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How likely am I to sustain back pain from a crash?

If you were involved in a collision, you may feel back pain immediately, or it may sneak up on you days later. Crash-related back pain may be caused by damage to the: Muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the back Vertebrae in the spine Discs in between the vertebrae Spinal cord or nerves in the back...

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Distracted driving is a common danger in South Carolina, and the laws may not be strict enough

Distracted driving crashes caused nearly 3,000 traffic fatalities across the United States in 2018, according to federal statistics. Phone use while driving is the leading cause of these fatalities. Drivers can be seen using handheld devices at any given moment. Some drivers are good at concealing it, and not getting caught by police. South Carolina...

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South Carolina a top state for drunk driving

Some people might think it’s no big deal to have a few drinks and then drive, but they're fooling themselves – and putting their lives and the lives of others at risk. In South Carolina, drunk driving continues to be a very serious problem. According to The State, we have more drunk driving-related deaths than...

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South Carolina's Roads Ranked Worst in the Nation

How safe do you feel driving on South Carolina roads? If the answer is "not so safe," recent research might explain why. According to a study conducted by Consumer Affairs, South Carolina has the worst roads in the United States. In the study, each state's roadways were ranked on the following criteria: The amount of...

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One year after a deadly New York limo crash, what are regulators doing to protect passengers?

In 2018, we discussed the tragic Upstate New York limousine crash that killed 18 vehicle occupants, as well as two pedestrians. The crash occurred when the 2001 Ford Excursion stretch limo failed to come to a stop at a stop sign and crashed into two pedestrians, as well as a parked vehicle. This catastrophe was...

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AAA: ‘Infotainment’ systems’ design forces older drivers to take eyes off road too long

Take your eyes off the road for two seconds to tune the radio or check the GPS and you double the risk of a crash. For older drivers, device distractions can increase this danger. That’s because when it comes to navigating in-vehicle infotainment systems, older drivers removed their attention from the road over eight seconds...

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US Crash Fatalities Since 2000 Exceed American Military Deaths from Both World Wars

It's becoming common knowledge that crash-related deaths across the United States are stubbornly high. In recent years, the estimated number of traffic fatalities has hovered around 40,000, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). A recent article in the Washington Post looks at traffic fatalities in the U.S. from a different — and sobering — perspective. According...

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‘Cruel irony’ endangers emergency crews as drivers get

Between January and early April 2019, 16 emergency responders were stuck and killed by vehicles as they dealt with a crash or car fire. This comes at a time when a survey shows over 70 percent of U.S. drivers take photos or videos when they see emergency vehicles on the road. The National Safety Council...

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South Carolina Attorneys Offer the Best Ideas to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

For many South Carolina motorcyclists, riding is more than just a mode of transportation - it’s a way of life. Motorcyclists put their lives on the line every time they take to the open road, however, and the greatest danger they face is driver error. Most importantly, drivers should look out for motorcycles, especially when...

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The Best Ideas to Avoid Dooring Collisions

Not all car-bicycle crashes occur when a motorist is driving. Bicyclists can be severely injured even when a car is parked. How is this possible? When a driver or passenger opens a car door without first checking for oncoming traffic, "doorings" can occur. For bicyclists, they come with little warning and almost no time to...

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