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Drunk driving – DUI vs DWI

DUI vs. DWI The difference between a DUI and a DWI can be seen in what the acronyms stand for. DUI stands for driving under the influence. This makes it illegal or a crime to drive under the influence of…

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Drinking and Driving – DUI

Drinking and Driving Intoxicated driving is very dangerous. Intoxicated driving is dangerous to both the driver and other road users. Yearly, over twelve thousand (12000) people die as a result of drunk drivers. People who drive while drunk have a…

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Auto accidents – Negligence

Auto accidents – Negligence What is negligence? Negligence is failing to take proper care of something or a breach of duty of care which results in damage. The Wex Legal dictionary states that negligence is ‘a failure to behave with the…

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Semi-truck accidents/18 wheeler collisions

Semi-truck accidents Other names for semi-truck accidents are 18 wheeler truck collisions and/or ‘big rig’ accidents. Semi-trucks weigh from between sixteen thousand to twenty thousand pounds (16000-20000lbs). Depending on the speed at which they are travelling at it takes a semi-truck…

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Auto Accidents: Minor collisions

Minor collisions There are two terms for minor collisions, one is ‘fender bender accidents’. This term refers to the minimal damage done to the cars involved in the accidents. The second is non-injury accidents; as no injuries are involved. Most insurance companies refer…

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Auto Accidents: Parking lot accidents

Parking lot accidents According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, twenty percent (20%) of all car accidents happen in commercial parking lots. When parking lot accidents happen there is usually property damage but in some cases they cause serious…

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Hit and run accidents

Hit and run accidents A hit and run accident is where a driver crashes into another car, pedestrian or property and leaves the scene of the accident without identifying him/herself, giving assistance or both. Hit and run accidents are also…

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Multiple Vehicle Accidents

Multiple Vehicle Accidents Statistics show that almost one third of all accidents that happen yearly are multiple vehicle accidents. Multiple vehicle accidents are also known as pile ups. In a pile up a number of vehicles hit in to each…

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Pedestrians hit by cars

Pedestrians hit by cars In one given year over seventy thousand (70 000) pedestrians are injured by cars while standing, walking, jogging, running, hiking, sitting or lying down in the United States. In statistics relating to pedestrians hit by cars, show…

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Side impact collisions

Side impact collisions A side impact collision is where a car hits another car at an angle of ninety degrees (90°). Side impact collisions are also called roadside or T-bone collisions. Side impact collisions are number two (2) after head-on…

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