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Are you familiar with the common causes of boat accidents?

Boating can be a lot of fun. No matter if you are fishing, water skiing or just spending time on the water, you are sure to enjoy yourself as long as you remain safe.

Unfortunately, just the same as the roadways, people are involved in boating accidents from time to time. These accidents have the potential to cause a lot of damage to the boats, as well as serious injury or even death to its occupants.

Overlooked reasons for a car insurance denial

The last thing you want is to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. If you do find yourself in this position and you realize it is time to make a claim, you hope your insurance company makes life easy.

There are times when a car insurance claim is denied. This may not be fair, so you need to better understand why the claim was denied and what you can do moving forward.

Mother upset with repeat DWI offender

In a story that has received national attention, a repeat DWI offender was sentenced to 50 years in prison for causing an accident that killed a 2-year-old child.

The victim's mother was upset after the sentencing was read, noting that her life has changed for the worse since the accident. She said the following in her victim impact statement:

Common car accident injuries: They all require treatment

The primary concern of any car accident is injury or death. This is why automakers spend so much time and money searching for new ways to make their vehicles safer.

Some injuries are more common than others. Here is a list of the 10 most common car accident injuries:

What are some common motorcycle operating laws?

If you're new to riding a motorcycle in South Carolina, it's wise to start with an overview of some of the more common procedural laws. While some of these may seem obvious to you, you'd be surprised how often they are broken every day. Check them out before you hit the road and they can help you avoid accidents and injuries.

1. Never ride without facing directly forward, and always keep your left leg on the left side of the bike and your right leg on the right side.

South Carolina personal watercraft boating regulations

Just the same as a motor vehicle, if you are going to operate a boat there are things you need to know. If you aren't careful of what you are doing, if you make one mistake, it could lead to an accident or trouble with the law.

Here are some boating regulations to become familiar with:

Why do motorcyclists wear unsafe helmets?

There is no denying the fact that a motorcyclist should wear protective gear, including a helmet, at all times. This is extremely important, as it can save a person's life in the event of an accident.

There are times when motorcyclists wear an unsafe helmet. Some people know they are doing this, but others truly believe that their helmet meets all safety standards.

Can a child restraint be reused after a minor accident?

If you were recently involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is likely that your car was damaged in some way. While it is common to have your vehicle repaired in a timely manner, you may be overlooking another very important detail: the condition of any child restraint that was in the vehicle.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that a child safety seat be replaced in the event of a moderate or severe accident. In the event of a minor crash, however, the NHTSA does not necessarily recommend that the seat be replaced with a new one.