Day: July 8, 2020

On Behalf of

If you have been involved in an accident and you believe that another driver was at fault for causing the accident, it’s important that you are able to prove this. If you are unable to prove this, you may run the risk of being held liable for the accident. This could cause many issues, from legal consequences to increased insurance fees.

This is why you should take the time to pinpoint the types of negligent driving that you believe the at-fault driver was guilty of engaging in. Reckless driving is one form of driving that is generally considered to be unlawful and can lead to serious accidents. However, there are many instances of reckless driving. The following are some specific examples of reckless driving that you may be able to cite in order to help your claim.

Speeding

Roads have certain speed limits in order to keep people safe. The limit on a particular road is set based on the amount of traffic, the frequency of pedestrians being present near the road, and the road conditions. If a driver is traveling above the speed limit, they are not only breaking the law, but they are also putting others at risk. If you were back-ended by another driver, it could be because they were traveling too fast to come to a full stop.Distracted driving

All drivers need to pay full attention to the road when they are driving. Distracted driving could be an instance of a driver looking at their phone, but it could also be an instance of turning around while driving to attend to a child. No matter the reason for the instance of distraction, it is an example of recklessness because it makes a collision very likely.

Road rage

There’s no crime against anger, but road rage can lead to different forms of recklessness. A person that lets road rage get the better of them is not acting with safety as their top priority, which may mean that they become distracted or start tailgating.

If you have been involved in a car accident but you are unsure of how you will successfully show that the other driver was at fault, you should take the time to review all evidence you have that could support your claims.

On Behalf of

Parents expect school buses to safely take their children to school and bring them back home. Unfortunately, things do not always work out that way. School bus manufacturers aren’t required to equip these vehicles with seatbelts per federal law. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, only eight states mandate that school buses have seatbelts. Michigan isn’t one of these states.

Researchers recently filled a school bus with 15 crash dummies as part of a simulated rollover scenario. Eight were strapped in with seatbelts and seven others went unrestrained. One unbelted test crash dummy went flying through the air in the crash, snapping their neck. Two other passengers without seatbelts slammed into other riders’ seats. All eight belted passengers remained in their seats during the rollover.

The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that all new school buses come equipped with three-point seatbelts. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that school busses’ compartmentalized seats are sufficient to protect children in the event of a crash or rollover.

All motorists must wear seatbelts no matter how small, or big their passenger cars are per state and federal laws. It often surprises parents to learn that most jurisdictions’ laws don’t require school bus manufacturers to equip their vehicles with seatbelts, especially since they carry children. Accidents are unpredictable and happen without warning. Your son or daughter’s life is on the line by not being restrained by a seatbelt.

Seatbelts can prevent motorists’ serious injuries. Police officers often stop motorists who drive unrestrained. It’s illegal not to wear seatbelts in most jurisdictions because it just might save your life.

If your child has suffered severe injuries in a school bus crash in Rochester, they’re sure to have a long road of recovery ahead of them. You may be entitled to file a lawsuit on your son or daughter’s behalf. An experienced attorney can represent you and your child to achieve the best result possible in your Michigan case.

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