Articles about Vehicle Accidents & Injuries

Vehicle accidents are jarring, unsettling and upsetting.

The initial impact is violent; the sound is disturbing and scary; the aftermath is confusing. No matter the size of the accident, the physical and emotional toll can be enormous. Every accident is unique and every accident is very personal, yet serious the immediate steps involved after a car accident are straightforward.

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Marijuana and Driving
Kauffman Team | 12 Jan 2021
Although the recreational use of marijuana is legal in the state of California, driving while under the influence of marijuana is not. It is a crime with possible penalties including fines, mandatory DUI school, a suspended or revoked driver’s lic...
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Driving while Sleep Deprived
Kauffman Team | 17 Sep 2020
Driving while sleep deprived is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents, yet very few people are aware of the risks of getting behind the wheel while drowsy. Lack of sleep results in slower reaction times, poor judgement, and inattentiv...
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Speeding and Vehicular Accidents
Kauffman Team | 11 Jun 2020
Although citizens may be sheltering in place to avoid the risk of COVID-19, our streets and freeways are not safer: emptier roads have recently led to an increase in dangerous driving.  Although traffic volume in California has decreased by app...
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Hit and Run Accidents
Kauffman Team | 13 Feb 2020
A hit and run accident in San Francisco’s Mission district left 2 critically injured this past Wednesday. The driver, who initially fled the scene, eventually returned showing signs of “alcohol or drug impairment,” according to officers. In...
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Older Drivers
Kauffman Team | 12 Dec 2019
As the life expectancy steadily grows in the United States, so does the number of older drivers on the road. According to the Federal Highway Administration, there were 28 million licensed drivers 70 years or older in 2017, about 8% of the populatio...
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School Bus Passing Laws
Kauffman Team | 20 Sep 2019
From San Jose to Livermore; from Novato to Sacramento; from San Francisco to Richmond, a new school year has begun and with it school buses are busy shuttling students from home to their local school. Have you ever seen those flashing stop signa...
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San Francisco reports significant increase in pedestrian and car accidents
Kauffman Team | 20 Sep 2019
If you live in San Francisco, your risk of being involved in an auto accident is on the rise. Due to a significant population increase over the last few years, as well as the introduction of rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber, San Francisco has...
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Distracted Driving – Texting and Driving
Kauffman Team | 30 Aug 2019
It seems obvious that texting while driving increases one’s chance of causing a car accident or being in one. In fact a driver texting is about 25% more likely to be a car crash compared to an attentive driver. Each year the US Department of Tran...
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Total Loss of your Car
Kauffman Team | 30 Aug 2019
When the cost of repairing a damaged vehicle is more than the value (or a percentage of the value) of the vehicle if it hadn’t been involved in an auto accident, then the vehicle is considered a total loss, or “totaled”. Your property damage ...
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Property Damage Claim
Kauffman Team | 29 Aug 2019
Property damage claims cover your motor vehicle and any personal property inside the vehicle that may have been damaged as a result of the accident. Property damage claims are typically straightforward and often resolved within the first 30 days aft...
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