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

Car Accidents Involving an Uninsured Motorist

What happens when one is involved in an accident with a vehicle that has an uninsured driver? The results can be utterly catastrophic, especially if there are any passengers that have been seriously injured in the crash. Sadly, the number of uninsured drivers has been steadily increasing over the last few years. The IRC (Insurance Research Council) estimates as many as one in six drivers are uninsured[1].

Who are these uninsured drivers? The IRC says that they are predominantly men, and around half are under 21 years old. The reasons given for not having insurance included the high price of insurance premiums.  Read more

Know Your Options after a Car Crash

When things go wrong and you are involved in a traffic accident, the shock can make it very difficult to think clearly.

Going through the experience of being in a car accident can be life altering. Some people never fully recover from their ordeal – either physically, emotionally or financially – so preparing oneself to handle the aftermath of a car accident before the fact can give you an advantage. Having a plan for how to handle such a tough situation beforehand could mean all the difference. Read more

Car Crashes Related to Head-on Collisions

Head-on automobile crashes can be catastrophic to all involved, both physically and financially. Even at slow speeds, fatalities can occur when two vehicles crash head-on. What should you consider doing if you or someone you know has been in a head-on collision? A lawyer can help you get compensation for both your property damages and medical expenses, and even additional compensation for emotional pain and suffering. If another driver has been careless or reckless, you should retain the services of a personal injury lawyer that has a deep understanding of traffic laws to get the full extent of compensation you deserve. Read more

Car Accidents Caused by Poor Road Quality or Hazardous Conditions

Poor road conditions are responsible for thousands of deaths every year in America. The Federal Highway Administration is a subdivision of the U.S. Department of Transportation, responsible for working with state and local governments to ensure that the roads under their authority remain safe for motorists. Although cities and municipalities are required to maintain safe road conditions, this is not consistently done in a timely fashion, and thus hazards remain prevalent. Read more