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Easy Ways to Avoid Distracted Driving

October 4th, 2017

It’s no secret that distracted driving causes accidents. Even though people know they should focus their attention on the road ahead when they are behind the wheel, they tend to perform a variety of activities while driving. Anything that occurs in your car while you are driving can be a distraction. You could be the source of the distraction or it could be a passenger.

Fortunately, there are easy ways to avoid becoming distracted while you are driving. Use the … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Don’t Get Accused of Faking Your Injuries After a Car Accident

October 4th, 2017

Think back to the last time you were sick. Think about the last time you suffered an injury. If you are like most people, you didn’t take it quite as easy as you should have. Maybe you have children who need to be looked after. Perhaps you have a job that doesn’t allow you to take extended sick leave.

No matter the reason, you aren’t one to rest on your laurels, no matter the situation. If this sounds like you, … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Tips for Recovery Following a Car Accident

October 4th, 2017

If you have been involved in a car accident, either on your own or with one or more other vehicles, your biggest hurdles will come after the crash. Recovery can be a long process, especially if you have been seriously injured. In many instances, people have to deal with not only physical recovery, but mental recovery as well. The emotional trauma some sustain as the result of a car accident is very real and must be taken as seriously as … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Avoiding Bicyclists as You Drive

September 29th, 2017

cyclist on a busy roadNo matter how careful you drive, it can be difficult to avoid bicyclists who aren’t obeying the rules of the road. If you are a cyclist, it can be difficult to avoid drivers who aren’t aware of their surroundings. When everyone on the road acts responsibly and looks out for one another, some of the collisions between bicycles and vehicles can be prevented. Here are some of the most common accidents involving bikes and cars and what you can do … Read more

Posted In: Bicycle Accidents

The other driver clearly caused my car accident; why weren’t they cited?

September 28th, 2017

 

One of the most common questions we hear relates to civil liability and the question of whether or not there is a valid case against another driver that may have caused the accident but was not ticketed at the accident scene.  A lot of people think that the driver that caused their accident should always receive a ticket.  They wonder if that person does not get a ticket, does that mean that they do not have a valid case … Read more

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Protecting Children on Playgrounds

September 27th, 2017

close up of little girl on a playground swingThe calendar says that it is officially autumn, but on a few days lately it has felt like mid-July. As we deal with summer-like temperatures, children are taking advantage by spending afternoons and evenings on the playground.

It’s not only families; drive past a school during your lunch hour and you may see little ones swinging from tires and climbing on monkey bars. Parents and teachers alike are taking every opportunity to get children outside before the cold weather sets … Read more

Posted In: Premises Liability

Alexa Jo Palmer Wins Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

September 25th, 2017

alexa jo palmer auger and auger disabled scholar award winner

Auger & Auger is proud to announce that Alexa Jo Palmer is one of the recipients of our Fall Semester Disabled Scholar Award, worth $1,000 each.  The scholarship awards are presented twice a year to high-achieving students across America that have overcome their disability and achieved excellence in both the classroom and their community.

When she was 16, