In a post earlier this week, we told you that Halloween is one of the deadliest nights of the year for drunk driving accidents, according to the National Highway Safety Administration. In fact, while about 30 percent of fatal car accidents involve alcohol on any given day, that proportion shoots up to 50 percent on Halloween.
A pair of retired Hollywood stuntmen who were known for defying death for decades in daring movie stunts were killed in an automobile accident earlier this month in California.
This week, we have been discussing automobile defects that can be deadly if automakers don’t act fast enough to issue recalls. We specifically discussed Congress’ response to General Motors’ deadly ignition switch defect, which led to the recall of millions of vehicles but only after at least 12 people lost their lives.
Welcome back. In our last post we began discussing the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act, a bill that has been introduced by members of the House of Representatives in response to General Motors' deadly ignition switch defect, which is believed to have caused at least 12 deaths.
In the months following General Motors' recall of millions of automobiles because of a faulty ignition switch that was threatening the lives of drivers, officials have been taking steps to try to prevent something similar from happening again.
In personal injury lawsuits involving car accidents, plaintiffs who can prove that they were injured because of the negligent actions of the defendant are entitled to damages. The damages include compensation for the losses that were suffered in the accidents, such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Because motor vehicles are such an everyday part of our lives, many of us don’t appreciate the sheer size, weight and power they possess. It isn’t until we are involved in an accident that we realize how dangerous motor vehicles can be. This is especially true when motor vehicles don’t work how we expect them to.
Investigators are still looking into the deadly chain-reaction crash that occurred along the 60 Freeway just recently. Some of our Placer County readers may have heard about the crash that injured at least 13 people and killed a 5-year-old girl. And depending on what investigators find out about the crash, it's possible that the accident victims may be entitled to compensation.
Family members who have lost loved ones in drunk driving accidents know that there is no amount of money that can ever make them whole again. Unfortunately, this is a reality suffered by the families of thousands of Americans each year.
In May 2013, several people were killed in a California limousine accident on the San Mateo Bridge. The limo was carrying nine women who were celebrating a recent wedding when it bursted into flames.