Car accidents are simply an unavoidable hazard of modern life. There will be approximately 6 million car accidents this coming year. In those accidents, roughly 3 million people will be injured -- 2 million of them permanently. While many people associate broken bones and head injuries with car accidents, dental trauma is something that few people consider.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are very common in car accidents -- even among people who think they walked away from a wreck without a scratch. They only realize hours, days or weeks later just how seriously they were hurt.
On Dec. 18, a large section of Interstate 80 in Union County was shut down after a deadly crash involving numerous vehicles, including many big-box trucks and FedEx delivery vans. Initially, it was reported that 30 vehicles were involved. However, there were actually 58 cars and trucks impacted by the crash.
The word "damages" has a particular meaning in the legal world, distinct from its meaning in ordinary English, that's important to understand once you've been injured in a car accident.
Could a defective tire be responsible for your car accident? Tire problems lead to car wrecks more often than many people realize. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that there are about 200 deaths every year on American roads that are related to tire malfunction.
If you're living in Pennsylvania or just visiting relatives over the holiday season, it's wise to take a few moments and remember that the autumn season brings a few unique dangers to motorists -- especially in rural areas of the state!
About 85% of drivers out there realize that running a red light is dangerous -- yet, one in three drivers will admit that they've done exactly that sometime within the last month.
Distracted driving isn't exactly brand new -- but it seems to be rising to new heights lately. In 2018, there were 4,637 known distracted driving fatalities -- a sharp rise over the 3,166 that occurred in 2017. As you can imagine, the number of injuries each due to distracted driving is much higher.
You never really know when a car accident can strike -- even when you're just sitting in your own home.
Car accidents cause about 90 deaths every day, and about three million people suffer injuries in crashes every year. How much does distracted driving come into play?