When you need to get somewhere but don’t want
to drive or take public transit, “taking an Uber” or “taking a Lyft” is
probably your go-to option.
Many people use ridesharing services to get where they need to go. About 36 percent of American adults say they used a ridesharing service at least once, as of 2018. That’s more than double the number of Americans who said the same in 2015.
However, there’s an area of ridesharing
services that seem vague and obscured: rideshare accidents.
How are drivers and passengers protected if an
accident occurs? Who’s at fault, or responsible for insurance coverage?
Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Rideshare Accidents”
According to research conducted by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the prevalence of hit-and-run crashes in the U.S. has steadily increased since 2006. In 2016, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes resulting in 2,049 fatalities. Of these, 1,398 crashes involved pedestrians and bicyclists.
It’s important that pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers alike understand their rights and what to do if a driver flees the scene. Continue reading “Hit and Run Accidents”
Following a motor vehicle crash, most people just want to put the incident behind them as quickly as possible. But injury victims can find it hard to pick up the pieces when they’re facing mounting medical expenses, time away from work, mental anguish, and costly property damage.
Continue reading “Do I Have to Go to Court for My Oklahoma Car Accident?”
What is tire tread?
Tires need traction to grip the road in dangerous weather
conditions, such as rain, snow, ice or mud. If we only drove on dry,
non-weather effected roads, treads wouldn’t be necessary because smooth tires
are best for gripping dry surfaces. But most of us drive in all kinds of
weather conditions, and we need good treads to drive safely. These weather
conditions can change from hour to hour in Oklahoma. Without safe treads, the
cars we drive would be almost impossible to control on wet, icy or slick roads.
Continue reading “Tire Tread, Pressure, Alignment and Rotation Tips”
Powered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Safercar.gov is a great resource for consumers to review all vehicle facts including; crash ratings, recalls and investigations, complaints and defects, car seats, safety technologies and tire safety. Continue reading “Safercar Offers Diverse Resources for Consumers”
Tulsa World reports – A program designed to crack down on uninsured drivers through the use of automatic license plate scanning technology has located thousands of violations in the first weeks of its deployment. About 2,100 uninsured vehicle violation notice letters will be sent to registered owners in coming days, said Amanda Arnall Couch, prosecutor for the Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion Program, a unit of the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council. Continue reading “Oklahoma Uninsured Motorists: New Technology”
Two new crossovers—the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Subaru Ascent—have earned the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Continue reading “What Crossovers are Voted Top Safety Picks?”
If you were hurt in a car crash caused by another driver, it’s natural to assume that insurance will pay for the medical expenses and other damages to help restore your life.
But insurance companies are motivated by profits, not by helping consumers who pay for their services. In fact, insurance adjusters are trained to look for ways to limit potential payouts or deny claims altogether. Continue reading “Dealing with Insurance Companies After an Injury Accident”
Like most states, Oklahoma has laws that restrict cell phone use while driving in an effort to reduce distracted driving accidents. Oklahoma is also like most states in that many drivers either don’t know the applicable distracted driving laws or choose to ignore them.
Continue reading “Oklahoma’s Texting and Distracted Driving Laws”
Although car accidents are common, rarely do people actually witness one. If you happen to see a car accident, the first thing you must do is make sure you are safe. Then, call 911 and report the car accident. If it is safe, try and determine whether someone is in need of medical attention. Lastly, try and wait for the police to show up as they will likely want to take a statement from you. Too often, witnesses leave the scene of the collision and thus don’t offer valuable observations to police. This is especially important when there is a dispute about who caused the car accident. Continue reading “What happens if I witness a car wreck?”