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How to lower the risks of cycling accidents?

Riding bicycles without the proper gear and discipline can be dangerous. Cyclists should pay attention to their surroundings to lower the risk of accidents. Many bicycle accidents come from riders not following traffic rules or multitasking. Accidents can come from vehicles or pedestrians in Southern California as…

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How can you tell that a dog bite has caused rabies?

Dog bites can cause serious injury to California residents. Sadly, sometimes, an animal might carry rabies. These are the signs that a bite has caused the disease. What is rabies? Rabies is one of the most highly contagious viruses. It is also a disease that almost always…

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What causes a dog bite?

If you are bitten by a dog in the state of California, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other damages. However, this assumes that you didn’t do anything to provoke the animal. Take a look at a couple of different reasons why a…

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How a helmet addresses the threat of a concussion

Though a recreational activity everyone age enjoys, cycling without the right protective gear is dangerous. While helmets are a legal requirement for anyone under the age of 18, the serious threat of a concussion should encourage every cyclist to put one on. Concussions have the potential to…

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Teens and distracted driving

California teenagers are digital natives that are used to texting and scrolling social media all day long. When they start driving, smartphone use behind the wheel can be incredibly dangerous. Since teens are just learning how to drive, it’s especially important for them to limit their driving…

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Signs that a dog may attack

Tales about a seemingly calm dog reacting in an unexpectedly violent manner aren’t always fiction. However, many dog bite cases in California happen after the victim receives some warnings. The dog’s owner might need to say anything since the dog’s behavior may raise alarms. Anyone hoping to…

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What is a property owner’s duty of ordinary care in California?

California residents should be safe when visiting a property, but a slip-and-fall accident might occur and result in injury. Property owners have a duty of ordinary care to ensure that this doesn’t happen. What are the premises liability laws in California? California property owners have an ordinary…

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Wearing headsets is dangerous for bicyclists

Bicyclists enjoy traveling throughout Southern California since they can enjoy exercising while avoiding congested traffic jams. However, bicycle enthusiasts must avoid the temptation to violate traffic rules, which might come easy for those not inside a vehicle. Some may engage in outrageously dangerous behavior, such as wearing…

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3 common causes of slip-and-fall accidents in grocery stores

Slip-and-fall injuries are much more common and can be much more serious than many Americans realize. The National Safety Council reports that falls are among the top three causes of preventable, injury-related fatalities in the U.S. In 2019 alone, fall-related injuries resulted in over 8 million emergency…

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Drivers can be very distracted in parking lots

Public roads are not the only driving locations in California where accidents can happen. Navigating parking lots can be problematic as well and, sometimes, even more confusing. Many drivers do not respect the direction arrows and stop signs in a parking lot, including large lots where a…

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