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- Walk This Way: Pedestrian Accident Prevention
Between 2009 and 2014, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States grew by 19 percent, far outpacing the number of total traffic deaths (which only grew by 4 percent). Florida was once again listed among the top states for pedestrian deaths nationwide. As the number of cars on the road increase and distracted driving becomes a more prevalent issue, this trend may continue to worsen.
- Distracted Truck Driving and its Risks
The dangers of distracted driving are well known and cited. When truck drivers get into wrecks because they are distracted, tragic results may arise.
- Preserving Evidence after an Accident
Accidents happen every day. The successful resolution of a case often depends on the actions that the victim takes immediately after the accident.
- Hazards of Drowsy Driving
Drowsy driving has significant impacts on a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Taking this risk means that a drowsy driver may also be taking the risk of causing an accident and being found liable for the injuries that result.
- Mechanical Failure in Motor Vehicle Accidents
In some cases, motor vehicle accidents are not caused by an act immediately before the accident, such as speeding or turning in front of oncoming traffic. Instead, some motor vehicle accidents are caused because of the vehicle’s mechanical failure.
- Truck Leasing Companies and Negligent Driver Actions
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2013 report, there were over 3,300 fatal truck accidents for the most recent year that statistical data was available. Given the vast disparity between the size of the commercial truck and the other vehicle involved, such accidents are often serious.
- How Truck Drivers Must Log Hours
It is standard practice for a truck driver to get paid by the number of miles he or she logs, a practice that many proponents believe creates an incentive for the driver to avoid safety concerns in order to get paid more.
- Dealing with Injuries Stemming from Distracted Driving
Many see distracted driving as acceptable in today’s society. The rise of cell phones means that people regularly drive while talking, texting, taking a selfie, or tweeting. While people often see this conduct as acceptable, the fact of the matter is that it can result in extreme injuries such as head trauma, spine damage, paralysis, or even wrongful death. I will explain why such conduct constitutes negligence and how a victim can go about proving distracted driving at trial.
- Common and Not So Common Injuries from a Car Accident
by Cantor Crane
Every car accident is different and has the potential to leave the driver and their passengers with serious injuries. These injuries can lead to life-long issues that the victims must contend with for the rest of their lives. Even though each accident is different, there are some very common injuries that occur during a car accident, regardless of how the accident happened.
- Use Your Smartphone to Your Advantage After an Auto Accident
Your smartphone shouldn’t be anywhere near you when you’re driving your car. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents, and more often than not it’s because a driver is texting, talking on their phone, or even taking photos and posting them on social media. However, should you be involved in an auto accident, your smartphone could end up being your best friend.