In a perfect world, insurance companies would always live up to their obligations, and every victim of a truck accident would be fairly compensated for their injuries.
The trucking industry is very demanding, and drivers have long been pushed into working as much as possible for their companies. The surging popularity of online shopping and an aging workforce have increased the demands being placed on trucking companies and drivers even more. In many cases, drivers were being asked to spend a dangerous number of hours behind the wheel.
Car crashes are scary under any circumstances, but maybe doubly so when you're just a passenger in one of the vehicles involved. After all, you have no control over any part of the situation.
A new Ohio law that limits phone solicitations of people who have been in a car accident has survived a challenge before a federal magistrate.
Sure, you know when you're on the road that you're always taking a chance you'll end up in a car accident -- but what about when you're trying to take a swim at the local gym?
A rollover accident can be absolutely deadly -- no matter what type of vehicle you are in. Trauma is literally inflicted from all sides until the vehicle comes to a final stop. The more the vehicle rolls, the greater the likelihood of serious injury or death to the occupants.
If you commute, you're probably in your car a lot more than you'd like to be -- and, frankly, sometimes people just get hungry or thirsty when they're on the road.
Despite all the public service announcements urging drivers to pay attention to the road, distracted driving continues to be a major problem on American highways and streets. Distracted driving causes nine deaths every day and approximately $40 billion in economic losses yearly.
You know you're supposed to "buckle up" when you get in the car -- even for a short drive. If you happen to get into a car accident, your seat belt can save you from serious injury. It can also save you from unnecessary complications when you make a claim for compensation when the other driver is at fault for the accident.
Cities have been gradually trying to encourage more people to take up walking as a way to reduce traffic congestion. The only problem is that walking around somewhere can get you hurt or killed in an accident very easily.