If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and have reason to believe that defects in a car, truck or other vehicle contributed to the accident or the injuries sustained, then you might be able to file a lawsuit for a motor vehicle defect claim. These types of lawsuits differ slightly from typical personal injury claims, specifically related to the burden of proof.
Most people want to be good drivers. They understand that driving a motor vehicle can be dangerous and that they should stay alert and focused driving when they are behind the wheel. However, driving long stretches of highway in California can be dull. It may be so boring that it lulls the mind into something of a trance, sometimes called 'highway hypnosis.' For instance, if you crossed into California from Oregon, heading down Interstate 5, you could remain on the highway for 796 miles before you would arrive at the Mexican border.
Highway safety is an important issue in California. With hundreds of thousands of miles of road across the state serving more than 38 million people and 24 million licensed drivers, issues like distracted driving, vehicle safety equipment and road design and maintenance all can literally be the difference between life and death.