There are virtually an unlimited number of ways that an auto accident can happen, and there's no way to prevent all of them. However, by taking a few simple steps – like driving defensively and following the rules of the road – the majority of auto collisions can be avoided.
If you or a family member were hurt in a truck accident due to the truck driver's unlawful or negligent driving, it might be possible to pursue a financial claim for damages. Before pursuing such a claim, however, it's vital to determine who the potential defendants will be -- in other words, who is liable to pay you compensation for your injuries?
Think about this for a second: Your auto manufacturer notifies you that a serious defect in your vehicle could kill you at any moment. In fact, driving your vehicle is akin to Russian Roulette. Every time you get behind the wheel, you run the risk of death. Next, the manufacturer says that they will fix your car for free -- you'll just have to wait a few weeks for the repair, and in the meantime, they won't give you a loaner vehicle. You're forced to drive your potentially deadly automobile until the dealer can fix it.
Motorcyclists have long known to turn their headlights on during the day as it increases their visibility and dramatically reduces motorcycle crash risk statistics. To all the motor vehicle drivers out there --p have you ever thought of doing the same? It turns out that according to numerous studies, simply flipping on your headlights during the daylight hours can reduce the likelihood of getting into a collision.
Two victims died in a crash between a semitruck and a passenger car last Tuesday. According to authorities, the incident happened during the early morning hours, at approximately 1:15 a.m. in Manchester below the exit 110 overpass along Interstate 24.
A 55-year-old man is dead following a catastrophic four-vehicle accident in mid-October. The incident happened in downtown Nashville at approximately 4 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon. According to authorities, the victim was stopped at a traffic light when another vehicle -- a Ford Econoline Van -- drove into the back of him.
Car accidents happen every day in Tennessee, and most of them don't involve any kind of injuries. However, just be cause a collision doesn't result in injuries doesn't mean that you should refrain from calling 911 to report the incident. It is very risky to refrain from reporting an accident to police.
There's only one thing we can predict when it comes to fatal accidents on Tennessee highways: They happen when we least expect them to. Even worse, in many cases, they never should have happened at all.
Whenever a teenager's life is cut short in a senseless car accident, it sends shockwaves through the community. Schoolmates, teachers, parents, family and friends will suffer and grieve over the loss.
Some drivers don't look out for the most vulnerable people they share the road with: pedestrians and bicyclists. Bicyclists and pedestrians are not protected by a heavy, metal frame, air bags or seat belts when they get into a crash. Indeed, many bicyclists and pedestrians who get hit by a motor vehicle suffer catastrophic injuries. Nevertheless, car drivers often fail to pay attention, and this results in serious injuries.