Did you know that “each year, 24% of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement” [Source: U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration]? Were you aware that “every year, 900 people are killed and nearly 76,000 people are injured in vehicle crashes during snowfall or sleet?” Because of the various types of weather conditions the winter months and those leading up to it bring, motorists need to be aware that this time of year is one of the more dangerous times to be driving. The fact is, there is an increased chance that your vehicle could spin out of control, either because of the slippery conditions that are present or you happened to have driven over an area where black ice formed. And the last thing any driver wants is to lose control of their car or truck and crash into someone else. [Read more…] about Why Does Driving Become More Dangerous During the Winter Months?
There comes a point in all of our lives when one of our friend’s or family members might be in a rut and needs to borrow a vehicle to get from point A to point B. While many may be hesitant to let anyone other than themselves get behind the wheel of their car, you may have agreed to let allow them to borrow it as you know they truly needed it. But what happens if they were to engage in a collision while driving your car or truck? What happens if they already did? [Read more…] about What Happens if Someone Else Gets Involved in an Accident While Driving My Car?
We all know Thanksgiving to be a joyous time that is spent surrounded by friends, family, and delicious foods of all types. And while that is exactly what most families experience each time the holiday rolls around, it isn’t quite the same for those who were the unfortunate victim of a Thanksgiving Day accident in the past. You see, when the holiday season comes around, many individuals tend to put their guard down and focus on having fun. Unfortunately, this results in them forgetting to implement the safety precautions they generally follow on any given day which then leads to an unexpected accident occurring. [Read more…] about Common Thanksgiving Day Accidents Everyone Needs to be Aware of
If you and your family are planning on traveling this Thanksgiving holiday, there are a few important safety tips we would like to share with you to ensure your trip runs smoothly and that you arrive safely to your destination. As you know, many individuals will be traveling for the holiday which means roadways will be more congested than usual. And with more vehicles occupying the roadway, the higher the chance of an accident occurring. [Read more…] about Safety Tips for Those Traveling on Thanksgiving
If you’re considering purchasing a motorcycle or are looking into modifying the current coverage you have, it is important that you familiarize yourself with some coverage basics to ensure you understand what your policy will and will not pay for. The fact is, we never know when we might engage in a collision and you need to be aware of how your insurance is going to protect you, whether it is your fault or not. Therefore, below we are highlighting some of the different types of coverage you may or may not have and what role each plays in the event of a crash. [Read more…] about Understanding Motorcycle Insurance and How it Can Help You if You’ve Been Involved in an Accident
Purchasing a vehicle is always exciting, and maybe even a little scary. The fact is, not only are you agreeing to a large financial commitment, but you are also choosing a vehicle that is going to be transporting you and your family around. That is why it is important that you take the time to do your research before choosing a vehicle that could potentially have a poor safety rating. After all, the last thing you want is to put your family in a vehicle that may not hold up in the event it engages in a collision. [Read more…] about What are 5 of the Safest Cars to Purchase in 2018?
Garbage and other types of roadside debris have become an issue for residents living in Shreveport not only because it contributes to making the environment unsanitary but also because it can potentially harm someone. Take for instance, a piece of metal that is left sitting on the side of the road. The fact is, that metal scrap came from somewhere, probably either a pickup truck that was transporting it to the dumpster or another type of utility truck that failed to secure it in the bed of the vehicle. During the time the truck was being driven, this piece of metal likely fell out of the vehicle and was left in the roadway only to become a hazard to the motorists who pass by it. [Read more…] about Roadway Debris Has Become a Danger to Drivers in Shreveport
As frightening as Halloween may be because of the gory costumes and the all-around suspense the holiday brings with it, there are plenty of other things you should be scared of when it comes to Halloween and they have nothing to do with witches, warlocks, or werewolves. While Halloween is a thrilling and exciting time for children, it is also a dangerous one as well. Many children are involved in car crashes during this night and others suffer injuries while walking on unmaintained property. Therefore, to help you and your family stay safe this Halloween, below we are sharing some alternative options to the traditional method of trick-or-treating if you are considering skipping taking your children out into your neighborhood in an attempt to get them loads of candy. [Read more…] about What are Some Fun and Safe Alternatives to Going Trick-or-Treating in Your Neighborhood?
Despite the number of campaigns that are held, the car crashes we witness, or the wrecks we read about, people today can’t seem to pull themselves away from their cell phones when behind the wheel of their vehicle. But why? Well, there are only a few reasons that seem to make any sort of sense. Either they haven’t been held accountbale for causing a distracted driving accident or they have never been the victim of one. The truth is, while many individuals are aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving, never do they think that they are going to be a victim of one of these collisions which only encourages the behavior to continue. [Read more…] about We Know How Dangerous Distracted Driving Is, So Why Do We Do It?
Being involved in an automobile accident might be one of the scariest things a person experiences in their lifetime. Between the impact and the aftermath of the collision, some people are lucky enough to walk away from the scene alive. And those that do usually suffer from some type of physical injury, psychology injury, or sometimes even both. [Read more…] about What are Some Common Reactions to Trauma Brought on by a Car Accident?