Car Accidents Archives

Inequalities of Car Crash Deaths

For many years the number of people who die in the United States in car crashes has been dropping. Credit for the substantial decline is often given to improvements in vehicle engineering, road design, emergency room care and road safety laws.  The problem is those improvements have not been universally shared in this country.  That means that the drop in traffic fatalities has not been universally shared either.

Is inadequate brake maintenance contributing to car accidents?

Next week, September 6-12, has been designated Brake Safety Week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is an agency in the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is also partnering in the national campaign. As part of the outreach, inspectors across the country will inspect brake systems on trucks and buses. 

Survey points to unsettling truth: Many drivers just don't get it about distracted driving

Texting while driving is banned for all drivers in Alabama, but a survey released earlier this year suggests that drivers throughout the country are still not getting the message that using a handheld device while behind the wheel can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.

Wrongful death: seeking damages for the death of a loved one

In our previous post, we looked at some of the statistics concerning the rate of fatality in car accidents here in Alabama. As we saw, the fatality rate in this state is significantly higher than the national average, and a big reason for this is the lack of appropriate, nearby medical care in rural areas.

Alabama ranks high in terms of fatal car accidents

Car accidents are ubiquitous and drivers take a risk of becoming involved in a crash wherever they travel. That being said, there are some states where the risk is higher than others. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Alabama is among the most dangerous places to travel in the nation, though this requires a bit of explanation.

Your sleep medication could put you at risk of causing a car accident, P.2

In our last post, we began speaking about the risks sleep medications present for motorists because of how they affect driver alertness. One of the questions this discussion raises is how far liability would extend when a motorist is involved in an accident as a result of using sleeping medications, or any other medication.

Bicycle helmets and brain injury

Most bikers are aware of the risk of injury they face by getting on the roadway, and are more or less okay with it. Some cyclists choose to wear helmets and some do not, according to personal taste. From a safety perspective, of course, it is better to be safe and wear a helmet than to take a risk and be sorry for it when a mishap occurs.  

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