Memorial Day Travel: Car Safety

34 million: The amount of people who are expected to partake in Memorial Day travel this year. That number is the highest since 2005, thanks to the lowest gas prices in over a decade. The national average price per gallon is sitting at about $2.26. Combine that with Memorial Day being the unofficial kick-off of summer
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Car Crash vs Car Accident : Which One is Right?

In a recent article from the New York Times, the usage of the phrase “car accident” was debated. A large number of safety advocates are trying to change a “100-year-old mentality that trivializes the single most common cause of traffic incidents: human error.” These safety advocates want the term “accident” to be changed to “crash”
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Personal injury News

Personal Injury News Roundup – May 20, 2016

Welcome to Hancock Injury Attorneys’ weekly collection of news stories related to car safety news and personal injury news. This week we have five stories covering local, national and international news that we think are worth it for you to read. Here are our short summaries: Man Awarded $1.6 Million in Supermarket Slip and Fall
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Self-Driving Cars From Google and FCA

Self-Driving Cars might hit the road closer than we think. Self-driving cars have been found to have more cons than pros currently, which you can read about by clicking here. That’s a reason why two giants in their respective industries are partnering up to collaborate on creating self-driving minivans. Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are
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Personal injury News

Personal Injury News Roundup

Welcome to Hancock Injury Attorneys’ weekly collection of news stories related to car safety and personal injury news. This week we have five relevant stories from around the web that we think are worth it for you to read. Here are our short summaries: Myths About Motorcycle Safety May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month so
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Motorcycle Helmets Can Save Your Life

May is motorcycle awareness month, and our goal is to educate motorcyclists and drivers on how to share the road. The amount of fatalities from motorcycle accidents are showing to be decreasing. This is good thing, but much more needs to be done. In 2014 there were 4,586 motorcyclists killed in crashes and 88,000 injured.
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2016 Headlight Ratings Show Dim Results

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted their first headlight ratings evaluation and the results didn’t shine. Out of thirty-one 2016 midsize cars tested, only one the Toyota Prius v, earned a “good” rating. Eleven models earned an “acceptable” rating, nine had a “marginal” rating and ten earned a “poor” rating. The ratings were given
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Automatic Emergency Braking

The New Standard: Automatic Emergency Braking

Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety made a major announcement. Twenty automakers which represent 99% of the U.S. auto market are to make automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems the standard on almost all cars by September of 2022. This technology is so important
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