Auto Accidents

February 9, 2017

What Age Group Has the Highest Motor Vehicle Fatality Rate and Why?

With the high incidence of car crashes in the United States, people of all ages are at risk when riding in or driving a motor vehicle. However, one particular age group ranks above the rest and motor vehicle accidents claim more deaths for this group than any other cause. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports motor vehicle crashes are the top cause of death for individuals between four and 34 years old. In fact, teenagers have the highest injury and fatality rates in motor vehicle accidents of any other age group. NHTSA defines teenagers as youth between the […]
February 9, 2017

How Can Regulatory Violations Affect the Outcome of Your Auto Accident Case?

When you’re a driver or passenger in a car that collides with a large truck, your accident case takes on a whole different aspect than most auto accidents. Here’s why ─ the federal government holds the trucking industry to high regulatory standards for vehicle maintenance, truck driving and company operations. The reason for such tight regulations is to safeguard our roads and prevent accidents. Semis and 18-wheelers pose a significant threat to other motor vehicles when they are not properly maintained and driven safely. The agency that oversees regulation of the trucking industry is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration […]
February 9, 2017

Can You Multitask While Driving?

Today many people do multiple tasks at the same time, such as surfing the internet, watching television and talking to friend on a cell phone. We call this multitasking. People even consider multitasking a valuable skill, given our fast-paced life styles. However, not surprisingly, a study done by the American Psychological Association (APA) discovered that people don’t actually do two tasks at the same time. They switch back and forth between tasks. Switching back and forth between tasks requires extra time to readjust to the switched task. This added drain on attention actually can interfere with production and safety when […]
February 9, 2017

The Link Between Drunk Driving and Car Accidents

While national campaigns have made progress in reducing drunk driving and associated accidents, statistics regarding drunk driving accidents are still alarming. Mothers Against Drunk Driving ® (MADD) regularly reports drunk driving statistics and has grown to be the largest non-profit organization against drunk driving in the United States. Since MADD was established in 1980, drunk driving deaths have dropped by 50 percent. However, according to MADD, much more work lies ahead.  Here are some alcohol related driving facts: In 2011, 226 children died in drunk driving crashes and 54 percent (122) were riding with the drunk driver In 2011, there […]