Geico’s slogan is that 15 minutes could save you lots of money on car insurance. Perhaps the insurance company could have saved millions of dollars had it spent 15 minutes evaluating the claim of one of its customers.
Uber has suspended its experiments with self-driving cars after a pedestrian was killed in Arizona. Uber had been testing its autonomous taxi service in Tempe, as well as San Francisco, Toronto and Pittsburgh.
Forget the perennial debate over lane splitting. The new discussion is the future of motorcycles, period. Will self-driving cars make motorcycles obsolete (or illegal)?
Falling accidents result in more emergency room visits than car accidents. Falls cause more lost days from work than any other type of job injury. They are the leading cause of injury for truck drivers.
Evictions from nursing homes and other senior care facilities have been rising for the last five years, especially here in California. As costs keep increasing, many seniors find that their insurance no longer covers the price of their care in the place where they have been living, sometimes for many years.
A man reaching for a watermelon at a Walmart left the store in an ambulance. An Alabama jury has awarded him $7.5 million for his broken hip and associated losses and suffering, plus punitive damages.
The vast majority of dog bites involve domestic dogs (someone’s pet). In fact, the victim is typically familiar with the animal and its owner.
It might save a life some day.
In 1975, bike accidents in the U.S. killed an average of two children every day, while adult deaths were uncommon. Four decades later, the statistics are completely reversed. Fatalities among children have steadily dwindled while adult deaths have ballooned to record levels.
Driver fatigue is a bigger problem than many of us realize (or admit). Even by the most conservative data, drowsy driving is a factor in thousands of car accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities.