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Roundabouts worry drivers but offer many benefits

Drivers in New York and around the country tend to become apprehensive when they approach a roundabout, which may explain why only 5,000 or so of the intersection alternatives have been built in the United States. Roundabouts are extremely common in Europe because they improve traffic flow and reduce pollution, but it is the road safety benefits they provide that could finally convince American drivers to increase them.

Flu season and safe driving

During the fall months, many parts of the country experience cooler temperatures and various transitions occur, such as kids going back to school. However, the fall and winter months can be very difficult when it comes to the flu and other contagious illnesses (including the common cold). Being sick can disrupt someone’s life in a lot of different ways, but it can also lead to other problems that may be far more serious—such as a motor vehicle collision. In this post, we will look at the different ways that the flu can cause a driver to crash.

How to spot an aggressive driver

New York is notorious for having angry and inpatient drivers. The truth is, more than 80% of drivers across the country admit to having road rage at some point during the last year, according to AAA. Road rage is rather common, as it is easy to become infuriated with another driver that is going too slow in front of you or who cut you off. You may be stuck in traffic while on your way to an important meeting and engage in dangerous driving behaviors in an attempt to get where you are going more quickly. It is critical that you are aware of the signs of aggressive driving so you do not engage in these behaviors and so you can report other drivers who are as they can endanger the lives of others. 

How a car crash can give you catastrophic burns

At Hall Ricketts Schuller & Gurbacki PC in New York, we spend a good deal of time representing clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of a car accident. We therefore know that one such injury you could sustain is that of a catastrophic burn.

Crash into building results in charges for New York driver

Citizens of New York may believe they are safe from car accidents while inside a building. A bizarre incident that occurred approximately a week ago in Brooklyn demonstrates that this is not always the case. Late Monday evening, as recorded on surveillance video, a car crashed into a building on a street corner, causing partial building collapse.

Examining the dangers of drowsy driving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every 25 adult drivers polled for one survey reported falling asleep at the wheel in the preceding 30 days. The danger of falling asleep while driving is somewhat obvious, but people in New York may not know that it is also hazardous to get behind the wheel when they are overly fatigued or tired.

Short and long term car crash injuries

New York residents who get involved in a severe car crash won't just be dealing with the aftermath in the short term. Unfortunately, long term consequences will likely surface for them as well. This can make medical costs hugely expensive and can permanently alter a person's way of living.

Examining the dangers of texting while driving

New York residents share the road with all sorts of people. Likewise, any number of these people may be engaging in distracted driving behaviors. Whether it's a busy salaryman, a student trying to get to class, or anyone in between, the results can be devastating.

What should I know about loss of consortium?

A car accident aftermath can be devastating on New York couples. A husband caught in an auto collision can experience severe and lasting injuries that deprive a spouse of all the affection and comfort that the husband would have usually provided. This is known as a loss of consortium. Any spouse victimized by loss of consortium can try to claim damages as part of an accident claim.

When catastrophic injuries result from car accidents

Cars crash every day on New York highways. Those who have experienced a motor vehicle accident can attest to the pain and trauma that often follow even minor road incidents. Although drivers may walk away from an accident scene seemingly unscathed, symptoms of injury can appear several days or weeks after the incident.

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