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Self-driving cars still won't prevent the most common car accidents, according to a new study

Even if all cars were fully autonomous, able to whisk you from place to place without any driver input, a full two-thirds of car crashes would still occur, according to a new study. #CarAccidents Even in a world where every car was a self-driving car, two-thirds of all accidents would still happen, a new study says.

Should colleges be protected from lawsuits if students catch coronavirus on campus?

Universities, like any organization, are required by law to exercise ordinary care to their grounds to make them safe for use from anyone who comes on campus to avoid causing injury or illness. However, colleges and universities are asking Congress to change that standard in the era of COVID-19 and provide them with a shield from liability claims that arise from the pandemic. Gun manufacturers can’t be sued over crimes committed with their products. Vaccine makers are also protected from liability over harms from their products.

On Nearly Emptied Roads, Motor Vehicle Fatality Rate Spikes By 14% In March

In March, as states across the country began implementing stay-at-home orders and commuters got off the road, traffic dropped, but a new National Safety Council report finds that the number of motor vehicle fatalities per miles driven increased by 14% compared with the March 2019 rate. Amid coronavirus restrictions, the number of miles driven decreased by over 18% from the March 2019 level.

Faced with 20,000 dead, care homes seek shield from lawsuits

Faced with increasing coronavirus deaths, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care. Watchdogs, patient advocates and lawyers argue that immunity orders are misguided and that legal liability is the last safety net to keep facilities accountable. NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort to get states...

The coronavirus pandemic emptied America’s roadways. Now speeders have taken over.

Reckless driving has increased dramatically since March, leading to a disproportionate number of speed-related crashes and fatalities, according to law enforcement and traffic experts. Traffic data confirms what people are reporting on the roads: Those driving during the pandemic are going faster — sometimes dangerously faster.

When a person physically attacks another, they will probably face criminal charges. But the victim can also file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court, and seek compensation for their injuries. If you've been injured in an attack, speak with a personal injury lawyer. An experienced attorney can examine the details of your case and explain your options for pursuing a claim.

Car tech to guard against distracted driving

Distracted driving puts not only drivers on the road at risk but also passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. In 2018, it led to the deaths of 2,841 people, according to the most current data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Distracted driving puts not only drivers on the road at risk but also passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. In 2018, it led to the deaths of 2,841 people, according to the most current data from...

Family files 1st wrongful death lawsuit against Life Care Center in Washington over coronavirus outbreak

A nursing home is facing fines totaling $611,000 after health officials said failures at the facility helped fuel the outbreak of COVID-19. The daughter of a resident has has filed a lawsuit against the company that operates the nursing home for fraud and the wrongful death of her mother, due to over 129 novel coronavirus cases and 37 deaths associated with the facility. There have been 37 deaths tied to the senior living facility.

Here's exactly what you should do if you get in a fender bender

Should you find yourself in a fender bender, rational thinking and a sense of calm can go a long way in not exacerbating the issues at hand. Odds are you'll experience at least one car accident. Here's what you should do if it happens to you.

Malfunctioning EpiPens could harm patients, companies say

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about dangerous malfunctions involving a limited number of EpiPens, the emergency injectors for severe allergic reactions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about dangerous malfunctions involving a limited number of EpiPens, the emergency injectors for severe allergic reactions

How To Make A Claim Against Someone Else's Car Insurance

Protecting your ability to sue someone else starts at the scene of the accident. It’s good to have an accident checklist to help you gather the right information. After someone else crashes into your car, you probably feel like they should pay. But in some cases you could end up using your own auto insurance to solve the situation.

Study: U.S. Fall-Related TBI Deaths Are Increasing

Deaths related to brain injuries from falls are increasing across the U.S., according to a federal agency report released Thursday. Health care providers should assess fall risk and promote participation in fall-prevention programs, researchers say.

Pedestrian deaths in U.S. hit highest level in 30 years, study finds

A new study out Thursday shows pedestrian deaths hit a 30-year high in 2019.

Distracted driving and walking with smartphones are factors, as is drug and alcohol abuse, according to a new report.

U.S. safety board to issue new recommendations in probe of fatal Tesla Autopilot crash

There are mounting safety concerns about systems that can perform driving tasks for extended stretches with little or no human intervention, but cannot completely replace human drivers. The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday t...

Daylight Savings Time causes increase in fatal car accidents

Researchers have found that moving the clocks ahead an hour has been associated with an increased risk of fatal car accidents. Previous studies have explored how Daylight Savings Time can be more complicated than many consumers realize. Researchers have found that changing the cloc

File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Compensation When a Loved One Dies

When a loved one dies due to the negligent, reckless or deliberate behavior of another, the surviving family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against that party. This type of lawsuit allows them to collect monetary damages for their loved one's untimely death. #PersonalInjury A wrongful death lawsuit may be appropriate if a loved one has died due to the negligent, reckless, or deliberate behavior of someone else.

