Seat belts save lives – 14, 955 lives, to be exact. That’s the number of lives saved thanks to seat belts during the year 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Car Accidents Archives
When a vehicle impact occurs the front seat of the vehicle can collapse backward, when this happens, the seat occupant will be forced into the back seat or ejected.
Passenger vehicles began having airbags installed in the 1970s, and the federal government began requiring dual front airbags on all consumer vehicles in 1998.
Child seats are critical for any parent who drives a vehicle with their child riding along. In fact, you cannot even leave the hospital with a newborn until you have the right car seat properly installed in your vehicle.
Vehicles are required to be manufactured to not only keep motorists safe while driving, but also to maximize protections in the event of a crash.
Child seats are critical to keep our smaller children safe in the event of a car accident. Adult restraints may also fail during a collision.
In recent years, Tesla has introduced self-driving vehicles on our roads. Self-driving technology eliminates a human to be in control of the vehicle relying on the Earth based GPS satellites as the autopilot.
All passenger vehicles come standard with airbags that are intended to protect us in the event of a car crash.
Many people involved in a traffic accident sustain some type of head injury. In many situations, head injuries can be invisible and are not apparent without diagnostic testing, so it is critical for any car accident victim who might have a head injury to seek a full medical evaluation right away.
Passenger vehicles come with many safety features, including seat belts, airbags, roll bars, crumple zones, and more. Unfortunately, none of these safety features can protect you from injuries if you are ejected from a vehicle in a crash.
It can be difficult to know what to do after an injury. Those responsible do not want to take responsibility, so they downplay the injuries or ignore them. This is a mistake, as you should always get medical attention and a formal diagnosis of your injuries as soon as possible after a accident. Doing so can help preserve your rights and seeking medical help.
By now, every driver should know that texting or otherwise using your smartphone while driving is extremely dangerous. However, many people fail to realize other types of distracted driving behaviors.
Distracted drivers often fail to notice when traffic is slowing down or stopping, resulting in collisions on a regular basis. Drivers who are not paying attention also commonly miss people who are walking, jogging, or cycling, and can cause deadly, often tragic injuries.
In the aftermath of a car crash, the scene can be chaotic. The people involved are likely shaken up, and many victims do not know exactly what to do.
Car accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence throughout New Mexico. Even a minor crash or collision can end up causing you serious personal injuries. In the aftermath of an accident, it is important to be aware of what you need to do to protect your rights to compensation.
New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) officials held a hearing for the public recently to hear their thoughts on the redevelopment of the intersection of Courthouse Road and N.M. 314. One of the reasons that they'd scheduled the hearing is to get input from Los Lunas residents about different designs that they'd come up with.
When it comes to traffic accidents, there are three primary types — side, rear-end and head-on collisions. While drivers can minimize their risk of becoming involved in any of the aforementioned types of accidents by learning and practicing defensive driving techniques, unfortunately they can't control the other drivers on the road.
You've heard the cases on the news. Police attempt to pull over a motorist for what's supposed to be a minor traffic infraction. Instead of stopping, the motorist takes off at a fast rate of speed through a residential neighborhood or busy city streets.
As we're prepared to get our driver's permits and then licenses as teens, we all likely spent significant time reading over driving laws and tips and then taking driver's education for practical experience. Our defensive driving skills decline over the years, though, leaving us vulnerable to becoming involved in car crashes.
When you're involved in a car accident and police are summoned to the scene, they tend to ask all parties involved if they are injured and need an ambulance. In more catastrophic collisions, it may be clear that an unconscious or severely battered motorist needs assistance, but other injuries may seem relatively minor at the forefront.
On Wednesday, March 7, the Los Lunas Police Department (LLPD) issued a press release reminding area residents of both the illegality and dangers associated with driving and texting.
Each year, an average of at least 35,000 Americans lose their lives on America's roadways according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Whether it be because of drunk, distracted, reckless or fatigued driving or lack of seat belt use, driver error is often what crash scene investigators determine caused a crash.
Two vehicles collided on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 30, in Red Rock, New Mexico, killing the passenger in one of the cars. The incident happened along U.S. Highway 66, right as you cross into the area of the highway maintained by the city.
Although it may not be one of the most ethical things for an employer to fire you if you are injured in a car crash, it happens. It's especially common in instances where you suffer such significant injuries that you're going to need to be out of work for longer than the sick time that you've accrued or for which you are covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Sometimes, injuries that you suffer in a car crash aren't just physical, but are mentally or emotionally debilitating as well. The concept of pain and suffering applies to both physical injuries as well as their non-tangible ones that you may suffer in a crash.