Category Archives: Car Accidents

Car accidents kill millions of people each year and can be caused by a number of factors, including drunk driving, distracted driving and reckless driving.

What Are the Three Types of Distractions That Can Lead to a Car Accident?

Distracted driving has become one of the top causes of car accidents in our country. Distracted driving is any kind of activity that diverts attention away from the task of driving and keeping control of your vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10 percent of fatal crashes and 15 percent of injury crashes in 2015 were caused by distracted driving. Distracted driving accidents are severely underreported, so it’s vital that car drivers know the dangers and risks of this type of careless driving. What Are the Types of Distractions That Could Occur During Driving? Generally, there are three types of distractions that traffic safety experts use to classify a distracting activity that takes place in a vehicle. These three main types are manual, visual and cognitive. Manual: Manual distractions occur when a distraction causes you to take your hands off of the wheel, or they cause you…
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How to Stay Safe While Driving in the Winter

The snow is falling and chances are, it won’t be going away any time soon. With that in mind, it’s important to take some steps to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the winter weather. Before you go anywhere, clean the snow and ice off your car. It’s an important safety step to take and also, it’s the law in New Jersey. Don’t speed! You never know when you might hit a patch of icy road and lose control of your vehicle. Respect the elements and keep your speed down. Keep your headlights on when it is snowing or raining. That’s another law in New Jersey. If you get stuck behind a snowplow or a sanding truck, don’t try to pass it. These drivers can’t see very well from inside their trucks, putting you at risk of an accident. Furthermore, the road conditions ahead of the trucks are likely poor…
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What Do I Do If I Am Injured in a Pedestrian Hit-and-Run?

Dead pedestrian after a car accident in the street A Brick, Jersey man recently suffered serious injuries in a road rage-induced hit-and-run accident behind a convenience store. The incident happened on November 7 in the morning hours. According to police, the victim was struck by an older-model black Volvo four-door sedan. The malicious act is believed to have damaged the Volvo’s windshield and sideview mirror. Police are seeking the vehicle, which may have a partial New Jersey plate reading F56. Police are asking anyone who may have information to call and report. Struck by a Vehicle as a Pedestrian in New Jersey Drivers are required to stop and render aid if they are involved in an accident. However, some choose instead to commit a crime and flee the scene, often leaving behind injured drivers or pedestrians in need of immediate assistance. If you are struck by a vehicle as a…
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