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Delayed Injury Symptoms After an Accident

Motor vehicle accidents are generally horrifying experiences – even when the damage is not severe. Victims of car accidents can suffer various types of injuries depending on the severity of the collision. It is important to note that not all injuries manifest immediate symptoms after an accident. When you are in an accident, your body may go into shock, which means you may not feel the full extent of...
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California Distracted Driving Laws

There were more than 485,866 motor vehicle collisions last year in California. Most of these crashes were caused by simple distracted driving mistakes that were completely preventable. That’s why the state of California has enacted a list of laws aimed at dealing with and reducing distracted driving. What is Distracted Driving? California laws define distracted driving as “anything that takes your eyes or mind off the road, or hands...
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Do I Have a Case for My Accident?

Main Components of Your Accident Case: Liability, Coverage and Damages When you get into an accident, you expect the party at fault to compensate you for your injuries. Although the ideal situation is for the liable party, or their insurance carrier, to simply tender a check for their policy limits, it is rarely a case. In most accident claims, the injured party will need to successfully prove their case...
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The Value of Practicing Good Vehicle Posture

According to Harvard Health Watch, the average person spends 101 minutes a day driving. That equals approximately 37,935 hours of driving in an average lifetime. With all that time sitting upright in a vehicle, it starts to take a toll on the body. Especially on longer trips, people begin to situate themselves to a comfortable position to make the drive more tolerable. However, most vehicles are not designed for...
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New Year’s Eve: Celebrate Responsibly

On the last day of 2019,  millions of Americans will come together to countdown the start of the “twenty-twenties” era. It will be a night of commemorations and new resolutions.  As you prepare your New Year’s Eve (NYE) plans, be mindful of all possible dangers that may arise throughout the night. Whether you are spending a night out on the town or at home watching the ball drop on...
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Vaping Death Toll Surpasses 50 in the U.S.

United States health officials have reported that the death toll in the vaping illness outbreak has topped 50. The 52 deaths in 26 states are among the 2,409 hospitalized cases that have been reported across the nation this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hospitalized cases have been most common in the Midwest, with some of the highest rates in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin....
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The Most Dangerous Highways in Southern California

Everyone should always be practicing safe driving skills, whether it is on a winding highway, slippery asphalt, or calm street. Accidents can happen even when there are no hazardous road conditions. However, it is also important to be aware of the more difficult roads to better prepare for your trip. According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,623 Californians died in motor vehicle accidents in 2016. More than...
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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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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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