Minnesotans who have visited California are likely familiar with “lane splitting,” the maneuver that Golden State motorcyclists use to combat the congested freeways. At first, a motorcycle whizzing past you as you sit in five lanes of traffic and coming within inches of your vehicle is a shock. After a few days on California highways, however, many out-of-state drivers get used to it.
As a Rochester area motorist, you are probably well aware of how often car accidents happen. Though you have not been in one, you should have a thorough understanding of steps you can take after one. Many car accident victims feel disoriented and shaken up after motor vehicle collisions. It is important for you to remain calm so you can make the right decisions to prevent further injury and damage.
Some people love driving at night because there is less traffic, but others dislike it because it is harder to see at night. Driving after sundown presents unique dangers. According to the National Safety Council, you are three times more likely to be in a fatal accident at night than during the day.
This is an important question most victims of auto collisions want answered early in their case. Be careful about the answer you get early on. Inexperienced injury lawyers, or those who want to impress you, might say you can recover a high amount to encourage you to hire them. But this is often not an easy question to answer early on. You should retain an attorney who will be straight with you, not exaggerate so you hire them.
A premises liability claim means you are injured on someone else’s property due to the owner’s negligence. The most common cases in this area are slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall injuries. However, just because you fall after slipping or tripping does not mean you can sue somebody. To make a recovery you have to show the injury was caused by the owner’s carelessness.
When the temperature starts plunging, riding your motorcycle can seem daunting. The snow and ice may be intimidating even if you have a lot of motorcycling experience. If you decide not to tuck away your ride until spring, you do need to take some precautions when riding in the winter.
This is an important question most victims of auto collisions want answered early in their case. Be careful about the answer you get early on. Inexperienced injury lawyers, or those who want to impress you, might state a high amount to encourage you to hire them. But this is often not an easy question to answer early on. You should retain an attorney who will be straight with you, not exaggerate so you hire them.
Car insurance is required by law for Minnesota drivers and can be costly for some. You may go your entire driving career without needing to make a claim. Or you may end up making multiple claims. Since the outcome will be different for each driver, how do insurance companies determine what your premium will be?
According to statistics provided by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, or MADD, drunk drivers kill 28 people every day. MADD is gratified that alcohol-related traffic fatalities have been cut in half since the organization was founded 35 years ago, but drunk driving is still a problem.
Americans love stylish cars, but for most, safety trumps everything. Tesla was in the news recently because the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) took issue with the car company’s claim that its Model S is the “safest car in history.” According to the IIHS, a new set of crash tests on the Model S, a full-sized, five door, all-electric vehicle, found the driver’s side seat belt did not have enough tension to protect the crash test dummy’s head. After obtaining a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Model S received an “acceptable” rating from IIHS on the “small overlap front” crash test.