Car Accident Archives

Backseat Passenger Injuries

Passenger safety in cars has vastly improved over the past few decades and front seat passenger fatalities involved in head-on collisions have seen a substantial decrease. But what about passengers in rear seats? A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that backseat passengers are not as protected for a car… Read More

Concussion Symptoms After a Car Accident

Car accidents can happen anytime you are on the road and they often happen unexpectedly. If you are involved in a car accident and you hit your head, you may suffer a concussion. A quick assessment may feel as though you escaped the accident without serious injury, but it is still necessary to be checked… Read More

Winter Weather Driving Tips

With winter weather quickly approaching, it is important for you to stay safe while driving on snow and ice-covered roads. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, winter storms and bad road conditions contribute to more than 2,000 road deaths every winter. Although you cannot control the weather, there are things you can do… Read More

Tailgating Car Accidents

Tailgating is a common driving practice that commonly causes accidents. Like speeding, tailgating is a hasty and ill-considered driving habit that most people decline to admit to, but that consistently appears in car accident statistics. Tailgating occurs when a driver follows too closely behind the car in front of it, risking a crash if the… Read More

What Do I Need to Know About Filing a Police Report After My Accident?

Car accidents happen every day to millions of drivers. In the United States alone, there is an average of six million car accidents each year. If you or someone you know was involved in an accident, you may have questions about filing a police report. Police reports help departments track car accidents. Police reports usually… Read More

Why are Car Accident Claims Denied?

Even though it seems like proper procedures have been followed when submitting a car accident claim, insurance companies still reject them. When this happens, victims can be left without compensation for their injuries and property damages. These denials are not uncommon, and there are reasons why companies turn these claims down. Refusing Medical Attention Oftentimes,… Read More

Holiday Drunk Driving

More than 10,000 people die each year in drunk driving accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). During the holidays, the risk of being involved in a traffic accident increases. The U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that in December 2016, 3,067 people were injured, and 781 people were killed in drunk… Read More

Thanksgiving Travel Safety

If you are traveling this holiday season, it is vital to focus on the road to avoid potential accidents. Almost 550 people were killed in crashes across the United States during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2017. The following are safety tips to remember during the holiday season to ensure that you get to your… Read More

Facts Emphasize the Importance of Seat Belt Use

Thanks to legislation passed in the late 1960s, all manufacturers of vehicles must include seat belts in their designs. This leaves no reason for anyone to avoid using a seat belt restraint while driving. Still, not everyone admits that they wear their seat belt, particularly passengers in the back seat. Although the National Highway Traffic… Read More

CarPlay and Andriod Auto Updates Aim to Decrease Driver Distraction

It is common today to see people looking at their smart phones while driving.  Law enforcement officials may even say that the uptick in drivers using their phones while driving is an epidemic. Many drivers rely on their smart phones for GPS directions and to make phone calls while driving. Although texting while driving is… Read More

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