California regulators have nixed a General Motors suggestion to remove liability from companies whose self-driving cars caused accidents due to the vehicle not being maintained to manufacturer specifications. This recommendation would place the burden of liability on drivers and could have opened a loophole for companies to avoid responsibility for injuries caused by a defective vehicle. Fortunately, the California DMV… Continue Reading.
If you are a passenger injured in a car accident, then it is rare that you would be at fault. This further increases your chances of getting fair compensation based on the merits of your case. The tricky part in car accidents arises when it is not clear who is at fault. There are also cases where the drivers involved… Continue Reading.
Your car should be a safe place for you. Despite the large number of motor vehicles accidents that occur on a daily basis, you should always feel confident in the safety features that you vehicle holds. Arguably the most important feature and the most reliable should be your airbags. Since the 1970’s airbags have been available in vehicles sold in… Continue Reading.
The National Safety Council reports that Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday when it comes to traffic fatalities and serious injuries. It considers the four and one-quarter days spanning from the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving and all day Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as the Thanksgiving period. In 2013, 360 deaths occurred during the Thanksgiving period compared to 3,060 for… Continue Reading.
A Pokemon GO car crash epidemic is plaguing the nation. Pokemon GO, an augmented reality game, has only been out for a couple weeks and it is already begun causing a variety of legal issues for players. The game allows gamers to catch Pokemon at real life locations and uses the GPS on smartphones. To prevail at the game, players… Continue Reading.
Before you provide any information to the other parties insurance company, STOP! Make it your business to contact Needham Kepner & Fish, LLP. We will guide you on the proper way to go about handling this issue, without hurting your case. Call us for a FREE consultation at 408-956-6949, or visit our site at https://www.nkf-law.com/
The Golden Gate Bridge has a new safety addition, but that same addition may be causing problems for drivers. The new safety feature is a movable traffic barrier that keeps cars from crossing over into oncoming traffic. The barrier was put in place in reaction to a tragic accident that occurred when a vehicle crossed too far left and into… Continue Reading.
Just yesterday there was a multicar wreck in San Jose on the Capital Expressway. Six motorists between the other seven cars were taken to the hospital for injuries but were expected to survive and a police officer was treated for smoke inhalation from helping put out the car fire. If you or a loved one were effected in this auto… Continue Reading.
Although every serious car wreck has the potential to claim lives, some are especially tragic. Unfortunately, these wrecks can sometimes be prevented and represent another loss of life that should have been avoided. In San Francisco, CA, there are many reasons why an auto accident takes place, such as a distracted driver or someone who is intoxicated while behind the… Continue Reading.
When someone has been involved in a car accident and wants to take legal action to receive compensation for their medical expenses and pain and suffering, there are many factors that could impact the case. For example, if a police investigation reveals that someone was texting while driving or if a driver was intoxicated, these details can have a significant… Continue Reading.