Every day, hundreds of lives are affected by drivers who make the mistake of getting behind the wheel drunk. While some lives are taken in the accidents these negligent motorists cause, others who survive are forced to live out their remaining years suffering both physically and psychologically as a result of the injuries they sustained. Now, because the holidays tend to be a time when most individuals let loose and don’t think twice about driving while intoxicated, it is important that we begin spreading the message now that it is never okay to drink and drive. [Read more…] about President Trump Declares December 2018 as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
In 2016, 840 bicyclists were killed in automobile accidents in the U.S. [Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)]. The majority of bicycle deaths that were reported generally occurred between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and were more common in urban areas compared to rural areas, says the NHTSA. Aside from bicycle-related accidents being responsible for taking innocent lives, they also lead to thousands of others who are forced to suffer from an injury. Sometimes, these injuries are minor, and the rider is able to recover from them. However, there are other times when an injury is so severe that it causes a victim to suffer from a permanent disability. [Read more…] about Common Injuries Bicyclists Sustain When Involved in an Automobile Accident
You’ve just been involved in a car accident and now it is time to file a claim. How will your insurer handle it? Will they pay you exactly what you are entitled to receive? Will they see your side and cut you a check as soon as possible? While most policyholders assume that their claim would be handled at a rapid rate and that they wouldn’t have to deal with any hassles to get it paid, unfortunately, this doesn’t happen very often. While your company may have claimed that they have your best interest in mind and are there to help you get through rough times like these, the fact is, your insurer isn’t your friend and isn’t really concerned with what you’re going through following the collision. [Read more…] about Does My Car Insurance Company Have My Best Interest in Mind?
There are certain times of the day when drivers are more at risk and more susceptible to engaging in an accident than others. One of these times is at night. Driving during the nighttime hours is one of the riskier times to get behind the wheel simply because many drivers struggle to see. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) highlights that fatal accidents are more likely to occur at night compared to the daytime. [Read more…] about Tips to Help Reduce the Risk of Driving at Night
If your child recently approached you asking for their first bike or they are now ready to begin riding without their training wheels, you probably felt a little excited as you likely remember what it was like when you first learned to ride a bike. But, like most parents, those feelings of excitement dwindle away and are followed by feelings of fear and anxiety. What if my child falls? What if they ride in the street when a car is approaching? What if they lose control of the bike while riding? Although those are all valid concerns, the fact is, you can ease these feelings by preparing your child for the worst so they can enjoy riding their bike, and do so in a safe manner. [Read more…] about Safety Tips for Parents of Children Who are Ready to Ride a Bike
There is no getting around purchasing car insurance if you plan on operating a car, truck, or motorcycle, as it is not only required by law to have but it is also essential in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, insurance premiums can be rather costly which can make choosing a policy difficult, especially if you want adequate coverage that will cover you and allow you to spend less in the event of an accident. While we all know that insurance costs can be a burden and expensive, there are ways you can save so that you aren’t having to dish out so much each month. [Read more…] about What Are Some Ways I Can Save Money on Car Insurance?