The justice system in the United States has you covered if a reckless or unlawful driver hurts you, but wouldn't it be better to prevent your car accident in the first place? The answer to this question is obvious, but it's worth asking the question to draw attention to the fact that an ounce of prevention is far more valuable than millions of dollars in personal injury awards -- especially if you can avoid getting hurt or killed.
Motor vehicle manufacturers are human and they make mistakes. The problem is that American consumers -- drivers and passengers alike -- often become the guinea pigs that determine over time whether a particular manufactured item is dangerous or not.
Driving an automobile comes with real and serious risks. Unfortunately, no one who lives in the modern world can avoid these risks. Whether you own a car or not, you're bound to ride in a vehicle at some point. It might be a bus, taxi, your own car or the car of your friend. Even if you avoid vehicles altogether, you will still have to navigate the risks of being a pedestrian, which can be even more dangerous.
In a recent blog entry, a fatal accident near Roseville was discussed. As pointed out, it's important to winterize your vehicle. This helps prepare you for any weather-related fastballs Mother Nature might hit you with this season.
To live in California is to commute. Almost anywhere you live, your job lies elsewhere, so commuting becomes the norm. Even with carpooling and public transit, that's still a lot of Californians in vehicles jockeying for position on the freeways and streets.
Buses are heavy vehicles that are cumbersome and difficult to maneuver, making them prone to accidents. On top of this fact, due to their weight and size, buses can cause catastrophic and deadly injuries when they strike pedestrians and passenger vehicles.
Car accidents happen for many different reasons, but the sad truth is that most are preventable. With just a few minutes of reviewing the rules of the road and traveling a bit slower when behind the wheel, people could help prevent serious injuries and unnecessary deaths.
If you ever ride your bicycle for fun, exercise or environment-friendly transportation, you might occasionally feel out of place. The streets in most California cities were designed around automobile traffic. Not only does this make riding a bicycle more difficult, it also makes it more dangerous.
While residents of Roseville don't have the traffic congestion and accompanying highway hazards that their counterparts in Southern California do, accidents can occur at any time or place where there is vehicular traffic.