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When we get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, we are trusting that other drivers will drive in a safe manner, following the rules of the road, staying alert, and not engaging in reckless driving behaviors. But that is not always the case.
Accidents happen for many reasons, one of which is reckless driving. This refers to a wanton disregard for others’ safety and the rules of the road – these drivers understand the risks of their behaviors but continue to operate a vehicle in a dangerous manner.
When we talk about distracted driving, most will think of using a mobile device – talking, texting, emailing – but there are many activities that can distract a driver and lead to a serious accident.
Highway guardrails are an important safety feature on our roadways. When designed correctly, they help reduce the impact of car accidents. They:
While guardrails are meant to protect vehicles and their passengers, and lessen the severity of a crash, there are circumstances when they do not.
Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes. That’s one person every 50 minutes. In 2018, there were 10,511 deaths from drunk-driving crashes.
Have you ever been driving on a two-lane road, come up behind a car that is going at a slow speed and you are not able to pass? Maybe someone is driving erratically or an accident on the road has caused you unavoidable delays. These can be maddening situations. You might yell, honk the horn, or beat on the steering wheel to vent. Others may escalate to road rage.
After a serious truck or car accident, you may focus on the physical injuries. You can see them; others can see them. It is obvious that you have been hurt in the accident.
When a rear-end collision occurs, the initial assumption is that the car who rear-ended the other one is always at fault for the accident. While that is often the case, there are times when another may be held either partially or fully liable.
Many car accidents end up as fender benders, not causing any serious harm to the driver or passengers. But some types of accidents are more deadly than others and do cause life changing, even fatal, outcomes.
We always talk about the driver of the vehicles involved in auto accidents. What about the passengers? Most vehicles are passenger occupant vehicles – cars, minivans, SUVs. Injuries are not limited to the driver of the vehicle. What should a passenger do to obtain compensation for his or her injuries?