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When thinking of muscle cars, safety is typically not the first thought. We think about speed, thrill, speed, excitement, and danger with these vehicles, and it shows.  Muscle cars have  higher insurance rates, increased scrutiny by police, and are involved in a higher proportion of collision.  People don’t think about this when buying these cars. Yet with all these risks, are car manufacturers doing all they can to preserve the riders? You would think that a type of car that experiences increased instances of high speed collisions would have beefed up safety measures to protect the driver, but do they? The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has found the leading models to be lacking.

IIHS put the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Ford Mustang through the crash course to stack them up against more typical cars and each other. While the Mustang outperformed the others when it came to safety, none of them were able to secure the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK. The Camaro lacks available front crash prevention system, and unexceptional roof strength. The Challenger had immediately concerning results. In the Small Overlap Frontal Crash Test, where the vehicle is crashed into a wall’s edge with a point of impact at about the driver’s side headlights, the driver’s side front wheel was pushed back into the foot well. The crash test dummy could not be extracted without removing its foot.

The takeaway from this test was that while the Mustang and Camaro achieved good results, but not exceptional, the Challenger had a severe fault in a crash test that accounts for 25% of real world frontal collisions. We all want to have some fun, and muscle cars certainly offer that, but do not forget to consider safety ratings when shopping for a performance vehicle. It could be the difference that keeps you alive to enjoy many more rides.

The emergency room is never a place any of us want to visit, but most of us will see the inside of an emergency room at some point in our lives. Do you also know the leading reasons why? There are seven procedures that account for 80% of all emergency room trips. The study, published in JAMA Surgery, identified the following seven procedures:

  • Partial Colectomy
  • Small-bowel resection

Documenting the time you miss from work will increase the value of your case significantly. Missed time from work is compensable in itself (you get paid for the time you were off), but also is evidence of a more serious injury. If you were hurt but went to work, it appears (rightly or wrongly) that you were not as seriously injured as someone else may have been.

Check out our wage verification form for an idea as to the type of information that an adjuster (or ultimately, a jury if necessary) will need to see evidence of your wages:
The name and address of your employer
A brief description of your position
How much you make, and how you get paid (hourly, salary, commission, etc.)
The dates you missed from work
The date you went back to work

You will have to prove you have paid your taxes. Be prepared to show a pay stub showing your withholdings or a tax return if a case has to go to Court.

At least 6 people have died in the worst Metrorail collision in the system’s history. Preliminary news reports indicate that one train on Metro’s Red Line struck the rear of another train stopped on the track. At this point, the investigation is just beginning.

For those injured and for the families of those killed, I feel very sorry and express my deepest sympathies. If you need help with a claim against Metro, you should contact competent, experienced legal counsel immediately. Metro is notoriously difficult to deal with on injury claims. Metro is self-insured, they have no insurance.

Yes, getting your car inspected every year is time consuming. And yes, getting your car inspected can be expensive, especially if it turns out that your car needs several things repaired in order for it to pass.

But how would you feel if you caused an accident or, even worse, caused someone to get seriously hurt because you didn’t bother to get your car inspected? What if your brakes fail? What if your horn doesn’t work? What if your tires aren’t good enough? What if your blinkers don’t work?

A better way to look at it would be to reverse that situation. What if you got hit by a driver who didn’t bother to have his car inspected? Or didn’t bother to fix what was wrong?

According to a recent study by Allstate, D.C.s drivers rank among the worst in the nation. And by “among,” we mean “the worst.”

Our drivers average one accident every 5.4 years. This is not something to be proud of.

To see an article about this, follow the link below.

If you follow this link:

http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1105364095740

you will find an article from Law.com that describes how the readings from a cars “black box” data recorder can be admissable as evidence in a murder trial.

Recently the FDA publicized a list of drugs that might find dangerous. They plan on updating this list every three months.
While thats all well and good, we could not help but notice that some of the drugs on the list have been known to be dangerous for quite some time now.

For instance, the mention of OxyContin as being “potentially addictive” IS in fact breaking news, if you happen to be living in the year 2005.

We also find that some of the descriptions on the list are maddeningly vague. If a pill taken in good faith could cause a stroke or heart attack, could you tell us how? Or how often it happens?