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Steps to take after a car accident

When a car accident occurs in New Jersey, the parties involved should take certain actions to help protect their rights. First, it's always important to stop after the accident takes place, even if it seems like there is no damage. Failure to stop after a crash could lead to criminal penalties in some cases.

Tesla CEO finds fault not with accidents but news coverage

Due to the recent wave of accidents involving semi-autonomous vehicles, some New Jersey residents may believe that the technology that Tesla specializes in is far from safe. One recent accident in Utah involved a Tesla Model S that was engaged in Autopilot. However, the driver collided with a fire truck because she was looking down at her phone.

Daydreaming while driving can lead to crashes

When people get behind the wheel in Burlington County, they can encounter an array of dangers and distracted, negligent or dangerous drivers. All too frequently, these hazards can lead to damaging car accidents and long-term injuries. While a good deal of attention has been paid to the problem of phone use and texting while driving, non-technological distracted driving can also pose a threat to drivers and passengers on the roadways.

Human influence could be making self-driving cars less safe

The manner in which self-driving vehicles are programmed to drive may be unsafe, according to one prominent computer science professor. This is due to the driving software mimicking poor human driver traits. This is of obvious concern given the possibility of driverless cars eventually coming to New Jersey.

Some car crash injuries may appear days after accident

When New Jersey vehicle occupants become involved in a car accident, it may take some time before he or she feels the full effects of the crash. Even if the accident appeared to be minor at the time, some symptoms associated with the incident may not become apparent until several days later.

Car accidents can cause painful soft tissue damage

Soft tissue injuries are among the most common sources of ongoing pain for New Jersey drivers who have been victims of a motor vehicle accident. Soft tissue damage, unlike hard tissue injuries, does not affect the bones or cartilage; instead, these types of injuries reflect damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons and other softer parts of the body. After a car crash, a number of symptoms can point to continuing soft tissue damage, such as strains, sprains, muscle tears, persistent soreness and other forms of muscle and tendon pain.

Consumer Reports shares ways to avoid distracted driving

With the increasing number of traffic deaths in New Jersey and across America, some experts believe that more measures must be taken to prevent distracted driving. Consumer Reports has shown that smartphones provide the most distractions since drivers can use them to text, send emails, search the internet, play music and watch videos. A Consumer Reports survey revealed that 52 percent of drivers admitted to engaging in these activities while behind the wheel.

Speeding blamed for increase in traffic deaths

New Jersey drivers may have read that the number of traffic deaths have increased over the last few years. While some experts believe that it is due to an increase in the number of vehicles on the road and others blame pedestrians and smartphone use, a study showed that speed could ultimately be the problem.

Notifying the insurance agency after a car crash

For motorists in New Jersey, going through a car crash can be an extremely traumatic experience. From the immediate injuries and damages to the extensive followup required to secure compensation, car accidents can lead to a lot of stress. That's why it's important for motorists to be prepared and understand what to do in the moments and days following an auto crash.

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