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Our Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates would like to welcome you to our legal blog. The blog is designed to provide helpful information to injury victims about their legal rights and remedies, and to promote family safety so that accidents can be prevented before they happen. While our attorneys and staff have provided information on many topics, we know that you may have specific questions based on your unique situation. We invite you to contact us for your free consultation with one of our Personal Injury Lawyers so that we can evaluate your case, let you know about your legal rights and the steps that need to be taken to protect those rights, and to address your specific concerns and questions.

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Self-Driving Cars Present Liability Questions Throughout the United States

March 26, 2020

USA - Self-driving cars are now presenting questions regarding fault in the event of a crash, according to THELIBERTARIANREPUBLIC.COM. In cars that are truly able to operate on their own, the occupants in the vehicle all become passengers. This means that there will be no driver to blame if an autonomous vehicle strikes and kills or injures another person. So, who will be at-fault if an autonomous vehicle injures someone?

Why You Should Never Sit With Your Feet on the Dashboard

March 23, 2020

USA-  How you sit while riding in a car is important for your safety, according to THEEPOCHTIMES.COM. An X-ray of a young woman in England is being shared to show the risks of sitting with your legs on the dashboard. The victim was involved in a car crash, and the horrific injuries she sustained show on her X-Rays.*

Truck Driver Hours Extended Because of Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Truck Driver Hours Extended Because of Coronavirus: Could a Resulting Increase in Coffee  Consumption Put People at Risk?

USA- Fleetowner.com writes that truck drivers who drink coffee and energy drinks in larger quantities are more likely to be involved in crashes than those who drink just one cup of coffee a day. As a result of the coronavirus, truck drivers' hours-of-service rules have been put on hold, meaning that many drivers will be traveling for extremely long stretches of time.*

Some States are More Dangerous Than Others For Pedestrians

March 20, 2020

USA- Some states are more dangerous than others when it comes to pedestrian crashes, according to CEOWORLD.BIZ. A recent study conducted by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) analyzed pedestrian deaths and collision trends from 2017. The number of pedestrian fatalities in 2017 from traffic crashes averaged to 1 fatality every 88 minutes and almost 115 deaths every week.*

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology Means Smarter Cars

March 19, 2020

USA- There are many pilot programs throughout the nation that are working on learning how vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V), will change the driving landscape. The technology may allow vehicles to communicate with one another, and proponents of the tech believe that it will increase traffic safety and efficiency.*

Car Crash Deaths Spike After Daylight Saving Time

March 13, 2020

USA- A new study indicates that the number of fatal car crashes increases by approximately 6 percent in the week following daylight saving time (DST), according to HEALTHLINE.COM. The likely cause of the spike in deadly wrecks is the sleep deprivation caused by the changing of the time. People are hit with fatigue and are driving with symptoms that are similar to jet lag.*

Connected Vehicles May Increase Road Safety

March 13, 2020

USA- Fortune.com writes that about 40,000 tragically people died in car crashes in 2018. The overwhelming majority of car crashes are caused by human errors. In fact, a 2015 report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that about 94 percent of collisions are caused by driver mistakes.* 

South Carolina Ranks High on Vehicle Collision Deaths, But Early 2020 is Looking Better

March 11, 2020

SOUTH CAROLINA - There have been at least 82 fatalities on South Carolina roads this year, according to THESTATE.COM. In 2018, South Carolina was found to be one of the worst states in the nation for fatal car crashes. In a report that looked at fatalities in each state per population size, South Carolina came in third. According to the study, the state has 20.5 car crash-related fatalities per every 100,000 people. The only other states with higher numbers of reported fatalities were Mississippi and Alabama.*

Car Culture Puts Pedestrians in Danger According to Report

March 11, 2020

USA- Journalism played a large role in developing car culture in the United States, according to USA.STREETSBLOG.ORG.  News outlets did not always write in a way that helped the automotive industry, but over the years, journalists began to write in a way that promoted automobile-based transportation.  This different way of thinking assumed that a certain number of casualties were inevitable on our roadways.*

How to Drive in Rain: AAA Report

March 09, 2020

TN- Rainy weather is coming to Tennessee this week.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), well over one million collisions occur on rainy roads each year in the United States. About 5,700 people lose their lives in crashes that occur on wet roadways annually. Wet roads and heavy rain create many risks for motorists. When it comes to driving in inclement weather, caution is warranted. AAA writes that it is important to change driving style when operating a vehicle in the rain.*

Details Released from NTSB Concerning Two Tesla Autopilot Crashes

March 06, 2020

USA- The National Transportation Safety Board released details related to two collisions that involved Tesla's autopilot features, according to USNEWS.COM.  The incidents occurred in Florida and California. One of the wrecks investigated by the Board was in response to a crash that tragically killed an Apple engineer on a Silicon Valley road. Reports indicate that the engineer complained prior to the fatal incident about his Tesla SUV not working properly on the same stretch of road where it ultimately collided with a concrete wall.*

Investigations Continue in Cases of Tesla Autopilot

March 06, 2020

USA- The bouldergazette.com writes that investigators are looking into crashes involving Tesla’s Autopilot system. With the new self-driving technology coming in many vehicles around the country, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how these systems are working, and how they are failing.*

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.