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Understanding dram shop liability

With the harsh penalties that can result from a drunk driving conviction, many in Naples might wonder why people would even chance getting behind the wheel after drinking. Yet statistics show that many of those who drive drunk may not ever be caught. Indeed, information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the $1 million people who were arrested in the U.S. on DUI charges in 2016 only represented a fraction of the 111 million who admit to driving drunk every year. 

Head-on collision in Orange County nets fatal results

The term “car accidents” is apt given that while people in Naples may indeed be at fault in such instances, there typically is no element of intent to have caused a collision. Yet the fact that a person did not mean to cause an accident so not necessarily exclude them from liability for the incident (particularly in cases where negligence or recklessness might have contributed to an accident). In such a scenario, it might reasonably be argued that had one not demonstrated such careless, the accident never would have occurred in the first place. 

Just what is the speed limit?

One of the more common causes of car accidents in Naples is speeding. If the person that caused your accident was obviously speeding, you may view assigning liability to a simple matter. Yet accusations of speeding are often met with exclamations that a driver was unfamiliar with the area and thus not aware of the posted speed limit. Such an excuse can often be answered by turning to the implied speed limits stipulated by the state’s government. 

What are the signs and symptoms of whiplash?

Pursuing compensation following a car accident in Naples may seem to be a complicated and involved process. This perception may prompt you to want to avoid seeking any action after having been in an accident, especially if the collision occurred at a low speed and resulted in no apparent damages to your vehicle. You may feel little more than simple stiffness (or perhaps have no initial ill effects at all), which might serve to convince your further to simply let the incident go and not even file an insurance claim. This is a decision that, if made, you may come to regret when it is discovered that you are suffering from a whiplash injury

How can I avoid aggressive drivers?

Aggressive drivers greatly increase the risk of an accident when on the road. In this case, it's up to you to avoid people driving erratically or those overtaken by frustration or anger due to ever-increasing traffic. To ensure you and other motorists remain as safe as possible, Esurance offers the following advice. 

What are some safety tips for traveling with children?

Summer road trips are a wonderful experience when the whole family is in tow. However, going on long road trips with your kids can be complicated, especially when traveling with younger children prone to boredom. If you plan on taking your kids on an extended journey this summer, Parents Magazine offers the following advice to ensure you and your children remain safe and secure. 

Crash near Tallahassee kills two teens

New teen drivers in Naples need to be given the opportunity to gain experience behind the wheel. At the same time, that need must be weighed against the increased potential they have collectively demonstrated for engaging in reckless driving. Indeed, statistics show that teens are more likely to drive dangerously (such as speeding, driving while intoxicated, or driving at odd hours). Such tendencies cause them to pose a greater risk of causing car accidents. Sadly, those affected by such accidents often experience devastating consequences. 

Collision in The Villages kills two teens

Parents in Naples no doubt feel a certain amount of excitement when their children reach the driving age. The prospect of not having to drive them to their different activities may be seen as a welcome relief. Yet at the same time, that relief is likely also accompanied by a sense of trepidation that comes from knowing the dangers that can come with driving. Teen drivers in particular stand at a greater risk of being involved in car accident due to their inexperience behind the wheel. Studies have also shown that said inexperience can make them more likely to engage in unsafe driving practices, the consequences of which can often prove to be deadly. 

Motor vehicle accidents and travel plans

When people examine the consequences of car crashes, they may look at the physical, emotional and financial toll of these wrecks. To be sure, there are many ways in which victims suffer, whether they are disabled, struggle with negative emotions or cannot pay bills following the accident. However, there are other reasons why car accidents can be so disruptive for victims and their loved ones. For example, people may have to cancel their travel plans because of a difficult car crash, which can be very devastating.

The risk of an accident during rush hour

Motor vehicle collisions occur at all times of the day, but certain periods, such as rush hour, can be particularly dangerous. During rush hour, many drivers are trying to get home after a long day at work. Drivers may be tired, or they may be frustrated as a result of a difficult day or congested traffic, which can lead to aggressive driving. Moreover, with so many cars on the road, the chances of something going wrong may be even greater. As a result, it is imperative to be especially vigilant during rush hour.

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