In the United States, car accidents are a major cause of injuries and fatalities. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) more than 30,000 people are killed each year in car accidents. In the state of Kansas, it is estimated that at least 19,000 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2010 alone. The majority of car accidents are in whole or in part can be blamed on the driver. One way to make our roadways safer, is for drivers to gain a better understanding of the major causes of car accidents so they can be prevented. The below list includes seven of the top causes of operator-related car accidents in Kansas:
Better late than never seems like the appropriate way to think this year of the arrival of spring. After what felt like a much too long winter-spring is finally here! Although much focus is put on the hazards of winter driving, the spring season has its own unique challenges. Spring is the time of year when many parts of the country experience heavy amounts of rain. Auto club, AAA estimates that more than 1 million automobile accidents each year can be attributed to wet weather conditions. Before heading out into the rain, make sure you grab your umbrella and review the following tips for safely navigating wet roadways:
Despite the crazy winter we have experienced across the country this year, meteorologists keep trying to assure us that spring is truly here. Even if it has not quite felt like spring has "sprung", it should in the days and weeks ahead. The warmer temperatures will bring out children and adults alike who have been trapped inside too long. One spring time activity shared by young and old alike is bicycling. Bicycling is a great past-time but can also be dangerous when motorists and cyclists are not prepared to share the road.
Highly experienced Kansas City personal injury attorneys are well aware that rear-end collisions are one of the leading cause of injuries to drivers across the State as well as the nation as a whole. Undoubtedly, rear-end crashes are often very serious, and can involve life threatening injuries to the neck, spine, brain and other sensitive parts of the body. Unfortunately, rear-end collisions often cause death to its victims, given that when people tailgate, especially at high speeds, they do not always have the ability to slow down so as to avoid hitting the car in front of them. At any speed however, tailgating is dangerous and creates serious risks to all drivers involved. As such, tailgaters must be held responsible for their actions, the consequences of which could have easily been avoided had they kept a safe distance from the driver in front of them.