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March 2016

Blackouts and Motor Vehicle Accidents

By | March 2nd, 2016|Car Accident|

Motor vehicle accidents are increasingly common and increasingly deadly. Yesterday, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an alarming article about the incidence of car wrecks occurring due to driver blackouts. Drivers suffer loss of consciousness or syncope for a variety of reasons, including atrial fibrillation (“A Fib”) and other heart rhythm abnormalities, [...]

Anger Leads to Motor Vehicle Accidents

By | March 2nd, 2016|Car Accident|

Motor vehicle accidents occur for a variety of reasons – drunk driving, texting and driving, fatigue, etc. -- but you may not guess one factor that carries a high risk of causing a car crash. A recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that “emotional driving,” i.e., driving while angry or upset, increases [...]

February 2016

Ohio Motor Vehicle Accidents and Excessive Speed

By | February 5th, 2016|Car Accident|

Motor vehicle accidents and traffic fatalities are increasing in Ohio, despite efforts to crack down on drunk driving and texting. The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting today on another factor that increases the risk of a serious car accident: excessive speed. On average, there are approximately 1,000 tickets written each year in Ohio for speeds [...]

August 2015

Traffic-Related Wrongful Deaths on the Rise

By | August 18th, 2015|Car Accident, Wrongful Death|

Traffic-related wrongful deaths are on pace to be the highest since 2007, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In Ohio, 499 traffic fatalities occurred during the first half of 2015 alone, a 17% increase from last year.  That is 76 more deaths than 2014, only six months into the year.  It has gotten so bad that the Ohio [...]

March 2014

Ohio Teens Continue to Text and Drive

By | March 5th, 2014|Car Accident|

The Ohio Department of Health's most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey confirms that young drivers continue to text and drive at alarming rates.  The survey reflects that almost half of Ohio high school students text or email while driving.  These statistics are particularly sobering given that the dangers of texting and driving have been well-advertised. [...]

January 2014

Motor Vehicle Accidents from Distracted Driving

By | January 22nd, 2014|Car Accident|

Motor vehicle accidents from distracted driving remain a prominent problem.  A recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) examines this problem and shows that it is a risk factor for teen and adult drivers alike.  The article is entitled Distracted Driving and the Risk of Road Crashes Among Novice and Experienced Drivers. "Distracted [...]

November 2013

Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Bicycles

By | November 8th, 2013|Car Accident|

Motor vehicles accidents involving bicycles are all too common. I recently gave up road cycling after being in a series of accidents involving mechanical failure. But when I replaced my street bike, which I managed to destroy, I purchased a hybrid bike in order to focus my riding on bike trails. My concern with street [...]

Motor Vehicle Accidents: Buses

By | November 4th, 2013|Car Accident|

There have been a rash of motor vehicle accidents in Ohio involving buses lately. There have been two rollovers recently and also some strange accidents involving bus drivers riding off while dragging a passenger down the road.  Rules and regulations pertaining to bus accidents are more complicated than what apply to other motor vehicles. In general, buses are considered to be "common [...]

October 2013

Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Teens

By | October 1st, 2013|Car Accident|

Motor vehicle accidents involving teenagers are commonplace.  Ohio teens remain the most at-risk group when it comes to being involved in a traffic crash.  According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, from 2010-2012, teen drivers were at fault in over 100,000 traffic crashes, resulting in 44,458 injuries and 299 deaths on Ohio's roadways. Teen drivers were at [...]

January 2013

Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by “Drowsy Driving”

By | January 7th, 2013|Car Accident|

Motor vehicle accidents almost always occur due to driver error.  We have seen car accidents resulting from driver inattention, texting and driving, drinking and driving, inexperienced drivers and simple neglect.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently published a stunning article about the hazards of "drowsy driving"  - where drivers hurtling down the road in a 2000 lbs. vehicle fall [...]

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