According to the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration there were over 5,890,000 vehicle crashes last year. Over 120,000 of those crashes were weather related. Meaning that the weather such as rain, sleet, snow, fog, cross winds and blowing snow or sand or a wet pavement contributed to the collision. According to the same publication nearly 5,000 people were killed and 418,000 were injured in weather related crashes.
It is not unusual for a senior citizen to be involved in a motor vehicle collision caused by someone else's negligence. In addition to the increased physical problems caused by any injuries, there are practical financial issues which are particular to seniors.
When a big rig collides with a car or motorcycle the results can be devastating. With tractor-trailers weighing 75,000 pounds or more, a car is no match in a collision.
According to the National Safety Council, there was a 14% increase in fatal motor vehicle accidents in the first half of 2015. Contributing to the rise in collisions was the low price of gas, bad weather, and an increase in economic activity, which translates to more drivers on the road.
You only full coverage with your insurance company if you have a full tort policy. A full tort policy gives you the right to make a claim for pain an suffering. You do not need to file a lawsuit to make that claim.