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March 2018 Archives

A look at recreational vehicle accidents

Whenever a collision occurs, the consequences can be staggering, whether the accident involves one motorcycle, a semi truck, or multiple cars. However, some can be especially dangerous, such as those which involve a recreational vehicle. Whether you have been in an accident while you were driving an RV, were recently struck by an RV, or are concerned about an accident that might occur when you operate an RV in the future, it is important to understand some of the different consequences associated with a recreational vehicle crash.

How many deadly wrecks involve trucks, cars, and other vehicles?

Motor vehicle collisions can prove fatal regardless of the type of vehicle that is involved in the crash. However, some types of crashes may be more likely to result in the loss of life than others. When someone passes away in a collision, their life is cut short and their loved ones will also have to suffer through emotional pain and, in some cases, serious financial problems as well. As a result, it is important to go over statistics on deadly accidents based on the type of vehicle.

Effective criminal defense strategies in North Carolina

If you have been charged with a crime in North Carolina, it is likely that you will be thinking about what is the best way to defend yourself. Every person convicted of a crime has the right to defend themselves, and it is this right of defense that is necessary to make a fair decision.

Is seat belt use less common at night?

For drivers and passengers alike, there are various steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of a crash or the consequences of a wreck should one occur. For example, everyone riding in a vehicle should wear their seat belt. Unfortunately, some people do not, whether they simply do not care or accidentally forget to buckle up. Failing to wear a seat belt can be dangerous in the event of an accident and there may be times when this behavior is more common.

What are some causes of workplace traffic crashes?

Motor vehicle collisions take place for various reasons, whether someone is involved in a multi-vehicle wreck while driving home from a major event that resulted in traffic congestion or a driver veers off of the road due to ice and collides with a tree. However, many people are hurt in accidents that occur while they are working, whether they drive a large truck, a taxi, or are operating a company vehicle for any number of reasons.

Using neuroscience as a criminal defense: How it's being done

Every defendant accused of a crime will have a wide array of defense strategies available to assist him or her to reduce the threat of conviction, or diminish the severity of punishments if conviction is unavoidable. Some of these strategies are riskier than others.

GPS and the risk of an accident

Drivers become distracted in many ways, such as eating food or using a cell phone. In fact, even tools that are used to assist drivers, such as a map or GPS, can make a crash more likely. Whether a driver takes his or her eyes off the road to look at a GPS or is unsure about the directions it has provided and discusses the route with someone else in the vehicle, these distractions can be deadly. Sadly, drivers who are distracted pose a serious risk to anyone in their vehicle and the innocent lives of others on the road.

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