Why is There a Rise in Pedestrian Accidents in the Summer?

Warmer weather means spending more time outdoors, which also means an increase in pedestrian accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 5,000 pedestrians are fatally injured in car accidents every year. Whether it is a family heading out on vacation, joggers and cyclists out for their daily exercise, or a teen heading to the beach, warmer weather may increase your risk of a car accident. If you or someone you know was in a motor vehicle[…] Read More

Hazards of Summer Driving

Summer is a time for sunny days, beach trips, and barbecues. However, the summer season tends to bring dangerous driving hazards. The following are common summer driving hazards and ways to avoid them. Roadway Construction There are various driving hazards that drivers should be aware of, however, roadway construction is the most common. Roadway construction tends to occur during the summer months, leading to excess traffic. An influx in traffic often leads to road rage, distracted driving, and higher risks[…] Read More

Memorial Day Travel Safety

Accidents happen even on a good day, but this Memorial Day weekend, many drivers will be heading out of town to celebrate the start of summer. With so many drivers traveling, the risk for an accident increases. According to the National Safety Council, it is estimated that over 400 people will suffer fatal injuries in car accidents over Memorial Day weekend this year. The key to being safe behind the wheel during this busy weekend is to pay attention to[…] Read More

Red Light Accidents

Red light accident fatalities are on the rise, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Hundreds of people are killed in red light accident collisions, partly due to the decrease in communities with red light camera programs. Without red light speed cameras in place, drivers are more likely to run red lights and cause potentially fatal accidents. Our Atlantic City car accident lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of red light accidents obtain the financial compensation they deserve.[…] Read More

Drinking and Driving on Prom Night Leads to Car Accidents

Millions of teens across the country are excitedly preparing for high school prom season. Finding the right date, suit, and dress are among those wonderful milestones high-schoolers look forward to and adults remember fondly. Yet according to the latest data on prom weekend car accidents, there is a real threat looming over these magical evenings – drinking and driving. According to recent surveys, around one-third or more of teens and their friends will likely use drugs or alcohol at prom.[…] Read More

Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is a public health issue impacting communities across the United States. Nationwide, distracted driving causes around one-fourth of all fatal car accidents. In 2016 alone, an estimated 391,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents across the country. To raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, the National Safety Council (NSC) named April Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to NSC estimates, mores than one-quarter of all motor vehicle crashes involve cell phones. It is not only mobile[…] Read More

Merging Accidents

Anyone who has driven long enough has experienced merging onto a roadway. With many passing vehicles traveling at various speeds, and one vehicle trying to enter the path, merging accidents occur on a regular basis. However, this type of vehicle accident is complicated when determining who was at fault. Many people who have been hurt in a merging accident obtain representation from a personal injury attorney. Reasons for Merging Accidents Merging accidents happen at different traffic flow junctures. When a[…] Read More

Pedestrians and Distracted Drivers

We live in a digital age that helps streamline our daily lives and improves our communications and access to information. Yet, with the constant use of technological devices comes a disturbing increase in distracted driving accidents. Distracted driving can cover everything from talking on the phone to operating navigation systems. For pedestrians, distracted drivers are a hazard that has caused increased fatalities of almost 50 percent from 2005 to 2010 alone. Statistics may not reflect the true numbers, since distracted[…] Read More

Benefits and Drawbacks of Driver Assistance Technology

In the past 20 years, technology has rapidly evolved. This evolution led to advancements that made life significantly safer and easier. One example of this ever-changing world is driver assistance technologies. These technologies are relatively new, however, they are slowly impacting the way people operate vehicles. They allow for a safer driving experience by eliminating the risks of human-error. Human-error may be responsible for mistakes that lead to car accidents. Some of these mistakes may include failing to brake properly,[…] Read More

Sharing the Road with Snow Plows

The winter can be a dangerous time to drive with the seasonal occurrence of snow, which can quickly turn to ice. Luckily, with the help of snow plows, the removal of snow can help maintain the safety of the roads. However, the addition of snow plows on the road can lead to entirely new safety concerns. The following are safety tips for drivers sharing the road with a snow plow. Share the road. Allow the snowplow enough room to safely[…] Read More