What Can I Do if Hit by a Driver with No Insurance?

By Ava LawsonAuto Accident

An estimated one in every seven motorists in the United States has no auto insurance. If you are unfortunate enough to be hit by a driver with no insurance, the consequences can be financially crippling. Car crashes are traumatic enough, but a collision with an uninsured driver can turn into a living nightmare. So what resources are available to protect …

Can Whiplash After an Auto Accident Cause Permanent Injuries?

By Ava LawsonAuto Accident

Whiplash is a relatively common soft tissue injury that is often caused by a rear-end collision. Some studies have shown that awareness of an impending impact can affect the severity of the whiplash injury, with vehicle passengers more prone to suffering greater injury compared to drivers, who may see an approaching vehicle in his or her rear-view mirror. Other factors …

“Stop! Trains Can’t” Ads Aimed at Reducing Railroad Crossing Accidents

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Recently, a joint effort to end train accidents around the country was announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The effort is a radio, digital video, and digital campaign called “Stop! Trains Can’t.” Messages in each medium will remind drivers to yield to oncoming …

NHTSA Rule Heralds Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Technology

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In December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) came forth with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking centered on the use of Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications in new, light-duty vehicles. If approved, the rule would enhance existing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards by mandating a phase-in period lasting two to four years in which the crash avoidance innovations would have to …

Drive Sober Campaign, New Technology Aimed at Ending Drunk Driving

By Sarah KleinAuto Accident

If you were out and about this holiday season, it’s very likely that you saw “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” signs on the roadways. The signs are part of a larger annual campaign waged by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop accidents and fatalities caused by drunk drivers over the December to …

Latest in Automotive Recalls

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Although many car accidents are attributed to negligence, impaired and distracted driving, or even poor weather conditions, dozens of collisions are caused by defective vehicles. When design flaws go unchecked, or lax manufacturing protocols cause defects, the potential for serious injury and death increases. Voluntary recalls are one method that auto manufacturers employ to rectify defective or dangerous parts. According …

Car Accidents Linked to Video Game Craze

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Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P.C., is all too familiar with situations that put people at risk on the road. Distracted driving has been a long-time culprit of avoidable car accidents. Now, in addition to texting, putting on makeup, eating and other distractions, we can add to the list, of all things- a video game. Pokémon Go When released early this summer, …

Common Car Accident Injuries

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Car accidents are very common and different types of injuries can be sustained, depending on the impact and circumstance of the crash. The severity of the injury also depends on certain factors such as whether or not a seat belt was worn, the side of the collision, the speed of the car and air bag deployment. While injuries vary depending …