Car Accidents | Tenge Law Firm Blog
Rideshare companies, such as Lyft and Uber, have taken the country by storm over the past decade. Many people have gotten used to being able to push a button on their phones and get a ride, and many others have enjoyed the chance to work as drivers, making a little extra money on the side without having to go into an office. However, like any service involving cars, collisions can and do happen.
Not all motor vehicle collisions involve two or more vehicles. Some are single-vehicle accidents in which a driver collides with a fixed object. Serious or fatal injuries can occur when a vehicle strikes a tree, a guardrail, construction equipment, or fallen cargo in the road. Motorcyclists and bicyclists are often injured in dooring accidents, when a driver opens a car door directly into the path of an oncoming rider.
Talking hands-free while driving may be better than using a hand-held device, but it is not risk-free by any means. Telephone conversations can be deadly distractions for drivers, whether or not those drivers are using their hands.
To avoid distracted driving, it is necessary to be not just hands-free but entirely phone-free, as stated by the National Safety Council (NSC).
When most people picture a rear-end collision, they imagine a fender bender. These accidents can potentially cause some minor dents, but nothing more serious than that, or so people think. However, the truth is, rear-end collisions are among the most dangerous kinds of accidents. Not only can they result in a multi-car collision, but they can also cause severe injuries.
People drink alcohol to celebrate, spend time with friends, or relax from work. Unfortunately, people also drink and drive. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, someone is injured in a drunk driving crash every two minutes in the United States. While those numbers are staggering, that same administration reported that one person is killed every fifty minutes by a drunk driver in our country. The statistics are overwhelming. Thankfully, you can identify possibly impaired drivers on the road and avoid them. You just need what to look for.
Teaching your teenager to drive is a nerve-racking rite of passage for teens and adults alike. They learn the rules of the road while you guide them to handle a vehicle safely. Proper driver education can significantly reduce the risk of auto accidents.
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. These collisions are often the result of negligent driving conduct. If another driver caused your accident and injuries, you would naturally want to maximize your settlement. As an accident victim, you can take specific steps and avoid certain actions for a better chance of recovering a fair level of compensation.
After an accident, victims may be left in shock, confused, and scared about what to do next. That can lead to costly mistakes, like failing to get proper medical attention, forgetting to get the other driver’s insurance information, and even not calling the police. But a police report is vital to determining liability and ensuring you receive proper compensation for your injuries.
Being involved in a car accident is traumatizing. You’re left injured, have medical bills to worry about, and your car will require repairs before it’s safe to use again. If you add an uninsured or underinsured motorist to the mix, you have a recipe for a never-ending headache. However, depending on your auto insurance policy, you may have more options than you think.
It seems Amazon is everywhere. The e-commerce site is in our grocery stores, our smart TVs, and in nearly every pop-up add we see while browsing the internet. Sadly, that prevalence can be incredibly dangerous. An accident with an Amazon van or truck, like an accident with any delivery truck, can be debilitating both for your health and for your wallet. But unlike other vehicle accidents, it can be much harder to recover damages from Amazon.
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