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STATISTICS IN TRUCK ACCIDENTS

About one in ten deaths on the highways is the result of a crash involving a large truck, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute. Most of these deaths involve passengers of smaller vehicles. This is hardly surprising when you consider trucks weigh between 20 and 30 times as much as most […]

WALK SMART! HOW TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

With cooler weather upon us, more and more people are going outside for a walk. Whether you are walking for exercise, as a means of socializing with friends and family, or because you are headed to a destination, you should be aware of your personal safety as you walk about. Pedestrian accidents are a very real […]

HOW MUCH IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM WORTH?

After you suffer injuries or loss in an accident, your first responsibility is to take care of your health and properly recover. But if you file a personal injury claim, your second responsibility is to ensure that you protect all your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve. You may be wondering exactly what is […]

A SAFETY COURSE CAN HELP YOU SURVIVE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

The majority of motorcycle accidents involve a motor vehicle and, in many instances, the driver of the other vehicle did not practice safe driving behavior that could have prevented the accident. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable on the road than vehicles, and wearing protective gear – such as helmets and jackets – can help lessen injuries and save lives when […]

WILL ARBITRATION CLAUSES DESTROY NURSING HOME ABUSE CLAIMS?

Imagine this scenario: Your beloved elderly mother is living in a nursing home when one of the caregivers physically assaults her, and there is ample evidence to pursue a claim in a court of law. However, your elderly mother signed a ‘binding arbitration clause’ when she was admitted to the nursing home. Because of that […]

CAR ACCIDENTS AND DRIVING RULES: HOW TO STAY ALIVE ON THE ROAD

Have you ever run through a red light? Have you ignored a stop sign because there were no other cars in the vicinity? Have you neglected to fasten your seat belt every time you are driving, even if you’re just going down the road and the trip would last less than a minute? If you […]

NURSING HOME ABUSE: HOW RESIDENTS ARE BEING ROBBED BLIND

When you think of nursing home abuse, you probably think of physical assaults and neglect, and that’s natural, because elderly people in long-term care facilities are at a higher risk of abuse than other groups who are more capable of defending themselves. But financial exploitation is another major issue in nursing homes, and the consequences […]

THE COOLEST SAFETY TECHNOLOGY TO PREVENT TRUCK ACCIDENTS

How do you make commercial trucks safer and reduce truck accidents? Train truck drivers to practice good driving habits, and equip trucks with advanced safety features that can help override driver error. Commercial truck companies are buying into safety technology as a profit driver, because the more accidents these systems prevent, the more money carriers […]

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS: 3 DANGERS YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you’re a motorcyclist, you know that, sadly, every time you take a ride you are at greater risk of being injured in a crash than if you were driving in a car. This disparity can be attributed to a variety of factors, but two of the main causes are: (1) motorcycles, being smaller than […]

TIPS FOR PREVENTING CAR ACCIDENTS: SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY

School zones are safe havens for students, but increasingly, they have become danger zones as drivers of trucks and cars fail to exercise the proper protocols, causing tragic car accidents. School zone safety has become increasingly concerning as studies have found that middle school and high school students are more likely to walk through school […]