Category: Motor Vehicle Accident

In 4.6 Seconds You Could Be Dead

In 4.6 seconds- the average time texting drivers take their eyes off the road, the driver, passengers, and people in other vehicles could be dead. Each year over 5,000 people lose their lives to distracted driving accidents. Many of those accidents involve drivers using cell phones to talk, text, or post on social media. Even though the danger is evident, […]

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Did Faulty Car Parts Cause Your Crash?

When a car accident occurs and defective parts are a factor, pinpointing liability is often challenging because a number of factors may be involved and more than one entity could be at fault. In some cases, both a driver and a manufacturer may be to blame. Common Product Failures That Lead to Car Accident Injuries Some common product failures that […]

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Taking a boat out for a weekend ride should be a fun way to spend an afternoon in the summer, but consumer safety experts are warning of flaws in some boat designs that are increasing the risk of accidents and injuries on the water. After several serious injuries and fatalities have occurred on the water in recreational boats, consumers are […]

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What Higher Liability Insurance Minimums in Nevada Can Mean for You

As if July 1, 2018, the minimum coverage amounts for automobile liability insurance in Nevada went up, increasing the chances that payouts will be sufficient to cover injuries and other damages that result from car accidents. Under the new law, minimums went from $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident to $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. Those who […]

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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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