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.
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.
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: