Rollover Accidents

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Automobile Acidents, Cars | 0 comments

While insignificant bump and scrape car accidents occur every day without many consequences, many car accidents are very serious. One of the most dangerous types of accidents are rollover accidents. Taller, narrower vehicles are the most likely type of vehicle to experience a rollover accident, although it ca happen to anyone under certain circumstances. According to the website of some Tennessee personal injury lawyers, some of the costs and losses that a victim has to face after a rollover accident can include: vehicle repairs, medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and emotional trauma.

There are two common types of rollover accidents that can occur: tripped and un-tripped. The first are tripped rollovers. These are the most common type of single-vehicle rollovers. These accidents occurred when a vehicle slides off the roadway into softer soil, or gets caught on a curb or guardrail. At certain speeds, this impact can cause the vehicle to “trip” spinning it into a rollover. A tripped rollover can also occur on a steep slope. If a drive underestimates the steepness of a slope and attempt to make a sharp turn at a certain speed, this can also cause the vehicle to trip.

The other type of rollover accidents that can occur are un-tripped rollover accidents. Un-tripped rollover accidents occur when a driver attempts to avoid a collision with another vehicle or debris, animals, and fallen objects that may be obstructing the roadway. A driver will attempt to abruptly swerve the vehicle to avoid the obstruction or collision, but if the vehicle is going fast enough and had a heavier than average load, the force of this action could cause the vehicle to rollover in the roadway.

Effects of a rollover accident can be permanent, life altering, and in some unfortunate cases, life threatening. Unfortunately, in many cases, rollover accident was preventable and occurred due to the carelessness of another. If this is the case, certain damages may be owed to the victim of such an incident.

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Truck Accidents: Things Drivers of Smaller Vehicles Should Avoid

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Automobile Acidents, Cars, Injuries | 0 comments

For so many truck drivers, driving for 11 hours straight and cross-county is normally part the job, thus trucks are built with sleeping berths where they can get the rest and sleep that they need to keep them from driving while sleepy or fatigued.

Different government agencies actually work together to make sure that trucks never become threats on the road as their size and weight are much more than enough to run over and crash any vehicle. But while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mainly focuses on improving the safety in the operation of commercial motor vehicles (CMV), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) turns its focus on both truck drivers and other motorists, constantly reminding the latter of the things they should avoid whenever they share the road with an 18-wheeler. These reminders are aimed at reducing risks of truck accidents and these include:

  • Avoiding blind spots. Truck drivers have multiple blind spots, such as the area directly behind the truck and truck’s passenger side. Blind spots (also called no zone areas) are areas where the truck driver will most likely fail to see the presence of another smaller vehicle (an obvious danger, especially if the truck were to make a right turn). Smaller vehicles should avoid these areas and, if going to drive past a truck, should do so at the driver’s side, where the diver will clearly see his/her vehicle.
  • Never driving too closely behind a truck. This is called tailgating and it is definitely dangerous, not only because you would be in a truck’s no-zone area, but because if the truck makes an emergency stop, the chances of a fatal accident may not be remote. Besides, tailgating also renders the (tailgating) driver totally unaware of the real situation of the road farther ahead, as well as greatly reduces his/her chance to reacting in time to impending road dangers.
  • Observe proper care at intersections. When executing a turn, trucks eat up multiple lanes, thus it is best that other vehicles always yield to trucks. Turning alongside trucks can prove fatal to drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles.

On its website, the Law Offices of Jeff Benton explains that truck drivers are never exempt from liability even if the vehicle it collides with in an accident is in its blind spot, or no-zone area. The truck drive is fully responsible in making sure that no vehicle is in the no zone area before he/she accelerates, turns or brakes his/her truck, as well as before he/she makes any lane changes.

Victims of car accidents, on the other hand, are sometimes advised to get in touch with an Oklahoma truck accident lawyer for them to know and understand their legal rights and possible actions against the liable parties.

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Making Special Occasions Truly Memorable with a Private Car

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Cars | 0 comments

There are instances when the only available car (in the family) is not classy, spacious or fast enough (depending on the situation and specific need) for the job. A cab is neither an option, especially if the occasion is something very special – one that requires the wearing of very formal attire, besides getting to the place on time, of course. The solution? A limo or private car service.

Private car service companies not only guarantee a luxurious and impeccably comfortable ride wherever you need to go and arrive on time. These companies also will provide you with a list of some of the classiest cars so you can choose which ride you want have – based on the occasion, the number of passengers and the impact or impression you may want to create. There is a Limo, a Lincoln Navigator, a Ford Expedition, Bentley and a BMW – whichever car you request or demand.

Besides the obvious great ride to and from your destination, a limo or private car service also guarantees an impressive, relaxing, safe, and elegant ride under the care of a professional, well-trained, friendly, courteous and, where Capital City Limousine is concerned, CPR-certified driver. Many business executives, well-known personalities (including celebrities) actually request services for many of their functions. Hiring a limo or private car service will definitely prove beneficial, especially to firms, whenever these would need to provide transportation to clients or investors since it will make clients and investors feel that they are important, valued, and cared for.

Limos are used in a number of special occasions, such as corporate events, weddings, proms, anniversaries, bachelor / bachelorette parties, birthdays, barbecue tours, and wine tours.

More than providing great ride, however, a limousine can make an occasion really special and memorable.

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