8 Common Mistakes of Teen Drivers
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on October 21, 2021
As a teenager, getting a driver's license brings a new sense of freedom. They don't have to rely on others for rides and can drive to any destination they want. With this freedom comes a new form of responsibility on the road. Within the first year of having their license, teens are 10 times...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Autonomous Cars
Posted in Automobile, In the news, Uncategorized on September 23, 2021
Autonomous cars are vehicles made to drive on their own in the absence of a standard driver. These vehicles were created to prevent human error while driving, which makes up around 94% of serious accidents. Since the start of 2021, 970 accident fatalities have occurred in Ohio compared to 864 in 2020. Weighing the...
What Type of Car Seat Does Your Child Need?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on September 20, 2021
September 19-25 is recognized as Child Passenger Safety Week to bring awareness on keeping children safe in the car. Car crashes are the leading cause of death in children under 13, with at least two children killed and 374 injured every day. In 2019, based on crashes where children have died, 38% of them...
How Important is Wearing a Seat Belt?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on August 12, 2021
While most people understand that wearing a seat belt is important, many decide not to wear one when getting into a vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019, 22,215 people were killed in a motor-vehicle accident; 47% of them were not wearing a seatbelt. Seat Belt Laws in Ohio: Drivers...
Keeping Kids Safe in the Car
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on July 19, 2021
We have good news and bad news. The good news - when it comes to crashes, children are much safer than they used to be. The number of child passenger deaths has declined by more than half since 1975. The bad news - motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death for children....
Summer Driving: Vehicle Safety Checklist
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on June 22, 2021
Summer is here, which means people are driving more and traveling for vacations. Which makes it a great time to review this vehicle safety checklist from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Before you get in the car and drive off, make sure everything is in good working order. Summer Driving Checklist Battery...
You’ve Been in an Accident. Now What?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on June 15, 2021
Being involved in an accident is stressful. It's natural to wonder what steps you should take in the aftermath of such an event. However, first things first - try to remain calm and focused. The Ohio car accident attorneys of Elk & Elk have compiled a list of things to do at and after...
Deer in the Headlights: Avoiding Animal-Vehicle Collisions
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident on June 8, 2021
Nearly hitting (or actually colliding with) an animal on the road is a nerve-racking experience. The fact is, animal-vehicle collisions are sad, dangerous and costly. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates there are more than 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions each year, resulting in 150 human deaths, tens of thousands of injuries and more...
How to Deal With Unsafe Driving Situations
Posted in Automobile on May 17, 2021
As the economy reopens and we return (hopefully) to pre-pandemic "normalcy," it's safe to say that more people will be back on the roads. So then, what better time than now to review some safe driving tips? In this blog, we'll look at ways to deal with common road hazards. Bad Weather Slow down...
A Troubling Trend on the Roads
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident on May 3, 2021
Wrong-way auto accidents have always been a problem. Unfortunately, this devastating threat is not going away. [caption id="attachment_33953" align="alignright" width="271"] Wrong-way crashes are increasing.[/caption] According to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS), there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018. That is up 34...