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Should You Consider Adding a Dash Cam to Your Car or Truck?

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

Dashboard cameras, or “dash cams,” used to exist only in law enforcement vehicles. As the technology has improved and the devices have become less costly, more and more drivers have concluded that the devices could provide useful protection in the event of an auto accident. Read on to learn about how dash cams work,… Read More »

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Children at Serious Risk of Injury when Not Properly Restrained

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

When you travel with your children in the car, you probably take care to ensure they’re buckled in or properly restrained in their car seat before you get behind the wheel. Sometimes, car seats can be confusing to properly secure, or a clever and antsy child might simply unbuckle themselves at a point when… Read More »

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Errors Involving High-Alert Medication Can Have a Lasting Impact

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

Medical errors are the third-highest cause of death in the US, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University. Among the most serious forms of medical error are those regarding the administration of prescription drugs. While prescription medications can do enormous good in bringing patients back from the edge of death, they hold… Read More »

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When It Comes to Safety, Drivers Say One Thing and Do Another

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

Each year, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducts a nationwide poll of drivers aged 16 and up, asking those drivers to give their opinion on issues related to safe driving, and also to find out how often those drivers commit unsafe behaviors while they’re behind the wheel. The results of the most recent… Read More »

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Newly-Released Statistics Reveal 2016 to Be an Even Deadlier Year on Roads

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

2015 was the first year since the 1960s to see more roadway fatalities than in the previous year. Unfortunately, newly-released reports reveal that 2016 appears to have continued this trend of growing fatality numbers. A new safety product currently being developed by a driving technology researcher could help to stem the rise of drunk… Read More »

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How Do Rollover Crashes Happen?

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that rollover crashes are one of the deadliest forms of accident on US roads. According to the NHTSA, while only 3% of all auto accidents can be described as rollover crashes, these accidents are the cause of approximately 30% of all roadway fatalities annually. Survivors of… Read More »

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IKEA Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuits Based on Dresser Tipping Injuries

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

After several months of an ineffective response to claims that its products caused lethal injuries to owners, Swedish furniture maker IKEA has recently settled three products liability lawsuits filed against the company based on the deaths of small children caused by IKEA products.  While owners of IKEA dressers had been complaining of tipping injuries… Read More »

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Serious Accidents Caused by Road Debris

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

We’ve all seen it—a mattress flapping wildly against the roof of a car, a ladder bouncing violently with every bump in the road. Poorly secured cargo can pose a serious hazard to other drivers. A recent study took a look at the frequency of car accidents caused by road debris, and the rate at… Read More »

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Why Do Lane-Drift Collisions Happen?

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

Drifting out of your lane of traffic can be the result of a momentary lapse in attention, but it can also have serious consequences, or serve as a sign of a serious issue with your ability to drive safely. One safety research organization recently looked at the most common causes for lane drift accidents…. Read More »

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Recent Accidents Take Lives of Teacher and Student from MSD of Wayne Township

By Lee & Fairman, LLP |

Two recent accidents took the lives of both a teacher and a young student, both from within the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis. The deaths are two examples of a troubling recent trend affecting US roads, where the rate of fatal car accidents seems to be continually increasing without a clear… Read More »

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