Car Accidents | Blogs by Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
Wyoming is big on snow. Or rather, snow is big on Wyoming. What with being bordered by the Rocky Mountains to the south and west and hosting a few national parks, we in Wyoming get a lot of weather come winter. And sometimes, even in populated areas, it’s just too much to handle.
The first few weeks after a car accident can be some of the most stressful and draining moments of your life. You may be dazed by your injuries, worried about paying medical bills, and tired of dealing with insurance companies. Insurance adjusters often start off sweet-talking accident victims with lofty promises and kind words, only to offer a lowball settlement that barely covers an emergency room visit. With your bills stacking up, you may be tempted to accept it, but you should speak to an attorney first. At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., we can help you understand the true value of your case and demand proper compensation for your injuries.
Following a car accident, you should immediately report the incident to the police. Not only is this required by law, but it also can help you file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. Police reports hold a lot of authority during insurance negotiations and in a jury trial. They may clearly outline why the other driver caused the accident and why he is liable for your injuries, increasing your chances of receiving compensation.
Driving along the rural roads and highways of Wyoming puts you at risk for any number of collisions, from dangerous rollovers with oil trucks to being sideswiped by a driver who is texting. In the majority of car crashes, cars will physically hit each other. But what about when a driver swerves and drives you off the road? Are you still eligible to file an insurance claim?
Very few accidents are as complicated, or as devastating, as those involving large semi-trucks. During a collision, these vehicles can cross multiple lanes of traffic and strike several drivers, adding to the confusion. You may not be sure how your accident occurred, much less on how to hold the driver at fault. However, like planes, semi-trucks are required to have black boxes that can record the exact moment an accident occurred and provide much-needed clarity when it comes time to file a claim.
Warm weather comes with a boost in motorcycle traffic throughout Wyoming as riders get out and enjoy the open air. Generally, Wyoming’s summer would be filled with motorcycle riders, especially come August when riders would travel along I-90 to the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota. While it is unclear if COVID-19 restrictions will keep the event from taking place this year, residents of northeastern Wyoming should still be aware of how to drive around motorcyclists and avoid potentially deadly accidents.
We have all heard the age-old saying that we are more likely to get into a car accident near our home, but why is that? We would assume that unfamiliar roads would be the most likely environment for a car accident and that we would be more attentive in our own neighborhoods. Well, we have done a deep dive into the statistics behind this old saying to determine if it still holds up.
Horseback riding a classic pastime in Wyoming and has played an important role in our state’s history and growth. It’s not uncommon to see riders along rural roads or even riding through town on your daily commute. But even for native residents of Wyoming, the rules of the riding on the roads may not be fully clear. Should riders be on paved roads? Do drivers need to yield to horses?
Spring break is a popular time to get away from it all with a road trip, especially for travelers looking to explore the natural beauty of Wyoming. On its own, Yellowstone National Park is one of the most trafficked destinations in the entire United States. However, despite the decline of winter, the spring roads in Wyoming can be hazardous for a number of reasons.
As a truck driver, the last thing you want is to be involved in an accident. Not only are they costly, but they are also potentially catastrophic regarding your ability to earn a living, and to the lives of others sharing the roadways. Avoiding collisions should always be a primary concern when operating a commercial truck, big rig or semi, as these vehicles are extremely dangerous when out of control.
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