Category: Motor Vehicle Accident

Shedding Some Light on Car Accidents at Night

Driving at night raises the risk of car accidents significantly because of reduced visibility, driver fatigue, and increased drug and alcohol use. Although driving during the nighttime hours typically means less traffic, over 40 percent of all road fatalities occur after the sun goes down. The risk of a traffic accident that causes a fatality is three times higher for […]

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Don’t Let Trailer Sway Put a Hitch in Your Trip

A swaying trailer is a dangerous driving condition that can be caused by weather, traffic conditions, driver negligence or inexperience. Swaying can cause drivers to lose control as the trailer fishtails behind the tow vehicle, resulting in property damage and serious injuries. An Unexpected Hazard Leaving McHenry on a family outing with the RV towed behind can be an exciting […]

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$18.7 Million Verdict Raises Awareness About Unsafe Truck and Bus Designs

Truck and bus designs that are unsafe put pedestrians and cyclists at tremendous risk, and a recent verdict of nearly $19 million highlights just how high this risk is. In a recent wrongful death and product liability lawsuit, the family of a deceased cyclist who was killed due to the poor design of a bus was awarded $18.7 million in […]

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Unsafe Parking Garages Leave Many Victims Fighting for Their Lives

As parking garages across the country continue to age, the safety features they contain become compromised. Safety rails and structures that were built decades ago may have suffered structural wear and tear, making them unsafe. A rise in incidents involving vehicles that have fallen from parking garages points to the serious nature of this problem. Many drivers have been left […]

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Understanding the risks of unsafe tires and knowing what to look for can help motorists ensure that their tires are safe. Worn or defective tires cause approximately 11,000 auto accidents every year, injuring about 6,000 people and taking the lives of 200 more. A study by the National Highway Traffic Administration of 11,500 light-duty trucks, cars, and SUVs found that […]

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Top Vehicle Safety Picks for 2018: Is Your Car One of Them?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has selected the Top Safety Picks for 2018. Only 15 vehicles met the standard for the Top Safety Pick+ award. An additional 47 vehicles qualified for Top Safety Pick under this year’s tougher criteria. The newly strengthened requirements include at least acceptable or good headlights. Performance in a passenger-side crash test was also […]

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Making the Switch to Self-Driving Cars

Although driverless technology will help add around $7 trillion to the global economy and potentially save countless lives, there are still a few hurdles involved with making the switch. Technical difficulties, decision-making capabilities, human-robot interaction and liability concerns continue to be roadblocks that designers, engineers, manufacturers, and lawmakers have yet to overcome. Deficiencies with Self-Driving Cars Autonomous car technology is […]

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Millions Ignore Auto Safety Recalls

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 30 percent of people fail to bring in cars that are part of an automobile safety recall. In light of the overwhelming number of auto manufacturer recalls in recent years, that amounts to millions of drivers on the road in vehicles that have been identified as having potential safety flaws. […]

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Vehicle occupants, bicyclists, and pedestrians can experience severe, disabling or even deadly injuries from secondary collisions. A secondary collision refers to any crash event that results from the impact of an initial collision. A common occurrence in Las Vegas and throughout the U.S., secondary collisions are among the most dangerous phases of crashes and frequently result in incapacitating and deadly […]

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These Safety Features Are Getting Drivers’ Attention

Car manufacturers are attempting to address the dangers of distracted driving and help consumers avoid accidents by adding new safety features to their vehicles. By acknowledging the role of distracted driving, car manufacturers have taken proactive steps to target this dangerous practice. Distracted Driving Dangers Today’s average consumer is much busier than consumers in previous generations. Drivers are often balancing […]

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