Car Accidents Archives

How is driving ability affected by age?

It's no secret that bodies change as people grow older. Some of these changes can even affect a person's ability to drive, which leads to a higher risk of crashes and serious injuries. MedicineNet.com explains how the natural aging process impacts driving and what older motorists must do to ensure they aren't involved in a serious collision, which could potentially harm themselves as well as others. 

Car crash risks to watch out for in the summer

There are many reasons why the summer months can be dangerous, especially when it comes to motor vehicle collisions. With Fourth of July celebrations, road trips, family vacations, traffic congestion and heat waves, there are many different reasons why the likelihood of an accident can be especially high during this time of the year. Unfortunately, many lives will be lost due to traffic accidents this summer, and even more people will sustain serious injuries that disrupt their lives in an array of ways.

Revising your estate plan after an auto accident

Car crashes can bring a number of devastating consequences into victims’ lives, from high levels of stress and physical pain to mental trauma. However, the financial consequences that may arise in the wake of a collision can be especially tough for victims and their family members. Job loss, hospital bills and costs associated with physical therapy and counseling can be incredibly difficult, and there are other financial matters that may need to be examined following a crash. For example, some people may want to revise their estate plan for a number of reasons.

Bike racks and the risk of a crash

There are many hazards to watch out for on the road, such as reckless drivers who fail to stop when they are supposed to and those who operate a vehicle while they are intoxicated. Sometimes, less common risk factors can result in a crash, such as a driver who is trying to transport a bicycle (or some other object) on their bike racks. Sometimes, people may be careless or inexperienced, and they may not attach the bike to their vehicle properly, which can pose a serious risk to other vehicles that are on the road.

How can I ensure safety when road tripping with kids?

Going on a summer road trip with your family can be a great bonding experience. You want to ensure the proper safety measures are in place in this case, which will protect your family and make for a more comfortable experience overall. Parents Magazine explains what you can do to prepare for your big excursion this summer. 

Are women at higher risk for distracted driving?

Alabama drivers must be prepared for many types of distractions when driving, but many of those distractions come from within the vehicle and are not necessary. Distracted driving is a huge problem and things like eating, texting and caring for children can lead to a serious accident or even death. According to the Insurance Journal, those who text while driving are six times more likely to crash than those who opt for an audio phone call.

Study: Hands-free devices not as safe as some think

People who insist on using their cellphone while driving are at serious risk of becoming involved in a deadly car accident. More studies are being conducted into the risk of engaging in these dangerous activities and showing the importance of avoiding cellphone use while driving. One study in particular compared the distraction levels of hand-held cellphones compared to hands-free cellphones. While hands-free devices are marketed as being a safe alternative to using a hand-held cellphone, a study released by AAA shows that this may not always be the case.

Reckless driving can lead to criminal charges

From traffic jams to car crashes, there are many causes for frustration on Alabama roadways. Focusing on your surroundings is vital for anticipating potential issues and keeping yourself and your passengers safe.  At The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we often represent clients injured as a result of reckless driving.

How can I avoid deer while driving?

Drivers in Alabama must be vigilant while driving. Along with looking for common road hazards, you also want out for deer, which can cause serious injury and property damage when they’re struck by a vehicle. Geico offers the following tips to drivers to help them avoid deer when on the road.

Driving your vehicle through a construction zone

Driving in different conditions requires you to modify your methods to make sure that your driving is responsible and safe. Some of the reasons why you may need to modify the way you drive include inclement weather, rush-hour traffic and construction zones. At The Sapp Law Firm, we have helped many people in Alabama who are the victims of motor vehicle accidents. 

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