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Category Archives: Car Accidents

Compensation For Victims Of Drunk Driving

Unfortunately, many people take to the wheel after having too much to drink. This decision can lead to significant harm to others on the road. Alcohol impairs decision-making abilities and reaction times. Decreased reaction times while driving a car leads to accidents, and the injuries you can sustain may be catastrophic. Stop signs and other… Read More »

What Is A Personal Injury?

Accidents happen every day. People are hurt while driving, walking, visiting the doctor, shopping, working and a variety of other ways. When the injury sustained is the result of someone else’s negligence, you have a claim for compensation for that injury. Some injuries are more severe than others, but all injuries deserve treatment. If you… Read More »

Developing Safe Driving Habits

In addition to driving school to learn how to improve your driving and avoid accidents, there are other habits you can develop for safe driving. Regular use of turn signals, complete stops at stop signs and wearing your seatbelt all help increase the chance of operation of motor vehicles in a safe fashion. A greater… Read More »

Creating Safe Drivers

People who receive traffic tickets or are found responsible for causing a wreck are made to attend traffic school. However, voluntary enrollment in a course may be the difference between life and death. Any extra knowledge you can gain by participating in an educational driving class helps make you a better driver and reduces the… Read More »

How Texting and Cellphone Use Affect Driving

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) recently conducted a study about distracted driving. In Hand-Held and Hands-Free Cellphone Use on Driving Performance and Safety Critical Event Risk, VTTI found that distracted driving is still a tangible threat. The study concluded that the visual-manual tasks associated with using a cellphone or smartphone — such as dialing… Read More »

The Risks of Texting While Driving and Young Drivers

It’s no big deal, right? You pick up your phone for just a second to read a text or take a phone call. However, taking your eyes off the road, even for just a second, can be dangerous and cause an accident. Studies have found that activities such as texting while driving take the driver’s… Read More »

Laws to Prevent cellphone Use and Texting While Driving

Distracted driving causes 10 percent of all auto accidents involving an injury. Two causes of distracted driving are cellphone or smartphone use and texting while driving. State and federal governments have worked to pass distracted driving laws to help reduce the number of distraction-affected accidents. Currently, 12 states (plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,… Read More »

Federal Distracted-Driving Statistics

It used to be that drivers were distracted by changing the station on the radio, reading a map, or trying to eat while driving. Times have changed. As technology advances, the number of items in the car to distract drivers has increased — cell phones, smartphones, navigation systems, video screens and radios with multiple stations… Read More »

Types of Distracted Driving

When someone mentions distracted driving, we automatically think of texting and driving. But a driver can be distracted in many ways that may result in an auto accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three types of distractions while driving: A visual distraction takes a driver’s eyes off the… Read More »

Liquor Stores Held Liable to Victims of Drunk Drivers

Washington has a dram shop statute that states, “[n]o person shall sell liquor to any person apparently under the influence of liquor.” Statutory violations are “punishable by a fine of not more than $500 as well as separate [civil] actions.” In other words, you have the legal right to sue the establishment responsible for endangering… Read More »

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