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- What Are the Penalties for a Hit-and-Run for a Minor in South Carolina?
A hit and run accident in South Carolina can be a serious offense for both minor and adult drivers. There are several instances in which leaving the scene of an accident will incur penalties and fines.
- Questionable SUV Stability Causes Most Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents comprise only 3% of all vehicle accidents in the U.S. but most of these involve SUVs. There are no strict laws that prohibit the use of these types of vehicles and their inherent features and design do not offer a high level of security to its passengers, and so drivers should be extra careful when driving SUVs.
- Injuries Caused by Defective Car Parts
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. When an accident is the result of another's negligence or recklessness, the law holds the person responsible. When the accident is due to defective car parts, there are responsible parties that should be held accountable too.
- Auto Defect Cases in Personal Injury Law
Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), any automotive part that “poses a risk to motor vehicle safety” can be viewed as defective. The manufacturers of defective products which result in the injury or death of consumers who use them as directed can be held legally accountable under strict liability laws.
- Car Accidents: Determining Liability
Most car accidents are straight-forward and liability is easy to understand. But did you know that there are more factors than the two drivers? The accident could have been caused by a faulty car, or a poorly designed intersection, or even bad weather. Before contacting the insurance company, make sure you understand the real cause of your accident.
- Semi Truck Driver's Liablility
A speeding trucker is responsible for causing a chain reaction that caused traffic to back up for hours. According to reports, the at fault semi truck driver was navigating a ramp too fast when the truck tipped onto its side and slid across the highway, blocking every lane on that side of the expressway.
- Poorly Designed Headlights Leave Many Porsche Drivers in the Dark
In less than a minute, the high-end headlights could be popped out with a screwdriver, leaving owners and lessees with vehicles that can’t lawfully be driven and that cost thousands of dollars to repair.
- How to Get Your Car Repaired After an Auto Accident
Getting your car repaired is usually not an option - you need your car! So after an accident, the repair process can seem slow and frustrating. Here's some tips on getting your car repaired, and making sure the at-fault driver's insurance covers the cost.
- The Importance of Safety Ratings of Cars
For many people, appearance as well as performance has always been the first criteria for buying a new car. But do you know that the safety of the car is also extremely important? Just as this is a very important factor in buying a new car, it is also very important when buying a used car as well.
- NHTSA: 2011 U.S. Traffic Fatalities Down by 1.9%
In its recent press statement posted last December 10, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new data analysis on the occurrences of highway traffic deaths and injuries in the country.