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How to Stay Safe on America's Most Dangerous Driving Weekend

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Although Memorial Day features awesome parties and cookouts to mark the beginning of summer, there's also a major downside to the enjoyable holiday weekend. In fact, Memorial Day is the leading holiday for fatal car accidents. According to Value Penguin, you are four times more likely to die in a car accident over Memorial Day Weekend as opposed to any other weekend of the calendar year.

How to Handle Your First Call with an Insurance Adjuster After a Car Accident

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After you're injured in a car accident, the opposing party's insurance adjuster will want to get in touch with you if you intend to file a claim. However, do not speak to them. First, call a trusted personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. Conversations with insurance adjusters can be complicated and anything you say can be used against you later.

How to Prove Someone Hit Your Car

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If you are involved in an automobile accident and suffered a serious injury, you will need to prove the other driver was at fault to get money from the insurance company. This requires the help of a lawyer who must present a case for the other driver's fault to their insurance company. The underlying issue, however, is that insurance companies will often attempt to limit their liability to pay as little as possible. So, it's suggested that the carrier provides his/her lawyer with detailed evidence of the accident that can prove the other driver was at fault.

How to Drive Safely Around Cyclists

asphalt-bicycle-bike-686230.jpgLast week, we covered how to be a safe cyclist when sharing the road with cars and other motor vehicles. This week, we will look at how drivers can be more mindful of cyclists. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 73 percent of cycling fatalities occur in urban areas, where traffic is more denser and commuters are more likely to travel via bicycle. Because of this, drivers need to learn how to share the road with cyclists. To learn how to be a safe driver around bicycles, read on.

3 Most Common Injuries Caused by Rear-End Collisions

12125pexels-photo-229015.jpgEach year, there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions on U.S. roadways. About 17,000 people die in those collisions and another 500,000 are hurt. Rear-end collisions often take drivers by surprise, jarring them suddenly as they sit at a stop light or come to a dead stop in traffic. While many rear-end collisions allow the victims to walk away completely unharmed, there are several common injuries that can be very severe.

Are You Guilty of These Common Car Maintenance Mistakes?

3333pexels-photo-769892.jpgWhen a car does what it's supposed to do, it can be easy to take it for granted. But things can (and do) go wrong with no notice at all. Sometimes parts fail without any kind of warning. But let's face it, most drivers are guilty of ignoring issues with their vehicles at some point or another, and that's the first fatal flaw. Cars always need regular maintenance to remain reliable and safe.

The Most Common Injuries Sustained In Car Accidents

pexels-photo-163945.jpgBeing involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience, even if the injuries are minor. But when there are serious injuries (or fatalities) as a result of a car accident, the trauma only intensifies. Where you are seated in the vehicle at the time of the crash and whether the car was hit from the front, side, or rear may determine what injuries you sustain. However, there are  several injuries drivers and passengers suffer from most often that you should be aware of:

5 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

pexels-photo-12875.jpgWinter can do a lot of damage to your vehicle -- the combination of snow, ice, cold, and salt can kill batteries, chip away at paint, and cause deadly crashes. In fact, more than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement every winter. That's why you should always prep your car for winter.

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