Car Accidents

How Can Car Insurance Benefit Me?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

It can be easy to think about car insurance as something that doesn’t benefit you. After all, this is a day and age that practically glorifies instant gratification in all its various forms and car insurance doesn’t show you immediate results with your money’s worth. Well, your money’s beneficiary is always going to be you in the long run and how car insurance can benefit you is all about which perspective you adopt.

For example, say that you got into a pretty bad car accident. There can be a lot of consequences that you were not prepared to handle since, after all, nobody really plans to be in a car accident – otherwise, it wouldn’t even be called a car accident! But there are many costs to that particular kind of accident and possibly not just the ones you might expect.

There is the immediate cost for the repair of your car, for example. If you were seriously injured due to the accident, that’s medical expenses as well as lawyer’s fees to handle – and your typical insurance might not cover all the grounds here. According to the website of the people with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, it need not even matter who it was who caused the accident – there will be stress on either side and more of it will fall onto the shoulders of the one who doesn’t have car insurance.

See, nobody really sees these things coming but when you’re prepared for them to happen then everything can go back to normal much faster than you may have thought. The benefit of car insurance may not be immediate but your future self will only thank you for the preventative measures that you’d taken in order to make sure that your issues were in place.

Acquiring your own policy may not even be as inconvenient or as difficult as you imagine! With the right kind of help, you may even get a personalized insurance policy on the spot.

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The Perils of Truck Accidents

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Accidents on the road can affect a lot of people – sometimes entire cities at a time. An accident can cause hours and hours of unanticipated traffic to those who are otherwise not affected. It is infinitely more damaging for those who were actually involved in the accident.

Car accidents can be difficult to deal with enough as it is – but truck accidents are a different ball game entirely. They are similar in many ways but the consequences of one are far, far more catastrophic than the other. A regular vehicle can weigh around 4,000 pounds whereas an eighteen wheeler truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Comparing the havoc they can wreak is like trying to decide who could make more of a mess: Howard the Duck or The Hulk. There is so much more risk involved in a truck accident – making negligence on the guilty party just that much more appalling.

Though, again, these two types of accidents are quite similar and their causes are usually pretty similar. It is just their effects that are markedly different from each other. Drunk driving is a reckless, irresponsible, and criminal act – regardless of whatever it is being driven. According to the website of Williams Kherkher’s 18-wheeler accident lawyers, if a truck driver were to be found under the influence of alcohol that is above the allowable percentage, they can be held liable in not only criminal law but also civil law. There are several federal laws that cater specifically to truck accidents due to the severity of damage that such a large vehicle can cause.

A truck driver is held under enormous pressure – quite literally – for his or her load usually carries important, irreplaceable cargo. Sometimes, the truck carries highly flammable material and could cause further injury should an accident occurs. If a driver is proven to have been under the influence of alcohol or under sleep-suppressants such as methamphetamine, ergo causing an accident to occur on the road, there are some serious consequences on everyone involved.

If a drunk driver has caused a truck accident that has greatly and directly affected you, legal action is advised.

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Causes of Injuries in Rollover Automobile Accidents

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Car Accidents | 1 comment

Rollovers are considered more likely to result in serious injuries and fatalities than other types of automobile accidents.  There is approximate 1 fatality out of 27 rollover accidents, and in SUVs (which tend to rollover more than any other type of vehicle) and light trucks, about 50% of occupants die as a result, and the number is even higher for heavy trucks (60%).

According to Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, the actual causes of injuries (and fatalities) in a rollover accident in a passenger vehicle for non-ejected (still in the vehicle at the end of the roll) passengers is not yet known, but it is widely believed that it is due to the impact while the vehicle is rolling over rather than due to crushing forces. Belted passengers who are near to the leading edge of the roll is more likely to be injured than those on the far end, but unbelted passengers are likely to be injured irrespective of position at the time of the rollover. The extent of injuries and likelihood of a fatality increases with the number of times the vehicle rolls. Vehicles that are more likely to roll are oftentimes more expensive to insure.

Those who are ejected from the vehicle suffer the same injuries as a motorcycle rider with no helmet who parts ways with the motorcycle as a result of an accident because these are mostly due to forcible contact with a solid object such as the road, wall, or another vehicle.  According to the website of the personal injury lawyers of the Mokaram Law Firm in Houston, motorcycle riders are especially vulnerable when inadvertently involved in the rollover accident of another vehicle. The most common injuries for non-ejected and ejected riders for both passenger automobiles and motorcycles are to the head and neck.

Rollover accidents are as devastating as they are spectacular, and they can happen without warning in vehicles that may be prone to what is called an untripped rollover. This is a design problem, and can occur even without an external cause. Vehicles with this defect should not be on the road, and the automaker may be held liable for any injuries or deaths that result from the defect.

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