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Auto Accidents

Avoiding Winter Accidents and Winter Travel Tips

Avoiding winter accidents is harder in the snow. Follow these tips to help you avoid accidents in the snow.

  Winter brings snow, making avoiding winter accidents harder. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, more than 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,000 suffer injuries in automotive accidents because of snowy, icy or slushy roadways every year. Severe winter weather can be extremely dangerous to drive in. The first thing you should always do is determine whether it is necessary to drive in harsh weather conditions.  If you absolutely have to, these driving tips will help you avoid winter accidents.  Check the weather on your route ahead of time. By planning ahead, you will know what to...

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The Difference Between Liability for Semi-Truck and Car Accidents

Automobile accidents are never ideal, but an accident with a semi-truck can be disastrous and life-changing. Aside from the sheer size differences between a truck and a car, additional issues can come into play. These issues can make the healing process much more difficult in all aspects of an accident, including insurance and liability....

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Why Are Truck Accidents So Deadly?

Some of the most horrific accidents you can encounter on the road involve commercial trucks. A collision that would be minor with another vehicle can be deadly with one of these vehicles. Great care must be taken when driving near a commercial truck. Here’s why an accident with a truck is so dangerous.   Size Simple physics tells us that the heavier something is, the more force it can produce. Commercial trucks can weigh over 20 times the average weight of a normal vehicle. It’s no wonder that, out of the thousands of fatalities that happen each year with commercial vehicles, truck drivers...

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Electronic Logging Devices In Commercial Vehicles

Crashes with commercial trucks rarely end well for the smaller vehicle. The extreme mass of these vehicles makes the impact far harder and more deadly. But determining whose fault it was for the crash can be difficult.   One way that a personal injury lawyer can prove it was a trucker’s fault is by consulting their work logs.   If it can be proven they were driving longer than they are allowed to according to law, then driver exhaustion could have been a factor in the crash. However, at least until recently, this sort of information was kept on falsifiable paper logs. But now the...

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Staying Safe on the Ice

Winter is coming in fast across the country. Even the southern states are experiencing freezing temperatures. With cold temperatures, what comes next? Ice! Ice can be beautiful but it is also very dangerous. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe in slippery conditions, and what to do in case you fall down and get injured.   Walking Safety Ice is a major contributor to winter-time injuries and crashes. We all know that it makes surfaces slick. For homes and businesses, getting some ice protection for walkways is crucial. First, if you know ice is coming, spread cat litter on icy spots to...

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Do Traffic Cameras Reduce Crashes?

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The legality and effectiveness of traffic cameras is an ongoing issue debated nationwide. The Des Moines Register compared crash data from the previous six years to present day to see if there was enough data to determine whether or not traffic cameras are making roads safer. We’re going to break down both sides of the argument and tell you what you can do to challenge an automatic traffic ticket if you get one. Safety The primary benefit of traffic cameras is for public safety. Proponents believe that they do in fact reduce crashes in short-term studies. Crashes that happen at intersections with...

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