Auto Accidents

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...
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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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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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How to Stay Safe During a Car Accident

Most of us know the steps we need to take after a car accident when it comes to dealing with insurance, property damage, and rental services. However, although the financial and material aspects that follow a motor vehicle collision are something to be prepared for, keeping yourself safe from physical harm during the crash itself is even more important. Below are safety tips you should be aware of to...
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Fourth of July: Commute with Caution

On July 4 of this year, America will blow out 243 birthday candles to commemorate the Declaration of Independence. On this patriotic day, people will usually get together with close friends and family; spending their day-off eating, drinking and watching the celebratory fireworks. However, the “Fourth of July” is labeled as the most deadliest day on the road, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. A few Fourth...
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Calculating Pain and Suffering as Part of Your Accident Claim

When you are injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligent or reckless actions, you are entitled to compensation. There are many different factors that need to be considered to determine the amount of compensation you deserve. One factor is pain and suffering. Types of Damages When you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can seek both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages in a...
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411 on Insurance Adjustors: What You Need to Know

After getting injured in an accident, the last thing you want to hear from anyone is that “you are not that injured and you do not deserve much money for your minor injuries.” These words are mostly heard from insurance adjustors who are assigned to your personal injury claim. These people can seem like nothing more than obstacles to you getting the full compensation you rightly deserve for the...
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FDA Strengthens Warning About Dangers & Risks of Sleeping Pills

Sleep deprivation causes over 100,000 car accidents and over 1,500 deaths per year, but that’s not to say sleeping aids are the answer to getting a good night’s sleep. Getting enough hours of sleep can save lives, but taking sleeping pills to prevent fewer car accidents is still risking a life… your own. Sleeping aids have become a reliant part of everyday society. With the long works days, hours...
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Number of Car Crashes Increase During Spring Break

Spring break is a time of year for students, especially college students, to get away from school and head with friends or family to a fun destination. But spring breakers should exercise caution if they are traveling on our nation’s highways during spring break. As one of the most heavily traveled times of the year, each of us should be aware of increase traffic related collisions. For most schools,...
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