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March 2019 Archives

Why a car's left turn can be so dangerous for motorcyclists

Recent statistics reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that many motorcycle accidents happen at intersections when a motorist makes a left turn in front of a motorcyclist traveling straight, thereby failing to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist. These are potentially deadly motorcycle accidents because the rider will either strike the side of the car turning left, possibly flipping the bike over the car, or will need to make a very risky maneuver to avoid doing so. Such emergency swerves often end poorly for even the most experienced motorcyclist.

Do you have to sue when you get in a car accident?

Lawsuits have become a normal part of American society. The risk of someone suing you is high when you consider all the reasons for filing, from creditors trying to collect debts to difficult neighbors refusing to cooperate over a simple property matter. These cases often get a bad light, making you not want to ever go down that route.

Number of pedestrian fatalities continues to climb

According to a preliminary analysis of 2018 figures, the number of fatalities due to pedestrian accidents will come to 6,227, a 4 percent increase over 2017's numbers. This will be the first time that there have been more than 6,000 pedestrian deaths on this country's roads since 1990.

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