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Study Looks at Habits of Distracted Drivers

Study Looks at Habits of Distracted Drivers

The National Safety Council has recently published the findings of its most recent survey on the most common distracted driving habits of drivers in the United States. A shocking four out of five motorists who participated confessed that they often use their phones to respond to calls and texts from friends and family members while they are driving. In spite of the data that shows that a distracted driver has a 400 percent higher chance of becoming involved in [...]

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Which Age Group Has the Worst Drivers?

It may seem like common knowledge that elderly drivers and brand new drivers are the most likely to get involved in or even be the cause of auto accidents. Is that stereotype really correct though? Is there even an age group that has substantially more accidents than any other? Recent studies highlight a few compelling facts that a lot of people may not be aware of. According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, per capita, the greatest number of [...]

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Driving Habits That Cause Accidents

There are countless things a person can do behind the wheel. In some cases, the actions people commit can be dangerous. Although we have all been guilty of engaging in various acts behind the wheel, it is crucial to note that being rude on the road can put your own life as well as the lives of others at risk.  Here are some of the most common driving habits that are notorious for causing accidents. Tailgating Tailgating is the action [...]

What to do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

What to do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be overwhelming. Victims are often overcome by adrenaline, which can cloud their thinking and prevent them from acting rationally. The actions following a motor vehicle accident can have the biggest impact on whether or not a victim is able to recover compensation for damages resulting from their accidents. Individuals who are harmed in motor vehicle accidents need to take various steps to ensure their legal rights are protected. Steps to Take After a [...]

Study Looks at Habits of Distracted Drivers

What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

“My brain is fried.” We have all, no doubt, both heard and uttered that phrase many times throughout our lives. Sleep deprivation is not a new phenomenon. Absolutely everybody has at least a few stories about being so exhausted and unable to function. Like that time you put the milk away in the cabinet and the cereal in the fridge, or the time you called your friend freaking out about how you couldn’t find your phone anywhere. Yeah, we’ve [...]

The Case of the Hollywood Starlet and Our Federal Trucking Regulations 

The Case of the Hollywood Starlet and Our Federal Trucking Regulations 

Depending on your age, you might remember an actress named Jayne Mansfield or her name at least sounds familiar to you. Whether or not you know who she is, you’re probably curious as to what a 1950’s blond bombshell that took Hollywood by storm has to do with the automobile industry. The answer is…quite a bit. Backstory On June 29,1967, the car in which Jayne Mansfield was riding in smashed into the rear end of a tractor-trailer that had slowed down [...]

New Jersey's Deadliest Highways

New Jersey’s Deadliest Highways

According to a research study that was published by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the safety of America’s highways, New Jersey saw an increase in highway fatalities from 2015 to 2016. The majority of experts are blaming the excess of drivers that are on the road on a daily basis. Interestingly, the highways that saw the most fatalities in 2016 were not the most traveled highways in New Jersey, nor were they the [...]

What Is Considered A Serious Injury?

What Is Considered A Serious Injury?

If you have been involved in a car accident or some other kind of accident that was brought on by another person’s negligent behavior, you might have sustained a serious injury. You may be facing a mountain of medical bills that you cannot possibly afford to pay. It may also be the situation that you are unable to work for weeks or possibly even months. This is why the law allows people to file personal injury lawsuits. Not every [...]

Common Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Common Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be devastating. This is especially true in cases where victims incur injuries. Being injured in an accident can have a devastating impact on a victim’s mental, physical, and financial wellbeing. It is crucial to understand the possible injuries victims can incur in motor vehicle accidents as well as some of their treatment requirements. Having a better understanding of possible injuries can help you to determine if you should file a legal [...]

Side Impact Collisions

Side-Impact Collisions

During a collision, two or more vehicles can connect at any location. Sadly, there are some types of accidents that pose far more dangers for victims involved. One of the most common and most damaging types of collisions is known as the side-impact collision. Side impact collisions are a common type of motor vehicle accident typically referred to as T-bone accidents. These incidents are some of the most dangerous types of accidents a person can be involved in. It is [...]