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Car crashes while driving to and from the airport

As the holiday season rolls around, many people head to another side of the country to spend time with those they love. Some people drive long distances, which can be dangerous, and others decide to fly. However, there may also be an increased risk of a motor vehicle collision even for those who take to the sky. For example, someone may become involved in a wreck while they are driving to or from the airport for a variety of reasons. If you plan to travel this year during the holidays, be especially careful when you are on the road.

An auto accident may occur while someone is in a frantic rush to get to the airport on time or bring one of their family members to the airport. Moreover, even after the plane has landed there may be an increased risk of an accident. For example, someone may rent a vehicle in a new city that they have never driven in before, and this lack of familiarity could increase the probability of something going wrong on the road. Or, someone may be extremely tired after a long flight or distracted by their loved ones once they arrive.

More motor vehicle deaths occur between Christmas and New Year’s

The holidays are supposed to be a time filled with joy and laughter. However, they can be devastating for many families, because of accidents involving drunk drivers.

According to a recent article, alcohol is involved in almost half of all car accident fatalities between Christmas and New Year’s. This is over 10 percent higher than other weeks in the year, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Preparing for a teen driver

There is a lot to think about when your young teenager starts to get to the age where it’s time to start thinking about getting a driver’s license. There is the question of what vehicle they will drive, rules about when and where they can drive and how you will enforce these rules when your child is infused with this new-found freedom.

Then, there’s the safety issue. Between distractions in the car and plain inexperience, it is no wonder that teenagers tend to be in the most car accidents. As a parent, you have to wonder what you can do to prevent an accident and how liable you will be if there is one.

Medical Problems With Essure?

National-Ad-Campaign-Young-Woman-Having-Painful.jpgDogged by thousands of lawsuits, pharmaceutical giant Bayer said in mid 2018 that it will halt sales of its controversial Essure birth-control device in the United States at the end of the year. The lawsuits allege Bayer did not disclose serious side effects and health problems from using the device.

Kentucky Motorcycle Helmet Laws

AdobeStock_125712567-1080x675.jpgAfter months of cold weather, seasoned riders and those new to motorcycle riding will begin hitting the road in the next few weeks. Riding is fun, and a great way to enjoy the countryside. Unfortunately, without the proper precautions and training, it can also be dangerous. That includes wearing a helmet and understanding Kentucky's motorcycle helmet laws. Wearing a helmet could make all the difference in an accident, and understanding when the law requires it could save you from costly fines.

Feds Fine GM $35 Million For Ignoring Deadly Ignition Switch

General Motors will pay a $35 million fine for violating federal law when it failed to promptly disclose defects in a faulty ignition switch that caused some cars to abruptly lose power, and crash without air bags deploying. GM acknowledges 13 people were killed in related accidents. Critics say the death total is much higher and is closer to 50. It is the largest such fine in US history concerning an automotive recall even though Toyota paid $1.1 billion last year for deceiving federal regulators. Lawmakers are currently pushing to impose fines of up to $300 million on GM for continuing to answer 107 questions related to the faulty switches. GM knew about the defects several years ago, but delayed making the repairs or design changes because of the cost. The defective switches were installed in 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts and HHR's, Pontiac G5's and Solstaces; and Saturn ION's from 2005 - 2011.

The Bryant Law Center has been included in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2018 "Best Law Firms" list

blf-badge-2018.jpgThe Bryant Law Center has been selected by their peers for inclusion in the "Best Law Firms" 2018 list; practice area of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. "This is quite an honor for our firm and we are proud to be recognized for the second year in a row. Our staff works very hard representing our clients and maintaining high ethical standards." stated Mark Bryant, President of the Bryant Law Center.

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