A slip and fall accident occurs when a patron of a store or some other public establishment slips or trips and falls on some type of hazard on the floor or ground. It can be caused by raised concrete, a turned up rug, a magazine on the floor, water on the floor or any other obstruction in someone's path.
The emergence of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft has had many great effects: it may reduce the likelihood of drunk driving, it offers customers a convenient transportation alternative and it is affordable in most cases. In addition to these benefits, though, there are some risks. A recent survey conducted by SherpaShare revealed that riders' own insurance may provide insufficient coverage in the event of an accident. There are four other things, too, that you should take into consideration if you have been in an accident in a rideshare.
Atlanta is a world-class city for many reasons, and its incredible transit system is certainly one of them. Bus lines and MARTA make transportation throughout the metro area easy and accessible. According to research published in the Journal of Public Transportation, light rail and buses offer a relatively low-risk transportation option, but there are still accidents every year that affect the lives of Atlanta residents and, in some cases, are even fatal. Consider taking these four steps if you have been in such an accident.
Distracted driving is a very real problem on American roadways, causing countless accidents, injuries and fatalities every year. These accidents are also largely preventable, if motorists simply take responsibility for avoiding certain behaviors while their cars remain in motion. While there is not much you can do to keep others from engaging in dangerous driving behaviors, you can assume responsibility on your own end and commit to refraining from any distracted driving behaviors that commonly lead to accidents. Here is a look at some steps you can take to keep yourself safe and improve the safety of others sharing the roadway.