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Self Driving Cars... Turns Out Their Biggest Threat Is...

It's not a question of if, it's become a question of when. When will we see self driving cars, trucks, buses and even trains. After logging hundreds of thousands of test drive miles over the last few years it turns out driverless cars could be available for use by the end of 2017. If the research is accurate we know the biggest threat to self driving cars boils down to cars driven by other humans!

Another Hazard Of Getting Paid "Under The Table"

An element of damages in a personal injury or wrongful death case is loss of earnings or loss of earning capacity. This is typically verified by providing a chronological history regarding a litigant's earnings including their education and training in an effort to provide a jury a reasonable basis upon which to analyze and project loss of earnings.

Used Cars And Defective And Recalled Air Bags

Most automobile safety experts and researchers share the opinion your air-bag system is one of the most critical safety elements your car has. The Supplemental Restraint System goes largely un-noticed until the moment of greatest need and we take the reliability and safety of the system for granted. With a used car, the owner may not know the vehicle's repair history and whether or not the vehicle's air bags are reliable.

Unable To Decide Who Was At Fault?

Involved parties at the scene of an accident often disagree regarding who is at fault in an accident. After such an emotional event, people should not be discussing fault without a police officer or independent witness present. Emotions are high and no one is eager to accept blame.

Pedestrians At Increased Risk According To Study

If you decide to walk someplace for your health you may want to reconsider once you listen to recent studies and look at the actions of the City of Sacramento. Sacramento recently embarked on what they have termed "Vision Zero Sacramento". Vision Zero is a traffic safety initiative whose aim is a roadway with no fatalities or serious injuries. Vision Zero rejects the notion that traffic crashes are simply "accidents," but instead preventable incidents that can and must be systematically addressed.

A New year Brings New Laws To Curb Distracted Driving

Not long ago we published a blog about people taking "selfies" while driving and the problems it created. Doing something other than driving is something Henry Ford never considered and it seems many are focused on doing everything except driving in a defensive manner as we were taught in driver's education. As a result of all of the distractions drivers are faced with, new laws have been created.

Car Crash Where You Were Just A Little Responsible?

Many personal injury situations are pretty clear with a clear idea of the responsible party. What happens when liability is in dispute or when the situation arises that there is what's called "comparative negligence." This most often happens when the defendant claims you were at least partially to blame for the crash. This can affect the total amount of your claim. The law Office of Guenard & Bozarth will work diligently to eliminate this possibility. What happens when the facts support shared liability?

Imagine you're in a traffic crash where the other driver negligently ran a stop sign and you just happened to be driving at a speed above the posted limit at the time of the crash. The reality is you might share 10 percent of the blame for the accident while the other driver accepts 90 percent of the actual fault. Now imagine your damages add up to $15,000. Understanding this how would a shared fault situation impact your potential compensation? Under California's pure comparative negligence rule, your compensation will be reduced to $13,500 (or the $15,000 total minus the $1,500 that represents your share of fault for the accident.)

What's interesting is while the court system is obligated to follow this rule individual adjustors aren't bound by the same rules outside of the actual court. Adjustors will often assume a combative and unreasonable point of view and offer only a very small token settlement to limit their exposure and your eventual recovery. In fact, an adjustor will often raise the issue of California's comparative negligence rule during settlement talks when they have no basis in the negotiation. Outside of court we are free to negotiate what the impact of the rule should be on your claim. Often times we are able to bypass any comparative negligence claims and that allows our office to enhance your settlement.

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Americans Are Driving More, Texting More and Dying More!

The reality is we all know better and continue to do it anyway. The use of social media along with texting while driving continues to rise. It appears that nothing short of serious injury or death will slow down the use of these applications.

Helping Kids "Before The Impact"

We make decisions daily. The majority of the decisions we make are beneficial while some are downright selfish. The Elk Grove Police Department in conjunction with the Elk Grove City Council are presenting a program called "Before The Impact."

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