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.

Are Cars Purchased from CarMax Safe?

Planning on shopping for a car at CarMax anytime soon? You should be aware that some of the vehicles there may not be safe to drive. A recent study showed that many of the vehicles at selected CarMax lots had recalled vehicle parts that had not yet been repaired. The survey examined vehicles at three lots (one in Connecticut, one in Massachusetts and one in California) and discovered that 27 percent of vehicles for sale had at least one open recall. These recalls included, among other things, Takataā€™s notorious defective air bag inflators as well as General Motors ignition switches. Both of these auto components have been linked to car accident injuries and deaths. The Takata air bag problem was is so widespread that it led to the largest automobile recall in modern history as well as Takata Corp.ā€™s bankruptcy. It is not illegal under federal law to sell a…
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New Tech is Reducing Car Accident Rate, But May Encourage Risky Driving

New studies from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that new technology is leading to a reduction in car accidents. But is this new tech also encouraging risky behaviors on the road? The two technologies mentioned in the studies are lane departure warning and blind spot detection. Lane departure warning tech alerts a driver when a vehicle is about to leave its lane. The tech comes in many forms, from simple sound alerts to ones that react and steer away from danger. Blind spot detection provides drivers with sensors and cameras that can help the driver see things outside of their usual range of vision. How Much Are These Technologies Reducing Car Accidents? The study suggests that lane departure warning technology lowers rates of single-vehicle, sideswipe and head-on crashes by 11 percent. The tech reduces injury rates from the same types of crashes by 21 percent. Using these…
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Who Do I Call to Report Injuries from a Car Crashing into My Train?

Trains and subways provide a valuable service to millions of people every year. New Jersey Transit is the largest public transit system in the country, carrying thousands daily to various locations in New Jersey and New York. And tragically, many passengers and bystanders die in train-related accidents every year. New Jersey has a history of train accidents going all the way back to 1833, when the first train accident with fatalities occurred here. There are roughly a dozen train accidents that happen in the state every year, including collisions and derailments. And according to the Federal Railroad Administration, these numbers are on the rise. In June, 14 people suffered injuries after a car crashed into the light rail in Jersey City. The driver was cited for failure to observe signs and for reckless driving. The incident comes a month and a half after four Jersey City firefighters were injured in…
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