Senior Drunk Driving More than Doubles Car Accident Risks

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 23, 2023

Seniors are not at a high risk of driving under the influence of alcohol, but when they do drive drunk, their risks of being involved in an auto accident increase substantially. According to the results of a new study,  when a senior driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, his chances of being […]

Georgia DDS Calls for Focus on Motorcycle Safety

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 16, 2023

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is calling for motorcyclists to wear helmets and obey traffic laws, while urging motorists to be more aware of the motorcycles they share the roads with in order to prevent motorcycle accidents. This  May, the National Safety Council is commemorating National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Georgia Department […]

Bicyclists More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in SUV Car Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 12, 2023

While bicyclists may be at risk of suffering serious personal injuries in any type of car accident, their risk of suffering fatal injuries increases significantly when they are involved in an auto accident with an SUV. Larger  vehicles like SUVs and pickup trucks have recently come under the scanner for the increased risk of serious […]

Focus on Interpersonal Relationships may Help Reduce Distracted Driving Car Accident Rates

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 8, 2023

New  studies show that at least half of all Americans admit to using a cell phone while driving, even while being aware of the risks of these behaviors.  The  study also suggests that using a more interpersonal approach that targets personal and work relationships could be key to preventing auto accidents caused by distracted driving. […]

Slip and Fall Accidents are More Dangerous for Men

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 2, 2023

Older men are at a much higher risk of suffering potentially serious head injuries when they suffer a slip and fall accident, compared to women.  These findings from a recent study are surprising because earlier research had held that women have a higher risk of suffering skull or facial fractures in a slip and fall […]

Electric Vehicles Pose Special Car Accident Risks to Motorists and Pedestrians

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 24, 2023

With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles on our roads as  well as the expanding sizes of these vehicles, safety organizations are raising concerns about the risks involving  these heavier cars, especially the risks to motorists in other vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. The  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is reporting on the under – evaluated […]

Why Some Pedestrians are at a Higher Risk of Fatal Car Accidents Than Others

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 18, 2023

Pedestrian accident numbers have been rising around the US at an alarming rate, but some pedestrians have a much higher risk of being involved in a fatal car accident compared to others. A  new report in The Grid analyses pedestrian accident statistics as outlined by recent reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.   Preliminary […]

Report: Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Deaths up in First Half of 2022

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 31, 2023

A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association finds that pedestrian accident fatality numbers continue to rise with a significant 5% increase in the first 6 months of 2022, compared to the previous year. According to data by the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were a total of 3,434 pedestrian accident deaths across the […]

Breathing Exercises Could Help Heal Brain Injury in Teens

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 27, 2023

Teenagers who have suffered a concussion or a mild brain injury may benefit from breathing exercises that could help heal the injury quicker. Car accidents  are an under-estimated cause of brain injury among teenagers.  Much  of the available research  focuses on the role of sports injuries, especially those involving contact sports, in causing brain injuries […]

New Personal Injury Prevention Technology Changes the Game for Motorcyclists

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 22, 2023

For decades, motorcyclists  have been the most vulnerable users of our highways.  While the risk of serious personal injuries in a motorcycle accident continue to remain high, new personal injury prevention technology gives motorcyclists a much stronger fighting chance against catastrophic or fatal injuries in an motorcycle accident. Auto Week recently reported on two specific […]