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How to teach teens to be good drivers

Every parent eventually comes to the point in time when their child wants to learn to drive. While this can be quite scary and daunting, parents take on the responsibility of being a good teacher who instills proper values and skills in their children to ensure they are safe on Rhode Island roadways. It is the skills a child learns at the hands of a parent that stick with him or her for life and really shape the type of driver he or she becomes. 

What causes a delay in symptoms after a car crash?

When you are involved in a car accident in Rhode Island, your first thoughts may not be about yourself. You may be worried about passengers or people in the other vehicle. You may be concerned about the damage done. Even right after the accident, you may still be focused on the financial aspects. As long as you feel fine right after the accident, you may dismiss any chance you could be injured and be quick to enter into an insurance settlement.

Why do children need to ride in car seats?

In Rhode Island and every other state in the country, there are laws requiring children to be properly restrained when riding in a vehicle. This has not always been the case. Car seats are actually a rather new invention. However, they are now mandatory based on a child's age and weight. You may wonder why this is and how car seats actually protect a child.

R.I. House passes cell phone ban while driving

As reported by WPRI.com, the Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a bill in June 2017 to make it illegal for Rhode Island motorists to hold a cell phone to their ear while driving. The vote was 57-7. The Senate had passed a similar bill a few months earlier. Under Rhode Island law, the two bills will need to be reconciled so each chamber can pass the same bill. Gov. Gina Raimondo has indicated that she supports such a bill, but will need to review the exact language before signing it. Rhode Island already bans texting while driving.

How to determine fault after a car accident

If you have been involved in a car accident in Rhode Island, you were likely left wondering who was at fault. In almost any type of accident, the collision was caused by the mistakes made by one or both drivers, meaning that either you or the other driver will be given responsibility for the crash. We at Karns Law Group can help you navigate the complicated legal aspects of a car accident and represent your rights in court.

Rhode Island right-of-way laws

One of the best ways to avoid a car accident is to have a thorough understanding of the right-of-way laws in Rhode Island. Many collisions are caused because drivers do not know when it is their turn to go and when they should yield. We at Karns Law Group are not only here to represent you in the event that you do get in an accident, but also to educate you on the right-of-way laws so that you can be safe on the roads.

Reviewing statistics on age and car crashes

From intoxication to drowsiness, this blog has covered many of the reasons why people find themselves in a motor vehicle accident. However, there are other factors that may play a role in a crash, such as the age of a driver. When it comes to age, various issues could increase the likelihood of a crash, such as a driver’s inexperience. However, it is important to take a look at the statistics on this topic and understand how drivers of different age groups may find themselves in a wreck.

Will my insurance cover pain and suffering?

If you have been involved in an automobile accident in Rhode Island, you likely have many questions. Concerns about what your insurance will and will not cover might be at the top of your list. The number one question for many people who were injured in an accident is whether or not their insurance company will cover the damages incurred for pain and suffering.

The avoidable dangers of texting while driving

People all across Rhode Island are likely aware of the growing campaigns that aim to bring an end to the somewhat recent phenomenon of people texting while driving. Though some believe that checking their messages or sending off a quick text behind the wheel is no big deal, it can actually be deadly.

3 steps to help you assess a rear-end collision

Rear-end collisions happen on roadways all across the country. The factors involved in such an accident can have a considerable outcome on the damages, injuries and overall severity of the incident. At the very least, drivers and passengers whose vehicles have been hit from behind feel shaken by the event, and, in more serious incidents, vehicle occupants could suffer severe injuries and other trauma.

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