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Driving at night and the risk of a crash

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.

Protect Yourself Against Uninsured Motorist Car Accidents

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.

Traffic accidents and your job

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.

Pedestrian Accidents: The Good and The Bad

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.

Auto accidents from a parent's perspective

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.

Different ways music can cause a crash

Drivers often recognize that various behaviors can lead to a collision, from driving over the speed limit to getting in the car after drinking too much or failing to stop at a sign. While these are all serious problems that cause many accidents each year, there are many other reasons why motor vehicle collisions keep happening. In fact, some accidents are caused by factors that are less common and not always given as much attention. For example, there are a number of ways in which playing music in a vehicle can cause a crash.

Dusty roads and the risk of a collision

There are many weather-related driving hazards that people keep in mind, from ice and snow for those who drive in northern locales to heavy rainfall and dense fog. However, there are other environmental factors that can play a role in a motor vehicle collision, such as dusty roads. Dust can be present on any road, but there are certain areas (such as dirt roads in rural areas) where dust is especially problematic. There are a variety of reasons why dusty roads can be dangerous and, as a driver, it is essential for you to be cautious if you ever find yourself driving when a considerable amount of dust is kicked up.

Which age group has the most pedestrian fatalities?

When it comes to pedestrian accidents, there are many factors to go over, from common causes of an accident to the consequences of being struck by a vehicle. However, it is important for people to understand which age groups are especially prone to fatal pedestrian accidents. Sadly, many lives have been claimed due to these mishaps, which, in some cases, are the result of driver negligence. When a pedestrian passes away, their loved ones may struggle to move forward, both emotionally and financially as well.

Driving during dangerously high winds

For drivers, there are a multitude of hazards to watch out for on the road. Sometimes, these hazards are very obvious, such as roadways that have become covered in thick snow. However, there are other potential risks which also involve weather which may not always be clear. Wind, for example, can be dangerous in different ways, especially when wind speeds reach very high levels. If you are driving during windy conditions, it is important to be aware of the potential problems that you could encounter.

Recovering from a crash as an elderly person

Motor vehicle collisions can be very difficult for victims and those they love, often resulting in injuries that shatter one’s life and leave them unable to handle responsibilities they have at work or around the house. Sometimes, people are not even able to survive a collision. Worse, the consequences of a motor vehicle collision can be especially difficult for certain people, such as the elderly. If you are an older person who is trying to piece your life together following a traffic accident, you should carefully explore each of your options.

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