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Car Care Awareness Month Tips

By Car Accident Help on April 25, 2018 | Posted in: Auto Accident

winter-tires-2861853_1920It’s Car Care Awareness Month, and all car owner knows that maintaining their car is much cheaper than the costly repairs that can result from improper maintenance—or even worse, no maintenance. But what most drivers don’t consider is the fact that several parts on a car are critical to their safety and the safety of others.

Making sure that you inspect and maintain those parts could save you a lot more than just money.

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It’s Always Distracted Driving Month!

By Car Accident Help on April 17, 2018 | Posted in: Distracted Driver

Young girl is texting in the traffic jam in a rainy dayWe have become a society that believes multitasking should be applauded. Time is a very valuable and limited resource to many people, and as a result, they are eager to complete as many tasks as they can at one time. Unfortunately, many of the same industrious people choose to multitask while driving, which often ends in tragedy. In 2015, there were 8,012 crashes in Oklahoma alone that involved some form of distracted driver.

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The Dangers of Emotional Driving

By Car Accident Help on March 30, 2018 | Posted in: Distracted Driver

Couple arguing while she is driving a carOperating a motor vehicle in an “emotional” frame of mind may be dangerous. One study reported by ABC News found that drivers who are experiencing extreme sadness, anger, or agitation are ten times more likely to be involved in a crash.

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Can a Used Car Dealer Sell a Car with an Unfixed Recall?

By Car Accident Help on March 20, 2018 | Posted in: Product Liability

spanner-3013135_1920Used cars are often bought and sold without regard for any manufacturer recalls—and it’s perfectly legal to do so. Unfortunately, some repairs are vital. Delia Robles, a 50-year-old woman in Riverside, California, was driving her 2001 Honda Civic when she was killed by her airbag exploding, sending metal parts flying. Her vehicle was among the many recalled due to a defective Takata airbag, which is believed to have caused approximately 15 deaths to date. She was yet another used vehicle buyer who unknowingly purchased a dangerous vehicle.

New car dealers must disclose and repair vehicles under recall, but used car sellers are not required to disclose or repair recalls for sales transactions.

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What to Do If You Get into an Accident in a Rental Vehicle

By Car Accident Help on March 13, 2018 | Posted in: Auto Accident

car-2876551According to Auto Rental News, there were approximately 2,186,700 rental cars in service during 2017 and there are over 19,000 rental locations across the country. Chances are you’ve used a rental car in the last few years, whether for travel or during your vehicle’s maintenance.

So what should you do if you get in an accident in a rental car?

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Say Hello to Navigation System Distraction

By Car Accident Help on March 3, 2018 | Posted in: Dangerous Products

driving-distracted-car-phone-navigation-863123_1920With the widespread use of GPS navigation systems, it’s no surprise that they sometimes cause accidents.

GPS is available in the form of a standalone portable device, as an app on most smartphones, and as a standard feature installed in new vehicles. People are gradually becoming more dependent on navigation systems, and “blindly” following the directions may lead to major problems.

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When Mechanics Make Mistakes

By Car Accident Help on February 21, 2018 | Posted in: Dangerous Products

customized-3024203_1920Between 2006 and 2016, there were roughly 221,000 to 228,000 automobile repair and maintenance businesses in the United States. People have an ongoing need to look after their cars, and thankfully, the vast majority of auto repairs are completed without any problems.

But situations do arise where a repair was misdiagnosed, done incorrectly, or used the wrong materials. Let’s look at examples of negligent repairs and address when negligent work can lead to an accident and liability on the part of the mechanic.

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Do Electric Cars Have Disadvantages in Accidents?

By Car Accident Help on February 10, 2018 | Posted in: Product Liability

pexels-photo-110844In recent years, there have been more options in the hybrid and electric vehicle market. These vehicles are touted as more environmentally friendly, and obviously reduce our dependence on oil.

Since 2007, there have been over 3.6 million such vehicles sold in the U.S. There are dozens of “pros and cons” that can be debated when evaluating electric vehicles, but one potential consideration is how these new vehicles compare to gas-powered vehicles in accident safety.

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It’s Not the Good Ol’ Days: 3 Things You Can’t Do in Cars Anymore

By Car Accident Help on February 7, 2018 | Posted in: Auto Accident

car-2606586_1920There is certainly a much greater emphasis on motor vehicle safety nowadays compared to what existed 50 years ago.

This concern is justified, as vehicle accidents are the top cause of death for those in the U.S. under the age of 30. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that Oklahoma endured 5,800 fatalities over a recent nine-year period. In 2012, the national rate of motor vehicle deaths per 100,000 people was 7.0—but Oklahoma’s rate was 14.3.

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Car Hacking: Could It Happen to You?

By Car Accident Help on January 25, 2018 | Posted in: Product Liability

pexels-photo-97079The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation has reported that statewide, there were 10,169 car thefts in 2015. In Tulsa, there has been a recent wave of auto thefts. These thieves seem to work in small groups, moving through residential neighborhoods after dark. In addition, the thieves use garage door openers from the vehicles with attached garages to access homes, searching for valuables. With more surveillance cameras now in use, many of the thefts can be seen on tape.

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