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California has seen some self-driving car accidents

Compensation matters can be of considerable importance for a person following suffering injuries in a car wreck. There are financial burdens that can go along with being injured in a car accident, and getting fair compensation can significantly help with easing these burdens.

Among the things that can impact how compensation matters end up going for a car crash victim is how well-tailored their approach to the matters is to the particular circumstances of their accident. Every auto crash is different, and an accident's unique aspects can influence what issues are present in the legal matters connected to it. Auto accident attorneys can help crash victims address the unique compensation issues coming out of their accident's circumstances.

Why do some e-cigarettes explode?

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Electronic cigarettes are surging in popularity as people seek an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Many consider e-cigarettes safer than their old-fashioned counterparts, but e-cigs are more dangerous in one specific way: They can explode.

What causes e-cigarettes to explode?

Pilot program aims to combat wrong-way driving

Wrong-way driving, particularly out on the highways, can result in especially major traffic crashes. These accidents can take lives. And even when they don't, their effects can still be massive, as they can result in individuals suffering injuries of a very high severity.

These crashes have taken a substantial toll here in Sacramento. Reportedly, in 2015, Sacramento was the top region in the state when it came to fatal wrong-way accidents.

Why is Distracted Driving so Dangerous?

Imagine you are driving down the freeway in Sacramento. There are lots of cars around you and people are travelling at high speeds, changing lanes and merging. Now imagine closing your eyes, taking your hands off the wheel and completely ignoring everything around you while you drive the length of a football field.

Reasonable drivers would never do something like this, would they? Sadly, they would and they do whenever they use their cellphones while driving. Driver distraction due to cellphone use is a very serious problem in California, and too many people fail to take seriously the danger in which they put themselves and others when they use a phone while driving.

Suggestions For Dog Bite Prevention

Many California residents enjoy the companionship of canines, and these beloved animals are the perfect pet for loving families everywhere. However, owning a dog also means acknowledging the risks of potential injuries related to dog bites. Whether people own a dog or live near a dog, familiarization with how to safely behave around these four-legged creatures can potentially help prevent a dog bite from occurring.

California is no exception when it comes to a steady report of injuries related to dog bite incidents. In fact, according to The Sacramento Bee, 2015 saw nearly 39,000 people treated for dog bites in ER visits. This alarming number is up by 44 percent from 2006 when that number was 12,000. This statistic demonstrates the need for people to understand what precautions to take and what behaviors to avoid when in a potentially threatening situation with a dog.

5 Questions about defective hip replacements, answered

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Many people undergo hip replacement surgery to relieve pain, improve mobility, and help the hip joint function better. For many patients, the surgery can be extremely beneficial. But for others who received defective metal-on-metal hip replacements, the results can be devastating.

Here are 5 frequently asked questions about metal-on-metal hip replacements:

Safety important when giving one’s teen a car

When a major event is occurring in a teen’s life, such as a graduation, their parents may want to give them a very special gift. In some instances, a parent might decide to go the route of giving their teen a car.

Now, this type of gift has some special safety considerations connected to it that the typical gift doesn’t. This is because what kind of car a teen drives and how they act in their car can have major implications for their safety and the safety of others.

Motorcycle season is here: How to keep yourself safe while riding

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There are few things more exciting to motorcyclists than an open road - and the start of a long riding season.

As you start planning your summer cycling excursions, it is important to keep some safety tips in mind. Here are some easy things you can do to keep yourself safe on the roads this summer:

Distracted driving: Dangerous at any age

Some might assume that cellphone-related distracted driving is mainly a problem among younger drivers. However, the young hardly have a monopoly on distracted driving. Such conduct is prevalent among many different types of drivers. A recent survey looked at how common distracted driving is among California's elderly.

The survey polled nearly 400 individuals ages 65 and over on their driving habits. A little over 4/5ths of these individuals owned a smartphone. Six out of 10 of the elderly cellphone owners said that they do sometimes talk on the phone when driving.

Hernia mesh complications

Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to support and reinforce organs and tissues within the body. It is used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Millions of surgical mesh procedures have been administered in the United States. One common use for surgical mesh is to treat hernias.

What is a hernia?

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