What happens when one is involved in an accident with a vehicle that has an uninsured driver? The results can be utterly catastrophic, especially if there are any passengers that have been seriously injured in the crash. Sadly, the number of uninsured drivers has been steadily increasing over the last few years. The IRC (Insurance Research Council) estimates as many as one in six drivers are uninsured.
Who are these uninsured drivers? The IRC says that they are predominantly men, and around half are under 21 years old. The reasons given for not having insurance included the high price of insurance premiums. Read more
When things go wrong and you are involved in a traffic accident, the shock can make it very difficult to think clearly.
Going through the experience of being in a car accident can be life altering. Some people never fully recover from their ordeal – either physically, emotionally or financially – so preparing oneself to handle the aftermath of a car accident before the fact can give you an advantage. Having a plan for how to handle such a tough situation beforehand could mean all the difference. Read more
Head-on automobile crashes can be catastrophic to all involved, both physically and financially. Even at slow speeds, fatalities can occur when two vehicles crash head-on. What should you consider doing if you or someone you know has been in a head-on collision? A lawyer can help you get compensation for both your property damages and medical expenses, and even additional compensation for emotional pain and suffering. If another driver has been careless or reckless, you should retain the services of a personal injury lawyer that has a deep understanding of traffic laws to get the full extent of compensation you deserve. Read more
Poor road conditions are responsible for thousands of deaths every year in America. The Federal Highway Administration is a subdivision of the U.S. Department of Transportation, responsible for working with state and local governments to ensure that the roads under their authority remain safe for motorists. Although cities and municipalities are required to maintain safe road conditions, this is not consistently done in a timely fashion, and thus hazards remain prevalent. Read more
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