When people are involved in car accidents, they often dread calling their insurance company. There is a misconception that insurance premiums will go through the roof when a driver is involved in an accident. While this may be the case in accidents in which you are at-fault, it is not true in each accident. Unique circumstances, along with your driving history, will be considered when adjusting premiums.
While your premiums may not go up due to an accident, there are … Read more
Being hurt in an accident is a scary, confusing and frustrating. Besides the possibility of being hurt and unable to work, car accident victims may also have problems related to unpaid medical bills, lost wages and a general lack of experience in knowing their options for moving forward and what they can expect for their possible future compensation.
It is common for accident victims to want to know the potential value of their injury case. It would be wrong for … Read more
There have been several reports this year of people being stranded on the side of the road or having to stop to make minor repairs to their vehicles, only to be struck by oncoming cars. One of the easiest ways to avoid these types of car accidents is not to be stranded in the first place. Overheating can cause your car to come to a sudden halt, but it is something that you can prevent.
1. Watch the Gauge
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If you are asked if you know how to drive in fog, chances are you will answer “of course.” Driving in fog is no different than driving on a clear morning. Or is it? There is more to driving in fog safely than simply turning in your fog lights. Read on to discover how you can avoid car accidents when you are driving in such low visibility conditions.
1. Keep Your Distance
The normal count between vehicles is 2 seconds. … Read more
Driving a car requires little physical fitness. You get behind the wheel, you start your engine and you go where you need to go. Driving a motorcycle isn’t so simple. A motorcycle requires balance, and balance requires strength. A person who can’t control their bike is a danger to themselves and others on the road.
Picture this scenario: You are driving your motorcycle and feel it begin to tip. You plant your foot and do what you can to stabilize … Read more
Aggressive driving causes accidents. Ask a driver if they are aggressive, however, and chances are they will tell you no. Drivers in the United States have developed a habit of driving more aggressively than they should, and it has become the norm. Here are some of the maneuvers that these drivers make on a regular basis.
If anyone has ever complained that you have a lead foot, you may have laughed it off. It may be illegal to … Read more
Your vehicle speaks to you, but you may not be listening. Sure, it doesn’t use complete sentences or even words, but it will let you know when it needs help. When your car or a component of it isn’t working properly, you will hear a noise or two. It’s these noises that you need to listen to. A “funny” noise from your car shouldn’t be ignored, as tempting as it is. Here is what your car may be trying to … Read more
A new bill is headed to the Governor’s desk. If it is signed into law, the bill would hold operators of zip lines liable for accidents and injuries on their courses. The state senate passed the bill unanimously. It is expected that the governor will add his signature.
Once made into law, Senate Bill 100 will require operators of zip lines and similar attractions to carry liability insurance. The minimum coverage would be $1 million per incident or a … Read more
Driving down a major highway during rush hour can be nothing short of a headache. Getting stuck in a traffic jam is stressful, especially if you are running late. Being stressed out can cause you to take risky maneuvers during rush hour that you may not otherwise. The bad news is that there may be nothing you can do to avoid a traffic jam. The good news is that you don’t have to be the cause of one.
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In a recent court case, Carolinas HealthCare Systems has been ordered to and agreed to pay $6.5 million due to the False Claims Act. The settlement is a way for the company to make restitution for unlawful billing practices. The allegations were brought forward by a whistleblower.
It is contended that the hospital system up-coded claims for urine drug tests so that they received higher payments. A former lab director brought the billing to light, claiming that the payments … Read more