We recently discussed some factors that matter when you are in the market for a new car. As important as those are, they might not mean much if your vehicle is rammed by another vehicle. In those crashes, you may suffer from injuries that require you to seek medical care. There is a chance that a safer vehicle might reduce the severity of the injuries you suffer, but those injuries might still be present.
If you're hoping to increase safety on the road for you and your family, choosing a new car with a high safety rating is a good idea. Here's a look at some of the top rated sedans according to Kelley Blue Book and other ranking agencies.
After you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you will likely deal with insurance companies and claims processes. If someone else was liable for the accident, they might also be held liable for any financial damages that you experienced. Often, payment for those damages are provided by the other person's insurance company, but it can be difficult to ensure you receive a comparable payment to your injuries and damages.
While you can't stop other drivers from doing whatever they will on the road, you can take actions in your own car to reduce your risks of being involved in a car accident. The tips for doing so range from common sense measures to following best driving practices. The editors at Edmunds provide some information about how to reduce your accident risks.
In our previous post, we discussed how the drunk driving fatality rate in Maryland is lower than the national rate. These fatal wrecks are only one small subset of the car accidents that occur in our state. With that in mind,you should be ready to protect your rights if you are ever involved in an accident. You can start at the scene of the accident if you are able to take certain steps.
There is nothing more exciting than taking to the open road on your way to a summer vacation destination. However, if you aren't careful, you could put yourself at risk of being involved in an accident.
If you are involved in a car accident, there is always a chance that you could be injured. For example, bone fractures are common in car accidents, as your body may be hit with a lot of force. It is easy to believe that all bone fractures are the same; however, this is not the case. There are five common types of fractures, including:
As cellphones have become commonplace in the last 10 to 15 years, distracted driving has become an even bigger issue. Federal and state government agencies have devoted substantial resources to warn drivers of the dangers associated with texting while driving.
Imagine a world in which everybody on the road is 100 percent sober. If this was the case, the number of motor vehicle accidents would not be nearly as great. Unfortunately, despite the law and heavy policing by authorities, there are people who still feel that it's okay to drink and drive.
As a driver, you should do whatever you can do protect yourself while behind the wheel. This means following the rules of the road, wearing your seatbelt, and always watching other drivers.