If you felt like you were able to walk away from your crash and go about your day, a few aches and pains may not seem like a big deal. It's important to understand that any pain or discomfort you experience after a crash (especially if it wasn't there before) is always something you should...Read More
AAA: ADAS tech may interfere with driving
If you recently purchased a new car, you may already be familiar with active driving assistance systems (ADAS). According to SAE International, ADAS technology provides some automated assistance with steering, braking acceleration, lane centering and adaptive cruise control. A recent study conducted by AAA cautions drivers not to become too reliant on ADAS technology. While...Read More
Alcohol Detection Systems Could Prevent Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents
Arkansas drunk driving accident lawyers explain what you need to know The dangers of drunk driving have been well-documented for decades. Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in drunk driving accidents. Specifically, more than 10,000 people each year nationwide die in motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers, according to the National...Read More
Where does impaired driving start?
Impaired driving often results in the most devastating crashes that kill and injure people each day across the United States. According to the NHTSA, drunk driving alone killed 10,511 people in the U.S. during 2018, accounting for 29 percent of all traffic fatalities for that year. In Arkansas, the death toll was 134. People generally...Read More
6 myths to be aware of after a car wreck
Taking the right course of action after a car wreck can make a night-and-day difference between a full recovery and having to pay for crash-related losses out-of-pocket. Crash victims sometimes fall for the myths pertaining to medical attention, dealing with insurance companies, and hiring an attorney. These myths can hurt your chances of getting the...Read More
How do environmental factors contribute to car accidents in Arkansas?
One rule of staying safe on Arkansas roads is to expect the unexpected. We may know when traffic will be backed up due to roadside construction. We may be aware of that pothole or confusing intersection we encounter during our daily travels. Sometimes, drivers can be taken by surprise by adverse weather conditions, poor visibility,...Read More
How can I recover damages from a crash?
You don't have to be a reckless driver to be involved in a car wreck. Even if you're a responsible and defensive driver with no prior accidents, a crash can happen unexpectedly. The Arkansas attorneys at McDaniel Law Firm, PLC have seen how devastating crashes can be for safe and responsible drivers. Not only do...Read More
Traffic fatalities are down, but not enough
The National Safety Council (NSC) recently projected its preliminary estimates for 2019 traffic fatalities. The agency says that roughly 38,800 people died on U.S. roadways that year, a two percent decrease from 2018. The good news is we are continuing to see a downward trend in traffic fatalities. For example, 2018 had a four-percent decrease...Read More
Emerging car safety technology may help prevent distracted and drowsy driving
Distracted driving kills more than 3,000 people each year across the United States. Drowsy driving kills nearly 800 people yearly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than one million traffic fatalities globally each year. The WHO also estimates that using a handheld or hands-free phone while driving increases the risk of...Read More
Study: Drivers experienced with vehicle technology likely to get distracted
Drivers with experience using modern on-board technology such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist are nearly twice as likely to engage in distracted driving activities, according to a recent study. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers were less distracted before they got accustomed to using advanced driver assistance technologies. The study...Read More