April 16, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Car Crash Involving Actor Will Ferrell Leaves 2 Hospitalized

Actor Will Ferrell and three others traveling with him were struck on a California freeway by another vehicle. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported. The actor, age 50, had been hosting a voter registration event in San Diego on Thursday, April 12. Ferrell was on his way back to Los Angeles that evening with…

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January 6, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Auto Accident

New “Talking Vehicles” Technology May Reduce Car Accidents

New technology may significantly curb the number of motor vehicle accidents seen on roadways in the future. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed new rules that would require all new passenger vehicles to be equipped with “vehicle-to-vehicle” communication technologies that could prevent a substantial portion of crashes. On December 13, the NHTSA…

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November 17, 2015

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News

Drowsy Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving, Says NHTSA

Rates of drowsy driving have hit an all-time high in the United States, prompting industry experts to launch a new initiative to better address the risks, ramifications and countermeasures related to this worrisome epidemic. During the recent National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week (held November 1-8), public health officials, sleep science specialists and traffic safety experts…

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July 14, 2015

Ellis Law Corporation

Auto Accident

Car Accident Risk Increases with Sleeping Aid Use

Sleep medications like Ambien have been associated with a host of risks for some time, but a new study specifically links these drugs with a higher risk for car accidents. It appears that taking drugs like Ambien as directed before bed can actually increase your risk for a car crash the next morning.  If you…

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December 1, 2014

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Dangers of Drowsy Driving Exposed in Dramatic Experiment

Doctors and experts at the CDC caution about the effects of sleep deprivation, and how just one night of missed sleep can render a person so impaired, their ability to drive is on par with someone who is legally drunk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 7,500 fatal accidents in…

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