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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

As a motorcyclist, you enjoy taking to the open road as often as possible. Regardless of your destination, you always look forward to the drive.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents remain a common problem throughout the United States. There are many causes of such accidents, including but not limited to:

Negligence on behalf of another driver, such as not [...]


Factors that Help Determine Car Accident Injuries

While there is no way of knowing what types of injuries a person will sustain in a car accident, there are many factors that contribute to this. These include but are not limited to:

The types of vehicles that are involved (including the size)
Whether or not the person was wearing a seat belt
The type of accident: [...]


Distracted Driving Stats to Consider

Last month, we discussed the dangers of distracted driving. In short, any type of distraction increases the likelihood of being involved in an accident. Subsequently, the chance of injury or death also rises.
The NHTSA continues to do its part in fighting against distracted driving, sharing information and advice with anybody and everybody who takes to [...]


Underage Drinking Statistics Prove Seriousness of Problem

Regardless of a person’s age, drinking and driving should never be a consideration. Not only does this increase the chance of an accident, but it also puts the driver, passengers, and others on the road at risk of injury or death.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has shared some interesting underage drinking statistics on its website, including [...]


Pedestrian Safety: A Growing Problem

From one side of the country to the next, there are people who prefer to walk from point A to point B, as opposed to driving or taking public transportation. With the number of pedestrians on the rise, safety among these people has become a big concern.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [...]


Massachusetts, Other States Ban Guardrail System

Massachusetts, as well as 30 other states, have banned the use of a guard rail part manufactured by Trinity Industries.
The company’s ET-Plus guardrail end terminal is at the center of an investigation, thanks in large part to its ties to 14 accidents and four deaths.
New Jersey is the latest state to ban use of the [...]


October 2014 Blog Review

During the month of October, we published a variety of updates, including news stories, tips, and much more.
One of our favorite pieces detailed the meeting of Steven A. Schwartz with a Japanese delegation. If you have yet to read this story (and review the images), click here to take a closer look.
Here are links to [...]


The Dangers of Distracted Driving

With the use of technology on the rise, many states fear that distracted driving will become an even bigger problem in the future.
In addition to texting and using a cell phone, there are many other types of distracted driving:

Adjusting the radio
Using a GPS system
Talking with other passengers
Drinking and/or eating
Watching a video

These facts from the Official [...]


Steven A. Schwartz Meets with Japanese Delegation

The United States legal system is unique in many ways, with a variety of details that set it apart from those in other parts of the world.
Recently, our own Steven A. Schwartz met with a Japanese delegation from FUNAI SOKEN, a Japanese B2B consulting firm. Several members of the delegation are members of the legal [...]


Stats Show Drunk Driving Remains a Big Problem

Despite the best efforts of police, government agencies, and other organizations, drunk driving remains a big problem in the United States.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has compiled various statistics related to the issue, including the following:

The average drunk driver has driven under the influence 80 times before being arrested for the first time.
Every day in the [...]

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