Personal Injury

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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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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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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