Sudden 2-Year Spike In Crash Fatalities Is Worrying

February 25, 2021 albuquerque Help
1963 was the first year that more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. This was a combination of the vehicles becoming more widely used and a dreadful lack of safety equipment available on them. The rules of the road were also much different back then. However, for nearly three decades the figure stayed above 40,000 deaths per year, and routinely jumped above 50,000 deaths per year. It wasn’t until 1992 that it dropped below…

US Tennis Player Wins Slip And Fall Lawsuit

February 25, 2021 albuquerque Help
If you’ve been hearing the name Eugenie Bouchard in the news recently, it is for good reason. She was formerly ranked 5th in the world among women’s tennis players in 2014, and was coming off a tremendous season that saw successful stints in some of the major events on the tennis calendar. While her 2015 season wasn’t as noteworthy, she was still a successful player — until September. In that month, she was completing a mixed doubles match at the…

Analyzing 2016 Dog Bite Data: Pit Bulls Involved In Many Attacks

February 25, 2021 albuquerque Help
Dogs are man’s best friend, and in most cases they are properly trained pets that adore their owners and love the people that are around them. But in certain cases, the dog may be improperly trained or display vicious and dangerous behavior. These dogs are serious threats to everyone around them, and if they snap and attack, they can cause catastrophic or even fatal injuries to unsuspecting people. There were 31 fatalities in 2016 that were related to dog bites in…

Sleep-Deprived Truckers A Danger

February 25, 2021 Blog
It was just three days before Christmas when a pair of semi trucks collided on I-40 outside of Albuquerque. The crash occurred when one of the 18-wheelers crossed the center median and drove into oncoming traffic. A passenger in the other semi-truck was killed, three others were taken to the hospital, one with critical injuries. Police believe the driver was fatigued and may have fallen asleep. Actor Tracy Morgan has recently returned to work after a car versus tractor-trailer accident…

How Retailers Like Target And J. Crew Contribute To Truck Wrecks

February 25, 2021 albuquerque Help
Trucking accidents are not always the fault of truck drivers. Nor are they caused by mechanical failures within the trucks themselves. Rather, as detailed in a series of recent investigative articles published in USA Today, many tractor-trailer collisions can be traced back to the trucking companies that hire drivers, as well as the retail outlets that they service. Specifically, owing to demands that stem from the retail industry, many truck drivers are forced to work shifts as long as 20…

When iPhone Cases Attack

February 25, 2021 albuquerque Help
MixBin Electronics, a manufacturer of iPhone cases, recently recalled nearly 275,000 of its products from the market. The action was necessary after two dozen customers reported that faulty phone cases had led to chemical burns or skin irritation. According to CBS News, the recall involves cases designed for the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 7. These cases – which were sold at Victoria’s Secret stores nationwide, among other outlets, and retailed for up to $65 – contained…

When Drivers Of Driverless Vehicles Get Into Crashes

February 25, 2021 albuquerque Help
Late last week, a Tesla traveling at 65 miles per hour crashed into the back of a fire truck. The Tesla’s driver claims the collision wasn’t his fault; the Tesla’s driver claims he wasn’t driving. The vehicle was on autopilot—that is, the car was driving itself. As such, the driver believes he should not be held liable for the incident. As detailed in The Washington Post, this is just one in a growing number of such accidents. And the legal…

Will New Legislation Make Semi-Trucks Safer?

February 25, 2021 albuquerque Help
Side-underride crashes are among the most deadly types of automobile accidents. They occur when a passenger vehicle—that is, a car or hatchback or minivan or some such— collides with the side of a semi-truck, and then slides under the truck. What often happens, as one can readily imagine, is that the truck’s wheels then obliterate the passenger vehicle. This is not unlike a shark feasting on smaller prey. Recently, congress proposed a bill that aims at reducing the incidence of such accidents.…

ATVs Are Becoming More Popular. And Injuries Are On The Rise.

February 25, 2021 albuquerque Help
n New Mexico, riding ATVs is becoming an increasingly popular activity. Our state, after all, offers unusually scenic settings for off-roading, and tourists flock from all over the country to zoom along unbeaten paths. Yet the dangers of ATV-riding may outweigh the thrills. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), hundreds of riders die each year in ATV crashes. Perhaps more disturbing still, nearly 100,000 riders suffer serious injuries – and more than 25 percent of them are children. Where are…

Dealing With Damage To Your Rental Car

February 25, 2021 albuquerque Help
Minor or significant car damage to your own car can be a costly, frustrating and stressful issue. However, when it is not your rightfully owned car that’s been damaged but instead one that you have rented, you may be worried about extremely high charges, or wonder if the company you rented from is overcharging you for repairs. Of course, as it stands for any type of car accident, the most important thing to ensure is the safety of yourself and…
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