Poor Highway Design and Maintenance Leading Cause of Fatalities

You might be surprised to learn that poor highway design and road related conditions are responsible for more than 50% of highway fatalities each year in the US, more than drunk driving or speeding, according to a recent study[1].

State and federal law requires that cities, towns and villages design, build and maintain safe roads. The Federal Highway Administration regularly examine accident scenes of car injuries and fatalities where road design, maintenance or defects may have contributed.  Read more

Injury Claims Arising from When a Motorist Falls Asleep While Driving

Unfortunately, motorists accidentally falling asleep at the wheel is a growing problem. Motorists can fall asleep while driving due to medication or alcohol use, often resulting in a serious accident. A large number of motorists fall asleep while driving due to stress, lack of sleep, being overworked or attempting long trips with little or no sleep. Nationwide, each year there are more than 83,000 accidents reported as a result of the driver falling asleep at the wheel[1]. This doesn’t include the presumably large number of cases where drivers did not report the incident.  Read more

Car Accidents: Side Impact and T-Bone

When a driver experiences an accident, the terms T-Bone and side-impact are used to describe the type of collision. This type of car accident is extremely dangerous, often causing serious injuries and even fatalities. If one of these unfortunate situations becomes a reality, knowing how to handle this type of collision can help with next steps. Read more

Car Accidents: Whiplash and Other Neck Injuries

Even if you are a safe driver who consistently practices safe driving habits, getting into an accident even minor, may be somewhat unavoidable. Many times, drivers will experience a rear-end collision without any indication of an impending problem.  If you have been in a car accident and you are experiencing pain, decreased motion and tightness in your neck, you may have whiplash. In some cases the pain is immediate, but for some, the symptoms of whiplash can happen hours, even days, after the collision. Read more