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Accidents Caused by Texting and Driving - Penalties and Liability


Most drivers will admit to driving while distracted at some point or another. Whether it's putting on makeup, eating, or texting while driving, we've all done it. Although any type of distracted driving is generally frowned upon, none compare to the danger of texting while driving. Reading and/or sending a text message is the leading cause of distr...

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What To Do If You Are Involved In a Motor Vehicle Accident

Nobody ever plans to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. But, it’s a good idea to talk about what to do, in case you find yourself in that unfortunate situation. There are some immediate steps that you can talk to ensure that you and your passengers are best protected from additional harm. Check to see that you and your passengers are okay. Sometimes an injured person will be in shock right after an accident. So, it’s a good idea to ask everyone how they are and if there is an injury, call 911 right away. Activate your hazard lights immediately. If possible, move your vehicle to a safe spot on the shoulder. Often following an accident your vehicle is left in a dangerous position on a road with fast-moving vehicles. It’s best to get to a safe location. Neglecting to do so will put you at risk for a secondary...

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Ten Tips To Follow If Your In A Car Accident

Ten Tips To Follow If Your In A Car Accident

Nobody ever expects to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. But as we all know, car accidents do happen. So here are ten tips to follow should you be involved in a motor vehicle accident. Remain Calm. An accident can be shocking and disorienting. Make sure you and your passengers are ok. If not, call 911 right away.If possible, move your vehicle to a safe place. There is nothing more dangerous then being stopped on a road with moving traffic. The best thing to do is to move your vehicle to a nearby parking lot or shoulder of the road.Try and remember that a motor vehicle accident is just that, an accident. Getting angry and screaming at the other driver never helps the situation. Try and remain cordial when speaking. It’s ok to ask if other driver and their passengers are okay. But, you shouldn’t discuss the circumstances of the...

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Trucking Accidents Caused By Driver Error

  Driving a big rig, long-haul truck, or any other industrial trucking vehicle requires extreme caution and care. While most truckers are reliable and trustworthy, mistakes and costly lapses in driver judgment do sometimes occur. Unfortunately, as most semi-trucks are larger than passenger vehicles in both size and weight, crashes with 18-wheelers can cause massive destruction and harm.   Why Drivers Make Errors There are some instances in which an accident truly is an accident (i.e., negligence is not involved). This is the case when weather and other variables outside of the driver’s control impact the accident. That said, the vast majority of traffic wrecks are caused by negligence, including accidents involving commercial vehicles. Some of the most common examples of truck driver error include the following: Driving while intoxicated Driving while tired Speeding and driving recklessly Failing to observe the rules of the road Aggressive driving, also known as “road...

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New Safety Measures to Come

        Four women have died after the limousine in which they were traveling attempted to make an illegal U-turn and crashed. The accident happened in Cutchogue, near Riverhead, New York, in July of 2015. Brittney Schulman, Lauren Baruch, Amy Grabina, and Stephanie Belli were all killed in the crash at the scene. The accident was caused by a variety of contributing factors, making determining fault very difficult. Not only did the limousine driver make an illegal U-turn, but the driver of an involved pickup truck was also driving under the influence when the crash occurred.   New York Safety Regulations Questioned The accident spurred the creation of a 156-page safety report questioning the safety regulations surrounding New York’s many limousines and how conditions could be improved. The report called into question the fact that many limousines don’t have (or don’t use) safety features like seat belts, side-impact airbags,...

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