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Many people regularly enjoy going to shopping centers but even in the safest of conditions, personal injury can still occur. It is perceived that parking lots are safer spaces then being on roads or highways with fast moving traffic, but this perception would not be accurate. There is data out there that suggests that a high number of individuals are struck by automobiles in parking lots each year.
Ride sharing has quickly become one of the most popular forms of transportation across the country. With the high rate of car accidents that already take place, this can mean that with more ride share cars on the road, the probability of an accident occurring can increase. Often time more traffic leads to an increased amount of accidents. It is important to assess thee factors as these companies rise in popularity, as they are not regulated or held to the same safety standard across the board.
Consumer Reports stated that there were 1545 electric scooter accidents in the past year in the US. With the sudden emergence and wide reach of these devices around the country it has been hard for cities to find concrete regulations for the use and safety of this new form of recreation and transportation. While total crashes can be found, there still is very little information on specific regarding scooter crashes or the extent of injuries sustained in these instances. With this missing data, it can be assumed that accident and injury rates can be even higher than reported.
One thing to be aware of if you have been in an accident and plan to file a personal injury claim are the limitations on claims in the state of California. Having this knowledge of California law can help you make the most informed decision when going through this process. Unfortunately, if you are not aware of certain personal injury law, not following certain guidelines can sometimes hurt your personal injury case. The statute of limitations is the time frame that one has to take legal action.
Statistics show that one cyclist is killed every month in an accident with a motor vehicle in Orange County. A rise in these numbers are due to bicycling becoming a more popular way of commuting for a few different reasons like environmental purposes, health benefits, and congested city traffic. In addition there has been a push in many place to encourage the use of bikes, with bike lanes on popular streets, bike trails, and bike storage in business offices and public buildings. With the summer months already here, we may see more people taking the streets on bikes for recreation and leisure or as a means of transportation.
With the weather beginning to heat up this summer, motorcycle riders will want to fire up their bikes and hit the road. California is known for its temperate climate and has one of the nation’s highest number of motorcyclists on the road around the year. Due to the crazy traffic Californians regularly experience, roads are not as motorcycle friendly as they once previously were thought to be.