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How Well Do You Know California’s Vehicle Mirror Laws?

Mirrors are a critical element in any motor vehicle. They allow the driver to see at multiple angles behind them without turning their head from the road. Mirrors also enable drivers to pay proper attention to the car’s surroundings. Without functional mirrors, driving any type of vehicle is hazardous. For this reason, it is critical […]

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Who Is Considered at Fault for Backover Accidents?

Parking lot and driveway accidents often involve cars backing over pedestrians or cyclists. These accidents can cause devastating injuries and require costly medical procedures and lengthy recovery times for victims. Learn who is considered at fault for backover accidents and how Berg Injury Lawyers can help you seek fair compensation for injuries you sustained in […]

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What Are California’s Right-of-Way Laws?

Right-of-way laws keep drivers and pedestrians safe on the roads. These rules outline who has the right-of-way in various circumstances to prevent car accidents and ensure everyone understands their responsibility when driving or walking on the street. Familiarizing yourself with California’s right-of-way laws can help you avoid accidents and identify when someone else isn’t following […]

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Is Eating While Driving Considered Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is a leading cause of car crashes in the United States and in California. There are an average of almost 3,500 motor vehicle deaths in the Golden State every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 15% of injuries and 9% of fatal crashes involved distracted driving in 2019. If […]

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What Causes Jackknife Truck Accidents?

Jackknifing is a common type of trucking accident where the trailer of an articulated vehicle, such as a semi-truck, skids and spins toward the front. The trailer slides and pivots sharply, essentially folding over the vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, California ranks second in the nation for fatal truck accidents. Commercial […]

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What Are Hedonic Damages—and Should You Include Them in Your Injury Claim?

Severe injuries lead to steep medical bills, lost wages from missing work, and significant pain and suffering. Part of the suffering associated with severe injuries is losing the ability to partake in life’s many joys. In the courts, hedonic damages are the name for an individual’s loss of enjoyment of life. In California, hedonic damages […]

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