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- Drivers Continue to Use Electronic Devices Despite Dangers
Despite stricter laws and increased public awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis indicates that drivers may not be heeding the warnings and that the use of electronic devices while driving remained relatively unchanged in 2012 from 2011.
- Shedding Light on Vehicle ‘Bright’ Laws in Michigan
High beam lights, better known as brights, are an important safety feature in every car. When driving in the dark on a remote or poorly lit road, activating your brights can increase your visibility by up to three times. But while brights make navigating the road safer for you, they can actually have a reverse effect on other drivers when used improperly, causing blurred vision and increasing their risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident.
- You’re Going the Wrong Way! - Why Wrong Way Driving Happens
While cities and states should obviously work to improve signs and barriers around any areas that have been a problem site for wrong way accidents, it seems clear that the best way to stop wrong way accidents is to stop drunk driving.
- Florida Boating Safety
Sadly, many Florida boat owners are blind to boating safety and fail to maintain a safe ship. Most boats by their nature do not offer secure footing and provide the relaxation and excitement which often override safety precautions. All too often we hear of deaths and crippling injuries when a negligent boat owner fails to yield the right of way to another boat or maintain a safe vessel.
- If I Allow My Friend to Drive Drunk, and it Results in Death, Can I Be Held Responsible?
Drunk Driving accidents are continuing to occur. What you may not know is that you can be held criminally liable for a death even if you are not physically at the scene of the crime.
- NY Car Accidents and Insurance: News You Can Use
If you are like most people in New York, car accidents leave you wondering what to do. In addition to obtaining prompt and effective medical care if you have been injured, you will need to deal with your insurance company. Unfortunately, this can turn even a minor fender bender into a major challenge and require you to spend significant time to get the benefits you thought you had paid for with your insurance premiums.
- Distracted Driving: A Serious Problem in New York
Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 15 people die per day in the United States in car accidents that involve distracted driving? Moreover, another 1,200 people are injured on a daily basis.
- Two RI Supreme Court Cases Examining Television And Negligence Claims
While watching television recently, I came across a commercial involving dangerous stunts. The stunts were so dangerous and over the top that the producer included legal disclaimers to the effect that “You should not try this at home!” What would happen, I thought, if somebody injured themselves after watching such a stunt? Could a legal claim for negligence survive against the broadcaster or producer?
- Dash Cams Provide Essential Evidence in Truck Accident Cases
Based on the valuable evidence dash cams have provided in recent years, it’s interesting that more vehicles don’t have them. Because they’re a relatively new phenomenon, there are no US laws regulating dash cams, and while many commercial truckers use them, it’s not required.
- 5 Myths About Personal Injury Lawsuits
There is a lot of misinformation floating around on the web about certain aspects of personal injury cases. Here we will reflect upon those myths and help clear them up.