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Year: 2012

Crash test dummies not decreasing car accident fatality rate

December 27, 2012 Published in Car Accidents,Firm News

Last year, an estimated 35,000 people were killed in car accidents in the U.S. Despite safety features and regulations for auto manufacturers, fatal car accidents still continue at an unusually high rate. A study by the co-founder of the Center for Injury Research is trying to figure out why vehicle safety features are not reducing…

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Alert driving over the holidays needed following fatal Illinois accident

December 17, 2012 Published in Articles

Crossing central Illinois, Interstate 55 connects the Chicago metro with St. Louis. Over the holiday season, the corridor sees an increase in truck and passenger vehicle traffic. A recent tragedy near Litchfield provides a reminder to take care over the next few weeks as more people hit the roads to be with family. The accident…

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Drivers tied to their cellphones despite dangers

December 12, 2012 Published in Car Accidents,Firm News

Distracted driving is one most common causes of car accidents in the U.S. The increased use of technology and Americans constantly having their cellphones nearby has only made distracted driving more dangerous. A new study by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers researched just how much cellphones are used in everyday life. The findings were not…

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Older farm workers have higher risk of being injured

December 7, 2012 Published in Firm News,Personal Injury

Older farmers have a higher risk of being injured, especially if they spend a lot of time operating heavy machinery, according to a new study by the University of Alberta. The study found that farm workers ages 45 to 64 spent six or eight more days per year operating tractors and other farming machinery compared…

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