Oklahoma Car Accident News Blog
Mobile phones are commonly used examples of distracted driving, as people use them each day. Today, newer vehicles are manufactured with a host of other potential distractions.
Roughly 53% of drivers in a recent study said that the manufacturer-integrated informational components, entertainment features, and hands-free capabilities are “safe.” This perception may partially be due to state laws that are focused on restricting mostly handheld usage and not hands-free devices. The problem is that all usage causes some degree of distraction to the brain…and multi-taking behind the wheel is not safe. Read the rest »
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in 1992 opened the Vehicle Research Center (VRC) in central Virginia. The advanced facility is the location where vehicle crash tests are conducted. The findings of the tests are then provided to consumers so they are aware of the safety performance of new vehicles entering the market. Those cars that perform well are designated as Top Safety Picks and those with an exceptional performance are named a Top Safety Pick+. Read the rest »
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests vehicles annually to determine their crashworthiness. The IIHS is a non-profit organization that impartially assesses the year’s new vehicles. Their overall goal is to reduce injuries and deaths that result from vehicle collisions. They publish and rate good performers as a Top Safety Pick+, which are the best, or as a The Top Safety Pick, those rated as good within their size categories. Generally, there is a correlation between the size and weight of a vehicle and the level of passenger protection that the car can provide, as larger models perform better in crash testing. Read the rest »
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests how vehicles perform in crashes and how well they protect their occupants.
The vehicles that are the best performers are Top Safety Picks. These are vehicles determined to be good in five crash tests: small front overlap, moderate front overlap, front, side, and strength of roof and head restraints. A vehicle that measures exceptionally is classified as a Top Safety Pick+. The models are placed into categories based on the type of vehicle and their size.
We will review the 2017 Top Safety Pick + rated models in the small car segment as follows: Read the rest »
Whether you’re driving solo, with a group of friends, or with family, there is nothing quite like embarking on a road trip in the summer. It’s prime time for Oklahoma motorists to take advantage of the warmer weather and set out on a fun and exciting journey. However, with more people sharing the road and longer amounts of time spent behind the wheel, the chances of being involved in a car accident automatically increases.
Should your summer road trip turn disastrous because of a negligent driver causing a traffic collision, it’s important to be treated for your injuries right away and then contact an experienced car accident lawyer who can advise you on your options for seeking restitution. Read the rest »
It should come as no surprise that during the summer months more people go out on vacation. As they make their summer plans, some may choose to rent a motorhome or RV to travel in, especially if they are taking a road trip or driving to a destination that is far from home. In order to avoid accidents from happening while operating one, it is important to be cautious and careful when venturing out on the open road during the summer, if your mode of transportation is a motorhome or RV. Read the rest »
Accidents happen for many reasons. Some are due to the failure of a driver to follow the rules of the road (or the law itself), some are due to distractions within a vehicle, still others are due to poor judgment, and some are due to the unavoidable acts of others on the road.
Many people fear reporting accidents to their insurance companies because of concerns that their rates will drastically rise due to the accident. It depends on the circumstances of the case; so people shouldn’t automatically assume that. And isn’t the risk of an accident the very reason we have insurance in the first place?
According to the Allstate insurance company, in a report of the best drivers across the U.S. in 2016, the top three cities were Brownsville, Texas; Kansas City, Kansas; and Madison, Wisconsin.
Among the top 200 cities in the report, only two of them were in Oklahoma: Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Many of the safest cities are relatively small, at least within the top 10, though it is interesting to note that Reno, Nevada is among them. Poor weather certainly impacts vehicle safety across the country, though driver caution and attentiveness tend to most heavily impact driver safety.
The short answer is no: insurance does not necessarily protect you against a lawsuit, and someone can, potentially, sue you for more than your insurance covers. This depends on the specific details of the given situation; but it is important to understand that insurance coverage does not always matter when a personal civil lawsuit is filed in Oklahoma. There are some situations in which insurance may be sufficient and no suit occurs, but this is certainly not a guarantee. Read the rest »
Much like any other type of auto accident, a trucking accident is often caused by some mistake or error on the part of a person. Exactly who is responsible and just how much blame they deserve really comes down to the particular details of any given crash. In general, however, there are certain liability considerations you might want to have in mind if you have been involved in an Oklahoma trucking accident. Read the rest »
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- Top Safety Picks According to IIHS – SUVs
- Top Safety Picks According to IIHS – Midsize Cars
- Top Safety Picks According to IIHS – Small Cars
- Leading Causes of Oklahoma Summer Road Trip Car Accidents
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