Getting into a car accident can be a shocking experience. One moment you’re driving along, minding your own business and the next you are on the side of the road assessing the damage. It is certainly not an ideal situation, but it is one that many people face at some point in their lifetime.
It is sad, though hardly surprising, that sexual abuse victims in California and nationally often fear coming forward to demand accountability and justice in the wake of crimes committed against them. Victims are often young and vulnerable when perpetrators act. Sexual criminals rely upon that fact and the likelihood that it will breed continued silence rather than a public accusation.
People have a specific perception of domestic abuse. They assume it’s a weak wife or girlfriend who is the victim of physical violence from their partner. They picture bruises across her face and a timid personality.
For most smaller vehicles, changing highway speed limits doesn’t seem like it would make a big difference in either safety or convenience. But for large trucks like those that traverse California and interstate highways, a change in speed could mean the difference between safe travel and a deadly truck accident.
Backyard pools are a staple of many Southern California homes. And while California’s climate allows for swimming all year, summer is an especially attractive time to be in the pool. Sadly, this time of year is also associated with a higher risk of child drownings.