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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Automakers increase warnings about certain defective airbags

Airbags are supposed to save lives, not endanger them. However, when it comes to the global recalls of millions of vehicles equipped with Takata Airbags, we find that sometimes safety devices aren't all they're cracked up to be. Defective Takata Airbags run the risk of exploding during minor vehicle collisions, causing metal fragments to shoot into the passenger compartments of cars. In some cases, these incidents have resulted in the unnecessary death of occupants inside the cars.

Tips for preventing a car accident

Until human drivers are replaced by safe and secure driverless automobiles, we will face numerous completely avoidable dangers every time we get on the road. These avoidable dangers relate to the accident risks caused by inattentive drivers distracted by the cellphones, drunk drivers, speeding drivers, reckless drivers and drivers who are not following the rules of the road.

Did you get a letter about your distracted driving?

Thousands of drivers across New Jersey are getting letters from the state police about their distracted driving. It's a real wake-up notice, and it should be taken seriously. The state is cracking down on this serious problem and for a good reason.

Recent self-driven Tesla crash highlights dangers

Everyone is excited about the prospects of self-driven vehicles, but is the technology safe enough for the roads? There is a great deal of debate about whether self-driven vehicles are ready to be used on the road. Nevertheless, vehicle companies like Tesla have already incorporated semi-driverless technology into their cars, which drivers are currently operating in New Jersey and throughout the rest of the country.

When roadway and vehicle defects cause a car accident

Sometimes a car accident and its related injuries are not caused by driver error, driver negligence or driver unlawfulness. Sometimes another party is to blame: a manufacturer or municipality. There are numerous vehicles and auto parts manufactured every year that have dangerous defects that can result in serious car accidents and injuries. There are also serious problems related to roadways and signs for which cities and municipalities are to blame.

When do car accidents result in personal injury liability?

After a New Jersey driver or passenger suffers a serious injury in a car accident, the first thing on his or her mind will be: How do I get the medical care I need to best recover and heal from my injuries? The second thing on his or her mind will be: How am I going to pay for all this?

Could truck drivers lose their jobs to 'robo-trucks?'

Nobody ever said that being a long-haul truck driver was easy, but is the job too difficult for an artificially intelligent, self-driving "robo-truck" to perform? Automotive engineers and computer scientists say no. In fact, self-driven trucks are transporting product around the country right now.

2 dead and 2 seriously injured after tragic rollover crash

Four New Jersey residents were involved in a serious rollover crash in Warwick, New York, last Saturday. The incident happened not long before 7:28 p.m., when police received news of the crash on Nov. 4. Tragically, two passengers died in the crash. The driver and another passenger suffered catastrophic injuries that required hospital care.

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