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Best Cars for Teens

According to government statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for US teens. What can we do? The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reminds us to use seat belts, don’t text or drink when driving and take driver training courses. But, in addition, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the […]

Mobile Apps

The common media is picking up on something that I have been blogging about for a long time: Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps. Gasbuddy may help you find cheap gas Waze may help you avoid traffic jams Trapster may help you avoid tickets Maps may get you where you’re going […]

Distracted Driver Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month. Join me in the fight to increase public awareness of the dangers of driving while using mobile devices. We’ve all been there. The driver next to us is looking down at her phone. Take a look at the National Safety Council’s website: https://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving-awareness-month.aspx Distracted Driving is a national problem. […]

When You Can’t Work Because Of Injuries You Sustained In An Accident.

Financial devastation. My clients depend on a steady stream of income not just to live on and support themselves but to continue to fulfill their obligations to themselves, to their families, to landlords, mortgage holders, school loans, credit cards, etc. Often they cannot work as the result of their injuries or they work against medical […]

What is the difference between civil and criminal cases

I am frequently asked to explain the difference between the criminal courts and the civil courts.  This often comes up when the same wrongful act  results in proceedings in both types of courts.  One example of this is when a drunk driver causes serious injury. In such a case, the intoxicated motorist has committed a […]

Texting While Driving

9 people are killed every day by distracted driving.  At any given time more than 600,00 drivers are on the phone.  You’ve seen it.  I’ve seen it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration keeps statistics on it. Here are the Big 3 distractions: Visual (taking your eyes off the road) Manual (taking your hands off […]

Traffic Fatalities going down

The good news is that the number of fatalities (deaths) from motor vehicle accidents continues to go down in the United States. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for injuries. The following table shows that in 2011, as compared to 1971, there were 1/3 less fatalities in the country although there were 1/3 more people […]

Back to School

Back to school time is a fun time.  It is an exciting time.  It is also an important time. Getting the kids ready to go off to school is the perfect time to teach them about safety.  Unfortunately, experience has shown us that about 400 people will die in traffic accidents over Labor Day weekend.  […]

Subrogation Liens

It didn’t get as much attention as the recent Defense of Marriage Act decision or the Voting Rights Act decision, but the US Supreme Court quietly made an important decision in another recent case would have the potential to diminish the amount of money accident victims receive from their settlements if I weren’t fighting for […]

Distracted Driving

Please don’t text and drive.  I don’t need the business. Unfortunately, I’ve been getting more and more cases lately from people who have been severely injured because of motorists who are texting or using their mobile device while driving.  Statistics have been coming out lately proving something I’ve been seeing for a while now.  According […]

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