Entries by Kroll Johnson

Legislation Being Considered To Use Textalyzer After Crash

Legislation being considered in New York would give authorities the ability to check a driver’s phone for signs of distraction following any accident and impose fines to those who refuse using what some refer to as a textalyzer. A bill being considered would authorize the use of a textalyzer device that could analyze a driver’s […]

Report Finds Drug-Impaired Driving Surpassed Alcohol-Impaired Driving In Deadly Accidents

A new report released this week found deaths caused by driving while under the influence of drugs surpassed those deaths caused by driving while under the influence of alcohol in 2015. The report entitled “Drug-Impaired Driving” found that positive drug tests were more common than the presence of alcohol in fatally injured drivers. According to the […]

Pedestrian Fatalities Continue To Rise In Traffic Accidents

A new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association found pedestrian fatalities have continued to rise in the past several years. and now account for the largest proportion of traffic fatalities recorded in the past 25 years. The increased use of smart phones by pedestrians and drivers along with other factors in distracted driving are possible […]

Study: Road Debris Accidents Double

Road debris contributes to more than 200,000 crashes and 500 deaths every year in the United States, according to a report released by the AAA Foundation. According to the report released in the fall, nearly 39,000 people were injured in crashes from 2011 through 2014. More than one-third of those deaths resulted from a driver […]

After A Truck Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident, there may be differences in both what compensation you can recover and what laws apply. Although some laws of negligence apply that would are relevant to any vehicle accident, there are additional ones that apply only to commercial truck drivers […]