Airbags have been marketed as a much-needed safety feature for motor vehicles since the mid-1970s. They’re intended purpose is to cushion the driver and their passengers when a collision occurs. Unfortunately, the safety of these bags is being called into question as more recalls hit the headlines. (more…)
Many people have seen reenactments of rollover accidents on television and in movies. In most cases, the situation involves someone suddenly braking or an animal leaping in front of a vehicle, leaving the driver with no choice but to swerve. Other scenarios include hitting a guardrail or skidding on ice, both of which cause the car to spin and flip, landing on its roof. (more…)
In July of 2017, a malfunction with an amusement park ride caused a horrific accident at the Ohio State Fair, killing one fairgoer and injuring seven others. The accident occured on the opening day of the fair on the Ohio Expo Center grounds. The ride that threw the passengers was called ‘Fire Ball’. (more…)
In a scary and sad statistic, more young people than ever are using their cell phones while behind the wheel. In the state of Ohio, this trend has increased dramatically. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, between 2010 and 2014, the number of young drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 who have used their phones while driving doubled. (more…)
Most of us have encountered an angry driver at some point. Someone may have rolled down their window to scream at you. Another person may have beeped their horn too long. Road rage is not an uncommon incident. In fact, 80 percent of people in America have admitted to being involved in at least one road rage incident. (more…)
Long-time drivers tend to be wary of calling the police for what is a seemingly minor accident. However, not calling the police after a crash decreases your chances of collecting an insurance payout should you notice damage and injuries later on. (more…)
Though many people heed the dangers of driving through snow and ice, unfortunately, far fewer people are concerned when they hit a wet road. This carelessness is part of the reason why there are so many car wrecks each year during rainstorms.
Rainy weather causes a lot of different road hazards that drivers should stay aware of while they’re on the road. By being conscious of the problems that rain causes and taking appropriate action, drivers can reduce the risks of being injured in an accident due to wet pavement.
January is the most dangerous time of the year to drive. Ohio experienced over 30,000 car accidents in 2014 during the month of January. One of the main reasons that accidents are so frequent during this time of the year is because drivers are not cautious enough while they are behind the wheel. (more…)
Attribute Ohio’s busy roadways to the boom in population. With vehicles full of families and individuals headed to and from, the chances of an accident get higher every year. The issue with car accidents is that the immediate destruction is just the beginning of a slew of consequences. (more…)
A car accident is a scary experience for anyone involved. The entire ordeal can have terrible effects on an individual’s mental and physical health. Victims of car accidents should focus on getting better after an event like a car accident. Unfortunately, it’s hard to get the needed rest when you also have a dozen legal matters to attend to regarding the accident.