Car Accidents Archives

The surprising danger of Labor Day weekend

When we think about holidays that involve a lot of alcohol, New Year's Eve and St. Patrick's Day are probably the two that come to mind. Statistics show, however, that Labor Day is among the top three most dangerous holidays in terms of drunk driving accidents.

Report reveals the extent of America's drowsy driving epidemic

As much as many of us would like to get to bed earlier or sleep in just a bit longer, our fast-paced lives often prevent this from occurring. Indeed, when we aren't busy working, running errands or managing some other personal crisis, chances are good we'll use the extra time to do anything but take catch up on some much-needed rest.

Is cell phone addiction a menace to road safety?

A driver who makes the unsafe choice of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol beyond the legal limit may face a number of consequences. Hopefully that negligent choice will not result in injury to others or a crash. Yet an individual who repeatedly makes this unlawful decision may need to seek rehabilitation and treatment for alcohol addiction.

Does a healthy economy encourage negligent driving and crashes?

Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 2015 indicates that fatal crashes rose by 7.7 percent. The increase was even worse for fatal motorcycle accidents, bicycle fatalities and pedestrian deaths. In fact, the combined fatalities made 2015 the deadliest year since 2008.

A new distraction for drivers: Pokémon Go

Nintendo's new game, Pokémon Go, has only been available for about a week, but it has already caused numerous problems for players. Reports of people injuring themselves and being robbed came out within a few days of the game's release. Now there's a new danger: distracted drivers.

Car conversations: better to be impolite than negligent

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration examining the causes of distracted driving accidents reveals a surprising result: The leading cause of distracted auto crashes is not driver cell phone use, but conversations with one or more passengers. Specifically, conversations were to blame in around 57 percent of the distracted driving crashes in the study, compared to only 12 percent of cell phone related crashes. The results were based on NHTSA analysts’ review of crash survey data over a two-year period.

Drunk driving victims may have easier access to evidence

An individual simply cannot fulfill his or her duty of safe driving after drinking beyond the legal limit. Our personal injury law firm has seen firsthand the serious or fatal injuries that result from drunk driving accidents. That experience has persuaded us that more needs to be done. A personal injury lawsuit is one way that victims of a drunk driving crash can force the negligent driver to answer for his or her actions in a court of law. However, that proceeding is after-the fact. Fortunately, officials are taking a more proactive approach.

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