The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to stopping deadly driving behavior that contributes to the loss of thousands of lives every year. They are using the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign during the week of August 16- September 2, 2019 to remind drivers that drunk driving is a deadly epidemic that takes the lives of more than 10,000 people each year.Read More
August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month. Prevent Blindness America uses the month to share information about preventing eye injuries in children, signs of possible eye problems and general eye health. Find more information at www.preventblindness.org.
As parents and caregivers, we want to keep our children safe from unnecessary accidents and injuries. Considering the importance of our eyes, it can be devastating when a child endures an eye injury.
A child injury lawyer can help
If your child’s sight was damaged or they lost partial or full vision through an accident caused by the negligence of another, contact a child injury lawyer as soon as possible. The child injury attorney can discuss your legal rights and may be able to help recover damages on your child’s behalf.Read More
The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) is partnering with organizations and communities across the country to raise awareness about the dangers of red-light running during National Stop on Red Week. Each day of this week focuses on different safety themes around red lights, useful statistics and information.
Running red lights is a common safety problem on our roads; a study of 19 intersections without red light cameras in four states found a violation rate of 3.2 per hour per intersection (Hill & Lindly, 2003). According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 890 people were killed in car crashes that involved red light running in 2017. An additional 132,000 people were injured by drivers running red lights that year.Read More
Walking is a healthy and enjoyable activity. Most of us do at least some walking outside of our homes on a daily basis. Since pedestrians are totally exposed compared to people protected in vehicles, pedestrians walking on roads should be aware of their vulnerability and learn road safety tips to protect themselves as much as possible.
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident because of the negligent driving of another, contact a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as you are able. The pedestrian injury lawyer can discuss your legal rights and may be able to help you recover damages.Read More
Thousands of people are killed in fatal car accidents every year. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that there were 34,247 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2017; killing a total of 37,133 people.
Fatality rates vary dramatically from the season to season and even from day to day. If you had to guess the deadliest date of the year for car crashes, you would probably pick a holiday associated with drinking or a date in the winter date because of the risk for bad road conditions. Most people would be shocked to know that a date in August was identified as the deadliest for car accidents in a study completed by the IIHS. Data gathered between 2012 and 2016 identifies August 2nd (yes, today!) as the date with the highest US car accident fatality rate; 505 people were killed on that date during this period and overall August accounted for 15,914 deaths.Read More
Scooters have taken off in popularity among children and adults in the last decade. As you might expect, this means that scooter accidents have increased as well. Because scooters haven’t been around as long as other types of non-vehicle transportation like bicycles, studies are only beginning to come out that show scooter accident, scooter injury and scooter fatality statistics.
Scooter accident attorney
Safety experts caution that anyone riding a scooter should be aware that they are risking a serious injury. If you were injured in a scooter accident because of the negligence of another, contact a scooter accident attorney as soon as you are able. The scooter injury lawyer can discuss your legal rights and may be able to help you recover damages.Read More
Cliff diving is a thrill seeker’s dream; the rush of falling into the water from a high cliff attracts thousands of people to the sport every year. Many people dive without any consequences but cliff diving is an extremely dangerous sport that requires planning and caution. Every time someone dives, they are risking a serious injury or even death.
If you or loved one was seriously injured in a cliff diving accident because of the negligence of another, contact an experienced cliff diving accident lawyer as soon as you are able. A cliff diving injury attorney can discuss your legal rights and may be able to help you recover damages on your behalf.
Can I sue the city for a cliff diving accident?
While a person can sue a city for certain kinds of accidents if the city’s negligence caused the accident and injuries, injury cases against the government are often more complicated than similar cases against private individuals. Negligence claims against a city are more difficult than a claim against a private individual because many states have laws that grant immunity to cities and the city’s employees for some negligent actions.
If the city knowingly left a part of a walking or hiking trail with a dangerous cliff unmarked and/or unprotected and a person falls and injures themselves then there may be a personal injury case. Contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights.Read More
With a fatality rate 29 times higher than the national average, commercial fishermen face danger on the job every day; especially those who work in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Despite the statistics, industry safety experts say that there are ways to reduce serious and fatal commercial fishing boat accidents with common sense safety measures.Read More
Summer is boating season and that means thousands of people will be out on the water every day. It’s important to understand the risks and safety tips for boating before setting out. Recreational Boating Statistics released in May, 2018 showed a decrease in recreational boating deaths, boating accidents, and boating injuries in 2017.Read More
The risk for car accidents increases at intersections because cars are traveling in opposite and intersecting directions on two or more roads. In Bellingham, there are nine intersections that stand out for being the site of the most car accidents each year. According to an article on the Bellinghamherald.com, Bellingham police received reports of 1,350 accidents within city limits between January, 2016 and June, 2017.Read More