Jul 28

GM’s Faulty Ignition Switches And Wrongful Death Suits In Idaho

The defective ignition switches in GM cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion are at the center of one of the most high-profile wrongful death cases in recent history. In early July, it was announced that GM’s financial liability for problems caused by the defective switches could climb to billions of dollars. There …

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Jul 23

Drunk Drivers Cause More Deaths And Injuries Than Commonly Reported

We all know that drinking and driving can be deadly, but recent evidence suggests alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents are significantly under reported. A study in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs  reviewed the death certificates for people  killed in motor vehicle accidents. Researchers found that a large number of …

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Jul 21

Cars Kill Cyclists: Avoiding Car/Bike Collisions

The rate at which cyclists are killed by cars in the U.S. is more than double the rate of the U.K., Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands.  About 33,000 people die in motor vehicle accidents in the United States each year. Approximately 1 in 41 of these victims is a bicyclist There is no question but …

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Jul 18

Pedestrian Safety and the Safe Streets Act of 2014

Over 70,000 pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year. Children and the elderly are at the most risk for such injuries.  So while walking is an excellent form of exercise–and an affordable means of transportation–pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable on the road. The Safe Streets Act of 2014 was introduced into the U.S. Senate …

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Jul 17

Insurance Company Fine Print Can Hurt: Be Sure You Are Actually Protected by Your Car Insurance

Shopping for car insurance is not as fun as a trip to the mall, but it poses more risks.  The companies work hard to limit what they pay out in benefits.  It is important that you read your policy carefully in order to understand what is covered. Insurance companies are famous for having legal loopholes that …

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Jul 14

Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

Teen drivers are almost three times as likely to get in a collision as compare to adult driver.  Driving is a skill that requires practice, which means that youthful drivers are at a disadvantage on the road. Recent statistics from the Idaho Transportation Department reveal that youthful drivers (drivers age 15-19) were involved in 4,825 …

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Jul 11

Distracted Driving Dangers May Cost You Your Life

Distracted driving has been a problem for many years, but the rise of cell phone usage has created more ways for drivers to take their attention away from the road. According to the Texting and Driving Safety website, at least 23% of all car accidents in 2011 involved the use of cell phones. The site …

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Jul 10

Idaho Car Insurance Laws Explained

Most of us think of car insurance premiums as just another bill to pay each month, but it’s smart to take the time to understand what type of insurance coverage you have. If you are ever involved in a motor vehicle accident that results in injuries or property damage, this information will become important in …

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