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Car Wrecks - 10% Caused by Distracted Driving

Apr 5, 2013 — by Jeff Mundy
Tags: Car Wrecks

Ten percent of U.S. auto accidents that caused death involved at least one motorist who was distracted, Erie Insurance Group said yesterday in a statement on its analysis of national crash data. Daydreaming and being "lost in thought" was the distraction 62 percent of the time, compared with 12 percent for mobile-phone use, Erie said.

Fatal Truck Crash on IH-35 in Austin

Sep 27, 2010 — by Jeff Mundy
Tags: Car Wrecks

Another fatal truck wreck shows the need for attention to trucking safety. On Sunday morning, an 18-wheeler crashed into cars on IH-35 in Austin near downtown. A woman was killed and two people were injured. This is yet another incident showing the need for heightened truck safety to protect all motorists, in Austin and throughout Texas.

Truck Safety Coalition

Sep 11, 2010 — by Jeff Mundy
Tags: Car Wrecks

Mundy & Singley salute the Truck Safety Coalition and their work to support families bereaved by the death of a loved one due to truck driver negligence. Their web site is here, and provides valuable resources for families of truck crash victims to help provide understanding support in the darkest of times: If a family member has been killed by the negligence of a truck driver, Mundy & Singley can advise you about your legal rights to seek compensation and how you can help make sure that trucking is safer in the future. Please call us for a free consultation.

Car Wrecks and Cell Phones - National Safety Council Announcement

Jan 28, 2010 — by Jeff Mundy
Tags: Car Wrecks

The National Safety Council (NSC) recently announced that 1.6 million car wrecks per year are caused by drivers using cell phones or sending text messages while driving. The NSC reported that this number amounts to 28% of all car wrecks. The NSC has called for a ban on cell phone use and texting while driving to reduce the number of car crashes. The NSC reports that cell phone use causes more crashes than testing, due to the larger number of people who use phones while driving. However, the NSC notes that texting is more of a distraction and thus a larger risk for causing crashes. The NSC hopes that state and local governments will recognize the danger posed by texting as well as cell phone use, and take appropriate action to protect all drivers on the road. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car crash caused by the other driver using a cell phone or texting, please consult one of the Mundy & Singley attorneys regarding your legal rights and a potentia

Toyota Expands Auto Recall

Jan 21, 2010 — by Jeff Mundy
Tags: Car Wrecks

In auto safety news, Toyota today announced that it would broaden a recall to fix potentially faulty accelerator pedals in various car models due to the potential for dangerous unintended acceleration caused by the pedal becoming stuck in a part-way down position or slowly returning to idle due to pedal wear. The recall applies to 2.3 million vehicles. This recall comes on top of a previous Toyota recall aimed at the potential for accelerator pedals to become stuck in floor mats, which applied to 4.2 million vehicles. The federal government had received a number of reports of runaway acceleration in Toyotas at the time of the first recall. Runaway acceleration due to design defects in automobiles poses a significant risk of injury or death from auto accidents. If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a car wreck due to a faulty accelerator pedal or other dangerous condition of an automobile, please contact one of the attorneys at Mundy & Singley, LLP for

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