Of all the bike accidents that happen—for any reason—only 11 percent involve a car. The law is geared to protect bikers, so in most cases the driver will be at fault. But not all the time. There are certain circumstances where you can have a cyclist at fault for a car accident. Nearly half of the car-bike collisions take place at an intersection. It’s at these spots where … [Read more...] about Scenarios When a Cyclist is At Fault for a Car Accident
Personal injury protection in Michigan underwent historic change in July 2020 when new legislation went into effect. The reform of the state’s auto insurance requirements offers consumers the chances to save money—or expose themselves to unnecessary risk, depending on your perspective. For 47 years, dating back to 1973, Michigan had a requirement that drivers purchase … [Read more...] about The Debate Over Michigan’s New Personal Injury Protection Reform
Passenger vehicles and commercial trucks share an uneasy coexistence. Truck drivers face industry pressure to get to their destination fast and many car drivers don’t know how to handle their vehicles in the presence of a big rig. Look at the 30,000 pounds a semi-truck weighs and the average 4,000 pounds a passenger car weighs. There’s not much doubt about who will take the … [Read more...] about How Industry Pressure Causes More Truck Accidents
A Louisiana car accident bill whose aim is to lower auto insurance premiums in the state has passed both houses of the state legislature. The Omnibus Premium Reduction Act is headed to the desk of Governor John Bel Edwards. It is expected the governor will sign the legislation, but the bill did not pass without strong arguments on both sides. The motivation for the bill came … [Read more...] about Will Louisiana Car Accident Bill Lower Premiums or Hurt Victims?
A lot of drivers are a little nervous about being near a motorcyclist and their concern is well-grounded. Motorcycles are harder to see and the margin for error is almost nil. If you bump a car, it’s a mild fender-bender and an exchange of insurance information. If you bump a motorcyclist, you send them flying, cause serious injuries—including death—and face extensive civil … [Read more...] about When Driving Behind A Motorcycle, Do These 6 Things