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Injury-causing car accidents may lead to civil claims

Published Feb 3 2017 | car accidents

Speeding vehicles often pose a considerable risk to the individuals inside the vehicles and others who are traveling. Because many drivers have difficulty keeping vehicles under control when they are traveling at excessive speeds, car accidents commonly result. When such incidents lead to serious injuries, they may also lead to the filing of personal injury claims.

Why is the number of car accidents in the US on the rise?

Published Jan 20 2017 | car accidents

The US Department of Transportation began an annual census of motor vehicle deaths beginning in 1975. In that year, 44,525 deaths were reported, and the first few years of the census, the numbers rose each year. The highest total reported was 1979, when 51,093 people were killed in crashes. In 1992, the toll dipped below 40,000 for the first time and then stayed between 40,000-43,000, until 2008, when fatalities dropped to 37,423.

Drowsy driving is dangerous to all on the roads

Published Jan 18 2017 | car accidents

Most people know about the dangers of driving drunk, or of texting behind the wheel, but many are not aware just how dangerous it is to drive when you’re drowsy. If you don’t get at least five hours of sleep before driving, statistics show that you’ll drive about the same as someone who is alcohol impaired. Not only is that dangerous for you, it’s a hazard to other drivers on the road. Your risk of an accident goes up significantly when you’re drowsy, which is why it’s so very important to get enough sleep before you decide to get in your car and drive.

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