Car Accidents | Tenge Law Firm Blog
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.
Many people are concerned about being involved in a crash on the highway or in heavy rush hour traffic. In fact, one in five accidents occur in parking lots, as reported on CBS News. On average, 50,000 parking lot crashes occur every year in the U.S., killing 500 or more and injuring 60,000 people.
School buses rank among the safest forms of transportation to take your children to and from school. But accidents can and do happen. Every year, approximately 17,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for school bus injuries, as reported by Stanford Children’s Health. Thanks to modern school bus design, most of the injuries children suffer in bus traffic crashes are minor strains, sprains, scrapes, and bruises.
It is not that uncommon to be involved in a collision with a government vehicle. Workers employed by colleges and universities, the city, county, state, or the federal government may drive negligently and cause accidents, the same as any other drivers. But when a government vehicle is involved, the rules are different in a personal injury claim for compensation.
Colorado has been elevated to the second best place to live in the U.S., according to a survey published on 24/7 WallSt. This study showed that Colorado residents are likely to live longer, have healthier lives and enjoy a better quality of life. Our population is rapidly increasing, which may have its benefits, but it also means more traffic and traffic crashes.
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