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Carlsbad Car Accident LawyerIf you’re like many Carlsbad-area residents, you love Thanksgiving. It’s a chance to enjoy some delicious food and some invaluable family time. It’s also a holiday that often calls for a lot of time on the road.

And this is where a great holiday can become a little dangerous. Our car accident lawyers have handled entirely too many cases that occurred over the Thanksgiving holiday. There’s a reason the police are often on high alert around Thanksgiving.

You don’t have to be a victim. You’re never fully in control on the road, but there are still a few things you can do around Thanksgiving to protect yourself while in your car:

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Auto accident lawyer San MarcosThe mistake of not paying full attention to the road while driving can lead to serious auto collisions, that can often result in death. As an auto accident lawyer in San Marcos, Zev Rubinstein has seen the devastating effects a simple moment of distraction can have on the lives of accident victims and their families.

Here are five common distractions that frequently cause car and truck accidents. Please read the list and avoid making any of these mistakes.

  • Pets: While we are not saying you should not drive with your pets in the car, you should make sure that they are in a safe place, like a crate, and not in the passenger seat. Having pets in close proximity of the driver often leads to accidents.
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A San Marcos man is about to call his auto accident lawyerWhiplash is caused by a violent back-and-forth movement of the neck, most often occurring in a rear-end collision. Due to the frequency of whiplash in auto accident cases, our lawyer in San Marcos, Zev Rubinstein, understands the years of pain and treatment this serious injury can involve.

If you’re involved in an accident and suffer any neck or back pain then you need to seek medical attention. You might not feel the full brunt of the pain at first, and it’s important to have a medical professional look for signs that you may have missed.

Remember to document any medical expenses related to your car, motorcycle or truck accident. These expenses may include:

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An Oceanside man considers hiring a car accident lawyerZev Rubinstein has been a car accident lawyer for decades, fighting for clients from Oceanside, Escondido, San Marcos and throughout San Diego. He understands how tempting it can be to negotiate with insurance companies on your own because your injuries seem to be minor. However, doing so can be a serious mistake.

When you suffer a spinal cord injury in an accident, the actual symptoms may not surface for days or even weeks to come. During this time, you may struggle with a sore neck, jaw pain, headaches or insomnia and not realize that these seemingly minor annoyances are indicating a serious medical problem.

Even if you think your injuries are minor, they may carry long-term consequences that you don’t yet realize. You may not believe that your leg or finger injury is significant to warrant a personal injury claim, but what if you discover later that your “small” injury prohibits you from performing your occupational tasks, and puts your current and future earning potential in peril. These are things you must consider and issues that must be resolved before agreeing to any sort of settlement with an insurer.

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This San Marcos car accident needs an experienced attorneyAAA Travel predicts that nearly 47 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving holiday, the most since 2007. If you are among the millions of holiday drivers this year, car accident attorney Zev Rubinstein has a few tips for safely navigating the roads of San Marcos and Oceanside.

Several factors are causing the expected record-busting travel season this year, such as higher disposable incomes and low gas prices. With so many people behind the wheel, car, truck and motorcycle drivers need to be extremely cautious this Thanksgiving season. Here are a few tips for safe travel:

  • Be ready for anything. In addition to planning out your route, make a plan for unexpected events. Pack a roadside preparedness kit in case of an accident, break down or medical emergency.
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Accident Attorney Zev Rubinstein has 25+ years experience in Carlsbad, all of Southern CAJust four states accounted for over 40% of the nation’s pedestrian traffic fatalities in 2013. Unfortunately, according to preliminary data, California will again be among those four states for 2014 with exactly 250 pedestrians killed in accidents during the first half of the year.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, California led the country in 2013 for pedestrian traffic deaths with over 700 fatalities. For the data available for January to June 2014, Florida outpaced our state with nearly 300 deaths stemming from vehicle collisions.

Pedestrians are significantly more prone to serious injury than other types of travelers. When a vehicle hits a person on foot, even at low speeds the outcome can be traumatic. Risk of an accident where a pedestrian is hurt or killed can increase due to a variety of factors, including:

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Auto Accidents and drunk driving - know your rights as a victimThe eyes of America will be on Glendale, Arizona, this Sunday, but Southern California and other parts of the country are already getting excited for Super Bowl XLIX. Unfortunately, excitement can often lead to overindulgence, which in turn results in a nationwide increase in auto accidents involving drunk driving.

Whether you’re at a house party or a bar, it’s important to drink responsibly in order to keep yourself and others safe this weekend. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, nearly half of all auto accident deaths on Super Bowl Sunday are the result of drinking and driving.

Here are six ways drivers in and around the Carlsbad area can avoid becoming a statistic:

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Hurt by an impaired driver? Talk to our Escondido Auto Accident Lawyer todayOffice holiday parties, getting together with friends and family, and New Year’s Eve festivities afford opportunities for fun but also an increased risk for overconsumption of alcohol. Having fun doesn’t excuse anybody from being responsible, but some drivers ignore the danger and ultimately cause an auto accident.

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving are raising awareness of not only the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol but also the increasingly serious threat of drugged driving. An estimated 20% of auto accidents are caused by abuse of prescription or illegal drugs behind the wheel.

No matter what your plans are for the holiday, it’s important to keep yourself and others in your party safe. Avoid your risk of impaired driving by:

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Drive carefully and avoid Car Accidents - Happy HalloweenHalloween is known for costumes, candy, and the potential for a good scare. However, one scare nobody in Escondido or other parts of Southern California wants is a car accident.

Multiple factors make safe driving more difficult on Halloween. The abundance of cars on the road going to and from parties and afterschool events increases the potential for auto accidents, while trick or treating makes the likelihood of hitting a pedestrian much higher.

Some of the unsafe conditions that contribute to higher car accident risk on Halloween include:

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For single-car and other Auto Accident claims, contact Carlsbad AttorneyMany collisions between vehicles are caused by reckless driving. However, when only one vehicle is involved in a crash, the exact cause can be harder to pinpoint. If you were injured in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, Carlsbad attorney Zev Rubinstein can investigate your case and provide you personalized guidance for pursuing compensation.

Failure of key mechanical components while a car is in operation can result in an accident. Just this week a Carlsbad man was tragically killed on the I-5 in a crash caused by a tire blowout.

Loss of function or a defect in one or more parts is just one contributing factor that can cause a single-car accident. Other elements that can increase the risk of single-vehicle crashes include: