Keeping a Driving Journal to Reduce Your Likelihood of Getting into Another Car Accident

Perhaps a careless teenager texting on her cellphone veered into your lane, clipping your car; or maybe a pickup truck soared through an intersection and t-boned you, totaling your car and hurting your passengers. In either case, in addition to obtaining fair compensation, you want to prevent similar accidents in the future. Continue reading “Keeping a Driving Journal to Reduce Your Likelihood of Getting into Another Car Accident”

Keeping a Driving Journal to Reduce Your Likelihood of Getting into Another Car Accident

3 reasons why you’re riding naked with your current motorcycle insurance!

Motorcycle styleYour motorcycle insurance is not as simple as you may think.  If someone causes an accident and you’re injured, you could be left with huge medical expenses and no other compensation.  You need to find out if your policy is working for you or against you.  Your insurance policy is not rocket science, but it does have some details that you need to be aware of that can be tricky.  These details can make a huge difference in what money is available to you. Continue reading “3 reasons why you’re riding naked with your current motorcycle insurance!”

3 reasons why you’re riding naked with your current motorcycle insurance!

What’s that about women drivers? Better think again!

Woman driverSure, we’ve all heard the complaints about female drivers. And how many of the jokes deride women for driving causing car accidents. Maybe some of us have even gone so far as to repeat one or more of the jokes ourselves. Here’s a sample one-liner that just about sums up the topic: “We bumped into some old friends yesterday – my wife was driving.” Continue reading “What’s that about women drivers? Better think again!”

What’s that about women drivers? Better think again!

Minor car accidents can lead to major expenses

HospitalLet’s say you’ve been in a fender-bender.  Nothing serious, just some damage to your car and the car of the guy who just hit you at an intersection.  Of course, there is that slight pain you feel in the back of your neck, but that’s probably from the way you slept last night, nothing to do with the crash – or so you think!  All in all, you’re not concerned about this incident costing you any money. Continue reading “Minor car accidents can lead to major expenses”

Minor car accidents can lead to major expenses

How to avoid car accidents

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERATry as we might, it is impossible to eliminate entirely the risk of getting into a car accident.  No matter how careful you are, no matter how well you practice defensive driving, there are circumstances, like having your vehicle struck from behind while stopped at a traffic light, that are simply beyond your control.  On the other hand, if the goal is to cut down the chances of getting into a car crash, there are steps all of us can take to increase the safety factor when we drive.  Consumer Reports tells us that they’ve identified a half dozen tips that will make your driving safer, and that will make it less likely that you’ll be one of the unfortunate people who will be involved in a collision.  Here’s what they have to say: Continue reading “How to avoid car accidents”

How to avoid car accidents

Chrysler hit with $150 million in damages for car crash

Car FireA jury in the small, upstate New York town of Bainbridge has awarded the plaintiffs damages in the sum of $150 million for the loss of their 4-year old son in a 2012 car accident.  The youngster was being driven to a sports lesson when the 1999 Jeep Cherokee in which he was a passenger was hit from behind by a pickup truck.  Interestingly, the driver of the truck was, according to the jury, liable for only 1% of the damages.  The real culprit, they found, was the design of the Chrysler-manufactured Jeep Cherokee. Continue reading “Chrysler hit with $150 million in damages for car crash”

Chrysler hit with $150 million in damages for car crash

Paul Ryan sued for injuries in D.C. car crash

Representative Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Republican Party’s candidate for Vice President in 2012, is being sued by a couple of Washington, D.C. men for injuries they say were sustained in a car accident last year.  The men, who are plaintiffs in the pending lawsuit, state that Ryan’s Chief of Staff, Kevin Car accidentSeifert, was driving Ryan’s car in an unsafe manner, when it rear-ended their vehicle. Continue reading “Paul Ryan sued for injuries in D.C. car crash”

Paul Ryan sued for injuries in D.C. car crash