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Car accidents during a major event

There are a plethora of reasons why motor vehicle crashes keep happening, and these hazards create dangers on roadways across the country on a daily basis. Sometimes, however, unique occasions can increase the chances of a motor vehicle wreck temporarily. For example, a major event such as a popular leader visiting a city or a concert can make a car crash more likely. Not only do these events sometimes result in heavy traffic congestion, but they may bring a number of visitors who are not very familiar with the roads in a particular area—which is even more dangerous when the roads are so busy.

Driving around with faulty brakes

When people fail to maintain their vehicles properly, they pose a major risk to themselves and other people on the road. There are many ways in which a vehicle that is not maintained properly may lead to a collision, whether a tire blows out on the road or someone’s steering wheel locks up while they are attempting to make a turn. However, defective brakes are especially concerning and have caused many motor vehicle collisions over the years.

Alcohol and motorcycle collisions

Motorcycle accidents can be especially dangerous and have resulted in the loss of many lives over the years. When a motorcyclist collides with a vehicle or veers off of the road and slams into a tree, the outcome can be devastating. Although these accidents happen for many reasons, alcohol is an especially concerning factor that has played a role in many of these wrecks. Whether you are a motorcyclist, or you drive any vehicle, it is important to understand the risks associated with drinking and driving and do what you can to avoid a motorcycle collision.

Recovering from an accident as an older person

We have written about motor vehicle crashes from a number of angles, but in this blog write-up we will look at the different reasons why car crashes can be especially tough for older adults. If you have been hit by a drunk driver or someone in your family is struggling with the aftermath of a collision, it is important to know what your options are and make recovery a top priority.

Recovering from a crash as a single parent

Traffic wrecks can be devastating for victims from all walks of life, but for some people a collision can be particularly upsetting. For example, a single parent may have an especially hard time recovering from a crash and the consequences may be very damaging with respect to their finances, emotions and career. If you are a single parent struggling to move forward from an accident, it is critical for you to look into all of the legal options you might have.

Car accident risks while visiting a new area

There are all sorts of risks that play a role in motor vehicle wrecks, but some are less common or are not given as much consideration in comparison to drunk driving. For example, someone who is not familiar with the roads in a particular area, even if they are not very far from home, may be more likely to find themselves in a collision. If you are driving in a new area, it is important to be careful and watch out for any potential hazards.

Long-distance bicycling and traffic crashes

If you ride a bicycle on or near roads, you may be involved in a serious collision with a vehicle. Bike accidents are caused by all sorts of different factors, such as driver negligence and the use of drugs or alcohol. As a bicyclist, you should also be aware of the risks associated with long-distance bicycling. For example, those who ride their bicycles for extended periods of time may become exhausted and more likely to find themselves in a collision. Moreover, the likelihood of a traffic accident may be higher when a bicyclist spends a significant amount of time on the road.

Are injury-related deaths among teens on the rise?

There are a number of different hazards that young people face on a daily basis, from violence and health problems to suicide. However, traffic accidents are especially concerning and have claimed the lives of many young people across the country. Moreover, there is evidence which shows that the number of young people who pass away due to traffic crashes has been increasing after years of declining.

Young children and pedestrian accidents

Traffic collisions can claim the lives of people from all walks of life and every age group. However, there are some who face an especially high chance of being involved in an accident and there are certain dangers that are especially concerning with particular age groups. For example, young children may be struck by a vehicle in a number of ways and it is essential for parents to be aware of these risks whenever their children are near the road.

Running errands for your employer and traffic accidents

For some people, job responsibilities are centered around driving on a daily basis, such as those who drive a large truck or a taxi driver. For others, job duties may not typically involve driving a vehicle, however there may be times when getting behind the wheel at work is necessary. For example, someone may be asked to run errands for their employer. While running these errands, whether they are picking up lunch or buying equipment, an accident may occur. If you are hurt in an on the job accident, you need to know your options.

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