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Drivers of Cars with Faulty Equipment Can Be Responsible For Accidents

January 24th, 2018

old tire, closeupIt’s easy to understand how a person could be held at fault for a car accident if they were negligent or behaved recklessly in some way. It’s also possible to potentially hold a driver accountable if they were operating faulty equipment. In some cases, defective automobiles can also be found to be the responsibility of the manufacturer of the automobile or automobile part manufacturer.

Any serious injury accident caused by faulty or defective equipment should be investigated.  The goal of … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

What You Can Do If Your Child Is Hit By a Vehicle

January 22nd, 2018

young girl with flowers, outsideIt is an absolute nightmare for parents to even think about their child being hit by a car, much less being involved in the situation. It’s a sad fact that children of all ages are hit by cars on a far-too-regular basis. Young ones, aged five to nine, are particularly susceptible to the danger.

Children are at a higher risk of being injured in a pedestrian versus car accident than in an automobile accident. Being hit by a vehicle is … Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents

Five Things to Do Following a Bike Accident

January 19th, 2018

woman hurt and scared after a bicycle accidentBicycle versus vehicle accidents can cause severe injuries. Some of these injuries may heal with time, and others can be lifelong. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, you may be interested in seeking compensation from the at-fault party for medical bills and more. The steps you took following your accident will have an impact on the outcome of your case.

Your emotions are obviously heightened following any accident. This can make it difficult … Read more

Posted In: Bicycle Accidents

Aggressive Drivers Could Mean Trouble

January 17th, 2018

aggressive driver yelling out of his windowYou’re driving down the road in your car or on your motorcycle. All of a sudden a car comes flying up behind you, laying on its horn and blowing by you in the passing lane. It cuts you off, forcing you to slow down dramatically, and hovers in front of you controlling the way you can drive. You have run into an aggressive driver.

Some people get behind the wheel and focus on the task at hand. They obey … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Whiplash – Information About This Very Painful Condition

January 15th, 2018

man rubbing his neck after a car accident; whiplashWe’ve seen it on television. We’ve watched it happen in the movies. Some of us have even experienced it in real life.

Two cars are involved in an accident. One driver wasn’t paying enough attention and rear-ends the vehicle ahead of them. The driver in the first car jumps out dramatically, holding their hand to the back of their neck and hollering at everyone nearby.

Scenes like this give whiplash a bad name. Yes, it is a real condition, but … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Cases Involving the Death of a Loved One

January 12th, 2018

man in a suit under a black umbrella with face hiddenWhen a loved one passes away unexpectedly and as the result of some type of accident, you may be wondering if you can file a lawsuit on their behalf. Depending on your relationship to the deceased and the applicable state’s laws, a wrongful death claim can may be able to be pursued by a surviving loved one or family member.  (These issues can be very tricky so it is important that you contact a lawyer to help you understand your … Read more

Posted In: Wrongful Death

What To Do After a Truck Accident

January 11th, 2018

semi truck on the highwayWhen you are involved in an accident with a semi truck, the aftermath can be devastating. Semi trucks are a great deal larger than the average passenger vehicle and pack greater power behind their engines. If you have been involved in such an accident, there are steps you need to take in order to preserve your rights.

1. Call the Police

If you are able to, the first step to take is to call the police for help. Even … Read more

Posted In: Truck Accidents

Bicycle Safety for Children: Myths Versus Fact

January 9th, 2018

Did your little one get a new bicycle for the holidays? If so, it’s a good time to remind yourself, and your child, of bicycle safety rules. A great way to do that is to discuss the myths surrounding safe riding. See if your child believes any of these and dispel them if they do.

1. It’s Safer to Ride Facing Traffic

This is an old myth that people have stood by. The fact is that nearly one-fourth of bicycle … Read more

Posted In: Bicycle Accidents

Don’t Forget to Talk to the Pharmacist

January 9th, 2018

You visit the doctor when you aren’t feeling well. In some instances, the physician will prescribe you a drug that they believe will alleviate or cure your symptoms. Typically, being prescribed a medication is nothing to worry about. The doctor writes the prescription, you get it filled, and you go home to start taking your pills.

In some cases, things don’t go as planned. You take your medication only to find that it causes severe side effects. While you had … Read more

Posted In: Dangerous Drugs

Drones: The New Worry for Aviation Accidents

January 9th, 2018

drone with a camera in the airA new study has been released from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence. That study says that an airplane will sustain more damage from a collision with a drone than if a bird of similar size hit the plane.

Researchers conducting the study utilized computer models to simulate the impacts of quadcopters weighing 2.7 and 4 pounds. They also used models to simulate strikes with fixed-wing drones weight 4 and 8 pounds, respectively. … Read more

Posted In: Aviation Accidents
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