When you are involved in a car accident, you experience consequences beyond a damaged vehicle. You may experience temporary or permanent injuries, a loss of income, or any number of unexpected, frustrating consequences.
While many causes of car accidents seem obvious, this list is aimed at all drivers, new and experienced. Whether you just got your license or have been driving for decades, this list serves as a reminder to the causes of accidents and how you can avoid causing … Read more
When it comes to vehicle accidents, there are certain people who are more likely to cause accidents than others. Read on to discover what research has shown.
Teenager or Senior?
If the competition for worst drivers is between teenagers and seniors, teens lose. Drivers who are between the ages of 16 and 19 are three times more likely to cause a car crash than drivers 20 and over.
Seniors get a bad rap when it comes to driving. Teens do … Read more
Residents of Raleigh, North Carolina recently had to deal with road closures thanks to a sinkhole. This unusual occurrence raises an interesting question to residents: Who pays for vehicle damaged caused by sinkholes?
Unfortunately, the answer may not be the one you hoped to hear. If your vehicle has been damaged by a sinkhole, you better hope your insurance pays up. The city is not typically liable for the damage. But why? Because, unless you can prove that the city … Read more
Determining fault in a car accident can be one of the biggest points of contention during a personal injury case. When a crash happens and a driver is drunk, on drugs, breaking major traffic laws by speeding or running stoplights, or otherwise obviously and egregiously neglecting their duty to drive safely, it’s likely a court will determine that they were at fault without needing to spend a lot of time deliberating. This doesn’t mean that these cases can’t be complicated, … Read more
Automobile accidents can cause more than physical damage to a person; the mental anguish experienced in the aftermath of a wreck can easily outweigh the pain of any bodily injuries incurred in a collision. This lasting impairment is often an unexpected and deeply frustrating hurdle to overcome.
In the wake of any kind of accident or injury, it is prudent that you seek mental health care, in addition, to care for your physical well-being. You can also assert your legal … Read more
You’re taking a family road trip. Maybe you’re traveling to a new city in search of gainful employment. It doesn’t matter why you have found yourself driving through an unfamiliar area — what matters is knowing how to do it safely.
People are injured in accidents each year caused by drivers who were unfamiliar with the local roads. If you take a moment and ready yourself for the road that lies ahead, you are much less likely to be involved … Read more
Getting from one place to another, we sometimes have to deal with construction on highways and city roads. They’re a hassle and, at the very best, you’ll have to slow down for the duration of the work zone. It’s very tempting, especially when traffic is otherwise light, to ignore the construction going on since we have to get where we’re going.
Don’t. Highway construction involves pavement in various stages of construction, with one lane often on a different level than … Read more
It’s an oft-repeated statistic, but it’s one that’s held true through the years: the vast majority of car accidents happen within a few miles of our homes. Usually, the idea is to advise caution on every trip, no matter how close by it is.
But that factoid also raises so many questions. Why do so many accidents happen close to the home? What factors make it more likely? And what can I do to reduce my risk of a nearby … Read more
When car accidents happen, the at-fault party must be identified so that all injured parties can receive compensation for their injuries. In 2017, North Carolina saw over 81,000 car-related injuries and over 1,400 deaths. South Carolina was the
But what if you’re a passenger in a car involved in an accident? What if you’re injured? What if it was the fault of the driver of the car you’re in? What if it’s the other driver’s fault? Do you have any … Read more
Driving is central to life in the United States. Without the ability to quickly get from point A to point B, just about every component of modern life would be vastly different. Unfortunately, the convenience and comfort of driving a vehicle come with the
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