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How Much of a Distracted Driver are You?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

If you own and operate an automobile, chances are you are well aware of the optimal importance safety plays when behind the wheel of a car. In a perfect world, assuming every licensed driver operated their vehicle with the utmost, attentive focus, auto accidents would be a rarity. Unfortunately, however, this is not the case with not only seasoned drivers but with newly licensed teens as well. Texting while driving has now become a greater hazard than driving under the influence in the U.S., accounting for 1.3 million (23%) accidents in 2013 alone and climbing. Driving while drunk or impaired was the cause of 20% of auto accidents nationwide that same year. What these numbers indicate is this – we can almost expect for a large portion of the drivers we share roads with to be dangerously negligent, distracted or outright reckless! So the question begs – how much of a distracted driver are you? Take a loot at what been documents as the most common distractions while driving. AA010768

Mobile phones – We use our mobile phones for everything: calls, messaging, email, Internet, games, and even as a GPS. Mobile phone use while driving has become such a problem that there are now strict laws in place to control their use.

Food and drink – It can be hard to resist pinching a few fries after going through a drive-through restaurant, but some drivers will attempt to eat an entire meal with one hand on the wheel. Messy and not the best for digestion, it’s also a distraction on the road and can make the eater/driver reckless – research suggests that eating a cheeseburger while driving can be more hazardous than talking on a mobile phone while driving.

If you must bring a hot drink into the car, it’s worth looking into a no-spill travel mug that you can store in a secure cup holder. Even better, get one that keeps your drink hot so that it will be at optimal drinking temperature once you’ve arrived.

Pets in the car – Few pets stay still in a moving vehicle, and it can be very distracting for anyone in the front seat. Getting your pet as comfortable as possible and having appropriate restraints within the car can prevent your furry friend from distracting you. There are laws in place about travelling in cars with pets, so make sure that you’re familiar with these before driving off.

Kids in the car – Squabbling or bored children can be equally distracting. It doesn’t matter how short or long the drive, it’s essential to keep your kids entertained so that you can focus on the road. Our advice? Keep favourite books, magazines, and toys in the car and within easy reach, so that you can dissolve any boredom or potential fights in quick time.

The sun on the horizon – Driving into the sun at dawn or dusk can be particularly distracting if it forces you to squint. Sunglasses are a must, and pulling down the sun visor may help. If the sun is right in your line of vision, try adjusting your sitting position so that your eyes are shaded; if it’s unbearable, pull over and wait the 10 minutes for the sun to rise or set – it’s safer and a much nicer way to appreciate the beginning or end of the day.

Tuning in – can cause you to tune out. Flicking between radio stations, changing CDs or selecting a song on your music player can steal your concentration away from the road and causes you to be a hazard to yourself and other road users.

A hottie –Well, helloooo! In a survey taken by Allianz last year, 51% of male drivers admitted to getting distracted by an attractive pedestrian when driving. And it’s not just the men with wandering eyes – 15% of women admitted to taking in the scenery!

A surprise – Car accidents can happen when something surprises you while driving. A spider in the car, a bee sting, or a passenger sneezing, can give you a fright and cause you to panic and slam your foot on the brake or to swerve. Keep your cool and pull over somewhere safely; and then you can sort out whatever has distracted you and take your time to calm down before rejoining the traffic.

Vanity – Hey there, good looking! Primping or grooming in the rear-view mirror is a surprisingly common distraction for drivers. Applying make-up, fixing hair, adjusting your clothes or simply appreciating your reflection can divert your attention away from what’s happening around your car.

If you or a loved one has recently been involved or injured in an accident with a distracted driver,  you’re entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, auto repairs, and punitive damages. Here at The Law Office of Neil Flit, our team of law professionals will support and guide you through the process of your legal claim. With our small team of highly knowledgeable attorneys, we pride ourselves in our ability to guarantee the personal attention necessary to handle your claim in a timely fashion and hold liable parties responsible for their actions to secure the settlement you deserve. FLIT

TMJ as a Result of Whiplash

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The resulting pain of even a minor car accident can take some time to articulate and sort out. From neck and back pain to slipped disk, a lot of times what’s overlooked is a condition called TMJ or temporalmandibular disorder and it goes hand-in-hand with whiplash, however, many people who suffer from this disorder are unaware are unaware of this fact. If you’ve recently been injured in a car accident and was diagnosed with whiplash, chances are you may have TMJ.

