Car Accidents | Blogs by Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
Road Dangers Brought on by St. Patrick’s Day
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.
The Danger of Construction Zone Accidents
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.
When an Animal Causes a Wrong-Way Car Accident
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.
Taking Effective Auto Accident Photos
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.
How Right-of-Way Impacts Your Insurance Claim
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.
How to Take Precautions Against a Wyoming Roadside Accident
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.
Driving in Wyoming During Winter: What You Should Know
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.
Filing an Out-of-State Accident Claim
Wyoming streets, roads, and highways are traveled by local drivers, as well tourists from out-of-state who come to hunt, enjoy our lovely scenery, or visit one of our many state attractions. Many are just passing through while heading to another destination.
What to Do After a Multi-Car Pileup in Wyoming
Wyoming weather is changeable, with heavy rains, snow, and icy roadways a common issue. Weather conditions, or negligent driving conduct, can trigger an accident involving many vehicles, with serious injuries. A multi-care pileup leads to vehicles that rear-end others, with a domino effect. A rear-end collision, sideswipe, or other impact can leave a driver and their passengers with serious or even fatal injuries.
Dealing With a Dismissive Auto Insurance Company
If another person crashed into your vehicle, you deserve to get your medical bills and lost wages paid as soon as possible. Unfortunately, car insurance companies do not make the process easy. They will often fight accident victims over small details to avoid paying the full amount a victim’s claim is worth. Some will even blame the victim or argue that the victim is lying.
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