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How accident trends influence new vehicle technology

According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the rate of deaths from car crashes is roughly half of what it was 40 years ago, an encouraging number. On the other hand, the per-capita death rate for 2015 rose 6 percent from 2014. The statistics tell us much about accident causes and the unfortunate victims, and leave us wondering how these terrible numbers can be reduced going forward. Part of the answer has to do with human behavior, and part with new technology that is either on its way or already available on new cars.

Daily weather a big factor in road safety

Soon, national newscasts will be filled with pictures of snow covered roads and vehicle pile-ups in northern cities. Southern California is lucky to avoid these issues but there are still serious accidents caused by our own winter weather like rainfall and heavy fog.

Drunk driver killed in an auto accident

California Highway Patrol officers investigating a fatal accident on Interstate 15 in Hesperia in the early morning hours almost got run over by a 23-year old suspected drunken driver. The 23-year old man was arrested and booked for investigation of drunken driving after he drove through an accident scene that the officers had put

Youngsters injured by a car in Victorville

A 17-year old girl pushing a stroller with her 2-year old son in a crosswalk in Victorville recently were seriously injured when a vehicle struck them; they were crossing at the light.

Celebrity Russell Brand Is Being Sued for Allegedly Running Over a Pedestrian with his Car

British comedian Russell Brand is being sued for running over a pedestrian with his car in an accident that transpired in January 2012. TMZ reports that Victor Sneed is asking for $185,000 in damages in a new lawsuit filed against the actor, citing bodily injuries to his hand, arm and hip after a run-in with Brand on Los Angeles' Olympic Boulevard.

Choosing an Attorney with Experience

Sooner or later most people will need a law firm for some reason. No matter how big or small your case is the prospect of choosing an attorney is almost always overwhelming and a bit stressful.

Driver Liability in a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian accidents accounted to 13 percent of all motor vehicle accident deaths in the United States. In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Eighteen percent of total pedestrian fatalities that occurred during the said year happened in hit-and-run crashes, with 785.

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