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Recall Alert! Is your vehicle affected?

April 14th, 2021

Over 7.5 million vehicles under recall for potential fire hazards, faulty tires, and defective seat belts

This year is shaping up to have a record number of vehicle safety recalls. Within the first 3 months of 2021, over 7.5 million vehicles have been recalled for a range of issues, including potential fire hazards, rupturing tires, defective seat belts, and problems with power steering that can lead to engine failure. A popular child’s seat has also been recalled for possible ejectionRead more

Posted In: Recall Alerts

Avoid These Spring Break Injuries

April 9th, 2021

springSpring break is a favorite time of year among students, teachers and parents. It’s a time of year where college students and families are taking to the roads for vacations that offer the ability to make memories that last a lifetime. Perhaps most popular among college students, spring break is a chance to let loose and forget the pressures of college, even if only for a few days.

If you will be heading out on spring break this season, there … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

Boating Stressors Increase Chances of Accident

April 1st, 2021

Family enjoying a boat rideKnowing the stressors involved with boating can help keep you safe on the water. Many people mistakenly think that boating is no different than driving. Unfortunately, they quickly find out that it is much different indeed. While driving great distances can encourage fatigue, there are more stressors on a boat than in a car such as:

Sun Glare

The sun bouncing off of the water and into your eyes is tiring. Think of driving into the sun for hours on … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Dangerous Dog Breeds

March 31st, 2021

rottweiler eyeAny dog can bite. That should not be something that you are unaware of. Unfortunately, there are certain breeds of dogs that are known to bite more often or in a more aggressive way than others.

A list compiled by an insurance company specializing in dog liability includes these 10 breeds as the most dangerous:

• Staffordshire Terriers and Pit Bulls
• Doberman Pinschers
• Rottweilers
• Chow Chows
• Great Danes
• Perro de Presa Canario
• Akitas
• … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Top 12 Causes of Car Accidents

March 12th, 2021

AccidentWhen you are involved in a car accident, you experience consequences beyond a damaged vehicle. You may experience temporary or permanent injuries, a loss of income, or any number of unexpected, frustrating consequences.

While many causes of car accidents seem obvious, this list is aimed at all drivers, new and experienced. Whether you just got your license or have been driving for decades, this list serves as a reminder to the causes of accidents and how you can avoid causing … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving

Five Tips for Towing Riders

March 1st, 2021

Girl riding tube behind JetskiChances are that if you own any type of watercraft, you have friends and family begging you for a ride. Not just any ride, mind you, they want to be pulled behind your boat on a raft, skis, or board. You may be wary of towing a living and breathing human behind a powerful boat; however, when you follow these great tips, you can tow a rider like a pro.

  1. Talk Before the Ride

Talk to the person you will … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Top Ten Myths and Misconceptions Surrounding Motorcycles

February 28th, 2021

man riding motorcycle with woman

Do you think you know everything there is to know about riding motorcycles? Even if you are a seasoned rider, there may still be things you are not aware of regarding motorcycle safety. There is no shortage of myth and misconception surrounding bikes, their riders and their safe operation.

Here are 10 of those myths and misconceptions, many of which you may have believed in at one point or another.

  1. Loud Pipes Make You Safe

Many people believe that Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

What Happened to Main

February 22nd, 2021 was a website that published news about the U.S. Department of Justice. Concerned that some people would view it as a part of the government, the site informed visitors, “We are an independent news organization and not part of the government.” 

US Department of Justice

Over the years, covered a broad range of stories. One day you could read an article about the director of prison services facing drunk driving charges. The following day you could find a piece about a U.S. Read more

Posted In: In The News

Statistics Say These People are More Likely to Cause an Accident

February 15th, 2021

Senior citizen driving car with seatbelt onWhen it comes to vehicle accidents, there are certain people who are more likely to cause accidents than others. Read on to discover what research has shown.

Teenager or Senior?

If the competition for worst drivers is between teenagers and seniors, teens lose. Drivers who are between the ages of 16 and 19 are three times more likely to cause a car crash than drivers 20 and over.

Seniors get a bad rap when it comes to driving. Teens do … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Uncategorized

Recovering From a Brain Injury After a Motorcycle Accident

January 31st, 2021

motorcycle accidentThe first few weeks after a brain injury can be worrisome. Victims often experience swelling, bleeding or changes in brain chemistry. These issues can affect the way that brain tissue functions. While many people improve from brain injuries, some do not. How a person recovers depends on the injury and the individual.

Despite the difficulty in determining exactly how a patient will recover, there are generalities that can be considered. Typically, people experience the greatest amount of recovery within two … Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

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