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Study Links Uber and Lyft to Increase in U.S. Traffic Deaths

The past decade, which has witnessed the explosive growth of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, has also seen roads become more dangerous in various cities throughout the United States. Since 2011, road fatalities nationwide have increased by approximately 1,100 deaths per year, according to a recent analysis. This time period corresponds to when… Read More »

GM Court Victories Show Ignition Switch Lawsuits Are Not Automatic

General Motors has already admitted a flaw in its ignition switch that could cause power to fail while a vehicle is in motion, and the company has already paid more than $600 million to a victims’ compensation fund. But that doesn’t mean lawsuits against the auto giant for crashes allegedly related to the ignition switch… Read More »

What Are the Insurance Options for Rideshare Drivers?

Ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft are booming, providing low-cost transportation options and flexible employment throughout the world. Despite the growth, however, insurance issues have challenged these companies and their drivers from the beginning, because traditional auto insurance policies did not fit the rideshare model. It became clear that insurers would need to come… Read More »

Biking Safely in the Big City

Across the country, major cities are adopting strategic plans to accommodate more and more bicycle traffic and thereby alleviate congestion, pollution, and noise from automobiles. Norfolk, Raleigh, and Charlotte are just three of the cities we serve that are actively encouraging residents of all ages to ride bicycles as part of a healthy lifestyle. Cities… Read More »

Are Auto Insurance Scams Making Our Roads More Dangerous?

Last November, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office announced that its Insurance Fraud Section had charged 50 people with insurance fraud in excess of $1.1 million for their part in a wide-ranging scheme to cheat insurance companies by staging auto accidents. This story naturally raises questions about just how prevalent auto insurance fraud might be and… Read More »

Pedestrian Fatalities Still a Major Issue in America

Fatalities in pedestrian accidents are still occurring at very high levels throughout the United States. In 2013, for example, 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents, with another 150,000 injured. This means that about every two hours, a pedestrian will die in a traffic accident somewhere in the country. Although all pedestrians are vulnerable to… Read More »

Back-to-School Season Raises Questions of School Bus Safety

As your children head back to school this fall, it’s natural to wonder how safe they will be, especially on and around school buses. To allay fears, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cites statistics from the Department of Transportation indicating that a child has only a one percent chance of experiencing a fatal accident… Read More »

Top 5 Precautions You Should Take When Driving on Vacation

The spring and summer months are the most popular times of year for families to drive to vacation destinations. However, spending so much time on the road, especially in unfamiliar territory, can come with a few inherent dangers. The following are five precautions to take to help ensure your summer road trip goes smoothly for… Read More »

Top 5 Most Common Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Accidents involving tractor-trailers are unfortunately common on the roads and highways of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. But what are the main reasons why these crashes occur? The following are a few of the most common: Driver fatigue. Estimates from the National Transportation Safety Board indicate that driver fatigue could be responsible for as… Read More »

Distracted Driving: A Leading Cause of Car Accidents

Distracted driving may take many different forms, whether it involves texting, talking on the phone or taking one’s eyes off the road for any reason. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that each day, about nine Americans are killed and more than 1,100 injured as a result of crashes involving distracted… Read More »

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