Car Accident Injuries Archives

This holiday weekend, watch out for these safety risks

Thanksgiving is upon is—the start of a six-week long holiday season. You may be eagerly anticipating your aunt’s homemade stuffing. Or maybe you’re looking forward to hearing your uncle tell the same cheesy anecdotes for the hundredth time.

Ohio just made it easier to get written up for distracted driving

We’ve posted many articles in the past on the dangers associated with different distracted driving behaviors. However, up until recently, Ohio’s law only permitted police to write up a driver for distracted driving if the officer could prove that the driver’s distraction was the result of texting, calling or similar activities. The passing of House Bill 95 on October 29 changed all that.

Airborne Ohio vehicle injures three, including child

Years ago, Newsweek magazine described Springfield, Ohio, as “the American dream.” The city a little more than a 3-hour drive southwest of Cleveland was recently the site of a violent motor vehicle accident that was more like a nightmare for those involved.

Who is at fault in a pedestrian-car accident?

When a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, the consequences can have life-altering physical and psychological impacts. Because of a car’s comparatively high weight and sturdiness, the damage a driver incurs from such accidents is relatively minimal. Therefore, it can be easy to automatically view the pedestrian as the victim and the driver as the guilty party.

Your risk of a fatal car crash is higher this week.

When you imagine the most dangerous time of the year to drive, certain assumptions may jump to mind. You might expect that holidays associated with heavy drinking—such as New Year’s Eve or Saint Patrick’s Day—would be especially risky. Or you could assume that the slippery road conditions in winter weather would make drivers more likely to crash.

What to do if you get into an accident in a rental car

Getting into a car accident is always stressful. But when you crash in a rental car, this can add extra anxiety and uncertainty to an already upsetting situation. You may panic because you don’t know what the procedure is in this case. How should your response differ from getting into an accident in your own car?

New safety recommendations for children’s car seats

As a new parent, you may be overwhelmed with the inundation of considerations and responsibilities you’re suddenly faced with. You’re expected to make dozens of decisions you’ve never even thought about. Many of these decisions are far from intuitive. Traveling with your baby by car can be especially complicated:

How pregnancy can increase your risk of a car accident

We all know that we should exhibit safe driving behavior whenever we’re on the road. If we’ve had a few drinks at the bar, we know to find a sober ride home. We know to avoid texting while driving. However, there are other life circumstances that can amplify our likelihood of getting into an accident—and we may not even realize it.

Why your brain can’t handle driving and hands-free calling

Distracted driving has become a growing subject of concern in our society. The advent of smartphones has created unprecedented opportunity for distraction in all aspects of our lives—including in the car. It used to be that the hamburger you’re eating or your screaming child in your backseat were the biggest temptations to take your concentration off the road. Nowadays, every ping on our phone represents the allure of a new text, tweet or Facebook post.

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