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Are Manual Cars Safer?

Nov 25 2016 in Auto Accidents

The debate has raged for decades. Which is better: a manual or automatic transmission? Diehard car lovers never fail to brag about the benefits and fun of driving a stick shift. Other individuals enjoy the efficiency and ease of driving an automatic. In fact, automatics…

How Serious is Whiplash?

Nov 23 2016 in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Whiplash is defined as the sudden jolting of the neck and shoulders during a car accident. Although it is typically the result of a rear-end collision, it can happen in almost any type of crash. Unfortunately, whiplash injuries can be incredibly serious and lead to…

Car Washes Can Interfere With Automatic Brakes

Nov 22 2016 in Auto Accidents

An increasing number of vehicles are equipped with semi-autonomous features that help keep a vehicle centered on the highway, self-park a car, and automatically apply the brakes in order to prevent a collision with another car. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) disclosed that…

Motorcycle Helmets Save Lives

Nov 21 2016 in Motorcycle Accidents

Recently, the University of Michigan partnered with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to conduct a study on motorcycle helmets. Researchers took a close look at the last year before the mandatory helmet law was repealed in 2012 and the first year after it…

Hyundai Sunroof Recalls

Nov 18 2016 in Auto Accidents, Product Liability

Hyundai has recently announced a recall that involves approximately 63,000 midsize sedans in the United States. This recall was issued because certain models are equipped with a defective panoramic glass sunroof that may come loose while driving. 2015 and 2016 Hyundai Sonata sedans, as well…

Tire Maintenance Can Prevent Car Accidents

Nov 16 2016 in Auto Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 40,000 Americans lose their lives in car accidents every year. Many of those can be prevented with proper vehicle maintenance. Specifically, tire maintenance is an important component of accident avoidance. In 2014, Pete Selleck, the chairman and…