The act of moving from a lane that ends to enter into another lane that continues forward is known as merging. This is an extremely critical maneuver and any error at this stage can lead to a merging accident. Most merging accidents in New York are known to occur when drivers change lanes without indicating their intention through a turn signal. Occasionally, a car driver will cross over multiple lanes or merge in such a way that they cut off someone on the lane into which they merge.
In recent years, car design has increasingly focused on safety features such as seatbelts, airbags, and bumpers to protect drivers and passengers. However, these aspects mostly cover the front and rear ends of the vehicle while leaving the side of the car comparatively unprotected.
When the front end of one car collides into the side of another vehicle, it leads to what is called a side-impact or T-bone or broadside crash.
Multi-car accidents are said to occur when more than two motorcycles, cars, trucks, or other passenger or commercial vehicles are involved in an accident. They are also known as multi-car pileups. It doesn’t matter whether the crash involves three or four or more vehicles; it will be referred to as a multi-vehicle crash.
Taxis are a dependable and popular form of transport in New York City. Rideshare apps, in recent years, have added a new twist to riding in a taxi. You would be getting a ride from a cabbie who is not always a “big city” service. Lyft, Uber, and other companies serve both small and large communities. Rideshare cars are at the same risk as any other vehicle to be involved in an accident. It is important that you understand how insurance works if you are a passenger or driver of a rideshare vehicle or a taxi.
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of lightweight trucks, vans, and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) on the roads in the United States. Although they have been growing more popular, it is vital to remember that such vehicles with a higher center of gravity are more likely to be involved in rollover accidents.