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Marijuana and Your Personal Injury Case

As of January 1, 2018 Marijuana is now legal in California for recreational use. You might remember that In November 2016, California voters approved the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) allowing individuals to use marijuana recreationally, to possess up to one ounce and to cultivate up to six plants in their homes. There are some limitations regarding smoking marijuana in public which will subject persons to a $100 fine and driving under the influence of marijuana is strictly prohibited

What Can Make New Year's Eve Safer for Everyone?

Do you know how many people will be on the road for New Year's Eve? It's estimated that some 95 million Americans will take to the road to visit family and friends. Do you know what the most common cause of New Year's traffic collisions is? It turns out that between 2007 and 2011, alcohol played a part in 42 percent of all traffic fatalities during the holidays. So, if you are going to be traveling during the holidays, here are a few ideas that could make New Year's Eve Safer for you and your family.

How Important is Pedestrian Safety on Modesto Roads?

It was early morning on December 18th, 2017, when a 77-year-old from Ceres was forced to swerve his 1997 Dodge while driving down Hatch Road. He was trying to avoid a man who appeared to be walking in his lane. Despite the evasive maneuver, the driver was unable to avoid the pedestrian, and he wa hit with the right-side bumper of the vehicle. It is a devastating loss for both parties involved. But is there anything that we could do to prevent an accident like this? Are there ways to po protect yourself and your family?

Texting and driving: How dangerous is it?

It's easy to make jokes about teens being connected to their cell phone. We'll venture a guess that most people have joked about their propensity to text on more than one occasion.

However, when that phone is in the hand of a driver, texting is no laughing matter. Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous behaviors people exhibit on the road. And it is not just an issue that affects young drivers.

Injured Over Labor Day Weekend?

Labor Day is supposed to be the last hurrah of summer. Unfortunately, it's also a time when a lot of people suffer personal injuries. There are a number of ways that you might find yourself injured over Labor Day weekend.

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyers- Tips for staying safe on the road this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial summer kick-off and drivers all over the country are getting ready to get away for the long weekend. According to AAA, 39.3 million Americans will travel during this holiday. That is one million more travelers than last year. With more drivers on the road, the risk ofautomobile accidents rises.

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