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Understanding How Drug-Impaired Driving Leads to Car Accidents

Federal and state officials have educated the American public on the dangers of drunk driving for years. However, the subject of drug-impaired driving doesn’t always receive the same attention. Prescription drugs, certain over-the-counter medications and illegal drugs can cause impairment while driving, either alone, combined or with alcohol. According to a survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 20 percent of drivers that were surveyed had tested positive for drugs for while on the road. How Can Drugged Driving Lead to a Car Accident? After states have recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana, the drug is now the most frequently detected substance in a driver’s system after alcohol. In NHTSA’s Crash Risk Study, researchers determined whether marijuana use by drivers is connected to a larger risk of car accidents. The survey concluded that marijuana users are more likely to be involved in a crash, but this…
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Drunk Driving Accidents Increase on Labor Day Weekend: Are You Prepared?

Labor Day Weekend signals the end of the summer as school starts up and many American adults have a long weekend to celebrate their work during the year. Road trips, events and parties increase during this time, which unfortunately means that the risk of drunk driving accidents also increases. Why Do Drunk Driving Accidents Increase During Labor Day Weekend? The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national mobilization for this year goes into effect from August 15 to September 3. This campaign will help to spread awareness on safety tips and the dangers of drunk driving, as well as increase police presence in order to help stop drunk drivers. According to the National Safety Council, on average, about 400 people die or are involved in a fatal accident over each Labor Day Weekend. Approximately 49,000 people will also seek medical care for serious injuries during this three-day weekend. In order…
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How Do I Make a Third-Party Insurance Claim After a Car Accident?

Sometimes after a car accident, it can be unclear who was actually at fault since there may have been multiple parties involved in the incident. Depending on who was really responsible, one of the first steps is to make a claim against a certain liability insurance policy. You can make this claim to either the policy of the driver or owner of the vehicle you were riding in at the time of the accident, or to the policy of another vehicle involved in the car accident. This kind of claim is called a “third party” claim, and it’s important that you know how these types of claims are carried out. What Are Third Party Insurance Claims? These are third party claims because you are making a claim under an insurance policy that is not your own. You might even have to make multiple third-party claims: for example, if one driver’s…
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