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Eric T. Chaffin

Car Accident Injuries Not Always Evident Right Away

If you’re in a car accident and you escape seemingly unscathed, you’re likely to feel grateful you weren’t seriously injured. You may also be likely to skip out on seeking medical attention. But that may be a bad idea. There […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Uber Self-Driving Crash in AZ Raises Questions About Technology

Uber has halted testing of self-driving cars once again following a crash in Arizona. This is the second time the company has had to stop and re-evaluate its technology following a crash. The first time occurred in March 2017, when […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Does High-Visibility Clothing Protect Cyclists or Increase Risk?

If you regularly ride your bike to work, you may have invested in high-visibility gear to reduce your risk of a bicycle accident with a vehicle. Recent research, however, suggests that may have been a mistake. We know that helmets […]

Patrick Booth

Distracted Driving the Biggest Factor in New Jersey Fatal Crashes

Researchers recently conducted a three-month analysis of about three million anonymous drivers. Results showed that Americans use their phones just about every time they get behind the wheel. Conducted by safe-driving app “Zendrive,” the analysis showed that in 88 percent […]

Patrick Booth

7 Ways to Protect Yourself After a Car Crash

If you get into a car crash and you end up hospitalized and having to pay for medical treatment, you are likely to look to your insurance company for help. Unfortunately, some people end up getting taken advantage of by […]

Patrick Booth

NHTSA Launches New Initiative to Combat Drug-Impaired Driving

On January 25, 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it was launching a new initiative to combat drugged driving, which they describe as “a growing problem on U.S. roads.” Indeed, according to the 2016 National Survey on […]

Eric T. Chaffin

San Francisco Motorcyclist Claims GM Self-Driving Vehicle Caused His Accident

On January 22, 2018, a California man filed a new lawsuit against General Motors in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiff claims that he suffered serious injuries to his neck and shoulder after colliding […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Texas Couple Sues State Farm Alleging Insurer Encouraged Shoddy Repairs

Who controls how your vehicle is repaired after an accident? You might think that you do, or that your body or mechanic shop does, but that may be an incorrect assumption. A Texas jury recently sided with the plaintiffs—who had […]

Patrick Booth

Study: Reduce Roadway Deaths, Increase National Income

According to a recent World Bank report, about 1.25 million people die on the world’s roads every year, and another 20-50 million are seriously injured. On top of that, road traffic injuries “are the single largest cause of mortality and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Safety Council Warns About Distracting Danger of New In-Dashboard Apps

Despite all the concern about distracted driving, our vehicles are becoming hubs of interaction. General Motors (GM) has been at the forefront of adding technology to their vehicles, and one of their latest additions is called “Marketplace.” The National Safety […]