Five Dangerous Behaviors That Cause Motor Vehicle Accidents

The vast majority of auto accidents are caused by human error, according to a 2016 study by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), with some form of negligence being cited as a factor in 94% to 96% of all crashes. This means that nearly all motor vehicle accidents could be prevented if people do not engage in unnecessarily dangerous behaviors. Here are five dangerous behaviors that are commonly cited as the cause of motor vehicle accidents:… Read the rest

Five Reasons Construction Workers Suffer From Electrocutions

Electrocution is one of the four biggest causes of workplace injuries and deaths in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Construction workers, in particular, are at an incredibly high risk of electrocution on the job, suffering from electrical injuries more often than workers in any other industry. Here are five reasons why construction workers are at such a high risk of electrocutions:… Read the rest

SUVs and Pickup Trucks Responsible for Majority of Pedestrian Accidents

According to a recent study, pickup trucks and SUVs are more responsible than any other type of passenger vehicle for pedestrian accidents and deaths. In research released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by these larger vehicles, which have become increasingly popular over the past two decades. In fact, the research ties the increased ownership of SUVs and pickup trucks as a potential reason for the rise in pedestrian fatalities since 2009.… Read the rest

Being Mindful During National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

April 11 marks the beginning of National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, a time when drivers are encouraged to be especially mindful of work zones on the road. An average of two workers are killed every single day due to work zone accidents, due in no small part to driver negligence. Motorists should be on the lookout for these work zones while on the road, and drive carefully to avoid potentially lethal accidents.… Read the rest

Why Do More Auto Accidents Happen After Daylight Savings Time (DST)?

Every year, the switch to Daylight Savings Time (DST) is a nightmare, in terms of the danger it poses to the general public. When people switch to DST, the rate of auto accidents increases by six percent for a full week afterwards, reliably. But why is it that Daylight Savings Time is so dangerous for drivers, and what can be done to deal with it?… Read the rest

With Longer Nights Comes More Auto Accidents

One of the consequences of the nights getting longer is that auto accidents become far more frequent. For a variety of reasons, people who drive at night are substantially more likely to get involved in an auto accident than people who drive when it is light outside. And with nights getting longer during the winter, that means there is more time during the day when people are at an elevated risk of an auto accident.… Read the rest

Can You Sue For Injuries Sustained Due to Police Misconduct?

Every year, an estimated 55,000 people are injured or killed by police officers across the United States. While some of these injuries or deaths are the result of justifiable uses of force, in many cases they are the result of police misconduct. But what exactly is police misconduct, and how can law enforcement be held responsible for injuries they inflict as a result of that misconduct?… Read the rest

2nd Dept Affirms Award in Subway Slip and Fall

The Second Department of the New York Appellate Division has affirmed a $600,000 award for a teenager who was injured in a Brooklyn subway station as a result of a slip and fall. The New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), a part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), had appealed the decision from a lower court, claiming it was not liable for the slip and fall, and also claiming that the award was excessive. The Second Department disagreed, allowing the decision and the award to stand.… Read the rest

What Makes Motorcycle Accidents So Dangerous?

On average, approximately 5,000 people die every year as a result of motorcycle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This makes motorcycle accidents one of the most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents, with the risk of fatalities being about twenty-seven times more likely with motorcycles than any other type of vehicle. Why are motorcycles so dangerous, compared to other types of motor vehicles?

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Mobileye Begins Testing of Self-Driving Cars in New York City

Mobileye, an Israeli tech company, has begun testing its self-driving cars in New York City. The company is the first to ever successfully test its self-driving cars on New York City streets, and only the second to receive a permit to test those cars. This news comes at a time that more companies are looking to use self-driving technology in their motor vehicles.… Read the rest

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