3 Things Steps to Take if You Have Whiplash from a Car Accident

One of the most common injuries following a Woodland Hills car accident is whiplash. Whiplash may sound rather harmless, and many people try to brush it off as a ‘fake’ injury, but the truth is that whiplash can cause serious discomfort — and be a symptom of something even more serious. For more information on the signs and symptoms of whiplash, click here. 

If you believe you are suffering from whiplash resulting from an auto accident, read on for 3 things you should do.

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Distracted Driving Means More Car Accidents

California is cracking down on distracted driving, especially in the form of texting and driving. If you are behind the wheel in California, you are now no longer able to hold your cell phone in your hand for any reason. This new law is intended to make it easier for police to determine if someone is unlawfully using their phone while driving, as well as reduce the number of auto accidents caused by distracted drivers.

Majority of CA Car Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving

A recent study by the California Office of Traffic Safety showed that 80% of California car accidents happen because of distracted driving. Distracted driving is serious and preventable. Examples of distracted driving include:

What You Need to Know about Car Accidents in California

Car accidents in Woodland Hills can be minor, causing little to no damage to vehicles or injury to drivers and passenger. These accidents, though certainly an inconvenience, are a blip on the radar when compared to more devastating auto accidents that result in serious personal injuries and major property damage, such as totaled cars.

If you or a loved one are involved in an auto accident, know that California law and our experienced accident attorneys are on your side. Read on for what to do immediately following an accident.

How Are Injuries Proven for California Car Accidents?

If you’re involved in a car accident in Woodland Hills, California, you may find yourself in the middle of a fight to get the compensation that you deserve for the damage to your car and for your injuries. One of the most common concerns people have about California car accidents is how injuries are proven in court. Here’s what you need to know.

California Isn’t a No-Fault Car Accident State

Legalization of Marijuana Leads to Increase in Drugged Driving

In 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64 which legalized marijuana use for recreational purposes.  The law, which went into effect January 2017, allows any California citizen over the age of 21 to smoke marijuana in their private home or business without restriction.  Since January, the California Highway Patrol has found that California citizens have consumed more marijuana than previous years, and found more instances of individuals driving under the influence of marijuana, aka “drugged driving.”

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Deadly Crash in Canoga Park Sheds Light on Impaired Driving

Recently a high-speed crash in Canoga Park, California took the life of young driver Steven Rodriguez, just two weeks after his 21st birthday.  Authorities believe than an excessive rate of speed combined with possible alcohol consumption led to the catastrophic accident.  Reports from the scene of the car crash state that Steven was driving at such an excessive rate of speed that upon impact with a fire hydrant the car was cut in half and split apart, and the hydrant flew into one of the nearby buildings.  According to one witness who spoke to local station KTLA 5, “It was like a giant river of … car parts floating by,” said witness Angel Cerda. “Half of the car was on one side of the street, and the other half was on the other side of the street. The man was still in the car, sitting down, his seatbelt on. … It was a complete mess.”

We are devastated for Steven’s family and loved ones.