Car Accidents | Blogs by Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
In the legal field, “pain and suffering” is a term used to describe the physical and emotional distress experienced by a victim due to an injury, typically due to an accident or an incident for which another party is liable. This concept is critical in personal injury cases, encompassing the physical and emotional aspects of the victim’s pain, anguish, and distress.
Accidents happen, but who is responsible if your auto accident results from poor road conditions? Generally, the government entity responsible for road maintenance is responsible. However, pursuing a case against government entities responsible for road maintenance can feel daunting due to an imbalance of resources. As a result, it is vital to learn about the nature of suing the government for injuries resulting from poor road conditions.
It can be scary for parents to hand over the car keys to a teen driver, and justifiably so. Teenagers are more likely to be involved in a crash than older, more experienced drivers. We want to shed light on the dangers associated with teen drivers and guide parents on how they can help increase their child’s safety and knowledge on the road.
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest days of the year for traffic crashes. The patron saint of Ireland is honored on March 17 when individuals wearing green come together in restaurants, bars, and private homes to eat corned beef and cabbage and drink green beer. Drinking and driving, along with walking intoxicated, make this holiday a dangerous time to be on the roads.
Construction zones are a real hassle for drivers, especially when they’re working on a highway you use to get to work every day. Work zones are also dangerous. In a recent year over 44,000 people were injured in construction zone accidents according to the National Safety Council.
A work zone is a confined space, and everyone needs to relax and adjust their behavior. To help prevent accidents, penalties for speeding are increased in traffic zones. And traffic signs must be present and clearly visible.
American drivers witness plenty of things on their commutes, including animals. Often an animal is the last thing you expect to see while driving, but it is, in fact, common to experience animals near our roadways. While the most common animal we will see when driving is a deer, there are smaller animals you may encounter including birds, squirrels, cats and dogs. Neighborhoods and country roads are the most common places for coming into contact with these animals.
An automobile accident can be very traumatic. After calling 911, you will want to make sure that you and all your passengers are getting all the medical attention they need. When you get a chance, it’s also important to collect contact information from all other drivers involved in the accident and any witnesses.
Any violation of traffic laws can play a role in liability assignment for a car accident claim. In Wyoming, a driver whose negligence caused a crash may be held liable for resulting injuries. Failure to yield the right-of-way is a type of traffic violation that often results in accidents. Insurance companies investigate collisions to determine who had the right-of-way and who may be liable for the crash.
Drivers pull off on the side of the road because of mechanical breakdowns, medical emergencies, and other reasons. Many people do not realize what a dangerous place the side of the road can be. A significant percentage of highway fatalities involve people on the shoulder of the road who are hit by vehicles. This type of crash can be particularly deadly when a stranded motorist who gets out his car is struck by a vehicle traveling at highway speeds.
Weather in Wyoming can be severe during the winter months. Snow falls frequently across the state from October through May and begins as early as late September in the lower elevations. Snowfall at lower elevations exceeds five inches on average approximately five times per year. We may see accumulations of 10 to 15 inches or more from a single snowstorm. The combination of low temperatures, high winds, and moderate to heavy snowfall can cause blizzard or near blizzard conditions that can last for up to three days.
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