Sharing the road with large trucks can be extremely dangerous, as I have written about in a number of previous blog posts. Fatigued truck drivers and those who drive under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol have been a leading cause of car accidents involving large semi-trucks and motorist fatalities. Luckily, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has in place numerous required safety regulations aimed at limiting unsafe truck driving practices. These rules include maximum driving hours that a truck driver may be on the road for without resting and strict drug/alcohol testing procedures.
There is no question that wearing a helmet on a motorcycle is extremely important. In the event of an accident, helmets can help prevent or alleviate brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as other damage to your neck and back. For this reason, Georgia has a mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists. This means that any person, no matter how old they are, who operates or rides on a motorcycle must wear a helmet.
No matter how carefully you drive, the odds are that you will be in a car accident at some point in your life. Hopefully, your collision will not be that serious and you do not suffer major or life threatening injuries. However, even if you're in a low-impact "fender bender," you may be more injured than you think.
Everyone knows that car accidents stink! Not only can collisions cause damage to your vehicle and personal injury, even a relatively minor fender bender can ruin your day. While inclement weather plays a major role in many car crashes, you may be surprised to know that the majority of accidents are caused by poor driving and inattentive drivers. Before you and your loved ones get behind the wheel, here are some easy tips to remember that can help you prevent a car accident this fall.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, placing blame on the other person probably seems like a no-brainer. After all, you were at the scene of the accident and experienced what happened directly. For courts, however, determining who is liable in a car accident is more complicated. You must have hard evidence to support your claim before a judge or jury will rule in your favor.
Having auto insurance is a necessary aspect of recovering damages after your car accident. However, simply because you pay your insurance premiums every month does not mean that you can assume you or other drivers' insurance companies will have your back or make collecting damages easily. Rather, this is often not the case.
Some of the best and most experienced riders know that laying down your motorcycle to avoid an accident or with a negligent driver or minimize the impact is an act of control and great safety technique. Nevertheless, you may be shocked to know that when you do so, you may be asking for a denial of your insurance claim.