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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. The most dangerous types of accidents include: head-on collisions, T-Bone accidents, multivehicle pile-ups, rollovers, rear-end accidents, and off the road crashes.
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?
What is a personal injury? Why might you need a personal injury attorney? These and other commonly asked questions will give you an idea of what to expect in a personal injury case. A quick caveat: know that each person’s situation is different; use these FAQs as a general guide.
Getting together with friends, co-workers and family at a restaurant, bar or tavern can be fun, especially during the holidays or other special times. What may not be so fun is when someone drinks too much, thus becoming visibly intoxicated. Bartenders are responsible for cutting off inebriated customers because they can be liable for over-serving. What you need to know about Dram Shop Law.
December is a festive time with many holidays where people engage in drinking alcohol. It makes it a good time for alcohol awareness campaigns such as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving,” and National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
No matter the name of the campaign, the bottom line is that drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. Alcohol use impairs judgment, delays reaction times, and can result in deadly consequences.
Winter is here. Time to enjoy the season and keep those winter injuries to a minimum. The more you know, the better prepared you will be. The most common winter accidents that can lead to severe injuries include:
More than 2,200 rail grade crossing collisions occurred across our country’s approximately 140,000 miles of railroad track in 2018.
And, in 2018 alone:
According to Operation Lifesaver, a driver or passenger is about 20 times more likely to die in a collision with a train than in a collision with another vehicle.
Two main factors contributing to dangerous driving conditions include wet roads and lack of visibility. Both present winter driving hazards and are reasons for winter driving accidents.
Roughly, ¼ of auto accidents are caused by adverse weather.
The USDOT Federal Highway Administration data lists an average of 1,705 deaths and 138,735 injuries per year due to snowy and icy roads. These figures represent the 10 year average between 2007 and 2016.
Smartphones allow us to be connected all the time no matter where we are, including behind the wheel of a vehicle. This means that far too many drivers have the potential of driving distracted, and the statistics paint an alarming picture, too, with cell phone usage accounting for 14% of fatal driver distracted crashes in 2017.