Hurricane Irma, if it stays on its current track, is expected to hit Southern Florida and possibly the East Coast by the weekend and into the following week. While it is not immediately known if evacuation orders will be mandated, people are being advised to prepare themselves. If you’ve never been through a hurricane before, knowing what to do can mean a difference between remaining safe and experiencing catastrophic loss.
1. Plan for an Evacuation
You may not be … Read more
If you are involved in a bicycle versus auto accident, you are understandably shaken. If you are lucky enough to escape the incident with minor injuries, you may be wondering what steps to take. The choices you make following such a collision could determine the outcome of any civil lawsuit you choose to file.
The aftermath of a bike accident is not that different from what needs to happen after a car accident. Follow these tips should you find yourself … Read more
Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer. While the calendar says that summer ends deeper into September, the holiday signifies the end of the season for people across the country. Children are going back to school, the weather is turning cooler and the days are growing shorter.
While Labor Day Weekend is a typical time for celebrations, it is also one of the most dangerous weekends on the road. With so many people planning short holidays, parties and other … Read more
You’re on the road trip you’ve dreamed up for years. You’re cruising down the highway with the top down in the rental car you treated yourself to. Things are amazing – until they aren’t. You find yourself involved in a car accident and thankfully walk away relatively physically unscathed. Your thoughts immediately turn to the damaged rental car.
Did you decline the car insurance when you signed the rental contract? Will your own insurance company cover the damage? It’s not … Read more
If you are involved in an accident, one of the first people you will have to deal with is the insurance company. What you say can make or break your case. Here are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to speaking with an agent either on the phone or in person.
1. Consider speaking to an attorney before speaking to any insurance company. If you are injured and are considering hiring an attorney to help you with … Read more
According to statistics, the most dangerous time on the road for people hoping to avoid drunk drivers is Labor Day weekend. Throughout the year, a person has a chance of being in an accident with a driver who is impaired about once every 51 minutes. During Labor Day Weekend, that risk jumps to 1 accident every 34 minutes.
Law enforcement officials in Charlotte and across the rest of the country are aware of this. If you have seen more patrol … Read more
Anyone who commutes to and from work every day knows that it can be a hassle. From bumper-to-bumper traffic to car accidents that put the highway at a standstill, driving to work everyday can be a test of your patience. No matter how frustrating your ride, your daily goal should be to make it your destination safely. Here’s how you can accomplish that.
1. Leave Early to Avoid Rush Hour
You may not want to leave earlier than you have … Read more
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has dominated headlines, at least in the sports world, for the last few weeks. In a recent study, researchers examined the donated brains of 111 former players in the National Football League. The results were stunning: 110 of those brains showed signs of CTE.
The shockwave of this discovery was almost immediate. Two days after the study was released, Baltimore Ravens’ offensive lineman John Urschel announced his retirement. At age 26, he was only three … Read more
Schools across the country are gearing up to get started, if they haven’t already gotten underway. When classes begin, more teenagers are on the road as they commute to and from school. Teenagers are statistically more prone to causing auto accidents. If you have a teenage driver in your household, here are some tips to help ensure that they are as safe as possible this school year.
1. Talk About Responsibility
We know that people should buckle-up in the car, … Read more
Have you ever heard that UPS drivers aren’t allowed to turn left? That isn’t completely accurate. Operating procedures at UPS directs that drivers should avoid left-hand turns when possible, but there is no outright ban on them. Believe it or not, the cost savings related to this is in the millions annually. Think about it. If the vehicles are not stopped to wait for a left turn, then they are not sitting, wasting fuel. Besides fuel savings, one may … Read more