The National Safety Council and Centers for Disease Prevention are in the midst of a nationwide campaign to highlight and positively influence teens and young drivers. CDC records indicate that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and young adults. According to the most recent data from the CDC, more than 2300 teenagers, age 16-19, were involved in automobile crashes that resulted in a death.
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With so many laws that govern driver behavior, you would think that motor-vehicle collisions would be few and far between. Sadly, car accidents are still a leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States.
Each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Shocking as those numbers may seem, the keyword in that statement is “reported;” these are only the incidents we hear about.
According to KCCI, a multi-vehicle collision involving nearly a dozen cars shut down Fleur Drive in Des Moines earlier this month. The chain-reaction crash occurred on a Sunday evening at around 8 p.m.
If you get hurt or fall ill while using a defective product, what you do next could make or break a subsequent injury claim. Although your first priority should always be your health, the steps that come after visiting the doctor will vary depending on the product in question and the severity of the damages.
Aggressive driving tactics like tailgating and changing lanes erratically may not seem all that dangerous, but they can have devastating consequences. People who let their anger and frustration affect their driving might feel like they are in control of the situation—and their vehicle—but even a simple error or misjudgment could cause a catastrophic crash.
According to KCCI, a tragic auto wreck on Highway 34 resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl earlier this month. The incident happened on a Thursday at around 8:10 a.m. and involved three vehicles.
After a car accident, it can be challenging to secure enough compensation to cover all of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Insurance adjusters are skilled negotiators, and they know how to intimidate claimants into accepting settlements that are less than fair; however, accident victims do not have to navigate the claims process on their own.
According to WHO TV, a tragic wrong-way crash between a semi truck and a car resulted in one fatality late last month. The accident happened on I-35 southbound near Cumming at around 3:15 a.m. on a Wednesday.
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest drinking days of the year, and it happens to be right around the corner. According to the National Retail Federation, the holiday is most popular among consumers between 18 and 24 years old, and experts estimate 77 percent of the individuals in that age bracket celebrated last year.
Ridesharing has become incredibly popular over recent years. According to The New York Times, more passengers took Uber than yellow cabs for the first time ever in the summer of 2017.
Proving liability in some car accident claims is fairly straightforward. For example, when a speeding motorist collides into the rear-end of a vehicle that is stopped at a red light, liability is obvious. When fault is not as clear or the injuries have lifelong repercussions, though, recovering fair compensation becomes more complicated. Fortunately, accident victims do not have to take on the opposing party’s insurance adjuster alone.