According to recent statistics, there have been more than 700 children since 1998 that have passed away after being left in hot cars. This year so far, 12 children have died in hot cars. While it is clearly the children who suffer most, parents and guardians of these children are understandably devastated. These horrible accidents can be prevented — and should be.
Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) wants to make sure that these tragedies stop. Ryan introduced a bill into the … Read more
Summer may not be in full swing quite yet, but we are getting close. With the rise of the temperatures and the availability of sunshine, we will soon begin to see an uptick in warm-weather accidents. Here are some of those dangers and how you and your family can avoid them.
1. Car Accidents
Studies have shown that more teenagers are killed in vehicle collisions between Memorial and Labor Days than any other time of year. It doesn’t mean that … Read more
In what could only be called an unusual accident, a woman in California succumbed to injuries after falling from a golf cart. The cart did not roll onto the woman, nor was she thrown from a speeding cart. Instead, she fell from the cart and landed on two wine glasses. Her injuries were caused by the broken pieces of those glasses.
Even though the accident was unusual, it brings to light the importance of golf cart safety. The driver in … Read more
There are approximately 1,250 golf courses in America. Golf carts are being used off the course as well. They are used on college campuses, in sports stadiums and even on private properties. Over a 16-year span, from 1990 to 2006, the American Journal of Preventative Medicine says that there were close to 150,000 people injured in accidents involving golf carts. Most of these accidents were attributed to someone’s negligence.
We understand that you may have some questions after you have … Read more
Very few people will argue that being involved in a vehicle collision is stressful. A car accident is a frightening experience and many people experience anxiety and other emotions in its aftermath. When an accident victim experiences emotional distress or mental anguish after the incident, they may be entitled to recover damages.
Post traumatic stress disorder is something that most people associate with combat. In truth, PTSD can be experienced after any traumatic event. That said, it can be difficult … Read more
Many people believe that biking is a safer mode of transportation than, say, driving a vehicle. It makes sense: Bicycles do not travel as fast, they aren’t permitted on highways and, in a pinch, can be maneuvered into tighter spaces. All of that said, bicycle accident do occur, and they occur frequently.
When a person is involved in a bicycle accident, especially an accident with a motor vehicle, they may sustain catastrophic injuries. In some instances, bicycle accidents are so … Read more
You take a deep breath, wait for the dust to settle and take a look around. What just happened? One minute you are changing lanes, the next minute you are spinning across the highway. You know that you checked your mirrors and the way was clear. Or was it? You just hit someone who was in your blind spot and caused an accident.
If you were changing lanes on the highway, chances are that you were traveling at a high … Read more
You want to see the country, but you also want to save money. What better answer than a summer road trip? Driving yourself instead of relying on a pilot in an airplane allows you more freedom in seeing what you want and staying for as long as you desire.
While road trips are certainly a great way to spend some time off work relaxing, they can also be dangerous. Failing to plan accordingly can set you up for hazardous … Read more
Headlights are very useful. They not only allow you to see what’s in front of you in low-light situations, but they allow other drivers to see your vehicle more clearly. It’s fair to say that headlights are an essential part of your vehicle. Not only are they useful at night, but during the day as well. Unfortunately, your headlights might not be serving you as well as they could be.
Just over a year ago, the Insurance Institute … Read more
Whether you have been driving for years or have had your license for only a short time, you know what tailgating is. Tailgating is when a driver follows too closely to the vehicle in front of them, not providing room enough to stop without crashing into the other vehicle’s rear bumper if the front driver stops suddenly.
How far behind the vehicle in front of you should you be? When the weather is good, you should be able to … Read more