A vehicle accident can happen in the blink of an eye, but its effects can last for much longer. For this section of the KnowledgeBase, lawyers have contributed articles that will help you deal with the aftermath of a vehicle accident, determine who is liable for property damage and personal injury, and introduce concepts that will be important should you choose to hire an attorney and initiate a lawsuit.
Recent FindLaw Vehicle Accidents Articles
- Federal regulations effective in preventing truck driver fatigue
Provided by: Menges & McLaughlin, P.C.
Several years ago, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rolled out a series of new safety regulations designed to address the problem of truck driver fatigue. While many in the trucking industry were quick to deny the need for these regulations, a new study shows that, after about one year, the regulations are keeping drivers alert and helping to prevent truck accidents. Read More »
- Safety advocates recognize the problem of distracted driving in April
Provided by: Smith Magram Berenato Michaud Colonna, P.C.
In the month of April, safety advocates take the time to raise awareness of distracted driving. Read More »
- Small change could help reduce distracted driving accidents
Provided by: Aiken & Jacobsen
Over the past decade, safety experts, as well as state and federal lawmakers and regulators, have expressed concern about the prevalence of car accidents caused by distracted driving. Experts have suggested a number of different solutions – bans on cell phone use while driving, for example, or the development of technology that prevents drivers from using electronics while behind the wheel – but many are skeptical that these efforts will have any effect. The underlying problem, after all, is behavior: people are increasingly tied to their phones and other devices and are simply unwilling to put them down, even in dangerous situations. Read More »
- Bill to raise Florida speed limits?
Provided by: Avera & Smith, LLP
The Florida Legislature is considering raising the speed limit on certain roadways within the state, which could result in more serious car accidents in high-traffic locations. Read More »
- Officials aim to reduce drunk driving accidents in Massachusetts
Provided by: Attorney Jim Haddad
Individuals injured in auto accidents caused by drunk drivers may have claims against the establishments that provided the alcohol to the impaired driver. Read More »