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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Have a Safe and Happy Holidays from GoLaw.com

The Fall and Winter Months are a popular time of year for vacations and road travel. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years all bringing cold, wet, and possibly icy conditions, it’s important to plan ahead for a Safe and Happy Holidays!  Keep reading our GoLaw.com BLOGS to get more Travel Safety Tips for your travels during this holiday season.


Read original article on AAA.com

WINTER DRIVING TIPS

Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. For more information on winter driving, the association offers the How to Go on Ice and Snow brochure, available through most AAA offices. Contact your local AAA club for more information.

AAA recommends the following winter driving tips:

    •    Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
    •    Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
    •    Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
    •    Never mix radial tires with other tire types.
    •    Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
    •    If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
    •    Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
    •    Always look and steer where you want to go.
    •    Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.

Tips for long-distance winter trips:

    •    Watch weather reports prior to a long-distance drive or before driving in isolated areas. Delay trips when especially bad weather is expected. If you must leave, let others know your route, destination and estimated time of arrival.
    •    Always make sure your vehicle is in peak operating condition by having it inspected by a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility.
    •    Keep at least half a tank of gasoline in your vehicle at all times.
    •    Pack a cellular telephone with your local AAA’s telephone number, plus blankets, gloves, hats, food, water and any needed medication in your vehicle.
    •    If you become snow-bound, stay with your vehicle. It provides temporary shelter and makes it easier for rescuers to locate you. Don’t try to walk in a severe storm. It’s easy to lose sight of your vehicle in blowing snow and become lost.
    •    Don’t over exert yourself if you try to push or dig your vehicle out of the snow.
    •    Tie a brightly colored cloth to the antenna or place a cloth at the top of a rolled up window to signal distress. At night, keep the dome light on if possible. It only uses a small amount of electricity and will make it easier for rescuers to find you.
    •    Make sure the exhaust pipe isn’t clogged with snow, ice or mud. A blocked exhaust could cause deadly carbon monoxide gas to leak into the passenger compartment with the engine running.
    •    Use whatever is available to insulate your body from the cold. This could include floor mats, newspapers or paper maps.
    •    If possible run the engine and heater just long enough to remove the chill and to conserve gasoline.

Tips for driving in the snow:

    •    Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry. And take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
    •    Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, turning – nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly.
    •    The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
    •    Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, the best way to stop is threshold breaking. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
    •    Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.
    •    Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed down hill as slowly as possible.
    •    Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.
    •    Stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. Don’t tempt fate: If you don’t have somewhere you have to be, watch the snow from indoors.
SOURCE: AAA.com


If you or a member of your family or friends are involved in a motor vehicle accident–collision, or other injury producing the event caused by the WRONGFUL CONDUCT of others, call the Law offices of Mark A Doughty at 530-674-1440. Mark A Doughty has been practicing law in California since 1979. He has served the people of Northern California and represented them without a fee unless he recovers for them (in accident cases). For more information, please see http://GoLaw.com.


Friday, November 1, 2013

FAMILY OF CRASH VICTIM FILES LAWSUIT

As reported in the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) eClips on 10/29/13 and in the Chicago Tribune:
3 innocent victims died as a result of a motor vehicle collision with a garbage truck in Skokie Illinois. The lawsuit alleges that the driver was speeding through a school zone and failed the honk his horn before the crash. The truck driver survived the wreck, unlike the occupants of the innocent victims’ car.

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Crash Victim's Family Files Lawsuit

The family of a woman who died when her car was hit by a garbage truck has filed a lawsuit against the village of Skokie, Illinois. There were two other passengers in the vehicle who also died when it was hit by the garbage truck at an intersection. The lawsuit alleges negligence on behalf of the truck driver claiming he was driving "without keeping a proper and sufficient lookout." The lawsuit also notes that the driver was speeding through a school zone and failed to honk his horn before the crash. The truck driver was the only survivor of the collision.
Alexandra Chachkevitch, Chicago Tribune 10/29/2013
Source: Chicago Tribune 


If you or a member of your family or friends are involved in a motor vehicle accident–collision, or other injury producing the event caused by the negligence of others, call the Law offices of Mark A Doughty at 530-674-1440. Mark A Doughty has been practicing law in California since 1979. He has served the people of northern California and represented them without a fee (in accident cases) unless he recovers for them. For more information, click http://GoLaw.com.

 

 

Monday, October 28, 2013

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Mark A Doughty has been published in the Pacific Law Journal, worked as a Judicial Attorney for the Fifth District of the California Court of Appeals, and as a Past President of the Sutter Yuba Bar Association, has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Yuba County Courts and as a founder of the Sutter Yuba Trial Attorneys Association

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GoLaw.com Personal Injury Lawyer Mark A Doughty fights for your rights. Speaking about his practice and work as an injury attorney in Sacramento, Mr. Doughty says: "I have found the practice of personal injury law very rewarding and important. I represent injury victims who can’t afford to hire an attorney. Their lives have been severely affected by the negligent acts of other in car crashes, truck collisions, animal attacks, and other injury-causing events. We work hard to take the hassle out of the process for our clients so that they can concentrate on getting better." If you require a car accident attorney in Sacramento or have a need for a personal injury lawyer that will give you the personalized attention you deserve contact The Law Offices of Mark A. Doughty @DoughtyLaw today.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Don't be Indifferent to Highway Carnage

Don't be Indifferent to Highway Carnage
As reported by a number of online news sources like the Sacramento Bee and FairWarning.com: "One of America’s more egregious public health afflictions: deaths and injuries in car crashes, is being massively ignored."


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Sources report that although there are "more than 30,000 deaths and more than 2.2 million crash injuries per year, highway safety has largely fallen off the political radar screen."  California Accident Injury Attorney Mark A Doughty reminds us "It is up to us to take care of ourselves and our families by staying prepared and placing safety first."

"This should be a warning sign to the American people, since political leaders and their families, like the rest of us, are not immune from firsthand encounters with highway tragedies… President Obama’s father died in a car wreck in 1982. In 1972, Vice President (then U.S. Senator) Joseph Biden’s wife and infant child were killed in a car-truck collision. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, as a young Mormon missionary, was severely injured in a collision in France that killed another passenger. These experiences mirror those of millions of ordinary Americans, yet they have failed to prod the nation’s policy leaders into aggressive action to stem the carnage."

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This BLOG was Prepared for you by Mark A. Doughty, attorney-at-law who practices solely in the area of injury and accidents including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycles, trucks, vicious animal attacks and slip and fall cases. You may contact Mr. Doughty by visiting his website at http://www.GoLaw.com or call 530-674-1440