Car Accidents

Causes of Pedestrians Killed or Injured in Traffic Accidents

Causes of Pedestrians Killed or Injured in Traffic Accidents

Causes of Pedestrians Killed or Injured in Traffic Accidents On average, a pedestrian dies every two hours and is injured every seven minutes in vehicle collisions. More than 680,000 pedestrians were injured over the last decade. While these accidents account for just 12.6 percent of the total population, those over the age of 65 account for […]

Bicyclists Often the Ones Injured or Killed in Traffic Accidents

Killed in Traffic Accidents

Bicyclists Often the Ones Injured or Killed in Traffic Accidents Statistics show the overall number of bicycle accidents in the country is declining; however, the number of bike accidents fatalities are on the rise. In most states, the bicycle is legally considered as a vehicle. Bicyclists have equal rights on the road and must obey the […]

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Car Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Car Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Car Accidents According to the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), brain injuries are among the most likely the cause of death or permanent disability. Approximately 5.3 million Americans live daily with a disability-related to traumatic brain injury. What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic brain injuries – or TBI –  can […]

Takata Agrees To Billion Dollar Settlement, But Who Knew What?

Takata Agrees To Billion Dollar Settlement, But Who Knew What? Earlier this month Japanese automotive supplier Takata pled guilty and agreed to a $1 billion settlement for its part in the largest automotive recall in United States history. The company’s malfunctioning airbags injured over 100 people and killed 16 worldwide since this crisis began in […]

Takata Airbag Crisis Continues to Expand

Takata Airbag Crisis Continues to Expand We are in the midst of one of the largest recalls in automotive history, affecting up to 34 million vehicles just in the United States alone. The Japanese supplier Tataka has been continually announcing recalls by the millions due to their faulty airbags placed in at least 20 different makes […]

Pedestrian Rights in Auto Accidents

Pedestrian Rights in Auto Accidents Car accidents are always scary occurrences, but they are especially frightening when pedestrians are involved. Hitting a pedestrian with an automobile at speeds over 30 miles per hour usually result in severe injuries or a fatality, but even speeds as slow as 10 miles per hour are enough to case […]

Trouble still surrounds GM as ignition switch trials begin

Trouble still surrounds GM as ignition switch trials begin [UPDATE: The first trial against GM was dismissed after the plaintiff was found to be untrustworthy with altered documents and accounts about his injuries following his accident] After two years of recalls, investigations and settlements, General Motors (GM) is entering the trial phase of the ignition switch fallout. For more […]

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