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The fundamental flaw in self-driving vehicles

Car manufacturers are creating technology that allows vehicles to drive without human engagement. While the thought of this is futuristic and somewhat appealing to many, to others, it is a recipe for disaster.

In the years since self-driving cars debuted, automated driving presents a plethora of challenges for other vehicles out on the road. Discover why this newest driving advance may need to take a backseat for a few years.

Can technology prevent single-vehicle motorcycle crashes?

Many motorcycle riders are out and about in Virginia, especially with the advent of pleasant summer weather. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are vulnerable to accidents.

Often the fault for a crash rests with the motorist involved, but sometimes single-vehicle motorcycle crashes occur. Safety innovators are working with new technology to help prevent such accidents.

Are you aware of these risk factors for motorcycle accidents?

Now that spring is here, motorcycle riding season is back. There are plenty of scenic rides in the area to enjoy. But remember that as fun as riding is, it also comes with more than its fair share of danger. In fact, data from the Insurance Institute for Highways Safety reveal that 14 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities involved bikers.

You are probably already aware of common safety practices such as wearing protective gear and visible clothing, checking for driver blind spots before changing lanes, and slowing down in unfavorable weather. However, are you aware of the following risk factors and how to avoid them?

Common cashier injury risks

There are a lot of industries that utilize cashiers, such as retail stores, banks, supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants and more. If you are a cashier, you may not think your job is a big deal. However, your occupation is necessary for many places to stay in business. Additionally, you may not believe cashiering is a dangerous job, but there are many risks you face every day.

Here is a look at some ways you can sustain an injury as a cashier

Dealing with post-collision road rage

When car accidents happen, many people are so caught up in the incident that they never consider their personal safety until another event occurs that causes them new and further injury. In the middle of traffic is not the only time motorists should be on guard against aggressive behavior and rage. They should also watch for them after car accidents in Winchester. Not all crash victims end up with life-threatening and debilitating injuries. Some individuals emerge just fine from the wreckage only to sustain injuries from the possibly at-fault party. 

Car accidents can cause people to feel many different emotions. It is not uncommon for people to become angry when the reality of their predicament hits them. They become overly aggressive and attack the parties they feel are responsible for the collisions, causing new or further injury to accident victims. Consider the following pointer about post-collision road rage: 

Staying safe on Northern Virginia roads

Driving in Northern Virginia presents a variety of hazards. It is important to ensure you follow safe driving tips and obey the rules of the road so you can avoid dangerous and harmful motor vehicle accidents. 

Accidents are prevalent on Northern Virginia roads, and the state even has a specific program, the Northern Virginia Traffic Management program, to help ensure improved safety in this area of the state. Here are some tips for safer driving and information about what you can do if you have a car crash:

Winchester vehicle accidents from speeding and aggressive driving

Any size community is susceptible to serious motor vehicle accidents. The reasons for crashes are numerous, from distracted driving to impaired driving due to alcohol, but some of the most frequent crashes come from reckless driving including aggression and speeding.

Speeding and aggressive driving can cause accidents that result in catastrophic injury. People who have suffered a serious injury in a motor vehicle accident in Winchester should be aware of their rights and to pursue compensation if someone else was negligent in causing the accident.

3 steps to immediately take after an auto accident

Car accidents are far too common in the state of Virginia. According to an official report, 65,029 people suffered car accident injuries in the state in 2015, which was a 2.6 percent increase from the previous year. 

From handling an insurance claim to potentially taking the other driver to court, there are many things that may arise from a collision. You want all of this to go as smoothly as possible, so you need to take the right actions from the start. In the event you ever find yourself part of a motor vehicle accident, here are the things to do right away. 

Factors that aid in an auto accident claim

There are a few steps to take after an auto accident if you desire to build a claim against the party responsible for your injuries. Along with these general steps, it may also be helpful for you to understand the claim process.

Filing a claim requires extensive information and proof. Take some time to review a few key things that aid in the process of a personal injury claim after an accident.

Trying to self-treat an injury could cost you more

Not everyone has a ton of money at their disposal, nor does everyone have generous health insurance plans. So, it makes sense when people try to self-treat injuries sustained in car accidents and in other personal injury matters such as sliding on ice and banging up your head.

However, the reality is that self-diagnosing and self-treating injuries can end up being extremely costly. For example, head injuries may not be immediately apparent, and by the time you realize the severity of your injury and that you need extensive treatment rather than a few visits to the doctor, you may have accepted a lowball offer from your insurance company.

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