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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 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

Will Tesla’s Safety Score System Lead to Safer Driving? 

In late September 2021, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to social media to announce an update for the brand’s electric car software. The update grants access to the company’s Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD) system for individuals who qualify using a new Safety ScoreBeta feature.  Safety ScoreBeta evaluates users’ driving habits, and those who earn a » Read More

What Are the Risks of Driving on Underinflated Tires?

Part of being a safe and responsible car owner is making sure that your vehicle is well maintained, particularly as we head into the colder winter months. In addition to ensuring that the brakes work, the headlights and taillights are functioning properly, and all the necessary fluids have been topped off, it is crucial that » Read More

What Is Total Loss after a Car Accident?

Getting in a car accident is a stressful situation. There are potential injuries to deal with, but also damage to the vehicle. When the damages are severe enough, your car is deemed totaled, meaning the insurance company believes it is unrepairable and a total loss. After an accident, a driver will file a claim with » Read More

Why Is New Year’s Eve an Especially Dangerous Day to Drive?

According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 40 percent of fatal car accidents that occur between Christmas and New Year’s Eve involve drunk drivers. A statistic from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is just as concerning. The agency reports that more than 50 people are killed on in alcohol-related car » Read More

Who Is Most Likely to be Involved in a Distracted Driving Accident?

At some point, you have probably looked over and seen the driver next to you talking on the phone or reading a text message. You may have even seen this happen as you were driving on a highway where motorists are driving at a speed of 65 mph or higher. Talking and texting on the » Read More

What Is the Average Car Accident Settlement in Maryland?

Car accidents can be stressful, and even traumatic experiences, particularly if the accident caused extensive property damage and serious personal injury. Once the initial shock of the collision has worn off and you are able to assess the damage, you will likely have a lot of questions about how the repairs to your vehicle are » Read More

How Dangerous Is Aggressive Driving?

It is likely that you will encounter or witness at least one aggressive driver every time you are out driving somewhere. This could involve someone tailgating another vehicle, a speedster running a stop sign, or something much worse. In the majority of cases no one gets hurt, but in too many instances serious and fatal » Read More