Oftentimes, car crashes seem to happen out of nowhere. Another driver's negligence may not become apparent until it is too late. However, there are some precautions you can take to decrease the likelihood of an accident.
Train crashes can be devastating, especially when it leads to severe injury or death. Thankfully, victims are usually able to file personal injury claims to seek compensation for their suffering.
Some people view motorcycles as dangerous vehicles. The various motorcycle crashes that people see and hear about may only add to this notion.
Pedestrians have the right of way at intersections. Though this is a common rule that people are taught in regard to traffic, some people do not fully ascribe to it and its related stipulations. This can lead to a pedestrian becoming injured and filing a claim.
Automobile accidents occur every day. Some are truly accidents while others are due to the negligence of certain drivers. In the case of the latter, it may be possible to file an auto accident claim.
Washington state recently passed a law prohibiting any distracted driving as a result of using a smartphone. Last year, the state passed a bill which allowed police officers to issue a fine to anyone caught using a phone while driving even if the person was at a stop sign or red light. While the law technically went into effect last summer, there was a grace period so drivers could acclimate to the new law. On January 23rd, the law went into full effect.
Driving is a responsibility that some drivers in the Seattle area do not take seriously. They are ignorant of the dangers they face and pose to others when they do things they should not do while they are operating their vehicles. Some of them do not care and believe that the risks will never happen to them. Some of the most common driving infractions are reckless and the cause of serious car accidents and road fatalities.
Car accidents happen so often on the roads in Seattle that many people do not give much thought to the causes. Many individuals assume that excessive speeds and alcohol are the likely culprits in motor vehicle collisions. They might not realize how much of a role turn signals play in car accidents. According to WoodsInsurance.com, "48 percent of motorists do not use their turn signals when changing lanes." When you take into consideration distractions and other unsafe driving behaviors, the dangers that everyone on the roads faces increase tremendously.
Many motorists in the Seattle area drive when they are feeling less alert and unrested, not realizing the dangers they face and create on the roads. Drowsy driving is dangerous. It can have devastating effects on individuals who end up in motor vehicle collisions with sleep deprived-drivers.
When you think of road rage in Seattle, the first thing that might come to mind is the exchange of angry words and gestures. You might not realize how much of a role an angry motorist's actions can play in fatal car accidents. You likely see it on television all the time; a person cuts off another driver and the driver rolls down his or her window, waves a fist and starts yelling. The person who angered the other driver glares and speeds off. In real life, many road rage incidents do not happen like that. Instead, the raging motorist may speed up to catch the other driver. The result can be a collision that ends in tragedy.