Hands Free Devices 3 Times More Distracting Than Handheld Phones

The rise of our cell phone culture has also led to a backlash against distracted driving. As countless studies have pointed out, texting and driving are no laughing matter, and many states have passed laws requiring drivers to either hang up or use a “hands free” device. But is anyone monitoring the safety of these…

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Is Cell Phone Addiction Behind Society's Distracted Driving Problem?

We all know that texting while driving is not safe; it distracts us from what’s happening on the road in front of us, with an estimated 28% of all accidents involving a driver who was texting or talking on the phone. According to the National Safety Council, around 1.4 million crashes are caused each year…

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Who Really Loses in a Truck Accident?

When it comes to vehicle accidents, some of the most dangerous crashes come from large trucks colliding with passenger vehicles. While the people in the truck at fault usually walk away with a few scratches, the majority of truck accident fatalities fall on those riding in the vehicles that the truck slams into. If you…

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Top 3 Most Common Kids Product Recalls

As a parent, it’s incredibly frustrating when you find out an item has been recalled – one that you thought was supposed to be safe for your child. Although we have regulations in place to protect us from faulty products, sometimes these systems let us down. That’s why it’s so important for you to protect…

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Should Hotel be Liable for Underage Drinking Party?

A Hawaii resident has filed a civil suit against a hotel, claiming that the resort should be held liable for an underage drinking party, which later claimed the life of one teen and severely injured another. The suit claims the hotel was aware, or should have been aware of the binge drinking that was occurring…

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It Doesn't Take Many Drinks to be Legally Driving Drunk

Many people are unaware of how many drinks it takes to legally put them over the limit, making them a danger behind the wheel. In the US, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.08%, and anyone over that is defined as being intoxicated and unsafe to drive. The truth is, BAC is different…

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Woman Awarded $21.7 Million Following Watercraft Accident

After suffering permanent brain damage following a personal watercraft accident, a Los Angeles woman was awarded $21.7 million from the manufacturer and the people driving the vehicle. The watercraft became uncontrollable due to a product defect, causing the craft to crash into a boat and injuring the frontal lobe of the then 15-year-old-girl. If you…

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Mississippi to Automatically Ticket Uninsured Drivers

The state of Mississippi is gearing up to employ an online motorist verification system that could automatically generate tickets for drivers that are not signed up for an insurance policy. While a few states have made the switch to online insurance verification, none have implemented the ticket generation aspect that is set to begin in…

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Boy Awarded Largest Dog Bite Settlement in Illinois History

The largest dog bite settlement in Illinois history was awarded to a 17-year-old boy who was bitten by a 120-pound Bullmastiff. $1.125 million was awarded after a dog attacked the boy for roughly 10 minutes, causing permanent scars that required extensive plastic surgery. Dog bites can happen at any time. If you or a loved…

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Man Awarded Millions After Being Hit by Truck

After being rear ended by a tractor-trailer, which required neck and shoulder surgeries, a Jacksonville man received $2 million in damages. The man will require lifelong medical treatment because of the crash and may require more surgeries. Due to the accident, the man was forced to miss work to recover from the incident. The trucking…

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