Daylight Saving Time and Fatal Car Accidents

In 2020, daylight saving time (DST) starts on March 8 at 2:00 a.m. While many people look forward to that extra hour of evening light, the DST transition period also marks an increase in fatal car accidents. The loss of one hour of sleep appears to be the catalyst for many of these crashes. The highest number of accidents and fatalities occurs on the first Monday that follows the time change. There is also a six percent increase in fatal[…] Read More

What Is Contributory Negligence?

Most car accident events are stressful and complicated, so it is best to get the assistance of a legal professional. Sometimes, both parties are accountable for the cause of the collision. Under those circumstances, the legal concept of contributory negligence comes into play. Contributory negligence means that the victim who suffered physical injury or personal property loss due to the accident may not be totally without fault, like if the victim was speeding and then was hit by another driver.[…] Read More

Winter Weather Driving Tips

Winter is the season for serious car accidents due to frequent inclement weather and ice-covered roadways. Many car crashes occur because drivers do not know how to properly prepare or operate their vehicles in dangerous winter conditions. During a heavy snowstorm, it is best to stay home unless you have no alternative. Preparedness It is not unusual for cars to run off the road or become stranded during bad winter weather. Prepare for this possibility by keeping an emergency kit[…] Read More