Marijuana Could Help Relieve Pain Following a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may be one of the millions of people prescribed an opioid pain reliever (OPR) for chronic pain. At first, this might seem like a god-send. OPRs are generally very strong, helping reduce pain in the short-term and bringing comfort in a time of stress. However, opioids come […]

Tire Blowouts: Common Causes & What to Do If You Experience One

One of the most frightening things that can happen to a driver on the road is a tire blowout. We rely a huge deal on a simple car part to travel safely – the tire. If it bursts or “blows out” while driving the outcomes can be severe. The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway […]

Auto Safety Regulations: Are They Safe Enough for You?

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has often mandated improved safety features such as airbags for newly manufactured vehicles. Currently, the NHTSA is negotiating on the newest lineup of non-mandated safety features which includes automatic emergency braking systems, backup cameras, electronic stability control, ejection mitigation, occupant crash protection, and roof crush resistance. Despite clear evidence […]

Hit and Run Accidents

Hit and runs are more common than we’d like to think. Throughout the country, this type of accident occurs with increased frequency. Between 2009 and 2011, there was a 13.7 percent increase in hit and run accidents. And the problem is more severe in metropolitan areas, especially those with extremely dense traffic. Los Angeles, for […]

Understanding Rollover Accidents

We’ve all seen rollovers in movies. Perhaps a police car flips over on a busy street, or perhaps a top-heavy vehicle makes a sudden stop and goes topsy turvy. Rollovers may appear spectacular in this context, but in real life they are deadly events that can result in extreme injuries or worse. They can happen […]

Avoiding Opioid Addiction Following an Accident

Following an automobile accident, you might find yourself in great pain. In this situation, it would not be out of the question to request pain killers. Millions of people are prescribed pain killers every year. In 2012, nearly 260 million prescriptions were given out in this country – that’s enough for every adult to have […]

Why Car Accidents Happen

It is easy to forget that a car is a hefty chunk of metal, even as it’s flying down roadways at high speeds. Forgetting this fundamental fact can be disastrous. All it takes are a few seconds of distraction, whether you’re futzing with the radio, trying to settle down your children, reading an article, applying […]

Driving in the Rain

There is a lot of advice available online about filing auto insurance claims and maximizing compensation. That advice is useful and important. But it’s always best to start at the beginning, before the accident occurs. Preventing collisions is the most surefire way to keep costs down. To that end, there are a number of safety […]

Machine Learning Revolutionizes the Battle Against Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the top contributing factors to traffic accidents. According to the NHTSA, 80 percent of vehicular collisions are the result of some form of distracted driving. More recently, a company called Zendrive has been collecting data around distracted driving using the sensors on peoples’ smartphones. With machine-learning algorithms, Zendrive can collect […]