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If you are involved in a car accident, even a relatively minor one, your body is subject to tremendous forces. Although the car is designed to absorb much of the force, and accident countermeasures like seatbelts and airbags are designed to prevent you from suffering impact trauma, your body is still subjected to what is known as whiplash, the forceful acceleration and deceleration of your body using only the tissues of your joints. Whiplash can cause substantial injury to these joints, which were never meant to withstand that level of force. It most commonly results in injury to the neck, whose tissues are twisted and stretched by the weight of the entire head. But it can also cause injury to your temporomandibular joints, the joints that support your jaw. TMJ after car accidents has been wrapped up in controversy over whether it’s a common phenomenon or something lawyers trumped up to attempt to get more compensation for clients. Worst of all, science doesn’t help us much in showing how common this type of injury may be.

For example, a 2009 review that looked at data from 1966 forward said, “because of lack of homogeneity in the study populations and lack of standardization of data collection procedures and outcomes measured, this review cannot conclusively resolve the controversies that exist concerning this relationship.” The main problem with the studies seems to be that they take very different approaches to defining TMJ, and come up with very different answers. Part of the problem with scientists trying to resolve this issue is that the question they ask determines the answer they get. For example, one 1992 study that concluded “the incidence of TMJ pain and clicking following whiplash injury is extremely low” limited its questioning of patients to just those two issues: jaw joint pain and clicking of the jaw joint. TMJ is a complex condition, and not all patients experience those symptoms. On the other hand, a study that examined patients and asked them about dysfunction as well as pain, found that TMJ was found in about a third of all whiplash injury patients.

If you’ve been hit, call The Law Office of Neil Flit in Atlanta, we handle each case with maximum care to meet your needs in a time of hardship. With our small team of highly knowledgeable attorneys, we pride ourselves on our ability to guarantee the personal attention necessary to handle your claim in a timely fashion and hold liable parties responsible for their actions to secure the settlement you deserve!       FLIT

To Flush or Not To Flush: That is the Question

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Fellow Atlanta car drivers, now that winter is approaching we must make sure our vehicles good and prepped for the winter months and cold weather and now is the time many car mechanics will advise you to get a fluid flush and charge astronomical prices to do so but here’s the twist – you may not need to! So, the question begs, to flush or not to flush, that is the question and we have the answer! Take a look! cap-blog-coolant

Automakers, in a move to improve their market share, have leaned out their recommended service guides and stretched time and distance intervals to position their products in the “low-operation-costs” bracket. Improvements in materials and assembly for most mainstream vehicles have upped their reliability scale and this lends credence to the maker’s position. However, for all the advancements in late model technology and engineering, most of an average vehicle’s fluids haven’t evolved at the same rate.

Dealership service departments were looking to expand their offerings as recent downturns in warranty and customer-pay repairs left them with spare capacity. They were also employing methods of retaining clients who might have moved to independent and chain shops after their relatively short automakers’ warranties expired. And they were pleased to be able to offer added value as several of the top treatment suppliers include extended auto component/system warranties to consumers who became regular users of their services. As the average Canadian vehicle owner operates his or her daily driver for a substantial amount of time and distance past manufacturer’s warranty coverage, being able to obtain a low price guarantee on some of the most expensive-to-repair components can be an attractive offer. Here’s a look at some of the most common “recommended” services.

Transmission flush services. Servicing an automatic transmission can be completed in two manners; removing the drain pan and replacing the fluid and filter or power flushing the fluid with specialized circulation equipment along with a filter replacement. Automakers only recommend the first method even though it only removes about half of the fluid. A great deal of the transmission’s fluid will remain in the torque convertor, and oil cooler and lines during a simple drain and refill process. A power flush will circulate all of the oil fluid out before pumping in new. The flush system will also remove more solid and metallic debris thus extending clutch plate and moving-component life. It also prevents oil cooler or line blockage. Carmakers recommend an auto transmission fluid change between 50,000 and 100,000 km on average.

