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Wrongful death claims help people who lose a loved one

Losing a loved one is never easy, but certain circumstances are more difficult than others. A death due to old age or as the result of a long illness, for example gives loved ones and family members a chance to make peace. It also provides the deceased with ample opportunity to get his or her affairs in order. When a death is sudden, survivors may have a lot of feelings and grief to work through. If that death was the result of an accident caused by another, it's quite natural to want some form of justice.

Distracted commercial truck drivers are a major risk on the road

Most people understand that distraction on the road can be dangerous, even deadly. When someone operating a motor vehicle fails to properly attend to the task at hand, mistakes and oversights can quickly result in a crash. The end result may be massive property damage, severe injuries or even death. When the person indulging in distracted driving controls a massive commercial truck, the risks to others on the road are even higher.

Manufacturer loses pelvic mesh liability lawsuit

Medical malpractice and product liability suits often seem like a David-versus-Goliath style match-up with little assurance of things playing out so well for the underdog. In many cases, victims who suffer serious harm cannot mount a strong legal case against a powerful company or care provider, and are stuck dealing with the aftermath of a faulty device or procedure.

The pre-ride checklist for motorcyclists

Motorcyclists face the worst dangers of anyone on the road. One false move and it can spell disaster for a biker traveling at high speeds down the road. For this reason, bikers need to take every precaution available before they go for a ride.

Don’t say these words when you call the insurance company

Like most other places, driving through Pikeville can sometimes come with unexpected, and unpleasant, surprises. For instance, another driver might run a stop sign and plow into the side of your car while you are in the middle of an intersection. It may seem like a fairly straightforward situation. The other driver is obviously at fault and it should be a simple matter to report the accident to both your insurer and the other driver's.

Commercial trucks pose major risks to passenger vehicles

Motor vehicles are both a boon to society and a massive source of risk and loss. They allow people to live more than a mile or two from the place they work. They provide freedom to engage in all kinds of activities, from socialization to travel. However, they can also cause substantial property damage or death in the event of a crash.

Nearly 2 million Dodge Ram trucks recalled over roll away risk

Consumers depend on manufacturers to ensure that their vehicles and other safety-critical purchases are safe. The bigger the brand name, the more entrenched the expectation that the product in question has faced and passed rigorous safety testing. While that may be true of many products, individual batches of components or minor changes to design may not undergo the same level of safety testing, leaving consumers vulnerable to potential fatal malfunctions.

Minimum coverage insurance policies could cost you more over time

Owning and driving a vehicle isn't cheap. In addition to paying for a loan or lease for the vehicle itself, there are additional fees, like registration and insurance. Combine that with unpredictable gas prices, oil changes and other maintenance, and it all adds up to a substantial sum.

Tips for the new driver in your household

The day is fast approaching when you will have to watch as your teenager pulls out of the driveway and drives off without you. While a complete driver's education course is helpful to get new drivers on the road, the only way your teenager can fully develop defensive driving skills is to practice. This means letting your son or daughter spend time behind the wheel.