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Car Accidents Archives

What is being done about the 10% rise in traffic deaths in 2016?

The number of traffic deaths on U.S. highways is increasing at an alarming rate. On October 5, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced preliminary statistics for the first half of 2016. An estimated 17,775 people died in car crashes from January through June 2016, a 10.4 percent increase from 16,100 fatalities for the first part of 2015. This follows news from earlier this year that the 2015 marked the largest uptick in traffic fatalities since 1966.

Find an advocate to help with your personal injury case

If you are involved in a personal injury case, everyone including yourself may want to see the case resolved as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, a quick resolution is not always in sight. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney, you can rest assured that, no matter how long your case takes, you have an advocate to fight for your rights and for the compensation you deserve.

Third autopilot accident happens in Montana

According to reports, the most recent Tesla upset happened over the weekend in Montana when a Model X on autopilot crashed on a highway. The crash, which did not have any fatalities, is the third one in a string of autopilot accidents and is bringing Tesla's autopilot feature into question.

Pedestrian accidents when alcohol is a factor

Typically, when alcohol is a factor in a car-pedestrian accident, we assume it was the driver that was drunk. But what if the driver was fine and it was actually the pedestrian that had a few drinks? Fortunately, even with alcohol in their system, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle may be entitled to compensation.

Focus on recovery not medical bills

It's common for individuals that have been injured in a car accident to find themselves facing mounting medical debt, lost wages and disability. Personal injury attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to help those injured in car accidents receive the compensation they need to take their focus off mounting medical debt and put it where it belongs, on their recovery.

The danger increases when aggressive driving turns into road rage

Most of us have had our emotions tested while driving. It can be very frustrating when we are cut off or tailgated by another motorist. At such times, we have to take a deep breath and do our best to deal with the situation.

March is the month to recognize brain injury issues

The impact an auto collision can break bones and cause deep lacerations. Fortunately, if properly treated, most injuries can heal so the accident victim will eventually resume a normal life. But some injuries can leave victims with permanent physical damage.

Compensation critical for some brain injury victims

Being in an automobile collision can be an extremely jarring experience. It is only natural that in the moments following such an event a person would feel scared to the point of disorientation. It could be a challenge just to compose oneself and assess what happened.

What methods are used to check for TBI after an accident?

Traumatic brain injuries may occur due to an impact to the head or a piercing of the skull. TBI can result from many events, including falls and objects striking the head. Motor vehicle accidents are also responsible for many cases of TBI. And while TBI can be a very serious condition that requires long-term care, sometimes its symptoms are not readily apparent.