Texas Car and Motorcycle Accidents

Not to anyone’s surprise, the most popular form of transportation in the United States is automobile. Given this fact, the number of car and motorcycle accidents is constantly elevating. Each year, more than six million car accidents are reported in the U.S. alone. Someone is killed every 12 minutes and injured every 14 seconds due to auto accidents. And the statistics don’t stop here: approximately two million of those injured in car accidents suffer permanent injuries. Each and every one of us is likely to have felt the effects of these unfortunate events, whether personally or indirectly. Motorcycle accidents statistics aren’t any more comforting. In 2008, approximately 98,000 bikers were injured. Fifty-three hundred bikers were killed, and 60% of those killed were not wearing a helmet; even though helmets are proven to be almost 40% effective in preventing fatal injuries in motorcycle accidents.

In 2008, Texas was the site of almost 3.5 thousand of these fatal accidents; a majority of them being in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. The Dallas/ Fort Worth population is rapidly growing; therefore, the risk of a car or motorcycle accident is increasing at startling rates. Legal guidance should be promptly obtained in the event that you or a family member is involved in an auto accident. In the unfortunate instance that someone is injured or killed in an accident involving a car or motorcycle, you can contact one of many Dallas car accident lawyers to discuss your rights. You may be justified in filing a personal injury suit to cover injuries or even emotional damages as a result of the accident. It is also important to keep in mind that driver error isn’t the only cause of accidents. Car manufacturers may share in the liability if safety features and defective parts lead to tragic outcomes. Talking to a Dallas personal injury attorney will help you understand which courses of action are best suited for your situation, well-being, and peace of mind. Together we can all do our part in helping to avoid auto accidents, injuries and serious legalities. Here are a few tips:

  • Obey the driving signs
  • Do not drink and drive
  • Do not text and drive (Phone calls should be on a hands-free device)
  • Regularly service your vehicle
  • Wear your seatbelt (Helmet, if on a motorcycle)
  • Always keep a safe distance behind other vehicles
  • Only drive if you have auto insurance
  • Do not speed or participate in reckless driving

Although there are endless precautions we can all take to help prevent automobile collisions, the reality is that accidents do happen much too frequently. By knowing your rights should a situation arise, you are protecting yourself and your family from the long term effects that could occur after an automobile accident.

Seized Cars and Vehicle Auctions – Sample Listings of the Great Values Available

I have written several articles on government auctions and police auctions in the past, but only as of late have I been providing specific examples of the deals that can be found at these auctions. You may of heard of rumors of the great deals available at government auctions, however, seeing is believing, and since the government does not advertise the specific vehicles or items that are offered at the auctions, I am attempting to illustrate some of the great deals you will find there. The police and government are overstocked with repossessed cars and therefore are eager to clear them out, and in turn this provides great opportunities to anyone who will make an effort to attend their auctions.

Imagine if places like Walmart or Target never advertised the types of “great bargains” that they offer. I’m sure most successful stores would never get anywhere near the sales they have had they never advertised sales on specific items. That’s a big part of their marketing strategy and is a main driver for getting the public into their stores. Despite not advertising, though, government auctions still have a decent following and they are very successful at selling repossessed cars and foreclosed homes. The reason for this is simple because they have the such great deals and the informed public are aware of this.

I’m going to share some details about the current repossessed vehicles that are found at government auctions. The listings provided here were gathered from the highest rated government vehicle auction site as reviewed on my website on the ‘vehicles’ page. Here are a few great samples out of the thousands that are currently available:

  • Plymouth 2004 Neon Sport 31.1K miles $3,250
  • Pontiac 2005 Bonneville 12K miles $3,330
  • Subaru 2004 Impreza Outback 30.1K miles $3,810
  • Ford 2004 Expedition XLT 4D 25.2K miles $3,180
  • Toyota 2005 Corolla LE 12.2K miles $6,350

So as you see the people that are attend the auctions are getting deals much better expected. There is usually a large variety of makes and models available to choose from. So how can they be sold so cheaply and where do they come from? Cars can be repossessed for a variety of reasons including unpaid debt and/or taxes, criminal involvement, etc. Chances are your car dealership is buying at least a portion of their vehicle inventory at a government auctions, and making a good margin on that purchase so here is your chance to cut out the middle-man and pocket your savings.

It’s a good idea to go to a live auction rather than an online one because you’ll have more time and better opportunity to evaluate the vehicles. You will be able to see all of them up close before choosing which one(s) to bid on. You should also bring along a car expert with you, if you’re not one yourself just to to assured that the vehicle is in good condition before buying one. Try to find out both the history and quality of the car(s) you’re interested in. Remember, while government auctions are popular, the general public isn’t aware of them, and therefore there will be many choices for you do get that car that until now was out of your budget.

Young Drivers Car Insurance – Part 3 – Yet More Ways to Get Discount Auto Insurance

This is part three of our series of articles that will target young drivers car insurance , and will help teenagers and young adults get a lower rate on their car insurance policy. In my first two articles we gave easy tips on how to get a lower rate but in this article we will give you tips that will not only lower your monthly payments but will also save you money outside the realm of car insurance.

The first tip here is to buy a more conservative type of car. The souped up sports car is great for the ego and can get you places really fast, but they stand out on the highway to policeman like a bull’s-eye mark ready to be ticketed. Buying a car like a Honda Civic or until your Camry will not only save you a lot of money in purchasing your vehicle but will also help you cut down on speeding tickets and keep your monthly car insurance payments to a minimum. Even if you were not speeding on the road policemen target owners of sports cars even more than others , and not just because the car stand out but because they know that the owners of these cars have enough money to pay their tickets off.

Teenagers and young adults that have taken a driver’s ed course will also qualify for some sort of discount on their monthly insurance rates as this is another sign to the car insurance company that you are mature enough to want to learn how to become a better driver and that you know all of the rules of the road.