car crashes

Big Rig, Big Accident, Big Problem

by christophers June 19, 2012 Accident Claims

Legal post contributed by Christopher Stephens on behalf of Buddoo & Associates P.C. Nearly every driver can relate to this situation. You are driving on the interstate, respecting the speed limit and driving defensively. Your kids are dozing in the back seat, and suddenly, you are surrounded by huge 18-wheelers. The grill of a large […]

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Road Traffic Accidents in the Winter

by Legal Author December 15, 2010 Claims Solicitors

Severe winter weather causes very dangerous road conditions and greatly increases the risk of road traffic accidents. Weather conditions such as heavy rain, fog, snow, sleet and blizzards can reduce visibility and ice on the road can create a very dangerous road surface. Although most drivers will reduce their speed in these conditions and be […]

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Car accidents and young male drivers

by Legal Author December 9, 2010 Law

Any car accident where people suffer from injuries which may cause a prolonged disability or even cause death, is devastating, but it is even more tragic when people who suffer in these car accidents are of a young age. To address this issue a FMY (For My Girlfriend) campaign was launched and is now re-launched […]

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Driver fatigue and car accidents

by Legal Author November 24, 2010 Law

Driver fatigue or tiredness is a cause for one fifth of car accidents and is responsible for around 300 deaths per year in UK. Driving when tired after having little or no sleep, is extremely dangerous, if you fall asleep behind the wheel and cause a car accident, you are 50% more likely to die […]

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Unnecessary distractions whilst driving

by Legal Author November 19, 2010 Law

Any kind of distraction can cause a car accident. Often drivers will not be able to stop this, that is, in the cases when the source of distraction comes from the outside. However, there are distractions that driver can bring upon himself for example: talking on a mobile phone. In addition, there are distractions of […]

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Airbag injuries in car accidents

by Legal Author November 9, 2010 Law

An airbag is a safety device which is supposed to protect us in a case of a car accident, yet it can cause injuries, usually relatively mild, but in some occassions the injuries may be quite severe. Activated air bags can inflict severe eye injuries, including blindness, even in minor car accidents. Other injuries include […]

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Bicycle Accidents

by Legal Author November 5, 2010 Law

Bicycle accidents are very common and can be caused by dangerous conduct of both cyclists as well as drivers. For car drivers, it is important to consider several facts in relation to cyclists in order to avoid car accidents. First of all, dangerous turning should be avoided- when taking an impatient turn, the driver may […]

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Road debris and car accidents

by Legal Author November 1, 2010 Law

Road debris is a type of a road hazard and can contribute to risk of a car accident. It can include substances, materials and objects that are foreign to every-day road environment (dirt, asphalt, stones, ice, litter, auto parts and such). In areas with mountains and hill, like the Highland areas of Scotland, rocks are […]

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Modern Technologies and car accident risk

by Legal Author October 29, 2010 Law

Modern technology is there to make our lives easier, let us get to our destination faster and be safer. Same is true when it comes to car accident prevention. One of technological achievements in the field is Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), which provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. Modern route planning equipment allows […]

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Car Accidents in Scotland involving Deer

by Legal Author October 26, 2010 Law

Car accidents caused by deer present a major problem in Europe and in the UK.  There are over one million deer in the UK and every year there are approximately 3000 deer collision car accidents, injuring 20 people and causing more than £10 million in damages. If you live in rural parts of Scotland, it […]

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Car Defects

by Legal Author October 25, 2010 Law

Sometimes a car accident will occur due to defects of the vehicle and not to any fault of the driver. Those defects can be either manufacture and design defects or defects caused by inappropriate or poor maintenance. In some cases, manufacture defects will only become apparent only when a car accident actually occurs. For example, […]

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Risks for young drivers

by Legal Author October 22, 2010 Law

Journal on Accident Analysis and Prevention names three pillars that should be considered in car accident and road safety analysis- the design of transportation networks, vehicle standards and drivers’ behaviour standards. It is the third pillar that is the most important factor to be considered in the case of car accidents- the behaviour of drivers […]

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What causes car accidents?

by Thompsons Solicitors October 20, 2010 Law

There are numerous causes and factors that can contribute to occurrence of car accidents, yet some of them are more common than others. Car accidents are often associated with careless or aggressive driving, speeding, not using a seat-belt or using a mobile phone while driving. Moreover, falling asleep, harsh weather, alcohol, drugs and drunk driving […]

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