Drunk driving is still a massive problem throughout the country.If the driver was found to be legally intoxicated, even if they are facing criminal charges, you can still pursue punitive damages against him or her. Punitive damages can significantly increase the amount of compensation you receive because they are designed to punish financially and make an example of the drunk driver.
Head-on collisions occur when two cars driving in the opposite directions crash into each other. These accidents are particularly rare, but when they happen, the results can be devastating. A head-on collision can cause catastrophic injuries, immense amounts of property damage, and even wrongful deaths.
Some people think if a person rear-ends another car, the vehicle in the back is the negligent driver. After all, the person following behind should be taking extra care to leave a cushion of space between the front of their car and the back of the vehicle ahead to prevent such an accident. However, it is possible for the driver of the automobile that gets rear-ended to be negligent as well. For example, if the car ahead reverses suddenly, the driver stops suddenly to make a turn and fails to execute the turn, or the driver’s brake lights are broken, it may be impossible for the car following to avoid striking the vehicle ahead.
Even in cases where you do not know who hit you in an accident, it is still possible to file a claim with your own insurance company if you have uninsured motorist coverage.
Side-impact collisions often happen at intersections and in parking lots, where cars usually travel perpendicular to one another. They typically occur as the result of one of the drivers failing to yield a right-of-way or running a stop sign or stop light. Likewise, side-swiping can also happen if a vehicle swerves out of control and slams into a solid object or another car. The severity of the damage and injury will depend on the type of vehicle struck, what the vehicle is hit by, the safety features involved, and the speed at which the T-bone occurred.
People involved in Uber accidents inevitably find themselves asking, “Whose insurance applies?” This somewhat depends on your role in the accident and whether you were a passenger or driver. However, if the rideshare driver was responsible for the accident, their personal insurance policy will typically be applied in order to help you cover the costs of your injuries and losses.
While we generally think of mobile phones when we think of distracted driving, any activity that takes one’s attention away from the road is considered distracted driving. This includes eating and drinking, grooming, talking to passengers, adjusting a GPS device, reaching for something in the vehicle, and adjusting the radio or an MP3 player.
When motorists lack sufficient insurance to cover all damages suffered by victims they harm, those victims may have options for making up the difference by filing claims with their own auto insurance carrier, provided they have under-insured motorist coverage.
More than 10,000 people die in rollover accidents every year. Sadly, rollovers are very common and often have nothing to do with the driver’s handling of roadway conditions, traffic, etc. In many cases, they are inevitable due to the way such cars are built or designed. If not fatal, rollover accidents tend to cause the roofs of rolling vehicles to crush inward, harming the driver and passengers inside and leading to extensive physical injury.
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