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  • Mild Winter Weather Means Motorcycles, But Safety Rules Still Apply

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 28-Dec-2012

    Most motorcyclists in the U.S. pack up their bikes when winter hits, but those who live in areas with mild winters or are enjoying especially warm winter weather may decide to stay on the road as long as possible. Even though fewer motorcyclists hit northern California roads in winter, motorcycle injuries can occur year-round. Both bikers and drivers need to remember that motorcycles are still on ...
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  • NHTSA Study Finds Distracted-Driving Accident Rates Are Decreasing

    Posted By Robert Brady || 26-Dec-2012

    The number of accidents caused by distracted driving, including the number of injury-causing distracted-driving accidents, has been decreasing in the U.S. in recent years, according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The decrease in distracted-driving accidents mirrors an overall decrease in car accident deaths, which reached their lowest rate in 2011 since ...
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  • Avoiding the Most Common Types of Child Injuries

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 20-Dec-2012

    There are many ways in which a child can suffer an injury due to an accident or other unintentional or careless event. Injuries are the leading cause of death for children, claiming approximately 9,000 lives per year. Thousands more children need emergency care for injuries or suffer permanent disabilities after an injury. Some of the most common types of child injuries include: Suffocation. ...
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  • Simple Tips to Prevent a New Year's Eve Car Accident in Northern California

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 18-Dec-2012

    Many northern California residents go out on New Year’s Eve, and unfortunately, some of them are involved in car accidents that cause serious injuries or even death. You can help reduce the risk of a car accident both for yourself and for your friends and family by following a few simple safety tips this holiday season. For partygoers : Plan ahead. Before you head to a party, decide how ...
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  • Headed for the California Mountains? Prepare for California Winter Driving

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Dec-2012

    The popular image of California is of a state that is hardly ever visited by inclement weather. While southern California does tend to stay sunny and warm most of the year, residents of California’s northern areas and mountains know that the dangers from snow and ice on California roads can be very real. Here are some tips from the California Department of Transportation for safe winter ...
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