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Greyhound Bus Crash: Fatigued Driving Tragedy?

Reports from the CHP regarding this tragic bus collision last week in San Jose resulting in 2 deaths and serious injuries, suggest that the driver may have been fatigued. It is well established that fatigue can be a risk to the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Efforts to reduce the risks posed by fatigue from inadequate sleep duration, quality and timing have been the focus of initiatives at the National Transportation Safety Board, Department Transportation, Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health.

Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

Establishing fault after an accident is crucial. Without the ability to prove that another driver is at fault, you can run into serious legal troubles trying to recover the compensation you are owed. This only becomes more complicated when multiple drivers are involved in your collision.

Halloween Safety Tips for the Road

Halloween is often a fun night filled with plenty of tricks and treats. Whether you're planning on going door to door to collect candy with the kids or are headed out to a spirited party, it is important that you keep some road safety tips in mind.

Can Hybrid Crosswalk System Help?

California roads are known to have a large pedestrian population--especially in the Bay Area. San Francisco's streets are dotted with tourists and locals alike walking to and from work, lunch, or the next iconic location. But just because pedestrians rule the streets doesn't mean the streets have been designed with them in mind. California is aiming to implement hybrid crosswalks to help cut down on the number of fatal accidents that occur at midblock crossings.

Disabilities May Not Be Seen Until Long After Newborn Surgery

According to a new study, it is believed that some newborns who undergo complex heart surgery will appear fine but develop a disability as they grow older. These disabilities can be both neurological and motor disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. While these complications are considered to be very rare, there is still a potential risk for them to happen.

5 Steps to Take After Your Car Accident

According to statistics, around six million car accidents occur every year in the United States. Most people will be involved in a car accident at some point in their life. Despite this, a majority of those involved in accidents don't actually have a clear idea of what they should do following a collision. Should they report the accident? How soon should they see a doctor? Do they need to hire a lawyer? All these questions can make an accident more complex and frustrating for an injured party.

What to Know About GM's Compensation Fund

Just hours after GM announced its plan to compensate victims of accidents involving defective ignition switches, the automaker recalled a whopping 8.2 million more vehicles. This raises the total number of cars recalled to 29 million, more than the 22 million vehicles recalled by all automakers combined in 2013.

Sleep-Deprived Walmart Trucker Faces Charges for Tracy Morgan Wreck

A truck driver for Walmart recently pled "not guilty" in response to charges of vehicular homicide in the widely publicized car accident that killed comedian James McNair and landed Tracy Morgan, former star of "SNL" and "30 Rock," in critical condition. The driver, Kevin Roper of Georgia, was apparently awake for a full 24 hours leading up to the crash.

Ten Dead in Tragic Accident

A FedEx tractor-trailer on Interstate 5 near Orland, California, swerved across a grassy median and into oncoming traffic last week, hitting a car and a school bus and killing ten in an explosive blaze. The bus was filled with 44 high school students and several chaperones on their way to visit Humboldt State University as part of a program that brings prospective low-income and first generation students to tour the school. Both drivers died, in addition to three chaperones and five students. The California Highway Patrol has launched an investigation into the possible causes of the accident, but the results likely won't be available for months to come. For now, all we can do is ask questions and mourn this tragic loss.

Rideshare Drivers Increasingly Committing Insurance Fraud

As the Uber/Lyft/Sidecar insurance saga continues to unfold, it seems yet another issue has come to the fore. Recently, an assistant district attorney in San Francisco told state regulators that there has been an increase in insurance fraud among drivers for these rideshare companies, who seek compensation from their personal insurance carriers for damages incurred in work-related accidents.

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