Since 2018, federal law requires all new American cars to have at least one camera: a rearview camera. Many vehicles have multiple cameras that will record even when the vehicle is off, and some vehicles have cameras that monitor the driver’s face. Car cameras have lots of benefits but they also raise some interesting questions for car accident cases and beyond.
Spring forward was this Sunday. While most of us are not crazy about the time change and need a few days to adjust our body clocks, it does serve as a good reminder to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. And now, vehicle manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration want to use the time change to remind you to do one other safety check, and we love the idea.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched its first-ever Safety Recall Week. The initiative is designed to encourage car and truck owners to check for open recalls on their vehicle twice a year — with the changing of the time. Here are some important facts you may not know about vehicle recalls and why they are so important: Continue reading
Currently, the Trump Administration is working to relax trucking regulations. Yet, trucking accidents have increased 40% since 2009. According to the most recent data, 4,136 people lose their lives each year in trucking accidents (trucking accidents includes semis and other large commercial vehicles), and another 87,000 are injured. Do you know when and where you are most likely to have an accident with a truck driver? Read on for these and other important information about deadly trucking accidents. Continue reading
Unfortunately, chances are you will be in one. Experts estimate, on average, drivers will experience a car accident every 18 years, so most folks will have multiple car accidents in their lifetime even if they are only minor. With those odds, it is time you brush up on what to do, and just as importantly, what not to do following an accident. And, because accidents tend to shake us up, we recommend you print this post to keep in your glove box, so that you can easily reference it if you need to do so. Continue reading
Each year in the United States, more than 400,000 women will choose to have breast implants. Seventy-five percent of those surgeries are performed on healthy breasts for aesthetic reasons, and the remaining twenty-five percent are performed following mastectomies. Regardless of the reason, breast implants can either be ruptured or displaced in an accident and, depending upon the circumstances, you might not know it for some time. If you or a loved one has breast implants, read on to find out what to do following an accident. Continue reading
We love this photo for several reasons. First, this really is the Oscar Mayer wiener-mobile getting pulled over for a driving violation although it looks like it could be a scene from a Jim Carey or Chevy Chase movie. Second, it happened in John’s home state of Wisconsin. We can’t help but wonder if it had been a brat-mobile or a cheese-mobile whether the vehicle would have been pulled over at all. Third, this photo inspired us to remind Tennessee drivers of some important laws so that they are not an Oscar Mayer wiener. So read on to find out what the wiener-mobile did wrong and what you can do right. Continue reading
At dinner one night, when our son was little, he told a story about how a company had made a toy that did not perform as expected. He concluded his tale with an indignant “They don’t care about us; they just want our money”. From the mouths of babes, right? We all laughed but the sad truth is that every day in the headlines we see where corporations put profits over safety. To some, financial growth is the sole objective. So what can be done? Continue reading
Well, we are one week into the new year and the new decade. How are you doing on your resolutions? Most folks, roughly 80%, will trash their resolutions by January 10th. The failure rate on resolutions is so high because generally resolutions like weight loss or learning a foreign language or completing your graduate degree require hard work and take significant time. But, we have 5 important resolutions that can be done in a couple of hours max and could make an incredible difference in your life. Continue reading
Forty-eight percent of car accidents on New Year’s Eve are alcohol-related. In fact, New Year’s Eve is the second deadliest day of the year for car accidents (Memorial Day is first). For these reasons, The Law Offices of John Day is proud to announce it will, for the third year in a row, be offering free Uber rides home for Murfreesboro residents. Read on to learn how you can get home safely after a fun New Year’s Eve. Continue reading
A few days ago, the Today Show did a report on drivers asleep at the wheel while the vehicle’s automated technology drove the vehicle. Some of the video clips they showed were alarming, and a quick internet search revealed a lot more examples of drivers caught sleeping at the wheel. Of course, this prompts lots of questions. Is this safe with the existing technology? How much can drivers actually rely on automated systems? Should there be criminal penalties for drivers caught sleeping at the wheel? Should commercial vehicles be equipped with this technology? Read on for some information on these issues. Continue reading