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Archive for the ‘Auto Accidents’ Category

Generation Commute
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

More car accidents? Self-driving cars? How baby boomers retiring will affect commuting and road safety in the United States

Bills bills bills!
Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Health insurance companies and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) file liens against people injured in car accidents. A lawyer can help.

Older drivers at risk on the roads
Friday, August 31st, 2012

A recent car accident involving a very elderly man backing his car into a crowd of people, seriously injuring 4 children, has put a national spotlight on the issue of elderly drivers. By 2030, nearly 20% of the drivers on the road will be over the age of 65. Driver’s problems begin when cognitive or physical abilities […]

What is causing a big jump in traffic deaths in 2012?
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Traffic accident fatalities for the first quarter of 2012 are way up compared to 2011 – nearly 13.5%. That is approximately 7,630 people dead from as a result of motor vehicle crashes in the just first three months of the year.  The statistic that I found to be shocking?  More people  have died on U.S. […]

Playing “Rental Car Roulette”
Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Did you know rental car companies can rent you a recalled vehicle – and not even tell you?

Delay, Deny and Defend
Sunday, March 4th, 2012

 If you’re hurt or your vehicle is damaged in an auto accident, you should receive help from a reasonable claims adjuster who will understand and investigate your accident, and bring your claim to a fair and swift resolution. After all, this is why you spend hard-earned money on insurance.    But even though regulations […]

Car Makers Moving Towards “Self-driving” Vehicles
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Volvo has a pedestrian detection system that brakes automatically. Ford sells a car that parallel parks itself using sensors. The first versions of automatic braking systems prevented 25% of low-speed crashes. And now autonomous – or “self-driving” – cars are coming to a highway near you.  According to a CNN report, recent improvements in auto […]

National Transportation Safety Board Urges Total Ban on Cellphone Use While Driving
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Following a rash of deadly accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting and other cellphone use (like the August 2010 multi-truck and car pileup in Missouri that killed two people that investigators now attribute to texting), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has urged states to pass laws imposing a total ban on cellphone use […]

Deadly Truck Accident Highlights Dangers of Texting
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Federal investigators announced today that a 19-year-old pickup truck driver involved in a deadly highway accident in Missouri in August 2010 sent or received 11 texts in the 11 minutes immediately before his truck crashed into the back of tractor trailer at 55 mph. The driver sent six texts and received five texts, with the […]

AAA Concludes Average Cost of Fatal Car Crash is More Than $6 Million
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

A report recently issued by the AAA analyzed the financial damage of fatal traffic crashes in 99 urban areas, and concluded that the cost of crashes in those cities was $299.5 billion – an average of more than $6 million per fatal motor vehicle crash (far greater than the cost of traffic congestion). In contrast, […]