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February 2017 Archives

Who is liable if ice causes an accident?

Winter, ice, cars, and roads do not mix. Many accidents spike in the winter months due to ice causing cars to lose control and crash. In these situations, who is liable for the damage to your car and your injuries? Is no one liable? Are you stuck with the repair and medical bills? This post will go over how the law assigns responsibility in these cases.

Traffic deaths continue to rise for second year in a row

Traffic collisions are one of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in the United States. To combat this trend, the federal government, state governments, non-profit organizations, and auto manufacturers spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on education campaigns and safety technology to reduce the number of accidents. Unfortunately, despite this massive investment deaths have risen for two years in a row, to a new ten-year high. This post will go over the study and what it means for the future of automobile safety.

Study finds helmet laws reduced TBIs in young motorcyclists

A TBI, or “traumatic brain injury,” is one of the deadliest injuries that you can sustain. TBIs are responsible for a plethora of symptoms including memory loss, nerve damage, and diminished mental faculties. What makes TBI truly scary is that the full impact of their damage may not be known for days or even weeks after the accident. As such, it is critical that the chance of you is incurring a TBI be reduced as much as possible.

Summer Storm Driving Tips

While it is important to be a cautious driver at all times, driving through a summer storm presents a whole new set of potentials risks. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, even an inch or two of rainfall causes car accidents to skyrocket. Here is a closer look at some driving tips that will limit your chances of being in an accident during a storm and the steps you must take to protect your health and well-being after a collision has occurred.

Proving fault in car accidents

Car accidents are a common occurrence in the U.S. Thousands of people are injured or may even end up losing their lives. When such tragic mishaps take place, the victims have to suffer because of the fault of another. In order to receive compensation for the damages and expenses incurred, the victim will have to identify the person at fault for the car crash.

Commercial truck accidents: primary causes

Commercial trucks (i.e. big rigs, tractor-trailers, semi's and other large vehicles) compose a small percentage of the driven vehicles on any given day. But, due to their size and that many of them are on freeways and highways, they are involved in a disproportionate number of fatal accidents, about their numbers of the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a study analyzing the causes of commercial truck accidents and how best to prevent them. This post will go over those findings and how they may impact you.

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