California are at serious risk for injuries from auto accidents.

Does your child's toy contain lithium button batteries?

When parents purchase toys, they have an expectation that the manufacturer has created the product with a child in mind. This may mean taking into consideration the child's natural curiosity and tendency to explore. Toys made for children should be able to withstand such curiosity without placing the child in danger.

Autonomous cars leave many questions unanswered

No doubt, you have heard that driverless cars are on their way. You may remember such vehicles from fictional settings such as "I, Robot," "Jurassic Park" or the classic Batman series. For the most part, these vehicles seem simpatico with their chief passengers, making their drives effortless and safe, unless an archenemy got involved.

Will your California wildfire insurance claim be denied?

If you are one of the thousands of people displaced by the recent wildfires here in California, you are more than likely struggling to pick up the pieces of your life. Hopefully, you have been able to address your immediate needs for shelter, food and transportation.

Thinking about the lasting effects of a traumatic brain injury?

Whether the injury occurred in a car accident, a work accident or some other circumstances in which you or a loved one suffered a blow to the head, you may wonder what lasting effects could occur. When the pain fades away, any surface wounds heal and you attempt to get back to your life, what will it look like?

Pedal toward compensation after a bicycle accident

Bicycles are a wonderful way to both get where you need to go and for exercise. Whether you travel by bike for recreational or transportation purposes, you know how enjoyable it is to participate in this type of activity. However, California cyclists face certain risks, and many of them involve other drivers. Often, accidents involving bicycles are the result of the reckless or negligent actions of other people. 

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