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Home > 2011 > October

Halloween night could lead to pedestrian accidents

Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2011 at 5:36 pm    

Pedestrian accidents occur more often at night. This Halloween it is important to be aware of your surroundings so that accidents can be avoided.

There were 59,000 pedestrians injured in the U.S. in 2009 due to car accidents. Of those 59,000 that were hurt, 4,900 died. Between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. these accidents take place more frequently. Popular trick-or-treating hours this Halloween are said to be during 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Therefore, drivers need to be cautious on the roads during that time.

Parents should share with their children different ways to stay safe while trick-or-treating. Children should be paying attention in crosswalks and should only walk on sidewalks in the neighborhoods. Dimly lit areas need to be avoided and reflective clothing should be worn.

Put safety first this Halloween.

Pedestrian accidents are extremely dangerous for the pedestrians involved. If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, please contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Research reveals women injured more often in car accidents

Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 5:43 pm    

A recent study on display in the American Journal of Public Health reveals that women are 47 times more likely to be injured in a car accident than men.

These gender-biased results are said to be due to safety features. Vehicle safety features are typically designed with men in mind. Therefore, women who are, on average, shorter in height and possess a smaller frame lose certain benefits of these features. For instance, women suffer injuries to their lower body because they have a shorter build than males and therefore the seat belt does not work properly.

To reduce the number of women severely hurt in car accidents, the study suggests that vehicle manufacturers tailor their safety features towards the average woman’s body. These adjustments will aid in the decrease of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Wausau motor vehicle accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.