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Automobile Accidents

Poor Road Design & Maintenance Can Lead to Accidents

poor road design maintenance

As a driver, you trust that the roads you drive on day in and day out have been designed and are maintained for your safe passage. Unfortunately, accidents happen. Cars skid, slide, run off the road down embankments, collide with other vehicles and more.

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Dangerous Highway Defects Can Cause Accidents

Highway Defects, Potholes

Car accidents are caused by many things: poor driving behavior and habits, defective parts, improperly loaded large commercial trucks, alcohol impairment, night driving and the list goes on. The road you’re driving on could also be the reason. Dangerous road conditions contribute to thousands of car accidents every year.

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Keeping Children Safe In and Around Cars

Preventing Injuries to Kids

Every hour, nearly 150 children between ages 0 and 19 are treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes. More children ages 5 to 19 die from crash-related injuries than from any other type of injury.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Determining Fault

Multi Vehicle Accident

When an accident involves three or more vehicles, how do you determine who is at fault or liable?

Multi-vehicle accidents often happen when three or more vehicles hit each other in a “chain” of rear-end accidents. Typically, we assume that the driver who does the rear-ending is at-fault, but that is not necessarily the case in a chain reaction accident.

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Common Delayed Accident Symptoms

common delayed accident symptoms

When you have been in a car accident, sometimes serious and even life-threatening injuries are not always visible immediately. What you may not realize is that your body may be in shock and not registering what is wrong. In fact, it is not uncommon for symptoms to show up hours or days, sometimes even weeks, after an accident.

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Semi-Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents

SemiTruck Accident with Car

Approximately, 5,000 people in passenger vehicles die every year in automotive accidents involving semi-trucks. Large commercial truck accidents tend to be more complex than those that occur between standard passenger vehicles.

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What Makes Driving at Night More Dangerous?

Night Driving

Night time driving is a must for anyone who works second and third shifts as well as for those who are taking care of day-to-day activities or who just want to enjoy the evening with family and friends.

Unfortunately, driving gets more dangerous as the light fades. While we only do one quarter of our driving at night, 50% of traffic deaths happen at night. In fact, more than 40,000 people were killed in car crashes in 2016 (according to Injury Facts).

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Accident Reconstruction: What is it?

Accident reconstruction

At times, it may be necessary to bring in experts to assist in proving negligence in motor vehicle accidents. Accident reconstructions are one tool we can use to help determine liability.

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Parking Lot Accidents

Parking lot accidents

Often, we assume that parking lots and parking garages are relatively safe places to drive. These do not seem to be the type of place where car accidents are likely to occur, so we let our guard down. However, according to the National Safety Council, on average, more than 50,000 crashes occur in parking lots and parking garages annually.

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Consequences of Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving

Did you know …

  • About 100,000 crashes each year are caused by fatigued drivers?
  • 55% of drowsy driving crashes are caused by drivers less than 25 years old?
  • Being awake for 18 hours is equal to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%, which is legally drunk and leaves you at equal risk for a crash?
Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence. Click To Tweet

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