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To What Extent Are Backup Cameras Improving Vehicle Safety?

Published on Oct 8, 2020 at 12:27 pm in Car Accidents.

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Driver assistance technologies, when used properly, have the potential to keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe. As car developers and manufacturers continue to outfit the newest vehicles with the newest safety features, some of the most common focus on forward collisions prevention, lane and side assist, maintaining safe distances, and backing up and parking.

In regard to backing up and parking, backup cameras help prevent back-over crashes—protecting some of the most vulnerable people, including children and senior citizens. Essentially, backup cameras help drivers see behind their vehicles. This, however, doesn’t mean back-over accidents have stopped. Let’s take a look at to what extent backup cameras have improved vehicle safety.

What You Should Know About Accident Liability When Carpooling

Published on Oct 1, 2020 at 1:17 pm in Car Accidents.

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Carpooling is an excellent option for coworkers or friends who are going to the same place. It helps reduce the number of cars on the road, which is helpful logistically and environmentally. While you’re choosing to carpool for efficiency and less stress, it could be a disadvantage if you get into a car accident because of the complexities of liability.

Determining Fault in Parking Lot Accidents

Published on Jul 29, 2020 at 1:41 pm in Car Accidents.

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Doing anything in a parking lot—driving, walking, steering a cart—requires your full attention. Even though all the cars and people move slowly through parking lots, an accident can happen very quickly and cause a lot of damage. Tens of thousands of crashes happen in parking lots each year, and cause hundreds of deaths, according to the National Safety Council. Parking lots are full of movement and plenty of people forget how dangerous they can be if they’re not vigilant.

Missouri Car Seat Laws

Published on Jun 18, 2020 at 6:33 pm in Car Accidents.

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When you’re traveling with your little one in the car you want them to be as safe as possible, so you strap them into a car seat in the back seat. You might have a front-facing car seat for your one-year-old, but if you’re in the state of Missouri, that could soon be against the law.

While front-facing car seats allow you to more easily see your child in the rear-view mirror while driving, it might not be the safest mode of transportation for them, depending on your child’s size and age. Staying up-to-date on the state’s car seat laws is the best way to ensure your child is safe.

Can Bulging Disks Occur After a Car Accident?

Published on Dec 2, 2019 at 7:17 pm in Car Accidents.

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After a car accident or any other type of personal injury you may notice pain in your neck or back. Wisely, you decide to go see a doctor and he tries to resolve your pain conservatively (without surgery) by recommending anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and home stretching programs. However, your pain doesn’t go away and eventually the doctor orders an MRI. When your results come back, the doctor tells you that you have a “bulging disk” somewhere along your spine.

Unfortunately, doctors can fail to understand that this is the first time you’ve ever heard the term “bulging disk”. Just as with every other profession, a doctor probably hears the term “bulging disk”, just as often as a lawyer hears the term “lawsuit”. For clients and patients though, these terms are a foreign language and can be scary to hear. A doctor may tell you it’s not serious, but you want to know more. Hopefully the below will help you understand what a bulging disk is and what it means for your car accident case.