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Posts tagged "Motor Vehicle Accidents"

Motor vehicle wrecks and panic attacks

When it comes to car accidents, the emotional aspects of a crash should not be overlooked. People often focus on the physical injuries that people sustain in these wrecks, or the financial consequences they face following a collision. However, the emotional toll can be devastating, and strong emotions can even cause motor vehicle crashes in the first place. In this post, we will look into some issues related to panic attacks and traffic accidents.

Auto accidents and new parents

There is a myriad of factors to consider when it comes to motor vehicle collisions and new parents. For example, some people may be more likely to find themselves in a crash after the recent birth of their child, whether they are tired and stressed out or divert their attention to monitor their infant while driving. Parents also need to familiarize themselves with safety guidelines when it comes to car seat use and driving with an infant. On the other hand, parents may also be struck by a reckless driver, which can be especially devastating when a very young child is in the vehicle.

How often are truck drivers abusing drugs and alcohol?

Sharing the road with large commercial trucks is an inevitable part of life in Louisiana, but studies show that many of the people driving those trucks are engaging in highly dangerous behaviors before or while behind the wheel. While anyone who drinks or abuses drugs before driving endangers everyone who crosses his or her path, commercial truck drivers who do so pose a particularly serious threat to the public due to the sheer size and weight of their vehicles.

Freeways, high speeds and car crashes

Driving on the freeway can be dangerous for a number of reasons, but the fact that vehicles are traveling at very high speeds can be extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, when a collision occurs in this environment, the outcome can be devastating (especially when compared to accidents that happen on roads where vehicles are traveling much slower). It is important to be extra vigilant when you are driving on a freeway, or at any other time where you or other drivers around you are driving very fast.

Mental strength after a work-related traffic wreck

If you were recently involved in a work-related accident that occurred while you were driving, our law firm is fully aware of the different challenges you may be going through. An inability to pay bills due to lost wages, medical costs, serious and debilitating injuries and mental trauma are just some of the hardships that those who are involved in job-related traffic crashes may face. However, it is important for you to stay focused on your recovery, and part of this involves having mental strength. The consequences of these accidents can be mentally draining but taking the right approach afterward (and having the right mindset) could be very beneficial.

Car crashes and tourists

Motor vehicle collisions happen because of poor decisions, but they also take place because people are unable to drive properly for some reason. Fatigue and distractions are common problems, but there are other challenges that may lead to a motor vehicle collision. For example, someone who is driving while they are on a vacation may have an especially high chance of causing an auto accident. Not only do tourists often have little familiarity with local roads (or even the laws of the road, especially for those driving in a new country for the first time), but they can also be extremely tired due to their trip.

Driving during a hailstorm

There are many different ways in which mother nature can threaten the safety of everyone on the road, from blizzard conditions and torrential downpours to tornados and hailstorms. Driving in the midst of a hailstorm can be challenging for all sorts of reasons and we will examine some relevant issues in this post. Some parts of the country are especially likely to see hail during the spring, summer and fall, but you should be mindful of these risks no matter where you live. Sadly, weather-related car crashes have resulted in the loss of many lives.

Listening to loud music and driving

Many people enjoy listening to music while they are behind the wheel, whether they like to play a cd from one of their favorite groups or they enjoy listening to a certain radio station. Music can make a trip seem more enjoyable, but it can also be dangerous for various reasons. For example, a driver may become distracted by a particular song, especially if they try to sing along to the lyrics. Moreover, music that is extremely loud can also be distracting.

What is defensive driving?

Aggressive driving behaviors are not only inconsiderate, they also lead to a greater risk of accident and injury. That’s why all motorists should utilize defensive driving tactics, which entail remaining aware of your surroundings at all times and following traffic laws to the letter. Esurance offers a few examples of defensive driving behaviors and how they can benefit you.

Taking a look at improper lane usage

On the road, there are all sorts of hazards that can lead to a fatal crash or seriously injured victims, such as icy roads. However, many wrecks are caused by a person’s carelessness or irresponsible behavior, which includes speeding, getting behind the wheel after drinking and so on. Lane usage is another important aspect of safe driving and sadly, some people fail to use lanes properly. Improper lane usage puts lives at risk, including the lives of those who fail to follow traffic safety guidelines.