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Understanding the Dangers of Speeding

Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents. In fact, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding was responsible for over 10,000 fatalities in 2016 alone. It can be tempting to exceed the speed limit, particularly when you are running late, or are in a rush to get somewhere. » Read More

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

During the warm weather months, more pedestrians are out and about in cities and neighborhoods across the country. Walking is an excellent form of exercise that people of all ages can enjoy. Unfortunately, it is not always as safe as you might think. In fact, more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed each year in car » Read More

Hundreds of Defective Guardrails to be Removed

Guardrail safety barriers are meant to protect motorists who have veered off the road. While factors like the size of the vehicle and the speed at which the car was traveling can make an accident unavoidable, guardrails are intended to protect drivers and reduce the severity of a crash. The Maryland Department of Transportation State » Read More

Scooter Guidelines

Scooters are popping up on city streets across the country as another car-free, sustainable mode of transportation that residents can use to get to work, to run errands, or simply to take a ride through the city. In response to the rising number of electric scooters and dockless bikeshares, the National Association of City Transportation » Read More

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