September 14th, 2012
Bloomfield Hills, MI, September 07, 2012 — Bloomfield Hills car accident attorney Thomas L. Stroble said today that smart car technology to be tested in Ann Arbor that will warn drivers of potential road hazards is a great technological advance – but it’s still no substitute for safe, responsible driving.
“Devices that alert drivers of potential dangers on the road ahead and help them avoid car accidents deliver on the promise of 21st century technological advances,” said Stroble, whose Bloomfield Hills personal injury lawyers of The Stroble Law Firm, P.C., represent Michigan car accident victims throughout Oakland County and surrounding … Read More Posted In: Automobile Safety
September 11th, 2012
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest report on obesity rates in the United States. According to the study, more than one-third of U.S. adults, or 36 percent, are obese. While obesity-related health conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, injury or death from car accidents may soon be added to the list.
In a separate study from the University of Buffalo, researchers found that extremely obese people are 67 percent less likely to wear a seatbelt, and they are 56 percent more likely to die in a car … Read More Posted In: Automobile Safety
September 5th, 2012
AT&T, one of the leading providers of telecommunications services, is urging drivers to take its “Never Text and Drive” pledge as part of a campaign to warn people about the serious dangers of texting while driving.
Statistics show that texting while driving puts the driver, his or her passengers, and all other motorists on the highway at risk for a serious crash. “Distracted driving is an epidemic on our roadways, and we need people all across America to take action in their communities to help put a stop to it,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
The … Read More Posted In: Automobile Safety
August 31st, 2012
During the opening week of school this week in North Carolina, a 7-year-old girl died after she was struck by a vehicle as she ran to her school bus. In her excitement to climb aboard, the girl sprinted into the path of an approaching vehicle as she advanced toward the bus. Unfortunately, a tragic occurrence like this can happen anywhere, and it reminds us all to stay alert as children return to school.
There have been more than 1,200 school transportation-related crashes since 2001, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those crashes, nearly 1,400 people died, … Read More Posted In: Car Accidents
August 30th, 2012
Nearly 4,000 people die and 100,000 are injured each year in the United States in vehicle accidents involving large trucks. While some of these accidents are caused by poor road conditions or driver error, the National Transportation Safety Board reports that serious medical conditions of commercial vehicle drivers have “directly contributed to significant fatal and injury crashes.”
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports 12 percent of accidents involving tractor-trailers were caused by drivers who dozed off, had a heart attack, were in diabetic shock or had some other health problem. Excessive weight can be a factor in all of … Read More Posted In: Truck Accidents