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NHTSA Dedicates October to Pedestrian Safety

Last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) designated the month of October as its inaugural National Pedestrian Safety Month. The move was made due to the increase in pedestrian deaths across the country. 

The Search for the Best Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in a serious car accident caused by a negligent motorist, you may be wisely thinking that you need to find a good attorney to help you out. You may even be thinking, “I need to find the best personal injury lawyer in town.” While retaining experienced legal counsel is certainly a smart thing to do, we know that the prospect of finding the right lawyer can feel daunting. We have compiled a list of five things you should think about as you research the right attorney for your case. 

Be on the Lookout for Deer in the Road

Now that Fall has officially arrived, it is time to be more aware of the risk of encountering a deer in the road, especially in rural areas. The risk of hitting a deer increases around dawn and dusk and when there is a full moon.

Renovated SAFE Performing Arts Center Reopens 

The newly-renovated SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, located at 1301 L Street in Sacramento, opened its doors on September 15, 2021, with the premiere of the blockbuster musical Hamilton, performances of which will run at the venue through October 10th.

Gunfire Death Prompts Premises Liability Lawsuit for Inadequate Security

A tragic shooting death in an apartment complex in the city of Athens, Georgia (near Atlanta) has prompted the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit based upon premises liability for inadequate security. The shooting and death took place in 2019, and the lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court for Athens-Clarke County on behalf of the family of Auriel Callaway, the victim in the shooting incident.

Child Passenger Safety Awareness

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued a press release announcing their campaign for Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from September 19th through September 25th. During that period, the agency will work to educate the public on how important it is to ensure that young vehicle passengers are secured in a properly installed and fitted child safety seat. 

New Lawsuit Alleges Millions of GM Crash Sensors Defective

Class action litigation recently filed in federal court in Michigan alleges that millions of GM customers have been driving General Motors vehicles that have defective crash sensors. These sensors fail to properly deploy airbags and lock seatbelts in certain types of crashes. The sensor defect has been ongoing for more than ten years. The lawsuit states that General Motors knowingly hid these defective sensors. The allegedly defective GM crash sensors are on popular vehicle models including:

Vehicle Safety Technologies and Teen Drivers

Crash avoidance vehicle safety technology could prevent or mitigate as many as three-quarters of fatal collisions involving teen drivers, according to a new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

A Deadly First Three Months of 2021

Last week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), released their 2021 first quarter Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities. The agency estimates that there were 8,730 fatalities from motor vehicle crashes that occurred within the first three months of 2021. This number represents an increase of slightly over 10% from the estimates projected by the agency for the same period last year (7,900 fatalities).  In response to the increase in 2021 traffic fatalities, the NHTSA issued a report that identifies measures to get that number down.

Staging Accidents to Defraud Insurance

The issue of people staging car accidents to bilk insurance companies is one we know may exist but do not often hear about. This week, three men in Southern California were charged with crimes committed in the course of 15 staged accidents, some of which seriously injured other motorists.

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