You're driving down the road, and then something happens. Your eyelids feel heavy, your head nods and your mind begins to wander. It's scary to think that you could fall asleep while driving, but it's a major problem throughout the country.
As a driver, you can only control what happens inside your vehicle. It's important that you never give in to distractions, as doing so means you're not focused on what's happening around you.
The first thing every plaintiff wants to know when meeting with a personal injury attorney is: "Do I have a case?" The second thing they want to know is: "How much is my case worth." Unfortunately, your personal injury lawyer, if he or she is a lawful practitioner, will not be able to give you a clear answer to these questions. That's because a clear answer simply doesn't exist.
We've all seen the archetypical image of a man or woman in court with a serious neck injury. There is usually a puffy white brace wrapped around the neck in these images because the individual is suffering from whiplash.
If you thought we were done with the Takata air bag inflator recalls, you were wrong. Ford surprised the world by issuing a recall notice for an additional 953,000 cars in the United States and Canada. These vehicles have the same problem that millions of other recalled vehicles had relating to Takata air bags: The inflation devices are prone to exploding like little bombs in the passenger compartments of the vehicles.
One of the benefits of buying a new luxury vehicle like a Mercedes-Benz is that it will be equipped with many cutting-edge safety features. These features could save you and your family members' lives, so they provide an enormous sense of peace of mind while navigating traffic. The problem is, from time to time, new safety features are also prone to having serious defects that inhibit their use.
Drive defensively. Drive the speed limit. Follow the rules of the road. Hide your smartphone so it's out of reach. Don't drink and drive. You've heard the same advice so many times, you're probably tired of it. Chances are, however, that you've never heard the following two driving tips, which very well could prevent you from getting into a fatal collision.
Smartphone lovers -- and social media addicts -- who have to put their cellphones aside for a few minutes to drive their vehicles from A to B are no doubt excited by the idea of driverless cars. After all, it would seem that giving up complete control of your car to a robot driver would give you more time to focus on other activities, like reading, sending emails, texting or updating your social media profile.
When most people hear the word "distracted driving" these days, they think of smartphones and people texting while driving. While smartphones are indeed the most serious threat to people being able to pay attention to the road, there are many ways that drivers can get distracted, such as by eating, putting on makeup, talking to passengers, adjusting the radio, daydreaming and engaging in other activities.
A catastrophic injury never happens when we expect it -- nevertheless it can change our lives forever. Many Colorado accident victims are left disabled and unable to work for the rest of their lives. When you add the enormous cost of medical care to the difficult reality of being permanently disabled, you have a seriously difficult financial circumstance on your hands.