Death Rates for Drivers Vary by Car Size

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) showed that 15 out of the 20 most dangerous models for drivers were small cars, particularly subcompacts or superminis. This is not a new revelation, but this information has been broken down to show why these small cars are dangerous, if there are exceptions, and what drivers can do to avoid major car accidents. Drivers or passengers who have lost family members have a right to file a wrongful[…] Read More

Be Safe During the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer”

Summer months are the most dangerous for teen drivers. In fact, the weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” for teen drivers due to the number of fatalities caused by drivers between 16 years old and 20 years old. During these weeks, fatal car accidents involving teen drivers increase by 15 percent on average, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. It is well known that one of the biggest[…] Read More

What Should I Know About Car Fires?

One of the most dramatic scenes that result from a car accident is a car fire. When a car goes up in flames in a movie, the reason is often a high-speed chase and a catastrophic collision, but in real life, a car fire can occur as a result of a seemingly minor event. Car fires can happen even in the absence of an intense car accident. What Causes Car Fires? When a car catches on fire, it usually involves[…] Read More

How is Fault Determined in Multi-Vehicle Accidents?

Multi-vehicle car accidents can happen at any time. You may be caught in the middle of a crash, unable to stop, or at the front of a long line of cars that is involved. After the car accident, you need to know who is responsible in order to obtain compensation. Did You Leave a Safe Stopping Distance? One of the most important parts of any accident investigation is the stopping distance allowed by drivers involved. If you are tailgating someone[…] Read More

Why is Distracted Driving Dangerous?

A recent study on distracted driving showed that almost 30 percent of respondents have texted while driving, joined video chats, or responded to emails while behind the wheel. Almost 57 percent of those taking the survey said they eat or drink while driving, and nearly nine percent said they feel as though they have no choice but to respond to text messages immediately. It is important to learn about the dangers of distracted driving, and take safety seriously. Distracted driving[…] Read More

Seeking Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident

Car accidents are traumatic and can cause life-altering injuries and even fatalities. All car accidents can significantly impact your life, especially if back injuries are involved. You may need prolonged costly medical care, including chiropractic visits, to help your body fully recover. What Back Injuries Occur in Car Accidents? Back injuries range in several types, depending on the seriousness of the accident. Back injuries caused by car accidents include: Thoracic spine injuries: These injuries are caused by high velocity car[…] Read More

IIHS Focuses on Pedestrian and Passenger Safety

Car collisions frequently result in serious physical injuries. Unfortunately, the number of pedestrian deaths resulting from car accidents continues to rise; there was over a 50 percent increase in pedestrian deaths in automobile crashes in the past 10 years. In light of the growing number of injuries, new automobile safety ratings published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) include scores in the category of passenger and pedestrian safety.  Importance of Crash Avoidance Features One important indicator of passenger[…] Read More

U.S. Approves First Autonomous Vehicle Outside of Safety Rules

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently granted permission for a new type of autonomous vehicle for use on public roads, bypassing established safety standards. Permissible road access for vehicles previously required adherence to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards calling for certain performance, construction, and design elements. New delivery vehicles were approved for exemptions to those rules. Nuro, an American robotics company, recently developed a delivery vehicle that operates without a human onboard. The service allows supermarket customers to[…] Read More

Common Auto Safety Issues Often Overlooked

Cars are a convenient and much needed form of transportation today. However, safety checks and vehicle maintenance may not be done as frequently as they should. Overlooking common auto safety issues can lead to costly and sometimes dangerous consequences. Following are common auto safety issues that are often overlooked and can result in car accidents: Damaged brake lines. Brakes are a very vulnerable part of your car since they are susceptible to breakage and rust. Factors such as weather conditions[…] Read More

Fender Benders Can Cause Serious Injuries

A fender bender car accident is when two cars collide at low speeds. Many people assume that injuries are rare in this type of car accident, but serious injuries can still occur. The impact of two passenger vehicles colliding, even at low speeds, can send drivers and passengers forward and backward with significant force, causing injuries. Causes of Fender Bender Accidents Fender benders often happen when a car rear-ends another vehicle. When rear-end accidents happen at low speeds, car damage[…] Read More

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