November 30, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Auto Accident

Keep Your Teen Driver Safe on the Road

Handing a teen the keys to the family car is a hallmark experience; watching a child exercise mobility is often exciting yet tempered with anxiety over the dangers they may encounter. Unfortunately, parents have plenty of reason to be worried about their teens driving. Car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths, and in…

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May 23, 2016

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News

Distracted Driving Study Finds Motorists Have Sixth Sense

A research team from the University of Houston (UH) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) determined that motorists have a “sixth sense” that counterbalances certain distractions when behind the wheel. Lead researchers Ioannis Pavlidis and Robert Wunderlich focused on three types of common distractions including texting, driving while absent minded, and driving while emotionally…

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May 12, 2016

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News

Car Crashes into California Boy’s Bedroom

A four-year-old boy is recovering from minor injuries after a car crashed into his bedroom at his California home. The accident occurred while the boy was sleeping in his bed, pinning the boy’s leg underneath the vehicle. It took numerous adults to release the boy’s leg and free him from the wreckage. The accident occurred…

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February 15, 2016

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News

NHTSA Report: 2015 Increase in Traffic Fatalities

The U.S. experienced a significant increase in traffic deaths in 2015, according to preliminary estimates from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Administration has tallied more than 26,000 traffic fatalities for the first nine months of 2015, compared to 23,796 deaths for the first nine months of 2014. That’s a…

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July 22, 2015

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Distracted Driving in California on the Rise

According to a recent study undertaken by California’s Office of Traffic Safety, the past year has been marked by an alarming rise in the number of distracted drivers. Researchers found that roughly one out of every ten drivers fell into this category, a jump of roughly 40% from the prior year. Even more disturbing, however,…

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May 5, 2015

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News

High-Tech Solutions to Reduce Distracted Driving Among Teens

  Distracted driving is a serious problem that has only been compounded by the proliferation of smartphones and other electronic gadgets. Among teens, the percentage of drivers who make phone calls, send or receive texts, or otherwise drive while distracted is particularly alarming. Dr. Beth Ebel of the University of Washington and her colleagues have…

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April 14, 2015

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The LA car accident attorneys at Ellis Law are staunch supporters of this month’s distracted driving enforcement campaign, which aims to curb the number of needless injuries and deaths caused by motorists who text and drive. Launched on April 1st by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox, the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign aims…

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April 2, 2015

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New Study Spotlights Worsening Problem of Teen Distracted Driving

A recent study published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety spotlights the growing problem of teen distracted driving, which has become a danger of epidemic proportions. Not long ago The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that distraction was a contributing factor in 14% of all crashes involving teenage drivers. The AAA’s report…

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