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How Can I Spot and Avoid a Drunk Driver? 

A defensive driver anticipates hazardous situations and reacting to dangerous conditions or the reckless behaviors of others. Although you cannot control another driver’s actions, vigilance can help you spot the signs of a drunk driver to avoid them and protect you and your passengers from a car accident.  This discussion explores the common signs of » Read More

Can Wearing a Seat Belt Save Your Life in a Car Accident? 

Seat belts have been shown to save lives during car accidents. In fact, buckling up is one of the safest decisions every motor vehicle driver and passenger can make. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calls it the most effective step you can take to protect yourself in a collision.  Research shows wearing a » Read More

How Can Smart Headlights Prevent Accidents?

Although the design of automotive headlights has evolved over the years along with changing car designs, their functionality has not. Basically, drivers choose from low beams or high beams. Some vehicles’ technology makes this change automatically, but most do not. To put it another way, the headlights your grandfather used 50 years ago have the » Read More

What Should I Do after a Hit and Run Accident?

A hit and run happens whenever an unidentified motorist causes a car accident. The accident might be with another vehicle or a pedestrian. If the driver flees the scene and remains unidentified, that accident is classified as a hit and run.  The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says the United States averages one hit and » Read More

What Is the Cause of T-Bone Accidents?

A T-bone car accident occurs when a motor vehicle is hit on its side by the front end of another vehicle. The name refers to the “T” formed when the vehicles collide. Also known as broadside or side-impact collisions, T-bone accidents claim an average of 8,000 lives in this country every year according to the » Read More

What Should I Do if I Experience Migraines after a Car Accident?

Migraines are severe, throbbing headaches that usually occur on one side of the head. They are different from regular headaches you might get from time to time. Migraines are more intense and often require you to find a quiet and dark place to ride out the pain. Although you may experience regular headaches, if you » Read More

What Should I Do if I Am in a Rollover Car Accident?

When it comes to car accidents, only head-on collisions are more dangerous than rollover accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says rollover accidents account for more than a third of all fatalities from vehicular accidents. Rollover accidents are those that cause the vehicle to move off its axis and roll. The vehicle might » Read More

What Evidence Should I Collect after a Car Accident? 

According to recent traffic safety reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 6,700,000 police-reported car accidents in a single year in the United States. Fortunately, the majority of these accidents did not result in personal injury. Still, nearly five million collisions caused damage to vehicles and other property.  Chances » Read More

How Can I Prove I Have Whiplash from a Car Accident?

Car accidents could cause a variety of injuries that are very painful and debilitating. Whiplash is a commonly diagnosed condition that could affect an accident survivor’s ability to work for a while. Whiplash can make it virtually impossible to turn your head and neck without experiencing a lot of pain.  Some people might miss work » Read More

Can a Car Accident Cause Smoke Inhalation?  

Of the many types of bodily injuries that occur from car accidents, inhalation injuries are among the most difficult to detect and evaluate.  Some people do not even realize they have an inhalation injury right away. But consider the sobering statistic that up to 80 percent of deaths from fires are due to inhalation injuries » Read More