T-bone collisions are car accidents in which vehicles collide perpendicular to one another, and they are responsible for approximately 8,000 fatalities every year. Proving Fault Depending on the circumstances, the physical damage of a car’s side may provide enough evidence to determine which driver caused the accident. However, it’s quite common for a driver to claim they had the right-of-way by saying the light was green. This is why its important for victims of such a crash to compile a witness list and note the date of the accident as well as.
If you are in a car accident, it is imperative you take the proper steps otherwise you may not receive fair compensation for your injuries. It is best to know what action you would take before you are ever involved in an accident. Keep in mind the following steps to take immediately following a car accident. Check for Injuries Check with everyone in your car and any other car involved in the accident to determine if there are any injuries. If someone has been injured call for an ambulance and remain.
In 2014, AAA forecast that 89% of Thanksgiving travelers (that’s 41.3 million people) would travel by automobile over the holiday weekend. The National Safety Council predicted that because of driving accidents there would be 418 deaths and just under 45,000 non-fatal injuries serious enough to require medical attention during the same time period. This makes the Thanksgiving holiday period (Wednesday to Sunday) the third most dangerous holiday for road fatalities in the U.S. Here are some tips to help keep you safe and avoid car accidents while on the road.
Despite the fact that causes of dangerous driving and car accidents such as alcohol, speed, or carelessness are most often focused upon, police note that sun glare is often responsible for accidents, particularly at times of the year when the sunset and sunrise coincide with rush hour, such as Fall and Spring. Although California traffic officials do not break out sun glare as a specific cause of accidents or fatalities, places that do, such as the United Kingdom, register high figures. Britain estimates that approximately 36 deaths and over 3,000 accidents.
Neck pain and back pain are among the most common types of chronic pain in America. If you’re suffering from pain, post-car accident, you are certainly not alone. Among the many disorders that can cause significant back and neck pain, post-accident, is a condition called whiplash. Whiplash is a very common condition caused by a sudden impact. Like many injuries, the pain of whiplash is not usually apparent at first. Whiplash usually doesn’t cause immediate pain. In fact, more often than not, a person with whiplash may not experience any.
After a car accident, it is important to know facts about bringing any claim against the other driver(s). Below are three facts you should know about comparative fault rules in California. First, under California law, you can recover compensation from any other at-fault party, regardless of the degree of your own fault. That means that you are not prohibited from bringing a claim. Second, though, California is a “pure comparative negligence” state. What does that mean? It means that any damages you are awarded from a suit you bring in.
If you have been in a car accident, you should know that California law specifies a “fault” insurance system. What does this mean? It means that people injured in a car accident are free to file several different types of claims to receive damages. Any injured party (be they driver, passenger, or pedestrian) may seek compensation via 1) filing a suit through the at-fault driver’s insurance company; 2) filing a claim through your own insurance; or 3) filing a suit for personal injury against the at-fault driver, rather than his.
The holiday season is upon us. No one wants to be in a car accident at any point during the year but especially during the holidays. Car accident injuries may result in hospitalization which would make it difficult to be with loved ones for family celebrations. Ringing in the new year from a hospital bed is not the way to start 2016. Consider the following common causes of accidents and ways to avoid them this holiday season. Driving Under the Influence People commonly celebrate the holidays with a few drinks. Ringing.
While the potential for motorcycle accidents abound in the traffic situation ahead of the biker, he should never forget that danger lurks behind him as well. The motorcycle’s slender profile and lack of bright tail lights make it less visible from behind than from other angles. This means that the rear end motorcycle accident is an ever-present possibility. How does the motorcyclist protect himself from rear end accidents without eyes on the back of his head? By using the right defensive riding strategies. Deal Effectively with Tailgaters Tailgaters are best.
People often drive along familiar routes every day and know precisely the time required for reaching their destinations. This causes many to wait until the last minute and even later before starting their drive. That’s why the sight of a road construction zone causes many to get hot under the collar. Work zones can cause courteous drivers to get impatient and aggressive drivers to manifest road rage when construction work prevents a speedy commute. When you add this psychology to the objective dangers of lane mergers, concrete barriers, and narrow shoulderless lanes.
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