In fast-moving traffic, a single mistake on behalf of one driver can cause a significant amount of damage as fellow drivers slam on their brakes or make sudden turns to avoid being caught in the wreckage. Several California motorists discovered this fact first-hand when one swerving driver caused a 10-car pileup along a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway.
When a motor vehicle accident happens, common thoughts and concerns arise over how much the damage to your car will cost or what medical costs will be associated with any possible injuries sustained in the car accident.
While many concerns run through the mind, few people think about the costs associated with cleaning up the debris and emergency services that were provided after a crash. In fact, according to an insurance survey, 76 percent of adults assume that the taxes they pay will cover the expense.
Dogs hanging out the window of a vehicle may look seriously cute, but letting a dog roam around a vehicle can be an extremely dangerous roadway behavior. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, dogs were listed as one of the many distractions that caused the thousands of traffic fatalities last year.
San Francisco has some of the most beautiful, windy roads surrounded by historical sites and amazing landscape views. But it is those same beautiful windy roads that have parents across the city worried about taking their children with them on a bicycle ride. The city attracts a large amount of tourists which combine with residential traffic to create a high risk of being injured in a bicycle accident.
We are all familiar with the term “there’s an app for that,” but what we may not be familiar with is the fact that a driver increases their risk of being involved in a car accident by 23 percent when they choose to participate in distracted driving activities like texting or e-mailing.
San Francisco is a beautiful town with amazing sites that combine both tourist fascination and residential utility. The warm temperatures and incredible sites make it a kind of mecca for motorcycle riders. However, along with an increased motorcycle population comes and increased risk of fatal motorcycle accidents.
New Year’s resolutions are in full force for people across the nation, and San Francisco policy makers have resolved to reduce the number of serious pedestrian accidents caused each year. San Francisco’s unique structure and attractions draw a large number of pedestrians, but the city also leads the nation in the number of annual pedestrian deaths caused by car accidents. In fact, 50 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the city are pedestrians, a fatality rate that is four times the rate across the nation.
Accidents can lead to pain, suffering and a long list of expensive medical bills, but when a motorcycle is involved, the injuries are even worse and can often lead to a fatality. When someone is killed by another’s negligence in a motorcycle accident, families are often left with funeral expenses, loss of income, medical expenses and non-economic hurt including emotional pain and suffering.
When you think of a GPS unit, most people would say that they are made for cars, for turn to turn directions. Rarely do people purchase them for their recreational bicycles, but the story of one professional cyclist may change their minds.
As we have mentioned over and over again, many accidents involving motorcycles often lead to serious injury or even death. Motorcycles are harder to see in traffic and do not provide a lot of protection when they are involved in a motorcycle accident. Crashes are often caused by the drivers of larger automobiles who fail to notice a motorcycle when they are driving on a roadway or turning a corner, but motorcycle crashes are also often caused by inexperienced cyclists.