Posts Tagged ‘motor vehicle accidents’

Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents Can Be Catastrophic, Fatal: Part 2, Spine Injuries

Spinal cord injuries resulting from an accident can cause severe damage to the central nervous system, leaving the patient in the hospital with months or years of recovery ahead of them. After a hit-and-run accident that leaves a pedestrian injured, many of the most common injuries are sustained in the neck, back, and spine due to the force of being struck by a vehicle. These injuries are considered catastrophic; however, they are not the only injuries that occur as the result of a hit-and-run. Broken bones, CRPS, and concussions are also common. What makes spinal cord injuries catastrophic? This article will delve into a deeper explanation of what our readers need to know when it comes to injuries of such a grave nature.

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Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents Can Be Catastrophic, Fatal: Part 1, TBI

When a pedestrian is hit by a car or truck, the injuries that can result are catastrophic. Unlike motor vehicle accidents in which another car is hit, providing even the smallest amount of protection around the driver, when a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle there is nothing to protect them from sustaining serious and often fatal injuries. The rate at which these accidents occur is rising, especially in busy cities like Miami.

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Hit and Run Accidents Don’t Disqualify Victims From Recovering Damages: Here’s How It Works

When a motorist leaves the scene of a hit-and-run accident they are actively committing a felony. This felony doesn’t even include the penalties that can occur if someone is injured in the hit-and-run. The penalties sustained when another motorist or a pedestrian is injured and the driver who caused the injuries flees the scene often includes incarceration (jail time) on top of any fines they incur for their reckless actions. When a victim or their loved one becomes the victim of a hit-and-run they must preserve any evidence (when safety allows) of the accident scene.

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Insurance Policies 101: Automotive Insurance

Although insurance policies vary from state-to-state, they all have at least one thing in common: all licensed drivers are required by law to carry automotive insurance. What’s more, it’s a good for drivers to carry uninsured motorist coverage, although that’s not required by law in every state. As part of our “Insurance 101” series of articles, we’ll break down what drivers most need to know when selecting an auto insurance policy, and what coverage best protects them in the event of a motor vehicle accident.

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Being Rear Ended: A Look into Who’s at Fault and Why

Let’s face it: car accidents happen. From head-on collisions with drunk drivers, being sideswiped on the highway, hit-and-runs on a busy street, to minor fender benders in parking lots after a long day at work. No matter the type of accident you’re involved in or the severity, someone is at-fault. This is called liability, and as a safe driver, it’s important to know the laws surrounding it while out on the road.

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