If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident (whether you are the pedestrian or the driver), you may have a number of questions about liability and fault. You certainly want to know who would be held legally responsible and who could be sued for damages stemming from the accident, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
Roseville parents tend to have very full lives that involve driving their children to school, getting to work and running errands all over town. Spending so much time in a vehicle, however, comes with very real risks. Parents and their children could be involved in motor vehicle accidents at any time.
You've probably heard that more people are killed and injured in car accidents during the summer. The data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) paints July and August as two of the more dangerous months of the year. But have you ever wondered why?
No one expects to be involved in a collision when they are traveling, least of all when they're on a bus. That is what happened in this case, though, when a driver collided into a barrier on the highway.
Motorcycle accidents can be extremely devastating. They often involve another vehicle and the outcome is usually not good for the motorcycle rider. Although most accidents involving motorcyclists don’t happen due to intentional actions, every driver still has a responsibility to keep an eye out for motorcycles when they are on the road.
Ask most teens, and they will tell you that they are good, safe drivers. One focus group did just that, giving 1,622 teens a survey nationwide. They were in both 11th and 12th grade. A full 89 percent said that they were safe drivers.
Many people are at risk of drowsy driving. It's a dangerous habit that puts others and yourself at risk. Did you know that driving drowsy can happen even if you had a great night of sleep? Imagine driving a six-hour trip on your own. The road is long and straight, and there are few things to look at along the way. Over time, you feel hypnotized by the monotonous scene, and that makes you doze off.
Indeed, distracted driving (i.e. texting while driving) has long become a national safety issue, but drowsy driving can be equally as dangerous, yet it does not receive the same attention. Indeed, a number of technological advancements may help to prevent these types of accidents, but there are some who believe that the newest technologies may not be as helpful.
Anyone you ask will tell you that driving while intoxicated is dangerous. Even those who like to drink have heard about the fatality statistics and know that it raises risks on the road. So why do people keep doing it?
Teens and adults are involved in fatal accidents in huge numbers each year. California is fighting back against distracted driving with new rules about using Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.