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Car Accidents / 17.10.2016

Regardless of the underlying cause, ships sink, trains wreck, and planes crash, so why do cars have accidents? Several advocacy groups want to change that mentality regarding car accidents. Amy Cohen, a co-founder of the New York-based Families for Safe Streets organization, points out that “accident” implies that the incident was completely unforeseeable and unavoidable. As any personal injury attorney who deals with these cases knows, they are rarely if ever "accidents." Perhaps more disturbingly, according to Transportation Alternatives, the “accident” label often means that no one investigates the root causes or spends money to design safer streets. But for several reasons, the label may be here to stay. Most states still have victims fill out “accident reports,” because that’s the term...