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.
Last 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.
As more people turn to bicycles to commute to work, they need to familiarize themselves with the rules of the road. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, 835 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. This is the highest number of cyclist deaths in 15 years. Cyclists can work toward avoiding an accident with other motorists by learning how to bike safely around cars.
Read on for tips on how to be a safe cyclist on the roads:
Each 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.
When 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.
A few years ago, self-driving cars were essentially science fiction. However, they're a real concept now--and they're already on the roads. Driverless car technology is advancing at a rapid pace, which means most of us have probably missed a few key developments if we haven't been keeping up lately. Check out these four facts to help bring your driverless car knowledge back up to speed:
Winter 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.
With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, the roads will see an increase in traffic as people travel to see their friends and families or get away for vacation. Thanksgiving is not only a busy travel time, but it is right on the cusp of the winter season. Travel during this time always comes hand in hand with the risk of uncertain weather.
Here are a few tips for driving safely this Thanksgiving weekend:
Prepare Your Car
It's too easy in the hustle and bustle of the season to forget to prepare your car for travel, but it's worth getting that last minute inspection to ensure you don't have any unexpected problems on the road. This is also a great time to find your ice scrapers, check your tire pressure, and stock your car with emergency supplies for the winter ahead.