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Mobile Apps that Promote Safe Driving

Distracted driving accounts for the majority of motor vehicle crashes. According to the US Department of Transportation, the use of cell phones while driving plays a role in 1.6 million motor vehicle collisions each year, causing 500,000 injuries and 6,000 deaths. Technology has grown to become both a problem and solution in the automotive industry.  A survey uncovered that nearly 90 percent of drivers use their smartphone while behind...

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Eggshell Plaintiff

Pre-Existing Conditions: The Eggshell Plaintiff

“I had a pre-existing injury before the accident, can I still get compensation for the injuries suffered in this incident?” When you are injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you are entitled to compensation for your damages. Even if you suffer from prior injuries before the accident, the injuries you sustained from the incident are no less important. Pre-existing conditions do not invalidate or...

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Black Friday Can Be Dangerous to More Than Just Your Bank Account

As Americans start to inch out of their Thanksgiving Day turkey coma, they begin to gear up for Black Friday Sales. The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. Almost all stores come out with Doorbuster Sales with an early bird special designed to attract consumers to their stores. People stand in line for hours before the stores open in order to be the first ones to grab...

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Thanksgiving

Most Common Thanksgiving Accidents

Towards the end of November, millions of Americans kick-off the holiday season by sharing a flavorful feast with their beloved friends and family. Thanksgiving is a time to come together around the table and take a moment to acknowledge what you are truly grateful for.  However, for hundreds of people each year, what starts out as a festive holiday turns tragic. More people visit the emergency room during the...

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What Happens if You Get into an Accident While Test Driving a Car?

Test driving a vehicle is the best way to determine which is the best car for you. As the car salesman navigates you through nearby streets, you are running through your checklist to help determine your purchase choice. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anytime, anywhere.  On your route around the dealership, you may face an unavoidable collision due to a negligent party. If you were behind the wheel of a...

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Ultimate Car Safety Kit & Road Safety Tips

It has been reported that Los Angeles is the worst city in the United States for commuters. The average person spends 119 hours a year stuck in traffic. That calculates to approximately 15 work days. Metropolitan cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York are populated with endless traffic congestion occupied by residents, commuters, and travelers. The more time spent behind the wheel, the greater the risk of...

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Bone Fractures

Long-Term Effects of Bone Fractures

Fractures are one of the most common injuries people suffer from either once or multiple times in their life. Over six million people sustain a broken bone every year in the United States. Most bone fractures can quickly and easily heal.  Bone fractures do not generally have long-term symptoms, as long as the injured victim gets proper treatment. Depending on your bill of health, age, location and severity of...

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Aggressive Driver

Caution: Aggressive Driver Ahead

Behind the wheel, the only control you really have is you and your vehicle. Unfortunately, adopting safe driving habits may not be enough to avoid an accident. Aggressive and reckless drivers will be on the road alongside you, regardless of how secure you are driving. Although you cannot control their actions, you can avoid serious accidents if you can recognize the signs of an aggressive driver and understand what to...

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Exceeding Policy Limits on Auto Accident Claims

A common question most accident victims ask is, “is it possible to settle my case for more than the at-fault’s insurance policy limits?” Generally, the answer is no. However, in some cases, depending on the specific facts surrounding the case, it is possible to get an insurance company to pay more than their policy limits. Understanding Insurance Policy Limits When you buy liability insurance, there is essentially always a...

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Airbnb Accident

Airbnb Accidents: Injured in Your Home Away From Home

Today, your vacations truly can be a “home away from home”. With the uprise in companies like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway, you do not have to confine your vacation to a one bedroom, one bath hotel space. Airbnb is a popular online peer-to-peer marketplace that connects people who are seeking a place to stay, with property owners in that locale who list their homes to temporarily rent-out. Sharing a...

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