Tips for Driving Safely Around Semi-Trucks

All car accidents have the potential of being deadly, but those involving semi-trucks can be especially severe. The chances of a crash occurring increases with larger vehicles because of their blind spots, wider turn radius, and how long it takes them to come to a complete stop. Nearly 75% of semi-truck accidents are the fault of the other vehicle, so it is important to drive safely when one is on the road. To help you … Continue reading “Tips for Driving Safely Around Semi-Trucks”

The Importance of Wearing a Seat Belt

Seat belts are the first line of defense in an accident. Not wearing one makes you 30 times more likely to be ejected from the vehicle, and 75% of evictees die. This data comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For your safety and that of others on the road, always buckle up. Seat Belt Statistics The leading cause of death in the US is motor vehicle crashes. Seat belts save an … Continue reading “The Importance of Wearing a Seat Belt”

Examples of Anesthesia Malpractice

Anesthesia is the use of medicine during a medical procedure to prevent the patient undergoing surgery from feeling pain. It induces a temporary loss of sensation before the surgery begins to make it easier to endure. It is administered through an IV or a mask. While anesthesia is safe when administered correctly, complications do occur in some cases, and these may be considered medical malpractice depending on the circumstances.  Types of Anesthesia The type of … Continue reading “Examples of Anesthesia Malpractice”

What To Do If You Are In a Car Accident While Pregnant

Being in a car accident is a scary experience in any circumstances. If you are pregnant, it can be even more so. In the aftermath of a car accident while pregnant, it’s important to stay calm, seek medical attention immediately, and contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible so you can get the compensation you deserve for any injuries to you and/or your unborn child. General Tips for What to Do After a … Continue reading “What To Do If You Are In a Car Accident While Pregnant”

Liability in Rideshare Accidents

Ridesharing has become one of the most common forms of private transportation in recent years, with companies like Uber and Lyft dominating the market. These companies market themselves as safe and reliable forms of transportation, requiring background checks on their drivers as well as precautions related to public health. However, such precautions do not always protect passengers from the unexpected. Vehicle accidents are extremely common, yet some may be confused about liability when rideshare drivers … Continue reading “Liability in Rideshare Accidents”

What is Aggressive Driving?

Even the calmest drivers get frustrated occasionally. Circumstances such as running late can make the situation worse. However, it’s important to channel this frustration in a healthy way instead of engaging in aggressive driving behaviors or road rage. What is Considered Aggressive Driving? Broadly defined, aggressive driving is any unsafe driving behavior that a person performs intentionally or without regard for safety due to frustration on the road. In Arizona, aggressive driving is a traffic … Continue reading “What is Aggressive Driving?”

Safety Tips for Young Drivers

Getting a driver’s license is an exciting rite of passage for teenagers. However, young drivers are more at risk of getting in an accident. Every day in the United States, seven teenagers die in car accidents and hundreds more are injured. Talking about safe driving with your teen can help mitigate the risks. Here are some tips young drivers should follow to stay safe: 1. Don’t Drive Distracted Distracted driving is dangerous for anyone, but … Continue reading “Safety Tips for Young Drivers”

5 Running Safety Tips

Running is an inexpensive way to exercise and stay healthy and more and more individuals are embracing its benefits. It’s also a relatively safe activity but it’s still important to be aware of your surroundings, especially if you are running near roadways. Accidents between cars and pedestrians are often serious and following the running safety tips in this article can help you minimize your risk. 1. Make Yourself Visible If motorists can’t see you, you’ll … Continue reading “5 Running Safety Tips”

The 3 Types of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving poses a serious risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2,841 people were killed and approximately 400,000 people were injured due to accidents involving distracted drivers in 2018. This is the most recent year for which statistics are available. Many people immediately think of texting and driving when they think of distracted driving. While this is one of the most common forms of distraction on the road, there are other … Continue reading “The 3 Types of Distracted Driving”

Common Motorcycle Accident Causes

Motorcycle accidents are often severe because of how vulnerable motorcyclists are compared to those in cars. Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in an accident and five times as likely to be injured. In some cases, driver negligence causes these accidents. In other cases, it may be the fault of the motorcyclist. Outside circumstances, such as weather, can also contribute. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include: Failure of Driver … Continue reading “Common Motorcycle Accident Causes”

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