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Who Is Liable For Head-On Collisions?

A head-on collision happens when a vehicle crosses over the centerline or median of a road, leading to a crash into an oncoming vehicle. The results are often devastating, especially at high speeds. Most of the time these types of car accidents occur inadvertently, and they can be avoided.

Road Nightmares: How To Handle Distracted Drivers

Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of auto accidents. Texting is certainly to blame for many car crashes, but other distracted behaviors can also cause collisions. As a cautious driver who never multitasks on the road, you are likely to come across others who regularly engage in distracted driving. The way you handle such a problem depends on three main scenarios.

NY Car Accident Attorney: Who Is Liable For Drowsy Driving Accidents?

Drowsy driving is such a serious problem that experts have compared its effects to those of alcohol impaired driving. According to NHTSA, over 100,000 crashes each year are the result of drowsy driving. These accidents cause more than 40,000 injuries and over 1,500 deaths. There is no test for drowsy driving like there is for drugs or alcohol, so it is up to drivers to act responsibly. Common causes of drowsy driving include:

Motorcycle Accidents: Who Is Really To Blame?

Motorcycle accidents: You hear about them all the time on the news, and most of them are deadly. There's an average of 4,000 deaths per year across the United States from motorcycle crashes, whether the driver is at fault or not. Many of these deaths can be prevented through a combination of better motorcycle safety measures and defensive driving. For this reason, the blame over such tragedies often ends up in the courtroom.

Product Liability Lawsuits: Roof Collapse Injuries

Roof crush may contribute to hundreds of deaths and catastrophic injuries from automobile accidents every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that SUVs experience more roof crush than any other type of vehicle in a rollover accident. The injuries resulting from roof crush can be tragic and life-changing, particularly when one considers that manufacturing defects may play a role in the cause behind these types of accidents. In those situations, a product liability lawsuit may be in order, to help victims of these accidents collect compensation for their injuries.

Determining Liability In A Motorcycle Accident

There is often a negative view of motorcycle drivers in the media that paints a picture of reckless and speeding drivers that swerve in and out of traffic and cause accidents. Many motorcycle drivers ride their vehicle safely and within their rights for sharing the road with other vehicles - but the negative view of motorcyclists can make it difficult for a motorcycle driver involved in an accident. Most insurance companies and lawyers will attempt to put the liability of an accident on the motorcycle driver.

Top Risks For Drivers To Avoid During Rain Storms

Rain makes for hazardous driving conditions, particularly for drivers who are unaware of the risks associated with rainy day driving. To protect yourself on the road and prevent car accidents when conditions are less than stellar, it is important to recognize the risks and find ways to avoid them whenever possible. These five risks are some of the most dangerous when driving in the rain.

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