Engine cooling system service. As many of today’s vehicles are using long-life or five- to 10-year coolant, its replacement interval has been substantially extended from what it was when ordinary green antifreeze was common. As with transmission fluid replacement, there are two main methods of replacement. And as with drain vs. power flush on transmissions, power flushing an engine’s cooling system will remove more of the old fluid and debris as well as introducing a water-pump lubricant into the system. Long life coolant service intervals are usually between 100,000 and 150,000 km for most makers and those still using the old-style green coolant should replace it around the 70,000 km mark. Individual manufacturer intervals may differ.

Brake fluid replacement. This fluid seldom has a recommended replacement interval with carmakers. The main concern that brake fluid replacement addresses is the reduction of the water content in the fluid. With age, water is introduced into brake lines and hoses via condensation on the steel portions of the lines and the cast metal parts of the wheel brake units. This accelerates corrosion leading to fluid leaks. One hidden benefit of this process is that every bleeder screw on the system must be opened to complete it therefore reducing the risk of them seizing with age leading to the replacement of a caliper or two down the road.

Power steering fluid service. This is another fluid that carmakers consider “lifetime” with no replacement recommendation. Power steering systems are rather simple in design with only engine bay heat and sub-zero winter temperatures to provide any extreme operating conditions. Flush treatment suppliers claim to reduce the risk of steering gear seals, pump and hose failures. Opting for a treatment supplier that provides a system warranty with purchase can help alleviate the often expensive and common repair costs of steering fluid leaks.

Fuel injection/intake service. There’s a multitude of opinions both pro and con on this service, only matched in numbers by the count of different treatment suppliers. Carmakers never recommend injector service or fuel system purges in their maintenance schedules. But many vehicles have been prone to carbon buildup on engine valves and varnish coatings on throttle plates. The two main reasons can be grouped into poor fuel quality and low-speed vehicle operation or stop/start driving on short trips. Repair shops can accurately predict the demand for this service based on fuel price increases. As the cost of fuel goes up, the weight of the driver’s gas foot gets considerably lighter. When high-efficiency engines, designed to run at higher RPMs are subjected to pokey driving and/or poor fuel, deposits will occur. A good quality fuel system cleaning treatment, when properly applied, can reduce these buildups.

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What You Need To Know About Truck Accidents in Atlanta

Monday, October 5th, 2015

If you’re new to Atlanta or even a native, there is a great chance you’ve learned very quickly how curvy and twisty-turny the roads can be specifically the highway connectors. For even the most experienced drivers, those bends with the right weather conditions can cause the worst accidents, especially 18-wheeler trucks. WSB reports Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Natalie Dale says, “there are some certain areas that even we at the department have identified as hot spots.” Four of the top five in Georgia are in metro Atlanta. Topping the list is the I-285/I-75 interchange south of the city. Number two is I-285/I-20 on the east side followed by I-285/I-85 south and Spaghetti Junction. The top hot spots in the Atlanta area all involve exit ramps that require a rapid reduction in speed.” Spink_40 While rollovers do not occur as frequently in other cities, Atlanta’s hot spots account for a large percentage of injures resulting from collisions and, in worse cases, fatalities. According to Bloomberg.com, America’s most deadly hot spot for trucks is on an off ramp on I-75 in Atlanta. A veteran truck driver by the name of Walter Price attempted to exit I-75 in South Atlanta and a story that is all too familiar took place when a car darted in front of Price’s truck.

“The car’s driver slammed on the brakes to negotiate the exit’s sharp curve. Price had to veer left and hit his brakes to avoid a collision. But the curve was too sharp and Price’s 36-ton rig carrying car parts began to roll. ‘Once you hear the freight break loose and start sliding, there’s absolutely nothing you can do,” Price recalled. ‘You can kiss your ass goodbye.’”

While the road belongs to everyone, drivers must remain aware of commercial trucks on the highway. Due to the size of these vehicles, a truck driver’s blind spot is much larger than that of a passenger vehicle – this is the cause of several collisions involving trucks. Truckers rely only on their side mirrors to maneuver through lanes, so if you are driving in their blind spot, they cannot see your car or your turn signals and chances are they cannot hear you should you honk your horn to alert them. 628x-1 It’s important that you stay a safe distance from trucks on the highways – given the speed at which such a heavy vehicle travels, it’s almost impossible for them to make sudden stops effectively. Another factor to consider is traveling trucks during inclement weather, as they tend to give off a spray from their tires that can cause blindness of the road ahead. The safest solution is to stay a reasonable distance from trucks plus a little extra especially when weather conditions aren’t the greatest. If you are hit or injured by a truck, it is important to know that truck cases are largely different and you would need a specialized attorney to manage the legal proceedings to follow. Here at The Law Office of Neil Flit, we have a legal team that is well versed in handling truck accidents in Atlanta.

