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Study highlights importance of proper child safety restraint use

Children dying in car crashes are horrible events that no family should ever have to deal with. There are many different factors that come into the picture for these accidents. One of these is the location of the crash. The northeastern portion of the United States has the lowest rate of child deaths from car crashes and the southern area has the highest rate.

Be mindful of your rights after a commercial truck accident

It won't be much longer before the holiday season is in full swing, accelerating into Thanksgiving and right through the new year. With this, of course, comes the confluence of more challenging weather and increased traffic congestion. This congestion owes in part to the increase in holiday travel, and to the increase in freight transport at the end of the year.

Certain engines in trucks recalled due to fuel pump issues

There are thousands of variables that can contribute to a serious car accident. Sometimes, there's inclement weather that makes driving more difficult. Other times, issues with infrastructure, like stop lights, can lead to traffic collisions. One driver choosing to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, exhausted or distracted could also contribute. A somewhat common but often overlooked contributing cause to crashes is mechanical failure.

Commercial truck inspections show trend of inadequate maintenance

Commercial trucks can pose a serious threat to those driving smaller passenger vehicles on the road. These massive vehicles take longer to stop, make wide turns and have huge blind spots. All of those factors increase the risk of a serious or even deadly collision with other vehicles. Even if other drivers do their best to share the road safely, it only takes a second for a commercial vehicle to become a danger to others.

What will happen if Congress kills class actions?

Class action lawsuits arise from incidents that cause injuries to many people -- for example, the people that purchase a certain product. If that product's production is below reasonable standards and malfunctions, causing injuries or other damages, the people that purchased the product or those injured by the product can band together and file a class action lawsuit.

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