4th Of July Safety: The Top 3 Most Common Types of Accidents on Independance Day

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With 4th of July weekend quickly approaching, communities across California are preparing for a long holiday weekend that includes travel, fireworks, bbqs, beaches, and all that our beautiful state has to offer. Celebrating our Independence Day is not only one of the busiest days of the year but it has also been proven to result in more injuries than any other holiday, including New Year’s Eve.  Here are the most common types of accidents and how to avoid them.

DUI Accidents: Statistics gathered over the past 25 years by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have determined that an average 51% of all deadly traffic accidents on 4th of July are alcohol related.  Sunny California also adds to the effects of alcohol due to dehydration and drowsiness from the heat.  There is only one tried and true method to avoid a DUI Accident, never get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence.  

Car Accidents: According to the National Safety Council, as many as 409 people will be killed on the road during 4th of July weekend with another 49,500 injured.  Necessary precautions can help ensure a memorable weekend as well as the ability to lower these statistics. Read More

Auto Insurance for Beginners

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Accidents can happen anywhere, so we must always be prepared and have the best coverage. You first need to figure out what amount of coverage you need and want. Do you commute to and from work? Is it a long commute? Do you want full coverage? How much are you willing to pay? What is within your budget? These are all questions you might be asking yourself when picking out an auto insurance coverage. There are different types of coverage. Read More

Where Accidents Happen the Most in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is known for its amazing weather, beautiful beaches, and insane traffic. We all know that once 5 o’clock hits, you have to avoid the freeway at all costs so you’re left at the mercy of google maps and side streets. We will do anything to avoid being stuck in that 2-hour commute home, but did you know that there are many streets in Los Angeles that are known for their frequent car accidents? Here we have the intersections in Los Angeles with the most car accidents:

 

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In most of these cases, 41% of these drivers are at fault and 31% it is the pedestrians that are at fault. If you are looking for different streets to take home, then we highly suggest you avoid these intersections.

 

For those of you who like to get around by foot, avoid Hollywood & Highland. Not only is it home to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but it is also known as the place where most pedestrians get run over by cars. Followed by Central & Vernon, these are the streets to avoid if you are planning on walking to your next destination.

 

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Lastly, we all hate hit and runs, right? Why do people make the decision to drive without being accountable for their actions? Whether it is because they are stressed, distracted, or just texting on their phone… hit and runs happen everywhere. Here, we have the intersections in LA with the most reported hit and runs:

 

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Accidents are unavoidable. They can happen anywhere and at any time. But if we can avoid the places where they happen most often, then we can drive with a better piece of mind. If you or anyone you know is ever caught in an accident, whether it was your fault, a hit and run, motorcycle accidents, or any personal injury accident don’t hesitate to contact The Accident Guys. Your safety and justice is our priority; we are here to help you win!

 

-Stay safe from, The Accident Guys

 

Source: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2015/12/los_angeles_most_dangerous_intersections_2015.php

Top 6 Reasons Why Accidents Happen

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It’s easy to get distracted while driving, especially during slow moving traffic hours or if you’re in a rush. Here are the top six reasons why accidents happen.

 

1. Texting While Driving –

You know that feeling when you look over at the car next to you and you realize they are texting? That is a scary feeling that most California drivers experience when they are behind the wheel. As you may know, Southern California is filled with texting-while-driving offenders. If you see a person texting while they are driving (or trying to), avoid driving near them as much as possible.  

 

2. Alcohol or Drug Consumption –

We probably don’t have to tell you that you should not be behind the wheel if you are under the influence.

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4. Speeding –

Speeding increases your chance of losing control of the wheel. So don’t go over the speed limit!

 

5. Fatigue –
Make sure to get enough shut eye before going behind the wheel. Pull over if you feel like you’re falling asleep and/or be sure to drink your morning coffee.

 

6. Eating While Driving

Many people believe that eating while driving is perfectly normal and food-on the-go is the only way to go. This is not true. Reckless and distracted driving can put you, your family, your friends, and your fellow drivers in harm’s way.

 

Do not allow yourself to be distracted while driving because an accident can happen anytime, anywhere.  If you or a loved one have been in a collision due to reckless driving, The Accident Guys are here to provide you legal guidance. Call for a free consultation at 877-888-GUYS.

-The Accident Guys

5 Most Common Injuries After a Car Accident

 

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Whether big or small, accidents will always cause damage. Although seat belts and airbags are instrumental in saving many lives, injuries still occur.  Here are five of the most common injuries after an accident.

 

Neck Injuries are one of the most common vehicle injuries. The incredible pressure on the ligaments of the neck causes strains and sprains. Then there’s whiplash which happens when a collision causes the head to suddenly shake forward or toward the side.

 

Knee Injuries are very common after a car accident do to a direct impact from a head on crash, rear end collision or a roll-over accident. You may have these symptoms redness, swelling, tenderness, tingling, locking, grinding, weakness and instability. This can be the result of a fracture, a torn ACL, MCL, PCL, a Knee Sprain/ Strain, or a Dislocated Knee.

 

Broken Bones (Fracture) occur when the physical force applied on the bone is stronger than the bone itself.  There are two kinds Simple Fracture which is when the bone breaks but there is no open wound in the skin and Compound Fracture breaks through the skin.

 

Back Injuries can cause pain and limit your movement because the spinal cord runs the full length of the back; any injury in the back is serious. Symptoms are pain up or down your legs, weakening of your muscles, numbness in your extremities, and general steady back pain.

 

Concussions occur when the brain is shaken severely inside the skull. Can cause bruising if it’s just mild, if it’s more serious you can have these symptoms vomiting, nausea, headaches, and disorientation.

 

Don’t let your injury take a toll on you, pay attention to the pain.  These injuries can worsen if not treated promptly.  The Accident Guys are here to provide you legal guidance. Call for a free consultation at 877-888-GUYS.

-The Accident Guys