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New Data Shows that Traffic Deaths Continue to Rise

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released its annual report analyzing the number and causes of fatal traffic accidents for 2016. For yet another year, the rate of fatalities has risen, and many experts point to rising mobile phone use as the cause. In 2016, the NHTSA reported that 37,461 people were… Read More »

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What are the Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries, and How Do They Affect Accident Victims?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Getting into a major motor vehicle accident or being injured in a slip-and-fall can not only affect how a victim’s body functions; it can also change the way they think and perceive the world. Injuries to the brain can vary greatly in effect and severity. Victims and their families should understand the full impact… Read More »

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The Dangers of Side-Impact Collisions

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

In a recent blog post, we shared some information with you about intersection accidents, including what you should know about the risk factors for these types of crashes and what you can do to prevent them. One of the most common types of collision to occur in an intersection is a side-impact crash. Keep… Read More »

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Car Crashes Disproportionately Likely to Occur in Intersections

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Turning left at a busy intersection that lacks a dedicated left-turn arrow can be a frustrating experience. When you feel impatient while waiting for a gap in oncoming traffic so that you can turn, it may be tempting to choose a smaller gap between cars than you normally would to make your move. This… Read More »

Rush Hour Crashes

Rush Hour Crashes Common

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

While finishing up the workday and heading home might be your favorite time of day, no one loves wading through crowded highways with hundreds of other drivers in order to get home. Having a large number of drivers on the road at once also means that crashes become much more likely during rush hour… Read More »

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Research Reveals Critical Role of Restraints in Preventing Child Collision Fatalities

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

As parents, we spend time researching and selecting the safest possible car safety seat or booster seat for our children, selecting the device that is most likely to protect them in the unthinkable event of a crash. When in a rush to get in the car and go, however, even conscientious parents can lose… Read More »

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Why Do Tractor-Trailers Jackknife?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

You’ve heard the term many times while listening to traffic reports on the news—a jackknifed tractor-trailer has caused a shutdown of a local highway, or resulted in a serious collision. You may have even seen a semi-truck jackknife while out on the road or, worse yet, been involved in a collision with a jackknifed… Read More »

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Wet Weather Results in Tractor-Trailer Rollover and Pileup

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Driving in springtime’s wet weather brings certain risks for West Virginia drivers. While driving on wet roads can be dangerous for even the average passenger vehicle, large commercial vehicles such as buses, tractor-trailers, and 18 wheelers are even more susceptible to losing control in the rain, and are capable of doing even more damage… Read More »

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Important Facts about Whiplash Injuries

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Whiplash is one of the most common ways people are hurt in car accidents. According to some estimates, whiplash injuries constitute about 65% of all insurance claims stemming from car accidents. If you’ve recently been involved in an accident resulting in injuries from whiplash, there are certain facts you should know. Read on to… Read More »

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The Three Most Common Causes of Rollover Accidents

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

If you’ve ever been involved in a rollover crash, you know how terrifying and dangerous they can be. Rollover accidents are, in fact, one of the most fatal forms of traffic accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and are an especially great issue of concern among SUV, large van, and pickup… Read More »

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