Auto Accident

Chest Pains Following a Car Accident: Are They Serious?

When some people are involved in a car accident, they may get visible injuries like burns, cuts, even broken bones. Emergency response workers that see these injuries will recognize them and rush victims to get treatment. However, what about other injuries that are not as obvious?

Injuries can be invisible or not appear at first, but then show up in the hours or days following an accident. Once the adrenaline and shock wear off, only then may they become aware that something is wrong.

One example of this would be chest pains. You may feel chest pains that feel sore underneath the […]

Distracted Driving A Prime Cause of Many Florida Accidents

How closely do you pay attention when driving?

Florida recently stopped a bill on texting and driving going through that would have made driving and texting a primary offense. The halt was due to the worry that racial profiling would be made more possible due to it giving police officers a reason to pull individuals over regardless of committing an actual traffic infraction.

While the move is admirable, distracted driving also happens to be one of the top causes of why people get into a fatal auto accident. It is right up there with drunk driving and poor weather as the leading […]

Staying Alert While Driving: Our Top Tips

Have you ever been on the road driving and felt like you were on the verge of falling asleep? It’s a scary concept to contemplate, falling asleep while behind the wheel. It happens all of the time. Fatigued drivers are simply more likely than a fully rested driver to get into an accident. They have a delayed reaction to what is happening in front of them and around them and may not even realize that they are driving unsafely or drifting to the side.

No matter what type of vehicle you are operating, it’s important to be as safe as you […]

Being As Safe As Possible While on the Road

We all have had experiences either while driving or as a passenger that gave us a close call. It’s not that fun, but sometimes you might feel like there’s nothing that you can do to avoid accidents. While not every car accident is avoidable, you can definitely avoid a lot of them if you are safe and alert while driving. The road is a way to get places, but it also can be the site of something terrible if things don’t go well.

It goes without saying that you should do your best while driving on the road. Also do not […]

Reducing Injuries and Accidents Involving Children While on the Road

When it comes to accidents, you’re more likely to get into an accident while on the road than you are for your plane to go down or to get bitten by a snake. Let’s face it, the odds are not in your favor when it comes to being in an accident. Most of us will be in one or more in our lifetime.

Like it or not, auto accidents are a cause of injury and death for thousands of people every single year. Some get lucky and the accidents are not so bad and they can walk away without a scratch. […]

When to Consult A Legal Professional About A Car Accident

Driving is the way to get to your destination, but it’s also a practice that comes with the risk of injury.

If you have been in a car accident that caused personal injury recently, then it would definitely be a good idea to consult a lawyer. Being in a car accident can be a terrible experience to go through. If you are lucky, you and any other passengers as well as other vehicles will be able to get out of it unscathed. Regrettably, this is not always the case.

If you caused the accident or if it was another driver causing it– or […]

Common ‘Bad’ Driving Habits & How to Correct Them

When it comes to driving, sometimes bad habits can bring you down. Or more specifically, your car. Some people may be set in their ways when it comes to driving, and months or even years of doing the same thing can help you create a routine that is tough to break.

No matter where you live, safe driving practices are always a good idea. Whether you live in an area where traffic is a big issue or a relatively quiet rural area, you can always benefit from following good driving habits.

If you have so-called ‘bad’ driving habits and want to get […]

What to Do After Being in a Distracted Driving Accident

Are you someone that texts a lot on your phone? How about when you’re driving? Texting while driving is usually something that you can see at least once a day while on the road. However, there are many forms of distracted driving and texting while driving or even talking make up a few of them.

Many states have passed laws regarding texting on their cell phones that make it illegal. Even in states that have these laws and those that do not, distracted driving like this qualifies as negligence in a court of law. If you have been involved in an […]

Our Top Tips for Avoiding Distracted or Drowsy Driving

Are you someone who is constantly exhausted? How often do you get behind the wheel while yawning or feeling generally sleepy?

Drowsy driving is a form of distracted driving. If you are feeling tired or sleepy when getting behind the wheel, you are that much more likely to get into an accident.

A recent study conducted by the N.S.F. highlighted just how risky drowsy driving can be. At least one out of seven drivers surveyed admitted that they had nodded off while operating a motor vehicle at least one or more times during a one-year period.

It gets worse– one out of ten […]

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The Importance of Paying Attention as a Pedestrian

You may have heard about how important it is to avoid distracted driving, but have you heard the same about walking?

People don’t realize it, but pedestrians are involved in hundreds of injuries and even fatalities every year. While it may seem more important to avoid looking at your phone while driving (and it is), it’s pretty important to maintain a sense of awareness while you’re walking too.

Just as when you are driving, it’s important to pay attention to your surroundings while walking, biking, rollerblading, or doing any other type of activity on foot and not in a vehicle. When you’re […]