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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…

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…