NSC Memorial Day Holiday Period Traffic Fatalities Estimate for 2023
We’ve had a beautiful May in the Pacific Northwest this year and that tends to get people out and planning to get together with friends and family. On holiday weekends like Memorial Day, thousands of barbeques and parties get planned all over the country and that means more cars on the roads as people travel to and from their destinations. Sadly, whenever there are more cars on the road combined with holiday drinking car accidents and traffic fatalities increase. This Memorial Day period*, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 469 people may die on U.S. roads. In addition, they estimate that 53,400 people will seek medical care for injuries they sustain in crashes over the holiday weekend.Read More
What to Know About Foot and Ankle Injuries in Car Accidents
Ankle and foot injuries are common in car accidents, particularly in side-impact or T-bone collisions. The sudden impact and force of a car accident can cause the ankle and foot to twist, bend, or be crushed, resulting in a range of injuries, from minor sprains to severe fractures and even amputation.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident and are experiencing symptoms of an ankle or foot injury, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve your chances of a full recovery. You may also benefit from consulting with an experienced car accident lawyer who can discuss your legal rights and help your fight for full and fair compensation for your losses.
Common Causes of School Bus Accidents
School buses transport millions of children to and from school every day. While school buses are considered to be one of the safest forms of transportation for students, accidents can still happen. School bus accidents can be devastating, causing injuries, trauma, and even fatalities – especially to people in the other vehicle who don’t have the protection of a school bus.
Washington State Car Accident Statistics
Over 7 million people live in Washington State with many regions experiencing high population density. With high density comes a large volume of vehicles on the roads and highways, which increases the risk of car accidents. There are thousands of accidents in Washington State every year that cause hundreds of injuries and fatalities. Let’s take a look at some recent Washington State car accident statistics.
Parental Responsibility for Accidents After a Party Thrown in Their Home
As parents we have a parental responsibility to keep our children safe. As they get older, children may wish to throw parties for their friends in your home and as the parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that the event is safe and responsible. Failure to ensure that everyone is behaving responsibility can result in serious consequences for parents, including legal liability, financial damages, and long-lasting injuries.
It’s Work Zone Awareness Week: How to Reduce Your Chances of Work Zone Accidents
It’s Work Zone Awareness Week. This week is the start of an annual spring campaign scheduled for the start of construction season aimed at encouraging safe driving through highway work zones to reduce the risk of work zone accidents. The main message of the campaign is that drivers should use extra caution in work zones because these areas can be hazardous to both drivers and workers.
How Traffic Tickets Affect Injury Claims
It is a fact that the majority of accidents are caused by driver error and negligent driving. In practical terms, this often means that a driver commits traffic violations that cause a collision. Common traffic violations that increase the risk of accidents are:
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Failure to stop
- Failure to use turn signals
- Disobeying road signs
- Improper U-turn
- Improper lane change
- Improper passing
- Driving off the road
If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident because of a traffic violation committed by another driver, you may be wondering how traffic tickets affect injury claims. Contact a car accident lawyer to discuss your legal rights; you are entitled to a personal injury settlement that covers your damages.Read More
Can Parents Be Held Responsible for their Teen Driver’s Car Accident?
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare to have their teen involved in a serious car accident. No one wants to lose a child in a terrible car crash. Every year in Washington State, teen drivers are involved in thousands of accidents; some caused by teenage drivers and some not. Sadly, many teens lose their lives in car accidents each year and others are seriously injured with lasting or permanent injuries.
As car accident lawyers, we get calls from parents wondering how they can file a car accident claim on behalf of their injured child and about parental liability for teen accidents when their teen driver causes a car accident.
NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Show Slight Decrease in 2022 after Big Increases during Pandemic
In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSAs) latest projections for traffic fatalities in 2022, we see a slight decrease in traffic fatalities after two years of dramatic increases during the Covid pandemic. Estimates indicate that 31,785 people died in traffic crashes in the first nine months of the year, which is a 0.2% decrease when compared to the 31,850 estimated fatalities during the first nine months of 2021.
Hit and Run Accidents Increase Accident Challenges
Thousands of hit and run accidents happen in the United States every day. In 2015 alone, there were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes (NHTSA, 2016). A hit and run accident is when one or both drivers involved in a motor vehicle accident flees the scene before offering any (or enough) information or help to the other involved people involved in the crash.Read More