4 Things You Need to Know About Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle may be fun and exciting, but it doesn’t come without risks. For example, motorcycles are two-wheeled, which makes them less stable and more susceptible to poor road conditions. While a four-wheeled vehicle can maintain stability with ease on uneven road surfaces, potholes and debris on the road can easily cause the motorcyclist…

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4 Ways to Prevent Accidents in Winter Weather

Winter Weather

When temperatures drop, the likelihood of weather-related accidents rises. Driving on snow or ice-covered roadways requires a lot of skill and caution. And while most weather-related car accidents are preventable, accidents may still occur. Winter Weather: The important thing to remember is to always err on the side of caution, and when in doubt, don’t…

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4 Things You Need to Know About Car Recalls

About Car Recalls

When a manufacturer or the NHTSA determines that a car model doesn’t comply with federal safety standards or has a safety-related defect, an auto recall is issued. When this happens, your automaker should alert you so you can take proper action. If you are not alerted of the recall and get into an accident, then…

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Self-Driving Cars and Collisions

Self-Driving Cars

Recently, Tesla broke tragic news that an incident involving one of their self-driving cars caused a fatality. The Autopilot system the driver was testing did not fully register the vehicle ahead of time. The sensors could not differentiate between a truck’s cargo trailer and a road sign against the bright, daytime sky. The driver of…

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What To Do About Whiplash

About Whiplash

We primarily hear about whiplash in regards to vehicle accidents. This is particularly true for rear-end collisions. That is because whiplash is a neck injury involving a sudden back-and-forth motion. It happens when the victim’s head forced into that movement quickly, like a whip. One of the most difficult things about whiplash is that it can…

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Cellphone Use on Alabama Roadways

Hands-free Use

Cellphone Use on Alabama Roadways Communication has come a long way thanks to the cellphone. People everywhere can be in constant contact with nearly anyone at any time. Sometimes, it seems most convenient to keep in touch while commuting on Alabama roadways. It can be tempting to let a friend or business partner know that you…

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Bicycles: Staying Safe and Legal

Bicycles: Staying Safe and Legal All drivers at some point share the road with a bicycle. Also, many commuters will find themselves taking a bicycle to their destination. Considering the massive difference in protection between a motor vehicle and a bicycle, this brings up a sensitive issue. In 2014, over 20,000 cyclists were injured or worse…

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The Dangers of Pedestrians on the Roadway

Traffic incidents involving vehicles and pedestrians are a tragic and far too often risk in our daily commutes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 14% of all traffic related fatalities were pedestrians. That’s up 3% from ten years prior. It is important to keep in mind the specific rules and regulations involving pedestrians…

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Avoiding Traffic Accidents in the Rain

As much as we try to avoid it, we all often find ourselves driving in a storm. Rain is not only annoying and inconvenient, but also dangerous. It brings limited sight distance, windshield obstruction, and slick roadways. Regardless of who may be in a hurry to get home, every driver has a responsibility to take…

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What to Know about Negligence

Every day, we count on the knowledge and expertise of others to keep us healthy and safe. We expect the products and services we engage with to be made or handled with professional care. We expect the facilities we enter to be structurally sound and secure. Unfortunately, there are times when this trust is betrayed:…

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