Friday, August 17, 2012

Indifference of California Residents: The Result of Prevalent Mishaps

Indifference of California Residents: The Result of Prevalent Mishaps

There is a lot of personal injury cases filed in the State of California yearly because of its high vehicle accident rates. Oftentimes, personal injury cases lead to the severe injuries of people who were involved in this form of mishap.

Almost daily, an incident of vehicle collision would be reported. This made the residents of such state indifferent to mishaps.

Vehicle accidents, once they are filed in court, are often classified under personal injury. Personal injury, on the other hand, is defined as the damage done to someone’s body, mind, and emotions. This is often founded on proving that the person was negligent. Accordingly, any wrongful act that led to the injury of others may be classified under negligence, be it intentional or accidental.

Before filing a personal injury claim, it is important that the complainant have prior knowledge or an assessment regarding the percentage of the payment that would be given to the insurance companies. This is done as a counter measure so that the victim is assured that he or she will receive a justifiable amount.

Moreover, it is important to inform the victim that insurance companies would often trick claimants in order to lessen their payment cost. Here are some of the categories to get to the arrived total cost of the whole claim:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Taking the Blame off Truck Drivers in Vehicle-to-vehicle Crashes

Taking the Blame off Truck Drivers in Vehicle-to-vehicle Crashes

Most of the time, the truck driver earns the blame in an accident involving a truck and another passenger vehicle. People would believe that the truck was the one liable due to its sheer size. But, contrary to what most people believe, truck drivers sometimes drive more carefully than private vehicle drivers.

All of the negative perceptions regarding trucks were refuted by agencies of the government that handle road concerns. Apparently, the truck drivers are actually the ones who fall victims to careless motorists who have no regard for their life or those of other people. This is according to the research conducted by the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers (OMC).

In addition, OMC stated that in 2009 alone, there were already some 3,197 fatal crashes involving trucks. To show that the liability mostly resides on the violations committed by private motorists, the OMC also presented the following findings as to private motorists’ driving conducts: