MANSFIELD’S INJURY LAWYER

Month: July 2021

Does your car’s size affect your crash survivability?

The demand for trendy vehicles varies according to many different factors. But one factor that dictates which autos will be in high demand is their crash safety ratings. Many car owners have flocked to buying sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in recent years because they believe that their size and how high they sit above the ground improves their safety. Does it, though? If you're wondering if a car's design affects your crash survivability, there is data that suggests that it might. Are smaller cars less safe than larger vehicles? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) compiled...

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Smartwatches are becoming an increasing hazard for drivers

Millions of people have smartwatches in this country, and that number is expected to continue to rise. What many people don’t realize is that these are quickly becoming a bigger distraction for drivers than even smartphones. Many states don’t have laws that specifically address smartwatches, so it’s often up to police officers to interpret what’s going on and how the law applies. One thing’s for certain – distracted driving is dangerous driving. Because of this, all drivers should avoid distractions. What’s so dangerous about smartwatches? One study compared how drivers handled alerts from a...

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