Think You Have a Slipped Disk? Here’s What it Feels Like

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

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If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you know how unpleasant the experience is. Nobody leaves their home in the morning expected to have a collision and when it’s all said and done, walking away from it unharmed is far more valuable than a car that can be replaced. Immediately after an accident, the body is pumping with adrenaline to a point where you feel perfectly fine physically for a few days and one morning you wake up in pain. This happens quite often and the injuries that cannot be seen are often the most painful! From whiplash to herniated or “slipped” disks and pinched nerves, these are symptoms that need to be evaluated by a medical practitioner. “Slipped” or herniated disks are a common repercussion of the sudden jerking around of the head, neck and body when car wrecks occur and according to Healthline, here’s what it feels like:

You can have a slipped disk in any part of your spine, from your neck to your lower back. The lower back is the most common area for slipped disks, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Your spinal column is an intricate network of nerves and blood vessels. A slipped disk can place extra pressure on the nerves and muscles around it.

Symptoms of a slipped disk include:

  • pain and numbness, most commonly on one side of the body
  • pain that extends to your arms and/or legs
  • pain that worsens at night
  • pain that worsens after standing or sitting
  • pain when walking short distances
  • unexplained muscle weakness
  • tingling, aching, or burning sensations in the affected area

The types of pain can vary from person to person. See your physician if your pain results in numbness or tingling that affects your ability to control your muscles.

If you’ve recently been involved in an accident and think you may be suffering from a herniated disk, call The Law Office of Neil Flit in Atlanta, we handle each case with maximum care to meet your needs in a time of hardship. With our small team of highly knowledgeable attorneys, we pride ourselves on our ability to guarantee the personal attention necessary to handle your claim in a timely fashion and hold liable parties responsible for their actions to secure the settlement you deserve!

 

 

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Do Not Drive Through Flood Waters From Heavy Rain

Friday, September 11th, 2015

In true Atlanta fashion, these last few weeks of summer are quite unpredictable as far as the weather is concerned. We’ve had a few cool days, some really hot ones and then there’s the rain! The rain has been all but torrential during certain pockets of the afternoon, late night downpours and it just wouldn’t be Atlanta if we didn’t get multi-directional monsoon-like rain during rush hour traffic, right? The “shower” that floods the streets and highways to a point of entrapment  for many motorists. Well, here’s the deal about all this rain water, even if you feel like you can get through it, you should think twice regardless of how big and tall your SUV is – and this is why you do not drive though flood waters from heavy rain:

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  • The water may be hiding a sinkhole, debris or a washed-out road,  all of which could halt your progress mid-way.
  • Cars today have little ground clearance before water interferes with the exhaust system or seeps into the passenger cabin.
  • Water can cause severe engine or electrical system damage. Once it hits the fan or rotating belt, water is thrown everywhere inside the engine compartment.
  • African safari-type vehicles, with a roof-height snorkel for the engine air intake, can withstand deep water. But most regular vehicles risk extensive damage if water is sucked into the engine.
  • Flowing water is extremely dangerous. A small trickle over the road may be a precursor to an oncoming torrent after you start crossing.
  • Vehicles may begin to float in just 30 cm of water, causing loss of control. Most autos, including SUVs, can float away in just 60 cm of fast-flowing water.
  • Hydroplaning can occur with even the slightest bit of water cover on paved roads.
  • Driving at speed into 15 cm of water feels much like a crash, as you decelerate instantaneously on impact, which can cause loss of control.

Don’t attempt to cross if water reaches above your door bottom. Also, keep in mind that brakes don’t work well, or may fail, if wheels are immersed.

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If you insist on driving through regardless of the hazards, do it one car at a time. Don’t get trapped behind another car in case it stalls or gets stuck mid-way. Also, don’t cross while an oncoming vehicle is making the attempt, since steering is haphazard at best.

