Personal Injury

Reckless Driving on the Rise During Quarantine

The effects of the Coronavirus have taken their toll on nearly all aspects of life. Schools have closed, businesses have shut down and various companies are urging their employees to work from home. As more people choose to stay indoors to curb the spread of the disease, public roads and highways have now become empty. 

However, instead of our roads and highways becoming safer, the open roadways have led to a sudden increase in accidents and traffic offenses. A number of drivers have seemingly become negligent, and they are taking advantage of the prevailing situation to violate road safety rules. 

Recent statistics […]

How Safe Are Teenage Drivers?

Obtaining a driver’s license has always been a rite of passage for many teenagers as soon as they come of age. With a license, teen drivers enjoy immense freedom, sovereignty and a wealth of possibilities.

However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to six teenagers die every day on our roads from motor vehicle crash injuries. In addition, teen drivers are three times more likely to be in a fatal crash. Considering these alarming statistics, it remains apparent that road safety is a major concern for young drivers on our roads.
Causes of Teen-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents
Distracted driving

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Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

Learning how to drive a car is a quite fun, and sometimes nerve-wracking endeavor. The learning process requires you to master the inner and outer workings of your car as well as the numerous traffic rules and regulations. And that’s not something you can do in a day or even a week – you will inevitably make some (potentially costly) mistakes while on the road. Below are some of the most common mistakes among rookie drivers, and reasons why you should avoid making them:

 
Tailgating
When you drive too close behind another vehicle, and it stops suddenly, it may become impossible to […]

What to Do If Your Child is Injured at School

Recklessness, bad decisions, mischief, and irresponsible fights are all part and parcel of a typical kid’s life, and more often than not, these actions lead to injuries. While childhood injuries can still occur at home, the large percentage occurs at school, where the risks of injuries from falls, slips, fights, and stampedes are considerably high, courtesy of peer pressure, and bad company, or negligent school staff.

But did you know you can sue for damages if your child gets injured while at school? Below is a brief guide on personal injury claims pertaining to injuries sustained in schools. 

Personal Injury Claims Against […]

Bicycle Safety Tips

In recent times, cycling has become a preferred mode of transport for many people. This is due to the numerous benefits and advantages it offers. These include:

Cheap mode of transport
Bicycle riding is a cost-effective means of transportation, as it does not require gas or fuel. Moreover, most bicycles are cheap to buy, and require little maintenance.
Eco-friendly
They are also 100 percent eco-friendly, since they don’t emit any harmful gases, unlike motor vehicles.
Form of exercise
Bicycle riding also provides good exercise for the body, thus allowing riders to keep healthy and fit.
Little to no traffic
Unlike motor vehicles, which often get gridlocked in traffic, […]

What To Do If You’re In An Auto Accident

If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may have thought that the incident was over and there’s nothing more that you can do. It can be a terrible event that you never wanted and comes into your life randomly as the result of people making poor decisions around you. Negligence on the road can be deadly, and the negligence of other drivers on the road affects thousands of Americans every year. It’s a stressful situation that leaves tons of aftermath in its wake, and that’s if you or anyone involved is lucky enough to avoid a fatality. […]

What Do I Do In an Uber / Lyft Accident

Uber is arguably the biggest and most popular ride-hailing company in the world, and part of its success can be attributed to high safety standards. Notably, their drivers are thoroughly scrutinized before getting approved, and must undergo a mandatory road safety and customer care training thereafter. They also have to abide by strict rules, and an unforgiving customer review system designed to protect passengers from harm.

However, despite all these measures, accidents involving Uber are still prevalent in our roads. So, what should you do if you get involved in an Uber accident? Well, let’s find out more…

Insurance Coverage for Ride-Hailing Companies
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Can A Dash Cam Help You Following An Accident?

Nowadays, filing an auto insurance claim has turned into a cat-and-mouse game between claimants and insurance companies. Apparently, most insurance companies are often sluggish when it comes to compensating car accident victims.

You might be paying your premiums on time, but your insurer may still want more proof before paying up. For this reason, it is not surprising that motorists are turning to video as a way of capturing evidence in case of an accident. This brings us to the big question – can a dash cam help you following an accident? Well, let’s find out.

What is a dash cam?
A dash […]

How to Handle A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Lawsuits typically take years to conclude. While this could be partly due to court congestion and legal complications, it could also be due to ignorance on the part of the complainants. And nowhere is that as prevalent as in personal injury lawsuits, where most people simply don’t know what to do.
So what exactly constitutes a personal injury? These are injuries to the body or mind that one suffers due to the actions, or lack thereof, of another person. They include road and work accidents, assault, tripping, attacks by pets and torture. So how should you handle a personal injury lawsuit?

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What to Do When You’ve Been Bitten By a Dog

Do you love dogs? They say that canines are man’s best friend’, loyal and true.

While dogs can be beloved pets, they also have potential to cause injury. Some breeds may naturally be slightly more aggressive than say, a Chihuahua (and anything larger than a Chihuahua with a strong bite may really be able to do some damage). Others may not be trained properly or have a history of incidents.
It may depend on the owner and whether they take good care of them. Sometimes dogs seem to snap for no reason, but logical explanations exist– a car backfiring spooked them, or […]