Articles Tagged with Car Accidents

Obesity increases the risk of death during car crashes, a new study suggests.

In the study, obese drivers — those with a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 35 — were 20 percent more likely to die during a car crash compared to normal-weight individuals.

Yes, getting your car inspected every year is time consuming. And yes, getting your car inspected can be expensive, especially if it turns out that your car needs several things repaired in order for it to pass.

But how would you feel if you caused an accident or, even worse, caused someone to get seriously hurt because you didn’t bother to get your car inspected? What if your brakes fail? What if your horn doesn’t work? What if your tires aren’t good enough? What if your blinkers don’t work?

A better way to look at it would be to reverse that situation. What if you got hit by a driver who didn’t bother to have his car inspected? Or didn’t bother to fix what was wrong?

According to a recent study by Allstate, D.C.s drivers rank among the worst in the nation. And by “among,” we mean “the worst.”

Our drivers average one accident every 5.4 years. This is not something to be proud of.

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Allstate Insurance Company has now resorted to the oldest excuse in the book: Blame the Lawyer.

The back story:

Allstate initiated a program in the mid-1990’s designed to limit claim payments. The program was designed by a consulting company named McKinsey. Here’s a brief summary of the program: