The Dangerous Truth About All-Terrain Vehicles  

All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are often used for recreational adventures off the beaten path. While the name suggests that they can be used on all types of terrain, this is not necessarily the case. This is particularly true when reckless, or inexperienced drivers, operate these vehicles in a manner that is unsafe to both the » Read More

Staged Car Accidents

Staged car accidents are a significant cause of high auto insurance premiums. Payouts on claims for staged accidents have likely cost insurance companies billions of dollars. These costs are passed onto consumers in what amounts to a fraud tax. Recently, prosecutors in New York broke up a crime ring that attempted to make $400 million » Read More

Can a Pre-Existing Condition Impact a Car Accident Claim?

When you are involved in a car accident, the last thing you want to deal with is an insurance company that looks for ways to pay you as little as possible for your claim. If you have a pre-existing condition, the insurance company may use this against you, claiming that your injury was not caused » Read More

Vehicle Fatalities Reach Over 40,000 for Second Year in a Row

With all of the advanced safety technology available in today’s motor vehicles, you would expect vehicle fatalities to be at an all-time low. However, according to estimates from the National Safety Council (NSC), car accidents claimed the lives of more than 40,000 motorists in 2016 and 2017. This marks the highest number of fatalities in » Read More

Autopilot Buddy Dangers

The Autopilot Buddy is two pieces of plastic with magnets, which attach to the Tesla steering wheel, in order to trick the vehicle’s driver-assist system into thinking that a driver has his or her hands on the wheel. Tesla’s autopilot system will only work if it detects sustained pressure on the wheel. When it does » Read More

Hazards of Unsecured Cargo  

It is widely known that drunk driving and distracted driving are two of the most common causes of car accidents in this country. What may come as a surprise is the fact that unsecured cargo is responsible for approximately 60 percent of crashes. According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, between » Read More

Safety Ratings for Popular Mid-Size SUVs

Mid-size SUVs are popular among consumers for a number of reasons. They are more spacious than smaller models, they have more storage space, they get decent gas mileage, and they have a higher seating position. Larger vehicles are also safer than much smaller cars, particularly if the vehicles are involved in a traffic accident. However, » Read More