In a slow-speed collision between two cars, the damage may be minor. There might be some scraped paint or a bent fender, and personal injuries would be unlikely. However, when a car collides with a pedestrian—even at slow speeds—the consequences for the pedestrian can be disastrous.
Having a baby brings with it many new questions that you’ve never before considered. What’s the trick to making your little one sleep through the night? What’s the right age to start potty training? What kind of car seat should you get, and what’s the proper way to use it?
A previous post on this blog warned motorcyclists in this state not to engage in certain behavior, called lane splitting, that is considered illegal in Florida.
A previous post on this blog talked about how easy it is for a victim of a West Palm Beach car accident to suffer a traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
A serious car accident in the West Palm Beach area left one man died and another person hospitalized with serious injuries. The accident involved four vehicles, but the drivers of the other two vehicles were thankfully not hurt seriously.
According to a recent report prepared by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which is affiliated with the American Automobile Association, there is a hit-and-run crash every minute somewhere in the United States, with an average of 682,000 hit-and-runs happening annually. A summary of this fact and the report's other findings is available via a press release issued by the AAA.
Every motorist should focus on driving safely whenever they are behind the wheel. However, this doesn't always happen. Most people find that they get distracted or take some unnecessary risks at some point when they are driving.
St. Patrick's Day is one of the holidays during which people often drink, whether they drink Irish beers or green cocktails. While it can seem like harmless fun to celebrate Saint Patrick, the fact is that all this celebration has the potential to lead to catastrophic accidents when people drive after drinking.
While we may drive by them on the side of the road and hear about them on the news, no one ever expects to be involved in a car crash. Whether it is minor or major, a car accident could be the source of the most severe injuries a person could suffer. And much like a person never dreams of being involved in an automobile collision, they are not prepared for how the injuries they suffered in the wreck will impact them personally as well as their loved ones.
Despite the risks and rules that should discourage texting behind the wheel, many motorists continue to engage in this dangerous behavior. Oftentimes, they think it's not a big deal to look at their phone for a few seconds, or they believe they can safely divide their attention between their phones and the road. It is only in the event of a serious accident that these drivers learn they are wrong.