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What Should Drivers Know about Rear-End Collisions?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly one-third of all car accidents in the United States are rear-end collisions. According to one source, that amounts to over one million crashes annually. Seven percent of those accidents are fatal. These accidents are especially scary for the driver in front, who may not see » Read More

Do Smartwatches Pose a Major Distraction to Drivers?

A recent report from International Data Corporation (IDC) indicated that one in six Americans owns a smartwatch that they use at least once a month. IDC also estimates that by 2022, approximately 73.4 million people in the United States will be using wearable technologies, with more than 70 percent of these wearables being smartwatches. Although » Read More

How can Having a Dash Cam Help Me after a Car Accident?

After a car accident, there can be several different accounts of what happened and who was at fault. Each driver may have a limited understanding of what led to the accident. Some people exaggerate or hide the truth. Others may simply have a different perspective on what they are sure they saw. The one thing » Read More

What are the Leading Causes of Car Accidents?

Car accidents kill thousands of people every year in the United States. Millions sustain personal injury in car accidents throughout the country annually. Most people would agree that if they had the power to prevent car accidents from taking lives and injuring people, they most certainly would take action against such tragedy. What is incredible » Read More

Why is Texting at a Traffic Light Dangerous?

In Maryland, it is prohibited by law to use a handheld phone while driving. This includes not only sending a text to someone but also writing or reading any texts or electronic messages. Many people are so used to holding a phone all day that waiting for a long traffic light seems like an ideal » Read More

Why are There More Car Accidents in Summer? 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), August and September are the peak months of the year for car accidents.  The reasons for the increase are many, including the fact that there are many more vehicles on the road.  Particularly around resort areas such as shore towns, people are heading out for summer » Read More

Can a Car Accident Aggravate a Spine Condition Such as Spondylosis?

Car accidents can cause a wide range of personal injury, including broken bones, cuts and lacerations, organ damage, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Spinal cord injuries are also common, particularly if the vehicles were traveling at a high speed and the force of impact was severe. In addition to the injuries that are directly caused » Read More

What Should I Do if I am in a Car Accident with a Police Car?

High-speed pursuits by law enforcement are often necessary to apprehend an individual who is breaking the law. Unfortunately, there are times when innocent motorists get caught in the crosshairs of these pursuits. If a motorist is hit by a police car, he or she can suffer serious personal injury, particularly if the police car was » Read More

How can New Drivers Stay Safe Behind the Wheel?

Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for teens, and one of the most significant steps toward independence. However, for the parents of the new driver, it can be a nerve-wracking experience. Having a driver’s license means that the teen driver no longer has the constant safety net of a parent sitting in » Read More

How Common are Car Accidents at Intersections?  

Busy intersections can have cars coming and going from four different directions, with some motorists driving straight through the intersection and others turning right or left. The busier the intersection, the greater the risk for an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 40 percent of car accidents in the United » Read More