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Motorcycles need up to 4 seconds of following distance

Most drivers in Jeffersonville and the rest of the Indiana side of the Ohio River know that they need to avoid tailgating the vehicles in front of them.

In addition to annoying or even scaring the other motorist, following too closely can cause a severe rear-end accident if the vehicle in front slows or stops suddenly, particularly while traveling at highway speeds.

There's a reason why truckers follow a strict BAC standard

Most people in the Jeffersonville area know that, for the typical driver, the legal limit in both Indiana and Kentucky is .08 blood alcohol content, or BAC. What this means is that if a person is caught driving with a BAC at or above .08, then he or she is likely to face a criminal drunk driving charge.

This is one of those areas, however, where what the criminal law requires and does not require does not pair up evenly with how civil liability works with respect to car and truck accidents.

Busy roads will be the norm for the next two weeks

After what was touted as a remarkably busy Thanksgiving travelling season, Americans are again geared up to travel to various destinations for Christmas. While Jeffersonville and the rest of Louisville's Indiana suburbs are not particular vacation hotspots, there will still be a lot of people on the road heading in a variety of different directions here in the Crossroads of America.

For instance, the American Automobile Association, or AAA, is predicting 102.1 million people across the country will be on the road traveling at some point between December 22 and January 1. This is a 4.4 percent increase over the number of those who traveled for Christmas, or just to enjoy the winter vacation, last year. It is also the most travelers since the AAA started keeping track of this number back in 2001.

How to get the most money out of your car accident claim

If someone else causes you to get into a car accident that causes injuries and property damage, you should seek compensation. Whether you serve the at-fault driver with a personal injury lawsuit or pursue an insurance claim (or both), you deserve to get the most money out of it as possible. 

The actions you take in the following days, weeks and months after your collision will greatly impact the settlement you receive. Here are a few tips to maximize your car accident compensation

The advantages of keeping a diary after your car crash

Perhaps you kept a diary or journal of some kind when you were in school. If you have been in a car crash, this is a good time to start another.

Writing down details of the crash itself, how it has affected your life and what sort of medical treatment you are receiving for your injuries will be important for medical, legal and insurance reasons.

Is there a more dangerous breed of dog?

Many Jeffersonville, Indiana, residents believe anecdotally in the idea that there are more and less dangerous breeds of dog. For instance, pit bulls, Dobermanns and Rottweilers all have reputations for being particularly fierce animals.

To some extent, statistics do back up the idea of a most dangerous breed of dog. Moreover, if one thinks about it, dogs that are larger are by their sheer size able to inflict more damage when they attack a human being as opposed to proverbial ankle-biter.

Hit-and-run accident outbreak hitting pedestrians hard

Some experts blame distracted driving for this trend, while others speculate that it is just a function of urbanization, but for whatever reason, the number of deaths related to hit-and-run accidents has been on the rise of late. It is to the point where many see the trend as a concerning safety issue.

Although Indiana and Northern Kentucky are certainly not the worst states for deadly hit-and-run accidents, they each have their fair share of them. Both states have around 1 deadly hit and run for every 100,000 residents. By contrast, the states where this is less of a problem have less than .5 per 100,000.

How to prove distracted driving in court

Sometimes it is extremely easy to determine what the cause of a car accident is. One recent collision in Indiana occurred when someone threw a pumpkin off an overpass, causing a 64-year-old woman to crash her vehicle. 

Many auto accidents that occur these days are the result of one of the drivers becoming distracted. The biggest distraction on the road is someone looking at his or her smartphone while behind the wheel. In the event this case goes to court, it can be tough to prove the other driver was negligent, but there are ways that can help. 

It may not be easy to get money from a property owner

Some people in Jeffersonville and the other Indiana suburbs of the Louisville area may think that if they get hurt at a store or some other business property, they will automatically have their bills paid.

Such, however, is unfortunately not the case. While some businesses may very nobly do the right thing and pay these expenses without even being asked, others will try to foist the blame right back on the injured victim, even if it is clear that the property of the business was dangerous.

Apartment floor near major campus collapses

A recent college party following a football game left 30 people, all but one of them students, with injuries that required a trip to the hospital. The students suffered these injuries after the floor of the apartment clubhouse where they were dancing suddenly gave way, sending the revelers in to the basement several feet below them.

While all of the victims are expected to survive, six remained hospitalized for several days recovering from their injuries.

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