What Should You Do If You're In a Car Accident? | U.S. News & World Report

It’s critical that you calm down and take a step-by-step approach to the aftermath of the collision. What you do in the next seconds, minutes, and hours are crucial to protecting your health and pocketbook. {

When you're injured in an accident, take every step to protect your right to fair compensation for your losses. As soon as you are able, write down everything you recall about the accident, your injuries, and the impact it's had on your everyday life. These notes could be of value should to decide to pursue a personal injury claim.

Having witnesses to back up your story can be valuable when pursuing a personal injury claim. Since memories fade quickly, it's best for witnesses to be contacted promptly after an accident. An attorney can help you track down witnesses and gather statements.

File a Police Report After a Car Accident

When you're in a car accident, remember that not all injuries present immediate symptoms. You may feel fine immediately after an accident, only to experience pain later on. By filing a police report, regardless of how small an accident seems, you can make it easier to seek compensation for your injuries. Learn whether you need to file a police report after a car accident and how you can make sure all of the right details are included.

E-bikes show distinct pattern of severe injuries

E-bike injuries were more than three times as likely to involve a collision with a pedestrian than either scooter or traditional bike injuries, according to a recent report. (Reuters Health) - E-bikes and electric scooters are becoming increasingly popul...

Drivers Refuse to Put Down Their Phones. People Keep Dying.

Across the U.S., many states have distracted-driving laws in place. Yet federal studies estimate over 3,000 people a year die from distracted driving, and safety experts believe the actual number is far higher. New data on distracted driving in New York and LA shows nothing is keeping users from using their cell phones behind the wheel.

FDA bowed to industry for decades as alarms were sounded over talc

Since at least the 1970s, the regulatory agency downplayed health concerns about talc in powders and cosmetics, deferring again and again to manufacturers. As pressure mounts from lawsuits and a Reuters investigation, the agency stepping up testing. #PersonalInjury Since the 1970s, the FDA downplayed health concerns about talc in powders and cosmetics, deferring again and again to manufacturers, documents show.

Your Car Crash Checklist: What to Know Before You're in a Wreck

Even a seasoned driver can feel unsure of what to do after a car accident. Preparing in advance could save your life – and potentially thousands of dollars. You may never be in an accident, but if you are, you'll be glad you knew these things beforehand. They could save you money, and possibly greater injury.

A statute of limitations puts a time limit on your right to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you wait too long and miss the deadline, you could lose your right to take your lawsuit to court. An attorney can explain your state’s statute of limitations and how it applies to your case.

Shopping while driving is the dangerous holiday trend of 2019. It needs to stop

Close to two out of every five of Americans have shopped on their mobile devices while behind the wheel, according to a new poll. Nearly 20,000 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver between 2012 and 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Thirty-nine percent of Americans have shopped on their mobile devices while behind the wheel, according to a new Harris Poll conducted for Root Insurance.

Under a legal concept called premises liability, property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably free of hazards. Property owners could be liable for injuries resulting from hazardous conditions on their property if they had a reasonable opportunity to become aware of the hazard and repair it. If you've been injured in an accident on someone's property, speak to a personal injury attorney to learn if you may be entitled to compensation.

Almost Half of Americans Admit to Drowsy Driving

Each year in the United States, drowsy driving causes an average of 328,000 crashes, including 6,400 fatal accidents, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Nearly half of American adults admit that they've fought to stay awake while driving, a new survey finds.

Kids' Trampoline Injuries Take Another Bounce Upwards

Trampolines aren't just for backyards anymore, and the rise in commercial trampoline parks may be sparking a rise in kids' injuries, a new report finds. Overall, trampoline-related fractures accounted for about 3.6% of all broken bones occurring among American kids in 2008, but that number rose to nearly 6.2% by 2017, the study found.

Pedestrian fatalities on U.S. roads hit almost 30-year high

Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities continue to rise, with deaths of those on foot climbing 3.4% to 6,283 last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. U.S. traffic deaths fell 2.4% in 2018 to 36,560 although the number of pedestria...

If you've been injured in a car accident, it's important to get medical attention right away. Delaying care not only puts your health at risk, but could hurt a potential insurance claim or lawsuit. An insurance company can use your delay in seeking care to allege that you weren't hurt that badly, or that you were injured after the accident in an unrelated incident.

Troubles with Tesla's automated parking feature summon safety regulators

U.S. regulators are looking into parking lot crashes involving Tesla cars driving themselves to their owners using the company’s Smart Summon feature, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. #PersonalInjury U.S. regulators are looking into parking lot crashes involving Tesla Inc cars dr...

If you're involved in a serious accident, it's important to seek and document medical care as soon as possible.
Medical evidence is crucial to the success of personal injury claims, and prompt treatment can improve medical and legal outcomes.

Red-light traffic deaths keep rising. Is distracted driving to blame?

The number of people killed by drivers running through red lights reached a 10-year high in 2017, the last full year numbers were available, according to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. An alarming study from the AAA Foundation could show one of the dangers in distracted driving.

Pedestrians die every 90 minutes in the U.S., and low-income areas are hurt most

After more than 30 years of declining pedestrian fatalities, the number began to climb in 2010., and nearly 40,000 pedestrians have died since, according to federal data. In a troubling national trend that has perplexed advocates and experts, pedestrian deaths are increasing, disproportionately affecting lower-income, minority communities.

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