Accidents can happen anywhere, and they often occur when we least expect them. When you enter a shopping mall or another commercial establishment, you expect the area to be reasonably safe. Unfortunately, store owners and managers sometimes neglect basic maintenance or fail to warn customers about hazards.
More than 94 percent of car accidents involve human error, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That means the vast majority of collisions are avoidable if drivers behave responsibly, follow traffic laws and maintain their vehicles.
Faulty products kill and injure thousands of people every year in the United States. If a dangerous product defect is discovered after an item hits the consumer market, the manufacturer must issue a recall.
Modern cars are more connected than ever before. Lane departure warnings, crash avoidance technology, and Bluetooth are helping vehicles predict and respond to other drivers’ actions.
But are there dangers to these new gadgets? In-car Wi-Fi, in particular, has received criticism for its potential to cause driver distractions. Auto manufacturers say it is a giant step toward creating self-driving vehicles.
Most people do not understand the trauma of a car crash until they experience one firsthand. In addition to the initial pain, accident victims may face an uphill legal battle to recover compensation for medical bills, lost income and other damages.