Peach & Weathers
Free Consultations 909-494-2565
Your Legal Issue Is Important 909-494-2565
Areas & Topics

Posts tagged "motorists"

Big-rig accidents due to overworked drivers

The headlines are filled with horrific big-rig accidents every day. Many of them have resulted from fatigued or overworked drivers - some actually falling asleep behind the wheel.

Motorcycle Accidents: Safe Practices

The reality of the road won't change - motorcycle accidents can and will happen. But whether an accident was caused by another driver's negligence, a mishap on a slick road, or an operator error, there are tips you can follow to drastically limit your chance of an accident.

Motorcycle Accidents: Safe Practices

The reality of the road won't change - motorcycle accidents can and will happen. But whether an accident was caused by another driver's negligence, a mishap on a slick road, or an operator error, there are tips you can follow to drastically limit your chance of an accident.

Potential Driver Distraction

There is now no question or doubt that cell phone use is a moving violation. Not only are the call or text functions prohibited, but also the use of a map for directions or sending and receiving emails are illegal as well. A California Appellate Court has made this ruling after the court case of California v. Spriggs, wherein the defendant was pulled over for using his phone while operating a motor vehicle. He wasn't texting or making a call, he was simply looking at a map, but the court ruled that since Spriggs was, as the law states, "using a wireless phone that wasn't configured for hands free listening and talking" this action is illegal. The law was passed in order to reduce potential distractions for drivers who use mobile devices, and thus ensure more secure roads and safer driving for all Californians. There is now no excuse: if you are on your mobile device or tablet you are asking to get pulled over and sited. The use of any application on your mobile device violates vehicle code section 23123.

Potential Driver Distraction

There is now no question or doubt that cell phone use is a moving violation. Not only are the call or text functions prohibited, but also the use of a map for directions or sending and receiving emails are illegal as well. A California Appellate Court has made this ruling after the court case of California v. Spriggs, wherein the defendant was pulled over for using his phone while operating a motor vehicle. He wasn't texting or making a call, he was simply looking at a map, but the court ruled that since Spriggs was, as the law states, "using a wireless phone that wasn't configured for hands free listening and talking" this action is illegal. The law was passed in order to reduce potential distractions for drivers who use mobile devices, and thus ensure more secure roads and safer driving for all Californians. There is now no excuse: if you are on your mobile device or tablet you are asking to get pulled over and sited. The use of any application on your mobile device violates vehicle code section 23123.

Davis, CA sees it's worse accident in years

Eating while driving can be distracting. Drivers reach for food, they pry containers open and peel off wrappers, all of which can take their eyes off the road and create a risk of serious accidents. But eating on the road has another potentially deadly danger: choking. A recent truck accident that happened when the driver choked on food may show Southern California drivers how dangerous eating while driving can be.

Davis, CA sees it's worse accident in years

Eating while driving can be distracting. Drivers reach for food, they pry containers open and peel off wrappers, all of which can take their eyes off the road and create a risk of serious accidents. But eating on the road has another potentially deadly danger: choking. A recent truck accident that happened when the driver choked on food may show Southern California drivers how dangerous eating while driving can be.

Municipal vehicles and car accidents

Whenever a police chase results in a serious or fatal car accident in California, issues of liability and negligence can become very complex. There are usually numerous drivers involved in the accident, many witnesses to interview and complicated police records and policies to review.

Motor vehicle accidents

Accidents can happen anywhere. You may suffer from an injury in a park or a shopping mall. Every day, thousands of accidents happen on the road throughout the world. Some of them occur due to speeding or drunk driving. At times, engine or brake failure can cause an accident on the road. In some cases, road accidents happen due to the negligence of someone. In short, there are many causes of road crashes. Some accidents cause minor injuries, while others cause more serious ones.

Contact

San Bernardino Office
788 N. Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Phone: 909-494-2565
Fax: 909-885-9565
San Bernardino Law Office Map

Riverside Office
7095 Indiana Avenue
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92506

Phone: 909-494-2565
Map & Directions

Avvo - Rate you Lawyer. Get Free Legal Advice.
Review Us