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Pain and suffering compensation: What you should know

Getting seriously hurt in a motor vehicle accident implies that you are suffering and in pain. For this reason, if another party caused the accident and injuries, you might be able to pursue compensation related to your pain and suffering. This is in addition to claims for restitution for the cost of your medical care, lost income and other calculable financial damages.

Driving the speed limit could save your life

There are many "seemingly good" reasons to speed in your vehicle and even more "horribly bad" reasons to speed in your vehicle. When you consider why speed limits exist, hopefully you will never want to speed in your car again. So let's take a quick look at the most important reasons why, when the speed limit sign says 30, you should never drive an additional five or 10 mph over the limit.

Will driverless vehicles save lives?

When most people think of driverless vehicles, they think of how incredible it will be to read a book or take a nap during their morning commutes to work. What they don't always consider are the amazing benefits that will come with autonomous vehicles once this technology matures. In fact, autonomous cars could virtually make car crashes a thing of the past.

What are the most dangerous types of car crashes?

As someone who has been in a car crash, one thought you may have had is how serious your crash could have been. Not all crashes are the same. After all, there are so many factors involved. Things like wearing a seat belt, getting hit in the front instead of the back and speed all play a role in how serious a collision is.

You can stay out of crashes with these 3 tips

Over the last several decades, the overall trend has been for car accidents resulting in fatalities to reduce yearly. However, between 2015 and 2016, the number of deaths caused by crashes suddenly increased significantly from 22,741 in passenger vehicles to 23,793. Car occupants are the most likely to be involved in a fatal crash, making it extremely important for drivers to be cautious on the roadways.

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