If you have purchased a new car over the past few years, you are likely aware of the incredible array of safety features available in current vehicles. Automotive safety has moved from passive protection (like airbags and safety belts) to more active protection (like lane-keeping assistance and semi-autonomous driving features). With all of these high-technology…

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Intersections bring multiple roads with multiple vehicles from multiple directions together. Even when clearly marked, intersections are frequent sites of crashes and collisions. And, anyone can be injured in an intersection accident – driver, passenger, pedestrian, or cyclist. Worse? Most intersection crashes are preventable and are usually the fault of a careless driver. Why are…

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When you’re hurt in an accident, you need immediate medical care. Most patients go to their local emergency room. There, the doctors provide a diagnosis and may suggest or apply an initial treatment. In serious cases, you may be admitted to the hospital. Victims of car accidents, slips and falls, construction accidents, and other accidents…

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People are unaware of the dangers of driving under the influence of any substance, but that does not stop many from doing it anyway. This leads to thousands of tragic accidents a year as they endanger not only their own lives, but the lives of everyone else on the road as well. To lower the…

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There’s a natural order to things when you have been in a car accident. You talk to the police, get medical attention and hire an attorney when you’ve been injured, file an insurance claim to get your car fixed, and at some point you try to settle the personal injury side to your claim. Unfortunately,…

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Traffic signs are admittedly sometimes annoying. They tell you where to park, where not to park, where a hill is steep, and where a turtle might cross your path. There are so many of them littering the roadways that it can feel a little like a parent giving obvious instructions to a child. Then there…

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For years, insurance companies based their rates on criteria like age, sex, and credit score. Over the past decade, more and more companies started offering a “safe driver discount” for policyholders whose driving records were clean. Now, it appears that the newest wave of policies will be based on driving data collected in real time.…

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Distracted driving is a big problem across the country. Although the state has instituted laws banning things like texting behind the wheel, distracted driving accidents continue across Alabama, and may even have increased. According to Trusted Choice Insurance, Alabama has the second highest rate of fatal car accidents in the United States. And, in 2017,…

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The Driver’s License Compact (DLC) – also called the Interstate Driver’s License Compact – is an agreement between 45 states in the U.S. plus the District of Columbia. The obligations of the member states under the Compact are to share and report between the states’ information related to traffic offenses of a serious nature, including…

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