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What should I do after a car accident?

Car accidents can be overwhelming so it is important to know what to do when you are in one. There are important steps to take following a car accident. Initially, it is important to remain at the scene of an accident, especially if there are injuries or fatalities. Individuals who leave the scene of an accident may face serious consequences for leaving the scene of an accident.

Secondly it is important to obtain medical help for any party that needs it. In addition, it is also important to contact police. Obtaining medical help and help from the authorities is important following a car accident. A police report can be helpful if a claim for damages is later made following the car accident. It is also important to exchange information with other parties at the scene and to talk with witnesses. Witness statements can also be an important aspect of any claim for damages if one is made.

Victims injured at sea are protected

Victims injured on the water have important legal protections to consider depending on the circumstances. Maritime law is an important and complex area of the law that protects individuals injured at sea. Depending on the circumstances, and the status of the individual that was injured, important legal protections are available to help victims secure damages for the harm they have suffered.

Types of accidents that may occasion legal protections for injuries occurring at sea include offshore oil rig injuries; tugboat accidents; barge accidents; commercial fishing accidents; shipyard accidents; and dock and pier accidents. Additionally, protections may also be available to victims of boating and jet ski accidents and cruise ship accidents, depending on the circumstances.

Can self-driving cars save us from rising car accident deaths?

The dawning of self-driving cars has been predicted for a long time now. It isn't so much that the dawning will never come, but it is taking a lot longer to develop and safely deploy these vehicles than anyone thought. It appears that we are very close to that seemingly far-off future from becoming our present.

But as we wait for these autonomous vehicles to be widely available for purchase and use, there are thousands and thousands of car accidents happening all across the country -- many of which occur because of human error. If it feels like road safety isn't getting better, then that feeling would be justified according to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Texting and driving: When someone’s negligence affects you

Sarah was busy. Between her duties as a mom to young kids, and volunteering at her church, she tended to burn the cancel at both ends. Add to that her new job, and its requirement that she be available 24/7, and Sarah was courting exhaustion. As she headed to pick up the kids from school, Sarah’s phone had the distinctive ping that meant work had just set her another text.

Reaching down for her phone, she swerved over the center line. As she struggled to type in the password, she took her eyes off the road for a moment. Before she knew what was happening, Sarah had sideswiped a car and sent it careening into the median.

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