Traffic accidents have many consequences and destroy lives on a daily basis. Sometimes a crash results in a fatality, while other accidents may not claim any lives but do leave victims with permanent injuries that will never let them enjoy life in the same way again. Moreover, motor vehicle collisions can have other consequences which may be harder for other people to detect. The emotional toll of a wreck can be staggering, resulting in negative emotions such as high levels of anxiety, depression and anger. Moreover, some people may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If you think that cell phone use is the most distracting thing while driving, think again. Studies show that driving with kids in the car is much more distracting than using a phone, and if you are a parent in Washington this may come as no surprise.
From distracted driving to accidents caused by the use of alcohol or illegal drugs, there are a plethora of reasons why motor vehicle crashes happen. There are many other risk factors to be aware of, some of which may be less common but equally concerning. For example, some parts of the country see an increase in the number of deer that are on the roads during the fall, and this can be especially concerning with respect to motor vehicle accidents. As a result, drivers should do what they can to avoid colliding with a deer.
For many people, coffee is part of a morning routine, an essential step in getting ready for the day ahead. Often, people who drink coffee and other hot beverages bring their drink behind the wheel, especially if they do not have a lot of time (such as those who have to get to work soon, for example). However, those who are short on time and trying to drive to work quickly may be more likely to spill their coffee. Worse, spilling a hot beverage while driving can result in serious burns and cause a motor vehicle crash which claims lives or causes debilitating injuries.
There are a number of hazards present on the road, from the recklessness of other drivers to poor weather conditions including snow and heavy rain. However, the very nature of certain parts of the road can be dangerous, from steep hills to sharp turns. There are many reasons why driving around a turn can be dangerous and in this post we will take a closer look at this facet of driving.
There are different factors that can make the likelihood of a motor vehicle collision go up. For example, driving under the influence and using a cell phone while operating a vehicle are widely-recognized risk factors. However, there are other times when a crash may become more likely. Driving during poor weather can increase the chances of a collision and driving during certain times of day, as well as on certain days of the year, can also be more dangerous. In this write-up, we will examine some hazards associated with nighttime driving.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Car Accidents are a serious problem in Washington State. These are accidents where the driver causing the car crash has no automobile liability insurance coverage or not enough coverage to fully compensate those who were injured.
There are many different issues to consider when it comes to traffic collisions and your job. For example, your job may cause you to become involved in a crash, whether your daily responsibilities involve driving a semi truck or you work long hours and become fatigued or find yourself in an accident while rushing to make it to work on time. On the other hand, a car crash can adversely affect your performance at work and your entire career. It is important to be mindful of these matters whether you want to prevent a collision or recover from a crash you have been involved in.
Summertime in the Inland Northwest is amazing! Local parks are filled with children playing, but that also means lots of pedestrians are walking to their local parks and crossing busy streets. That can lead to pedestrian accidents. Sometimes pedestrians can be unpredictable, so it's the responsibly of every driver to keep an eye out for them.
If you have had a child who was involved in a car accident, you have experienced a whirlwind of emotions. Anger, frustration, fear, and sadness are just a handful of feelings you may have. If your child has been hospitalized due to the injuries it may be difficult to manage time between home life and being with your child as they recover. Your child may be confused, and not able to attend their studies during this time. Maybe you have lost a child due to a negligent driver, and your whole world has been flipped upside down into a pit of agony. You are not alone.