If you get into a car accident and you find yourself standing on the side of the road, marveling at the fact that you didn't get hurt, it may be time to question whether you did or not. If you feel fine, does that mean you really are?
You were probably told that you need to put your hands on the steering wheel at "ten and two." This was common advice for decades, and it just means imagining the wheel as a clock and holding it where the 10:00 and 2:00 positions would be. It's advice that was given to millions of students, year after year.
The process of crash reconstruction is very important after an accident. Drivers often do not remember what happened or give conflicting accounts. Accidents seem to happen so quickly. People who were directly involved and should give accurate accounts may fail to do so. The crash reconstruction team can work backward to determine what happened and who was at fault.
You need to be wary of the accident risks that you face every single time you get behind the wheel. Regardless of the day of the week or the time of day, you could get hit by a careless, negligent driver. For many age groups, car accidents are a top reason for accidental injury and death.
When people think about car accident injuries, they often consider things like broken bones, lacerations and burns. They may think about internal injuries and traumatic brain injuries. What they often do not consider is the loss of one of their major senses.
The Louisiana governor did not agree with other lawmakers in the state, who had passed a new bill that would reform the way car accident damages are handled. The bill sought to limit how much could be obtained in a lawsuit, and the trade-off was that those who supported the bill said car insurance rates would go down as a result.
Drivers make hundreds of choices every time they get behind the wheel. Most of them are good choices or at least decisions that do not have negative consequences.
A Republican Senator in Louisiana recently proposed a new bill that would change the way car accident cases are handled in the state, and the Senate voted to pass it into law. It went through by a vote of 29-8. It will next go to the House.
We've all seen dangerous drivers. Maybe it's the person speeding down a residential street where children are playing. Maybe it's the driver texting at a light and forgetting to drive when it turns green. Maybe it's the tailgater who refuses to pass but also won't give you more than a foot of space.
You watch drivers around you on the road make mistakes almost constantly, and you get an idea of what types of crashes you could get involved in. Maybe someone decides to send a text message while driving toward you and drifts in your lane. Maybe a truck driver doesn't see your car on the interstate and begins merging right into the side of your vehicle. There are countless examples.