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What is the social cost of car accidents?

Motor vehicle accidents take a huge toll on victims, their families, and another entity you may not have considered — society. The social cost of car accidents can be both economic and noneconomic. Some ways car accidents affect the economy include:

Increased insurance premiums: Too many accidents can increase everyone’s insurance premiums, regardless of whether you have ever been…

What are common emotional and psychological effects of traumatic brain injury?

When people consider the expenses of brain injuries, they often only consider the physical effects and the costs of medical treatment. However, the emotional and psychological effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be even further-reaching. Below, we detail common psychological and emotional effects of TBI and how you can recover compensation for them.
Lost Quality of Life
After a…

Seat Back Failure During Accident Poses Risk to Children in Back Seat

Several recent lawsuits have brought a serious risk to light that consumers should be aware of: seat back failure. When rear-ended, front seats in some vehicles may fail, causing the occupant to fly backwards — and crash into whoever is sitting in the backseat.
The Danger of Seat Back Failures
According to a CBS News investigation, more than 100 people have been severely injured or killed in…

NHTSA Proposal Would Require Cars to “Talk” to Each Other by 2020

In early 2016, two self-driving vehicles were involved in serious accidents because their sensors failed to notice the actions of other vehicles on the road.

With smarter technology, these accidents could have been avoided. Luckily, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently close to passing a law that would require all new cars to talk to each other by 2020.
What…

12 Ways to Get Home Safe on New Year’s Eve in Columbus

In the two days of the 2015/2016 New Year’s holiday, there were 1,086 motor vehicle crashes in Ohio, reports the Ohio Department for Public Safety. Half of the deaths in those crashes were alcohol-related. Going out is great fun, but while you are planning, make sure that you read these 12 tips to get home safe on New Year’s Eve in Columbus:
Plan Ahead: 

Plan to stay overnight at t…

NHTSA Pushing for Smartphones to Include “Driver Mode” to Reduce Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has put the call out to smartphone companies to help lead the way in reducing distracted driving. In November, the agency issued a proposed, voluntary set of guidelines for smartphone companies to join forces with auto manufacturers and use their combined powers to help drivers put down their phones and reduce distracted…

Proving Parking Lot Accident Fault

Parking lot accidents are typically minor fender benders, but serious injuries and costly property damage may occur. Injuries in pedestrian accidents may be especially devastating. The cost of treating these injuries can add up quickly, and you may struggle to pay your bills if you cannot return to work. You may be eligible for compensation if you are able to prove parking lot accident fault on…

Do I have spinal cord compression from my car accident?

Trauma from a car accident can put tremendous pressure on the spinal cord. This compression puts pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord. If you did not receive medical treatment at the scene or in the emergency room, see your doctor right away for an evaluation. Tell your doctor about any symptoms you are experiencing. Symptoms of spinal cord compression may include:

Pain in your neck and…

Why Traffic Accidents Increase During Holidays

A number of factors contribute to an increase in traffic accidents during holidays. From alcohol-related crashes and winter weather to road rage accidents, your risk of suffering injuries in a car wreck increases when celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s. Victims of Ohio car accidents can file a claim to collect compensation to cover their losses, but preventing these accidents is…

What are the top causes of teen car accidents?

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1,717 teens between the ages of 15 and 20 died in teen car accidents nationwide during 2014. An additional 170,000 young people in this age bracket suffered injuries.

Because of these staggering statistics, a number of organizations are working to better…

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