Once on the other side, your troubles may have just begun. Water in the cylinders may have to be drained and you should change your oil and tranny fluid as a precaution. Water contamination in either fluid can cause severe damage.

If your vehicle has been sitting in, or driven through, deep water, it’s a good idea to have it checked by your mechanic. Running it, or even just trying to start it, may cause severe damage if water has gone anywhere it shouldn’t.

If the interior was compromised by flood waters, have it cleaned and dried out as soon as possible to prevent mold growth and a resulting in a swamp smell.

Slow Turnover? Might Be Time for a Tuneup

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Cars – they are an absolute necessity for all Atlanta motorists and the fact of the matter is, you probably do so much driving from one end of town to another on such a regular basis, you might not even realize the toll all your commuting takes on your car. If you have a not-so-new car with a good amount of miles on it, your car might be due for a tuneup.

According to WiseGeek, a tune up generally includes replacement of several parts on your car. These parts may seem superficial, but failing to replace them regularly can cause decreased performance in your car, and may even lead to other problems. For example, an air filter should be replaced at least once a year; failing to replace it when it’s dirty will cause your engine to get less and less of the air it needs to run properly. If the problem is left unattended, the air-fuel mixture will continue to run richer and richer —- meaning that there will be too much fuel and not enough air in the mixture —- and eventually cause other parts to fail.

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While there are no telltale signs your car is in desperate need of a tuneup, there are a few things to listen and look for, like slow turnover, for example, is an indicator that it might be time for a tuneup.  We’ve compiled a list for your review below, take a look:

 

Warning Lights – those little indicators on your dashboard that light up when starting the car and that sometimes stay illuminated are there for a reason – to indicate a problem or potential problem with a vehicle system or component.
Stalling – if your vehicle suddenly begins stalling at intersections, when you try to accelerate, or at other times, not only is this a warning sign of trouble lurking but it also can put you in a dangerous situation. Engines are designed to deliver reliable performance, particularly when you need it most, such as merging onto a highway.
Hard Starts – you’re allowed to be a little sluggish first thing in the morning. Your vehicle isn’t. If it won’t start when you need it to, if it takes several turns of the key before it does start, or if it starts but won’t stay running, you’ve got a problem.

Think You Have Whiplash? Here’s What It Feels Like

Monday, August 31st, 2015

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, chances are your adrenaline rushed and your body and mind went into fight or flight mode. A lot of times when this happens, people often feel as though they’re physically unharmed because there are not obvious signs of injury like open wounds or broken bones. It’s not until a couple days later, however, one might wake up with neck and back pain which could be indicators of a case of whiplash or spinal injury. While it could very well be a little soreness and stiffness, you want to get checked out immediately to rule out the possibility of extensive neck and spinal trauma. If you’re not sure if you have whiplash – an injury causes by severe jerking of the head – here are a few symptoms to look for. According to WebMD, Whiplash symptoms are as follows.

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  • Pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the neck. The muscles may feel hard or knotted.
  • Pain when rocking your head from side to side or backward and forward.
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  • Headaches at the base of the skull that radiate towards the forehead.
  • Sometimes, the pain of a neck strain is immediate. In other cases, it can take several hours or days before your neck begins to hurt.

The blow that causes neck strain can sometimes cause a concussion, too. Since concussions can be serious, you need to see a doctor right away. You need emergency medical care if you are confused, dizzy, nauseous, excessively sleepy, or unconscious.

To diagnose neck strain, your doctor will give you a thorough examination. You may also need X-rays, CT (computed tomography) scans, and other tests, to rule out other problems.

If you’ve been hit, call The Law Office of Neil Flit in Atlanta, we handle each case with maximum care to meet your needs in a time of hardship. With our small team of highly knowledgeable attorneys, we pride ourselves on our ability to guarantee the personal attention necessary to handle your claim in a timely fashion and hold liable parties responsible for their actions to secure the settlement you deserve!

