April 20th Could Be a Relatively Dangerous Day for Drivers

Since the early nineties, pot smokers everywhere have celebrated their beloved cannabinoid substance every year on the 20th of April. Four-Twenty marks a holiday for some, but according to a study published on the JAMA Network, it may be the source of an increase in fatal car accidents. Researchers collected fatal crash data for 4/20 […]

Getting All the Compensation You Deserve for Your Injuries

Serious injuries, and the impact they have on your life, are the first tragedy of a car accident. Too often, the second is failure to pursue the full compensation that you need and deserve when someone else has caused your injuries. It happens for many reasons. Maybe you don’t realize that the insurance company’s goal […]

An Introduction to Liability

After you’ve been in an automobile accident, it is very important to determine who is at fault. Determining which party is at fault is tantamount to determining liability, and liability is the name of the game when it comes to obtaining compensation for your injuries and other damages. For this reason, it is very important […]

6,000 Pedestrian Fatalities in 2017, According to Recent Report

Pedestrian fatality rates appear to have plateaued at nearly 6,000 deaths per year, the highest number since 1990, according to preliminary data reported by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). The GHSA’s report utilized data from the first six months of 2017 to reach its provisional conclusions. Researchers used statistical methods to approximate the totals […]

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 […]