UTAH. According to Quartz, the number of people who were dying on U.S. roads had been on a steady decline. Then, people started using and buying smartphones. Traffic fatalities have increased by 14% over the last couple of years and many experts are blaming the smartphone for this increase. Yet, despite the fact that smartphones are a known distraction, federal data on exactly how many people are killed or injured due to smartphone use behind the wheel is hard to come by. According to Bloomberg, many deaths behind the wheel are not listed as deaths due to distracted driving or due to the use of a smartphone. In fact, Bloomberg notes that there might simply not be adequate data on the number of people killed each year due to distracted driving.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada. Just this week, an 18-year-old-woman was arrested after allegedly live streamed her car accident and sisters death. According to ABC News, the California teen faces charges for driving while under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Cosmopolitan reports that another teen’s friends watched while the driver livestreamed a 100-mile-per-hour crash. The suspect in this video hit a truck, drove across three lanes, and hit the highway barrier. Police have asked Facebook for a copy of the video to use it as evidence in trial.
If you’re like most parents, you probably felt mixed emotions when your child became a licensed driver. Not having to chauffeur your teen around town might have been a welcomed change, but no parents like to think about their children being injured in a car accident.
No parent should have to endure the loss of a child, but that is the tragic reality faced by thousands of parents who lose children in car accidents every year. According to Teen Driver Source, about 11,000 teens lose their lives in traffic accidents annually, and 326,000 are seriously injured.
It can seem impossible to think clearly after a serious collision, but your statements and actions in the immediate aftermath can have a profound impact on the success of your personal injury claim. In addition to contacting the police and recording the contact information of eyewitnesses, it is essential that you take pictures of the accident scene.
Nevada has plenty to offer for watersport enthusiasts. Local residents and tourists flock to Lake Tahoe, Lake Mead, Lake Topaz, and the Colorado River to fish, Jet Ski, and enjoy a much-needed break from work. Unfortunately, with such an active boating community comes a high risk of getting in an accident.
The world’s leading auto manufacturers are racing to produce the first mass-produced, self-driving vehicles. Uber took a revolutionary step with the introduction of its driverless fleet in 2016, but the trial has been marred with reports of the cars running red lights, driving in bicycle lanes, and breaking other traffic laws.
There are multiple specializations within personal injury law such as car accident claims, medical malpractice, and premises liability. There are unique laws and procedures that apply to each of these areas. If you proceed with your claim without the help of an attorney who has experience in your area of need, you could wind up making a mistake that harms your claim.
If you were injured in a truck accident, the success of your personal injury claim will hinge on the strength of your evidence. Your personal injury attorney will have to show evidence to prove negligence, liability, and the value of your damages. Over time, though, it is common for evidence to disappear or become unavailable, which is why it is so important to take legal action as soon as possible.