Category Archives: Car Accident

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7 Helpful Thanksgiving Road Trip Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to travel and see each other for food and celebration. However, Thanksgiving is also one of the deadliest times of year to drive. If you are planning to travel for Thanksgiving, follow these tips to help you along your way. 7 Road Trip Car Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Have your car serviced before your trip. Driving long distances can cause wear and tear to your vehicle, so it’s important to have it in its best shape before your road trip. Ensure that the heater and defroster are working properly, the battery is working fine, your tire pressure is measured, and that your wiper blades are fit for any snow or heavy rain you might experience on the way. Fuel up. To help avoid any additional delays, fill up your car before you head out on the trip. Many accidents during the holidays…
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What Are the Penalties for a Hit-and-Run Accident in New Jersey?

A hit-and-run accident in New Jersey occurs when a driver who is knowingly involved in the accident leaves the scene. If the accident resulted in a serious bodily injury or fatality, the person who left the scene can be guilty of a serious crime. Hit-and-run accidents are unfortunately common because people panic and want to avoid any legal consequences. Thankfully, there are laws that will still stop these people and place liability on them for any injuries from the accident. What Are the New Jersey Hit-and-Run Penalties and Charges? The charges that you or someone else could face under New Jersey law for leaving the scene of an accident will depend on the circumstances of the accident. Usually, the more serious the accident and injuries were, the more serious the guilty person’s penalties will be. If the accident caused a serious injury or fatality, the penalties could be: Up to…
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Recent Car Accidents Call the Safety of Self-Driving Technology into Question

A pedestrian accident involving an autonomous Uber vehicle has called the safety of self-driving technology into question. In late March, a 49-year-old woman was struck and killed by the Volvo XC90 SUV while she was walking a bicycle across the street in a Phoenix suburb. The fatal collision occurred even though the driverless vehicle had an operator sitting in the driver’s seat. There is new information about this accident, including video footage from the vehicle’s internal and external cameras. In the footage, you can see that the operator’s eyes are not on the road for several seconds. Moments later, the vehicle crashes into the woman as she is crossing the street. The operator must take control of the autonomous vehicle during emergencies. Internal documents and sources who spoke with the New York Times suggest Uber was having trouble with its autonomous vehicles before the crash. According to the article, Uber’s…
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