Personal Injury & Accident News March
Did you really ever think that this is a question that you might ask one day? But in reality, getting in an accident with an autonomous car is a real risk with more on the road. Driverless cars are expected by most researchers to make the road a safer place. However, we still have a long way to go to enhance this technology. Accidents involving driverless cars or cars on auto-pilot mode are nothing new. There have been numerous crashes. Read about what to do if you were injured by an autonomous car here.
Taste of Carrollwood will be held this Sunday, April 2 from 12-5! It is free and open to the public. Hancock Injury Attorneys will be there giving out swag and having a drawing for some great prizes! There will be dozens of restaurants with free samples, activities for kids and a lot of entertainment. Hope we see you there!
We know that pedestrian accidents are a huge problem in Tampa, as well as the rest of the state. But truth be told, the whole country has a pedestrian safety problem. There has been a large spike in the number of pedestrians killed by cars. Experts are saying it is because pedestrians and drivers are BOTH distracted by their phones. Watch a TODAY report about this problem here.
It’s a common misconception that for a car crash to cause serious injury or even fatalities, the crash must have been at a high speed. In reality, serious bodily harm can come from low-speed car crashes. What do we mean by “low-speed”? Low-speed car crashes are defined as crashes when all vehicles involved are traveling between 1 and 10 MPH and do not involve any pedestrians (FLHSMV). This includes cars, vans, trucks, motorcycles, trains, low-speed vehicles, semi-trucks, ATVs and other transport vehicles. Get the unbelievable statistics of how many low-speed accidents cause injuries and deaths here.
Ford recalled 570,000 vehicles to fix multiple problems that can cause engine fires or doors to fly open without warning. Read more about the recall and the specific problems here. Also make sure to check that your vehicle is not affected.
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