auto accident

Reckless Driving on the Rise During Quarantine

The effects of the Coronavirus have taken their toll on nearly all aspects of life. Schools have closed, businesses have shut down and various companies are urging their employees to work from home. As more people choose to stay indoors to curb the spread of the disease, public roads and highways have now become empty. 

However, instead of our roads and highways becoming safer, the open roadways have led to a sudden increase in accidents and traffic offenses. A number of drivers have seemingly become negligent, and they are taking advantage of the prevailing situation to violate road safety rules. 

Recent statistics […]

How Safe Are Teenage Drivers?

Obtaining a driver’s license has always been a rite of passage for many teenagers as soon as they come of age. With a license, teen drivers enjoy immense freedom, sovereignty and a wealth of possibilities.

However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to six teenagers die every day on our roads from motor vehicle crash injuries. In addition, teen drivers are three times more likely to be in a fatal crash. Considering these alarming statistics, it remains apparent that road safety is a major concern for young drivers on our roads.
Causes of Teen-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents
Distracted driving

According […]

 Do I Have To Wear a Seat Belt?

Although the number of motor-related accidents has been declining in recent years, we are still a long way from witnessing accident-free roads. Statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration suggest that half of all motor-accident victims don’t have the necessary safety restraints at the time of the crash. In 2008, for instance, there were 35,654 reported casualties of vehicle accidents. Nearly 15,000 of those deaths could have been avoided if the victims were wearing seat belts.

What Does the Law Say About Wearing Seat Belts? 
The state of Florida has enacted several laws on safety belts that are designed to protect the lives […]

Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

Learning how to drive a car is a quite fun, and sometimes nerve-wracking endeavor. The learning process requires you to master the inner and outer workings of your car as well as the numerous traffic rules and regulations. And that’s not something you can do in a day or even a week – you will inevitably make some (potentially costly) mistakes while on the road. Below are some of the most common mistakes among rookie drivers, and reasons why you should avoid making them:

 
Tailgating
When you drive too close behind another vehicle, and it stops suddenly, it may become impossible to […]

Why Do Auto Accidents Increase During the Holidays

The holiday season is without a doubt a very exciting time of the year for most people. This is mainly because it presents an opportunity for them to travel and spend quality time with family and friends.

However, the increased number of drivers on the road during the holiday season makes driving a very risky affair. If you plan on driving during the holiday season, therefore, you need to take the necessary measures to ensure your safety as well as that of your loved ones while on the road.

 

Here are some of the reasons why road accidents generally increase during the […]

What Do I Do In an Uber / Lyft Accident

Uber is arguably the biggest and most popular ride-hailing company in the world, and part of its success can be attributed to high safety standards. Notably, their drivers are thoroughly scrutinized before getting approved, and must undergo a mandatory road safety and customer care training thereafter. They also have to abide by strict rules, and an unforgiving customer review system designed to protect passengers from harm.

However, despite all these measures, accidents involving Uber are still prevalent in our roads. So, what should you do if you get involved in an Uber accident? Well, let’s find out more…

Insurance Coverage for Ride-Hailing Companies
According […]

Can A Dash Cam Help You Following An Accident?

Nowadays, filing an auto insurance claim has turned into a cat-and-mouse game between claimants and insurance companies. Apparently, most insurance companies are often sluggish when it comes to compensating car accident victims.

You might be paying your premiums on time, but your insurer may still want more proof before paying up. For this reason, it is not surprising that motorists are turning to video as a way of capturing evidence in case of an accident. This brings us to the big question – can a dash cam help you following an accident? Well, let’s find out.

What is a dash cam?
A dash […]

Pregnant and Involved In A Car Accident: What To Do

When you are expecting a baby, you must make sure that you and the baby are safe. There is nothing scarier than being in an accident when pregnant. Any mother that is expecting never wants to be in an auto accident. A car accident can cause serious harm. Anyone would be worried about getting into this situation or the health consequences if they did.

The first thing that you would think about would be the well being of your baby when in an accident. That’s why it is all the more important to be safe when driving or even riding as […]

Chest Pains Following a Car Accident: Are They Serious?

When some people are involved in a car accident, they may get visible injuries like burns, cuts, even broken bones. Emergency response workers that see these injuries will recognize them and rush victims to get treatment. However, what about other injuries that are not as obvious?

Injuries can be invisible or not appear at first, but then show up in the hours or days following an accident. Once the adrenaline and shock wear off, only then may they become aware that something is wrong.

One example of this would be chest pains. You may feel chest pains that feel sore underneath the […]

Distracted Driving A Prime Cause of Many Florida Accidents

How closely do you pay attention when driving?

Florida recently stopped a bill on texting and driving going through that would have made driving and texting a primary offense. The halt was due to the worry that racial profiling would be made more possible due to it giving police officers a reason to pull individuals over regardless of committing an actual traffic infraction.

While the move is admirable, distracted driving also happens to be one of the top causes of why people get into a fatal auto accident. It is right up there with drunk driving and poor weather as the leading […]