Drivers on the Run
There are drivers who will flee the scene on the run after causing an accident. If you are involved in an accident and the other driver runs away, please do not try to chase after, as this can only cause more problems and danger for other drivers, pedestrians and yourself. Rather, call the police and ambulance immediately if necessary. Also, try to gather information about the other vehicle, there may be witnesses or security cameras…Continue Reading
Uninsured Motorist Coverage vs Underinsured Motorist Coverage
Your car insurance policies may vary in their coverage. Such is the case of these important coverages: Uninsured Motorist Coverage, which protects you from a guilty driver who does not have auto insurance; and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, which protects you from a driver whose insurance is not enough to cover the costs of an accident. Expanding a little more on these coverages, coverage against uninsured drivers is a part of your auto insurance that protects…Continue Reading
What Should you do Immediately After you Have an Accident?
After a collision, it is VERY important to stay at the scene. NEVER leave the scene of the accident because it could bring negative consequences, from sanctions to arrests for fleeing. It is estimated that 5 million traffic accidents occur every year in the United States, so all drivers must be informed of how to act in such cases. If you suffer a traffic accident, the first thing to do is to stay calm and…Continue Reading
What Happens if you do not Feel Pain Immediately After an Accident?
Most people who are injured do not feel pain at the time of the shock, but often one or several days later. Some of the symptoms of hidden injuries are muscle pain, neck pain, back pain, headache and pain in the chest or ribs. Therefore, it is important that after an accident you visit the doctor, even if you think it is not serious or you do not feel any pain at the moment. In…Continue Reading
Is it More Dangerous to Drive at Night?
According to an analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, speed and nighttime driving are significant factors contributing towards the number of crashes and fatalities involving teen drivers during the 100 deadliest days, which is a period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Contrary to what many people believe, driving at night is not recommended because the risk of an accident increases considerably. There are several factors that influence this, related to both the…Continue Reading
What is the Job of an Insurance Appraiser for Car Accidents?
Insurance Adjusters’ primary interest is to resolve potential claims rapidly, so that insurance companies can avoid paying for medical treatments that may incur later after a claim is filed. The insurance adjusters investigate the accident site, conduct interviews, record statements and determine the financial responsibility of the insurance. When you are the victim of an accident, an insurance adjuster is responsible for ensuring compliance with the General and Special Conditions of what is established by…Continue Reading
Is Texting and Driving More Dangerous than Drinking and Driving?
WATCH OUT! A study from the University of Utah revealed that using a cell phone while driving is just as, if not more, dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. Today texting is considered the worst enemy of the wheel because they account for more motor vehicle accidents than driving under the influence of alcohol. Studies conducted in the United States show that more adults are texting while driving than young people. Some rese…Continue Reading
How Should a Seatbelt be Used?
Wearing a seatbelt is not only required by Florida law, but it can also save your life. Around 40,000 people die every year in car accidents, and the main cause of death among people aged 3 to 34 is failure to wear a seatbelt. Safety belts could have prevented deaths in about half of these accidents. In 2008, during the day, 45% of passengers that died in crashes were not wearing their seatbelts. During nights…Continue Reading
Is it More Dangerous to Drive Sleepy or Drive Drunk?
The American Automobile Association (AAA) published in December 2016 analyzed data from almost 5,000 accidents in the United States. It concluded that drivers who have lost three hours of sleep in a 24-hour range face similar accident risks to that of a driver who is legally drunk. This risk is four times higher than risk faced by a driver who has slept seven hours in a 24-hour range, and two times higher than for drivers…Continue Reading
Changing Lanes in an Unsafe Manner Can Lead to Problems
The state of Florida requires all drivers to drive in the right lane, and if you must make pass a car ahead of you, you must do so in the left lane when you travel through streets, roads and multi-lane highways. Changing lanes in an unsafe manner is one of the main causes of accidents, so drivers must be very alert at all times. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9% of…Continue Reading