Category: Car Accidents

Traffic Deaths Are Climbing Upward

The National Highway Traffic Administration has noted an uptick in traffic deaths for the first half (January-June) of 2012.  An estimated 16,920 deaths in motor vehicle collisions have occurred in the first half of this half.  This results in an increase of about 9% in deaths when compared with the 14,950 fatalities in the first half of 2011. The N.H.T.S.A. called this the largest increase during the first half of the year since the agency began collecting car crash data in 1975. 

Why this increase?  They are several speculated reasons.  One, the past winter was mild, thus more people were driving more often.  Two, the economy improved, thus more people were driving and driving more often. 

Prior to this recent uptick, there had been a six-year decline in the fatality rate.  The decline has been attributed to multiple factors including advancements in safety technology, safer roads, public awareness of safe driving techniques, and increased use of seat belts.  Lets hope that this recent increase does not start an upward trend.

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Sabatini & Associates Retained In Single Vehicle Accident Case

Sabatini and Associates has been retained by a client severely injured in a single vehicle collision that happened in Connecticut.  The collision was caused as a result of a defective vehicle that the owner provided our client to drive.  As a result of the defect, our client lost control of the vehicle, went off the road and crashed.  An owner of a motor vehicle must ensure that the vehicle is reasonably safe to operate.  Any mechanical problems with a vehicle that can impair the safe operation of the vehicle that the owner is aware of or should be aware of needs to repaired. The failure to make the repairs constitutes negligence.

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Sabatini & Associates Retained By Client Injured In Car Accident

Sabatini and Associates has been retained by a client who was seriously injured in a Connecticut car accident. The collision caused such extensive damage to the vehicles that the responding fire department needed to use the Jaws of Life to extract our client out of his motor vehicle. The Jaws of Life are a set of hydraulic rescue tools that are used by emergency rescue personnel to assist vehicle extraction of crash victims.

Prior to the Jaws of Life, rescuers would use circular saws or crowbars to extract crash victims. Circular saws were problematic as they were prone to generate sparks which could then spark a fire. Crowbars were problematic because they could destabilize the vehicle and cause further injury.

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