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Rideshare Services Increase Traffic Accident Deaths

A growing number of people are starting to rely on rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, when they need a ride. As convenient as these rideshares may be, they have resulted in more dangerous car crashes on the road. This is especially true for metropolitan areas that are generally plagued with heavier traffic and more congested roadways. The Rise in Crashes After Rideshare Expansion In the years before...
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Accident Involving a Student Driver

Most high school students, between 15 and 18 years old, are at an age where they are preparing for the next big milestone; achieving their learner’s permit and driver’s license. Getting the opportunity to get behind the wheel can be a very exciting and nerve-wracking moment for young adolescents. Unfortunately, student drivers pose a great risk for more accidents on the road. It can be very intimidating driving amongst...
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Back to School Road Safety Tips

Summer is coming to an end, which means “Back-to-School” season is just around the corner! Parents may feel a sense of relief sending their kids back to school and returning to their structured routines, but the school year prompts hazards we need to be more aware of. An increase in road congestion is one of the biggest emblems of the school year. According to the Safe Routes to School...
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Important Steps to Take If Injured While on Vacation

You have waited all year to go on your much-needed, long-planned vacation. The last thing you expect is an accident that will disrupt your chance to relax and enjoy your time. Unfortunately, injuries can and do happen anywhere and anytime – even during vacation. Although you may not want to think about it, it is important to be prepared for the unexpected when you are traveling. Typical vacation activities...
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Complications Associated with a Traumatic Brain Injury

One of the most serious injuries you can suffer in an accident is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A brain injury, or any other type of head injury, can immediately impact your ability to speak, talk, walk or even breathe. However, not all head injuries display immediate symptoms. It can take days or even weeks for certain symptoms to surface. As such, if you were involved in an accident, it is important...
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August: Most Dangerous Month on the Road

For the past couple of years, August has been the deadliest and most dangerous month on the road in the United States. According to a report from insurance company and financial institution Nationwide, more car accidents and road fatalities happen during August than at any other time of the year in the country. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), approximately 21,000 people died in car crashes...
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Getting Compensated for Your Neck Injuries After an Accident

Neck injuries are one of the most common injuries that car accident victims suffer.  You’re cautiously driving when you are suddenly hit from the back. Your car may only have suffered minor damage. And you may only feel slightly achy and feel you can shake it off. However, in the next few days, the slight ache has turned into a major flare up – especially in your neck. This...
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Drowsy Driving is Hazard Driving

35 percent of Americans don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep each night, which often results in getting behind the wheel drowsy and exhausted. Despite what most motorists think, drowsy driving is not harmless. In fact, driving while drowsy and exhausted can result in serious accidents with tragic injuries. Nearly 20 percent of all serious car crash injuries are associated with driver sleepiness. Drowsy drivers are less likely...
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Important Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

Although the number of motorcyclists killed in crashes dropped to 5,172 in 2017, a 3 percent decrease, motorcyclists are still over-represented in traffic fatalities. The truth of the matter is that motorcyclists do not have the same benefits of safety features as other motor vehicles during a collision. Although you may take every precaution to avoid getting into a crash while riding your motorcycle, unfortunately it is very likely...
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