Halloween kicks off the holiday season, and even though it’s on a Tuesday, you can be sure that will not stop people of all ages from celebrating the spookiest day of the year. If you are planning on donning a costume and going out with friends the weekend before Halloween, do you know who will be designated driver?
Motorcycle riding is an inherently dangerous sport, and people who ride run the risk of sustaining serious injuries every time they hop on their hog. Sadly, even experienced motorcyclists who follow all local traffic laws can find themselves in a devastating collision with a drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver.
Semi-truck collisions are often devastating for the passenger vehicle occupants involved because trucks are so much larger than cars. Nothing highlights the dangers of this disparity more than actual crash statistics.
You do not have to make millions in endorsements or win multiple Olympic medals to consider yourself an athlete. Whether you enjoy doing 5k bubble runs with a close group of friends or you hit the open road alone to train for ultra marathons, you’re an athlete as long as you consider yourself to be one. And if training, competing, or just exercising with friends is part of your everyday life, sustaining severe injuries could result in serious emotional turmoil.
When it comes to recovering compensation for debilitating car accident injuries, the burden of proof lies with the injured party. If you were the victim of a collision with a drunk, distracted, or drowsy driver, you must ensure that all vital evidence needed to prove negligence, liability, and the value of your damages is preserved.
If you get into a minor car accident on your way to work or while running errands, you may feel like you don’t have time for the hassle and simply want to exchange information with the other motorist so that you can be on your way. If you fail to take certain steps following a collision, though, you may compromise your ability to recover compensation for some or all of the damages you sustained.
Pedestrian motor vehicle accidents are far more common than most people realize, especially in congested areas at night. The consequences are often devastating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2013. Approximately 73 percent of these accidents occurred in urban areas, and 72 percent of them happened after sunset.