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Mechanical breakdowns are a common cause of car collisions. While everyone can make a mistake, drivers are expected to take reasonable precautions to avid putting other users of the road at risk, and this includes taking good care of their vehicle to make it road worthy. When they fail to do so and their actions cause injury, they can be held liable.

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Let’s take a closer look at the most common mechanical causes of car crashes, so you can take steps to avoid these hazards.

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If you’re in a car accident, you’re likely to feel shaken up. You may feel nervous and upset and you may end up saying things you don’t mean. Worse, you can end up saying things that could hurt your claim and could make it harder for you to secure fair compensation for your injuries and car damage.

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So let’s take a look at things you don’t want to say—and what you should be saying, instead.

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Mercedes-Benz has announced an ambitious plan called Vision Zero. The goal is to offer accident-free driving for all Mercedes-Benz cars by the year 2025. By 2030, the company has a goal of greatly reducing injuries and car accident deaths in its cars.

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How does the car manufacturer hope to do that? They will be using:

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About 70% of American households have pets, but while we love our non-human friends, they can pose dangers. In the home and outside, animals can bite others or can even cause allergic reactions. They can be an especial danger to children, who may not know the best way to act around dogs and cats. On the road, pets can cause serious crashes and injuries.

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Many cities across the country are seeing a rise in the use of smaller, lighter personal vehicles such as e-scooters, bicycles, e-bikes, and motorcycles. Part of this trend may be because these vehicles use less gasoline (or no gasoline), making them more economical and better for the environment. Users also now have access to e-scooter and e-bike sharing in some cities, allowing for greater access.

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All of this raises some questions: How do micromobility vehicles affect car accident risks? If you’re in a collision with someone on a rented bike, e-scooter, or other vehicle, what is the insurance process like?

Let’s explore some answers.

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Residents of Hollywood and other parts of South Florida sometimes live in Florida only part-time. Whether you’re a snowbird or have a second home out of state, your car may be sitting in a garage or storage unit while you’re out of town.

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Keeping your car parked for weeks or months, though, can affect the safety of your vehicle. When parked or in storage for a while, cars can suffer from several issues:

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If you’ve been in a car crash in South Florida, you might already know you need to see a doctor. You may be experiencing pain or have suffered an obvious injury. Or, perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to walk away from the crash. In this case, it’s still a good idea to visit a medical professional to rule out soft tissue injury, head trauma, and other serious injury.

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Your car, too, needs to be checked out. Even if the car seems to be handling fine after your collision, there may be damage. And the longer you wait to notice and report it, the more difficulty you may have proving to liable parties that the damage was caused by the accident. Driving around with a damaged vehicle can also put you at an increased risk for a second crash because your car may not be handling correctly.

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