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Tag Archives: motor-vehicle-accidents

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

All parents want to keep their children safe no matter how young or old they are.  When children mature into teenagers they are presented with new dangers, as parents it’s our job to stay informed so that we can encourage our children to make good decisions- especially behind the wheel. If you have a young -->

Labor Day: Safe Driving Tips

Labor Day: Safe Driving Tips

As Labor Day approaches, many are excited for the long weekend and celebrations with family and friends. Labor Day is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, so it is important to stay safe and plan ahead before you head out on the road. Here are some simple tips to follow before the -->

Why You May See Things Differently After a Brain Injury

Why You May See Things Differently After a Brain Injury

Each year more than a million traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases are reported in the United States. While the term TBI is most often associated with sports-related injuries (football players are especially prone to sustaining TBIs), most TBIs are caused during every day events. The leading cause of TBI is fall down accidents, followed by -->

Brain Injuries: The Importance of Understanding Long-Term Effects and Potential Risks

Experts estimate nearly 2 million people sustain brain injuries each year. A brain injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious and complex injury that can occur to anyone, at anytime.  Symptoms and complications vary based on the individual affected and the severity of the injury. tbi3.jpg Individuals suffering from a traumatic brain injury -->

Hats off to Mahopac Teen’s Heroic Efforts

On Thursday, November 9th a 19 year old Mahopac teen was standing in his driveway when he observed a vehicle speeding down his street. The driver of the vehicle later recalled driving some 20mph over the speed limit, approximately 50mph in a 30mph zone. Moments later the vehicle swerved, hit a utility pole, flipped, and -->

Workplace Injury More Common Than You Think

Many workers assume they are safe on the job, however some common workplace injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, actually occur quite frequently and to workers who have relatively ‘safe’ jobs.  According to the National Institute of Health the leading causes of fatal brain injuries include motor vehicle accidents, falls, and contact with objects. Each of -->

A Happy Client Says it All

We often post recent case results including the dollars and cents won, but it’s the words of our happy clients who appreciate the work we’ve done along the course of their case that’s shows what type of law firm Finkelstein & Partners is. A few notes from clients this summer: “…It’s been a long road, -->

7 Safe-Driving Apps for Teen Drivers and Parents

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. Drive safely by downloading one of these safe driving apps: Text Arrest: This app disables texting and e-mail on smartphones while the car is in motion. The app locks the phone’s screen so no texts or emails can be sent or read while driving. The -->

Tips for Driving at Night and in Bad Weather

Driving in Night and Bad Weather.png With winter in full swing, night driving can be extremely dangerous in treacherous weather. Check out these simple safety tips for safe winter driving at night: • Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions – take it slower than normal. • Make sure the -->

New App Sends Designated Driver to Retrieve Partygoers and Their Cars

The holiday season is a time for alcohol excess. But now you don’t have to worry about leaving your car somewhere if you are too intoxicated to drive home, thanks to BeMyDD, a new cab service that dispatches a driver to meet you at your event and drive you and your vehicle back safely. A -->

How Old is Too Old to Drive?

Adults ages 65 and older are responsible for 14% of traffic fatalities, and 17% of all pedestrian fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So how do you know when your elderly loved one’s driving skills are being impaired and when it is time to take them off the road? Use this checklist to -->

Rocket Scientist’s Idea Could Put an End to Distracted Driving

After a Rocket Scientist, Scott Tibbitts lost a friend in a texting and driving crash, Tibbitts found himself searching for a way to prevent another death from this growing epidemic. Cellphones are involved in 1.6 million motor vehicle crashes every year that cause 500,000 injuries and kill 6,000, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. -->

Top Car Seat Mistakes

It’s not uncommon for parents to make a handful of mistakes when it comes to car seats and car seat installation. As a parent, you may not even realize you are making these mistakes. To help, here are the top car seat mistakes parents make: 1. Moving Your Child Out of a Booster Seat Too -->

Mobileye Collision Avoidance System

Mobileye is a technological leader in the area of software algorithms, system-on-chips and customer applications that are based on processing visual information for the market of driver assistance systems (DAS). Mobileye’s technology keeps passengers safer on the roads, reduces the risks of traffic accidents, saves lives and has the potential to revolutionize the driving experience -->

Highway Guardrails Can be Deadly!

Federal highway officials have long insisted that guardrails are safe, but some guardrails have caused serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Some guardrails are cut to form rail heads or end terminals and should be curled safely, but instead are cut into spears and when cars hit them they injure the occupants instead of cushioning the -->

This Shocking Video of a Car Accident Reminds Us That Split-Second Decisions Can Have Devastating Consequences

Footage taken by a truck’s dashcam has revealed the moment a car cuts across two lanes, collides with a stationary vehicle and then crashes into the vehicle filming the shocking scene. WARNING: THIS VIDEO MAY BE GRAPHIC TO SOME VIEWERS http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/driver-in-belgium-survives-the-most-deadliest-of-crashes-9800643.html Amazingly, the driver survived the crash after he fell into a coma with two -->

Truck Driving Safety Tips

If you’re driving a truck for employment or just on a long overnight trip, keep these tips in mind for your safety and the well-being of other travelers: 1. Buckle Up: It’s an old myth that good truck drivers don’t need to wear seatbelts. Everyone needs to wear a seatbelt. You could be the best -->

10 Deadly Mistakes Teen Drivers Make

1. Risk Taking: it’s important to know that it can happen to you. Having the mindset that it will never happen to you or you are too smart to make a stupid decision are excuses we hear all too often. Car crashes are the leading cause of injury and death for people ages 15 to -->

Defensive Driving: 10 Tips to Keep You Safe

Getting behind the wheel may be the most dangerous thing you do all day so it’s important to understand your risks and take safety precautions. In the U.S., car crashes are the fifth leading cause of death. So follow these simple safety tips to stay safe behind the wheel: 1.    Focus on the road: Don’t -->