Category: Wrongful Death

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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Jun 16

Anger, Aggression and Road Rage Can Kill: Tips To Minimize Problems with Aggressive Drivers

Aggressive driving is a major factor in many needless vehicle accidents. Idaho Transportation Department statistics show aggressive driving contributed to at least 218 deaths on Idaho roads between 2010 and 2012. Another 1,840 people were seriously injured in aggressive-driver-involved vehicle crashes. Good drivers know that traffic conditions and other drivers’ behaviors are out of their control.  …

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Jun 11

Eight Tips For Safe Driving at Night

There is a good  and simple reason drivers are encouraged to be extra cautious during the nighttime hours–reduced visibility can increase the odds of an accident. A recent example showing this just happened on June 4. Shortly after 9:30 pm, the Idaho State Police were called to the scene of a one vehicle rollover crash …

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May 28

Don’t Let Your Motorcycle Season Start Off with a Crash

On May 17, Idaho State Police had to investigate a crash at the intersection on  Highway 50, just outside of Hansen.  Christopher Park was driving west on  Highway 50 on his motorcycle -a 2011 Honda. Adrian Hurtado was southbound on 3800 North in his new pickup.  Hurtado didn’t yield to Park, as he was supposed …

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May 23

Accidents Involving Impaired Drivers

A night out on the town can take a tragic turn if you come into contact with someone driving under the influence. The CDC reports that impaired drivers are involved in about 30 percent of all collisions, with one person dying every 48 minutes in a crash caused by someone driving under the influence. If …

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May 02

What to do if You’re Involved in a Car Accident While Traveling 

If you are involved in a car accident while traveling away from home, you probably want to take certain steps to protect your legal rights. The most important thing to do after your car accident is to seek medical attention for any injuries. It’s understandable to want to return home as quickly as possible, but …

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Apr 30

Safety Tips When Spring Showers Bring Slick Roads

Wet spring weather requires attentive driving to keep you safe. Idaho drivers can be lulled into a false sense of security when warm temps melt snow and ice, but rain offers ts own set of driving challenges. AAA reports that wet weather contributes to over 1.2 million motor vehicle accidents per year. A wet road …

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Apr 02

Practicing Safety: How to Prevent Slip and Falls

  While everyone is occasionally prone to that momentary lapse in judgment or carelessness that can cause an accidental fall, most accidents can well be avoided by practicing workplace safety. Every year, thousands of employees are injured (sometimes fatally) due to preventable workplace accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips and falls cause …

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