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Why do insurance companies deny auto accident claims?

Most Michigan motorists purchase automobile insurance because state law makes it a requirement. Drivers seldom stop to think about how beneficial having coverage can be if they were to have a crash. It can protect you from personally having to empty your pockets for property damage and can save you from having to fork out thousands of dollars in unexpected expenses. There's no guarantee that your insurer will honor your claims, though.

What are some of the more common reasons motorcyclists are hit?

It's not uncommon for parents, spouses and others to feel some apprehension when their loved ones express an interest in operating a motorcycle. One of the reasons why they often feel this way is because they've likely heard about catastrophic crashes that resulted in motorcyclists' injuries or death. Family members don't want their loved ones to face the same fate. Motorbike riders can benefit from knowing what types of accidents are more common so that they can take preventative measures to avoid them.

What are some of the most dangerous professions?

Statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2018 show that 5,250 workers lost their lives on the job that year. The number marked an uptick in work-related deaths over the previous year. BLS data captures how transportation-related accidents were the leading cause of worker fatalities in 2018. Those same statistics show that some professions are more dangerous than others.

What's to blame for log truck crashes?

In 2019, the International Journal of Forest Engineering published a study analyzing fatal log truck crashes between 2011 and 2015. The researchers working on the study obtained the crash data for the 383 log truck accidents during this period from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, a U.S.-government funded accident database. The data that the researchers uncovered is staggering.

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