Car Accidents Archives

Tips on highway driving over the holidays

Whether going across town or all the way to another state, chances are you’ll be doing quite a bit of highway driving this holiday season. In this case, it’s important for Alabama drivers to be aware of the proper procedures, whether they’ve had ample time behind the wheel or are new to driving. Highway driving can be challenging, which is why it's up to all motorists to preserve safety. 

What is negligent entrustment?

Even with all of the efforts made to make Walker's roads safer, car accidents continue to be a constant problem. If and when you are involved in one, you might be understanding that such incidents may not be able to be avoided. Your opinion may quickly change, however, if you find out that the person that hit you had a history of reckless driving. Not only might your frustration focus on such a driver, but it also might extend to whomever allowed the driver access to a car. 

How can I be a better defensive driver?

Defensive driving behaviors involve remaining alert and aware of your surroundings while also obeying all pertinent traffic rules. These behaviors keep you and other drivers safe, along with preventing accidents from occurring. If you’re unsure what constitutes defensive driving, Business Insider offers the following guidance.

Car accidents during Halloween

For many parents, Halloween is a fun holiday that allows them to spend one-on-one time with their children and interact with the local community. Going from door to door can be a great way to meet neighbors and spend quality time with a child. Unfortunately, there are certain risks that may derail Halloween celebrations, such as motor vehicle wrecks. Moreover, there are a number of reasons why crashes may be especially likely to occur during this holiday, so it is important to be vigilant.

What should I do after a hit and run?

A hit and run can be a lot more traumatic than a typical car accident. Even if you’re free from serious injury, you’ll still be faced with the stress of exorbitant repair bills that could be your financial responsibility if the other driver is not apprehended. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your chances of receiving justice, as explained by State Farm.

What can I do to be a better driver?

Safe driving is a responsibility of all Alabama motorists. Accordingly, taking the steps to be a better driver is important, whether you’ve just started driving or consider yourself a seasoned pro. Business Insider offers the following tips to drivers in search of ways to improve their skills.

Can you encourage your teen not to text and drive?

The urge to text and drive has probably been a temptation to you at some point or another. Whether or not you have given into that temptation is a personal choice, but you should be aware that choosing to use an electronic device behind the wheel can instantly put your own life and the life of many others at risk. Now that you have a teenager in your home, you are wondering if there are things you can do to encourage responsibility when they are old enough to drive in Alabama. 

Steps to take after a car accident

Accidents can happen, even if you make safety a priority behind the wheel. That’s why it’s crucial that Alabama drivers know which steps to take after an accident occurs, from getting your vehicle to safety to speaking with bystanders. U.S. News & World Report offers the following advice in this case, which will help you take the correct action should an accident occur.

Protecting animals left in hot cars

As the temperatures heat up in Alabama, there are likely to be more news stories about dogs being left in hot cars and succumbing to the heat. This is a terrible tragedy. It is also one that many states want to try to prevent through offering freedom from liability to good Samaritans who break into vehicles to rescue pets left to suffer. In Alabama, though, the law is not on the side of the good Samaritan.

Heat exhaustion and car crashes

There are many reasons why weather can cause a car accident, such as dense fog, heavy snowfall, or ice covering the roads. However, heat can also be problematic when it comes to motor vehicle collisions. With summer around the corner, and many people in certain parts of the country already enduring hot weather, it is important to be mindful of the risks associated with heat exhaustion. Not only can heat exhaustion cause problems in and of itself, but it may also increase the probability of a motor vehicle accident.

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