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Traffic Fatalities Rising Nationwide

Nov 14 2016 in Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death

Most people assume that texting and driving is a contributing factor to the startling jump in traffic fatalities. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and other researchers have stated that it’s too soon to determine whether smartphones have made our highways more dangerous….

Pickup Trucks May Have Unsafe Headlights

Nov 11 2016 in Auto Accidents

A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds flaws in the headlight performance of most pickup trucks. The IIHS investigated 11 pickup trucks equipped with 23 different types of headlights and discovered only one received top ratings while another one was…

Do Red Light Cameras Reduce Fatalities?

Nov 10 2016 in Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death

In 2014, 126,000 people were injured and 709 lost their lives because of a red light running accidents, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In order to reduce the amount of injuries and deaths that arise when drivers run red lights, authorities…

How Effective Are Automatic Brakes?

Nov 09 2016 in Auto Accidents

Car manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to advance vehicle safety technologies to reduce the number of car accidents on the road. One of these technologies are automatic braking systems. According to a plan released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the…

Chevy Explores Texting While Driving Solutions

Nov 08 2016 in Auto Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 11 teens die every day as a result of texting and driving. Beyond fatalities, accidents caused by this form of distraction are all too common. The National Safety Council claims that over 1,600,000 accidents are caused by…

Pre-Existing Injuries in a Car Accident

Nov 07 2016 in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

There are many people who get involved in car accidents who have pre-existing injuries or illnesses. In some instances, these injuries become aggravated as a result of the accident, or make the person more susceptible to specific injuries from the accident. If you find yourself…

Fibromyalgia and Car Accidents

Nov 04 2016 in Auto Accidents

Car accidents may cause injuries that are not immediately visible or readily apparent, even to doctors conducting physical examinations a day or two after the accident. Some injuries manifest over time, have the potential to cause extreme pain, and can be severely debilitating. One example…