Not all car accidents result from a driving error or hazard on the road. In some cases, a car accident may occur because a part of the vehicle itself malfunctions, such as a failure in the brake system or the power steering, or a transmission that suddenly fails. As we move into the future with self-driving cars, the possibilities for manufacturing errors causing accidents may continue to rise.
When a driver behaves aggressively behind the wheel, he or she may get to work five minutes faster or avoid sitting behind a frustratingly slow driver. Unfortunately, these ultimately minor frustrations cause numerous drivers to wreck every year, incurring thousands of dollars of legal fees and damages, and inflicting serious injury or death on those caught up in these entirely avoidable collisions.
In the aftermath of a car accident, with adrenaline pumping and the disorientation that often come with such an experience, it is easy to speak carelessly and cause yourself unnecessary trouble. Whether you believe you're responsible or not, you don't want to claim liability prematurely. The other driver may also believe that he or she is actually liable, but may jump at the chance for you to take legal and financial responsibility for the wreck and the associated costs.
When you are behind the wheel of a car, safety should always be your number one priority. This does not mean simply staying off your phone while you are driving, it also means staying focused while you have passengers, when your favorite song comes on, or when your dog starts barking in the back seat.
After a car accident, you may believe that you are fully partially at fault. Does this mean that you should claim fault in the accident? No, in fact it is never wise to admit fault. This is not to say that you should always claim that you are innocent, but rather that it is wiser to refrain from saying anything that may incriminate you.
So, you were involved in an accident. You've submitted your claim to the other driver's insurance, but it was denied. Now what are you supposed to do? After all, it seemed like a pretty open-and-shut case when you were at the scene. While this kind of situation may seem like the end of the road, it is not. In fact, it is rather common for insurers to deny a claim if they find any particular reason to justify doing so. Fortunately, an experienced attorney knows how to push back against the insurer and pursue a fair resolution to your accident.
In 2013, two 21-year-old women were killed in Florida in a wrong-way crash. State traffic officials started installing flashing signs, cameras and other warning system measures at entrance ramps.
Car crashes can lead to very serious injuries, depending on the force and type of the crash. People who are involved in a crash should know about some of the different injury types so that they can pay attention for signs of these injuries after the crash.
The Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona is only a few days away. Race fans are flocking to the area. Add these fans to the normal summer crowds and throw in the Fourth of July holiday coming up and it is easy to see why the roads are going to be crowded over the next couple of weeks.
Over the past seven years, more than 12,000 people have suffered injuries and 218 murders in the U.S. that happened because of road rage. It's also against the law. Road rage and aggressive driving are often thought to be one and the same, but there are subtle nuances between the two that are important to know.