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Keep Your Car Cool in The Hottest Months of Summer

Monday, August 10th, 2015

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As other parts of the nation are cooling off and the temperatures are starting to level off to a point where it’s starting to feel like fall – not so much here in Atlanta! Here we experience what is called an “Indian Summer” meaning temps really heat up in August, September and sometimes October making the end of summer the hottest months to bare. In moving around through your daily routine, cars become unforgivably hot  and with those of us who gruel through outdoor workouts or soccer practices and sporting events it’s most important we keep our vehicles cool! Aside from the obvious which is never, ever leave your children, elders and pets in a hot car, take a look at these quick tips to keep your car cool in the hottest months of summer!

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  • Use a sunshade or window visor
  • Use a dash cover
  • Cover your steering wheel with a hand towel
  • Park in a shaded areas
  • Park in a garage when possible
  • Keep windows slightly cracked
  • Purchase a solar-powered fan
  • Throw blankets over your leather seats

While most of these items seem more like a hassle than helpful, taking a few extra moments to keep you from overheating before the car can cool off will make a work of difference during these times of record breaking heat!

 

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Stay In Your Lane! Holiday Travel Safety Reminders

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

The holidays are here and the hustle and bustle of it all is evident in every shopping mall, grocery store, parking lot and highway. Traveling long distances with your family and or even taking short trips around town here and there can be equally hazardous when others are driving recklessly, while distracted or under the influence of alcohol. According to the most recent data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday to travel on the highways. In 2010, reckless and drunk driving accounted for an astounding 431 fatalities on Thanksgiving day and night alone.

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“Whenever you increase the number of people traveling, and the number of cars, your likelihood and chance of having an accident are going to increase just by statistics,” said Dr. Rahul Sharma, lead physician of NYU Langone Medical Center’s Emergency Department who’s worked many holidays in ER over the course of many years.

Just to put it into perspective, the number of travelers on Thanksgiving will increase by the millions with an estimated 39.1 million passengers on the roads and highways nationwide.

First and foremost, it is imperative that every passenger in an automobile must wear a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt decreases the risk injuries by a vast percentage. According to AAA, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injuries in cars by 45 percent. In trucks, they reduce that risk by 60 percent.

This is why it would be wise to travel during the day when the traffic is congested, which means drivers will be traveling at slower pace and should there be an accident, injuries -if any- are likely to be less severe. On the other hand, however, traveling at night at faster speeds will increase the possibility of more severe collisions with truck drivers and drunk drivers.

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When driving your vehicle alongside trucks it is important to remember the following: due to the size of these vehicles, a truck driver’s blind spot is much larger than that of a passenger vehicle – this is the cause of several collisions involving trucks. Truckers rely only on their side mirrors to maneuver through lanes, so if you are driving in their blind spot, they cannot see your car or your turn signals and chances are they cannot hear you should you honk your horn to alert them. It’s important that you stay a safe distance from trucks on the highways – given the speed at which such a heavy vehicle travels, it’s almost impossible for them to make sudden stops effectively. Another factor to consider is traveling trucks during inclement weather, as they tend to give off a spray from their tires that can cause blindness of the road ahead. The safest solution is to stay a reasonable distance from trucks plus a little extra especially when weather conditions aren’t the greatest. If you are hit or injured by a truck, it is important to know that truck cases are largely different and you would need a specialized attorney to manage the legal proceedings to follow. Here at The Law Office of Neil Flit, we have a legal team that is well versed in handling these suits.

Dr. Curt Dill, an NYU emergency room physician says that between 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. is the time frame they see the worst injuries. Dill went on to say injuries vary in severity due to one key factor – seat belts.

“If you’re wearing a seat belt and driving a modern vehicle with restraints on, then lots of collisions are survivable,” he said. “But if you’re not wearing your seat belt, you’re crashing into a several -ton piece of metal.”

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It would be in any diver’s best interest to know the signs of drunk driver. According to MAAD, these are some of the most obvious signs:

  • Quick acceleration or deceleration
  • Tailgating Weaving or zig-zagging across the road
  • Driving anywhere other than on a road designated for vehicles
  • Almost striking an object, curb, or vehicle
  • Stopping without cause or erratic braking
  • Drifting in and out of traffic lane
  • Signaling that is inconsistent with driving actions
  • Slow response to traffic signals (e.g. sudden stop or delayed start)
  • Straddling the center lane marker
  • Driving with headlights off at night
  • Swerving
  • Driving slower than 10 mph below the speed limit
  • Turning abruptly or illegally
  • Driving into opposing traffic on the wrong side of the road

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