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NHTSA set to take action to increase safety features in cars

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 No Comments

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA), it is looking to determine how to get car manufacturers to offer more innovative and safe car features by the end of 2013. The agency has said that some of the features it is looking at, such as collision avoidance, seat belt locks, and alcohol detection systems, could reduce traffic fatalities by a big margin.

Data from the agency showed that traffic deaths significantly increased from 2005, with 2012’s records showing 33,561 deaths, a 1,082 increase of traffic deaths from a year ago.

NHTSA head David Strickland told reporters in a conference call that some Americans are still driving drunk, driving distractedly, or driving without putting their seat belts on, and such devices could make the difference between a fatality and a saved life.

Strickland said preliminary records indicate that traffic accident deaths are declining this year.

If you have been the victim of an accident that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party in San Antonio, our legal team at the Chris Mayo Law Firm can help you understand your options for seeking financial compensation from those responsible for your injuries. Call us at (210) 999-9999 today.

Suspicious Single Car Accident in San Antonio on Monday

Posted on January 29th, 2013 No Comments

A single car was involved in a car accident this past Monday, on Interstate 10, resulting in minor injuries to one person.

Police report that a father and son were in the single vehicle. They suspect drunk driving was involved, but when they arrived at the accident, the son claimed he was the driver. The father was “heavily” intoxicated when police arrived.

Police have suggested that they believe that the father was actually driving the vehicle, and that he and his son “switched places” before police arrived. This suspicion has not been confirmed and no charges have yet been filed.

The car was traveling east on Highway 10, when the driver lost control of the vehicle, and the vehicle swerved and hit the center median. The father suffered no injuries while the son was taken to the hospital for non-lifethreatening injuries.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by a reckless or intoxicated driver, contact the car accident attorneys of the Chris Mayo Law Firm today by calling (210) 999-9999.

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