How Hot Weather Contributes to Accidents, even if Travel is Light This Summer

In a study published in 2015, researchers found that crashes caused by driver performance factors, such as fatigue, distractions and driver error, increased in warmer weather and heat waves. A decrease in driver performance isn’t the only way that hot weather contributes to accidents. Hot weather can be bad for your car’s behavior too, causing […]

Advanced Driver Assistance Tech Leads to Distracted Driving

You may have suspected that people using “autopilot” functions are more likely to engage in distracting activities while they are driving. If so, a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has confirmed your suspicion. Experienced users of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) were nearly twice as likely to drive distracted while they […]

I’m a Victim of Road Rage; What Can I Do?

The incidents of road rage on our nation’s highways and city streets seem to be skyrocketing as more and more drivers are distracted with their devices and the hustle and bustle of daily life. We all know that feeling when we feel we were very close to being in an accident due to another driver’s […]

How to Handle a “No Injury No Response” Car Accident

Any car accident is a stressful event, even when there is no serious injury. If you’ve been in a car accident recently in which no law enforcement or emergency medical services were needed, you’ve been in what is referred to as a “no injury, no response” car accident, but the stress and anxiety you’re feeling […]

Oregon Auto Insurance Rules

Oregon is one of the nation’s safer states to drive in, with a particularly low rate of alcohol-related fatalities and a high rate of auto insurance coverage. Nevertheless, when an accident does occur, insurance issues loom large, especially if the accident can be clearly identified as one party’s fault.  Following is an outline of Oregon’s […]

New York Auto Insurance Rules

New York, as one of the most populous states in the union, suffers more road accidents than most other states despite the fact that its per capita accident rate is one of the lowest in the nation. Since insurance issues almost always come into play when a car accident claim arises, an understanding of New […]

Pedestrian Accidents Increase During Holiday Season

With many of our favorite holidays right around the corner, it’s time to kick it in high gear and begin the hustle and bustle that November and December always bring. We will have shopping trips to make, family get-togethers to organize, and office parties to plan, and all of those fun events require numerous trips […]

Maine New Hands-Free Law

On September 19, 2019, a new hands-free law went into effect in Maine. Don’t be confused. Maine already had a law against texting while driving and the new law does not retract the old law, it creates more prohibitions on hand-held device use for talking on the phone, and using devices for GPS, playing music […]

Fatality Car Accident Damages

Being in a car accident or knowing a family member was injured in a car accident is stressful enough, but when a loved one dies due to someone else’s reckless or negligent driving, a feeling of outrage often accompanies the grief because the death did not have to happen. Some motor vehicle collisions involve simple […]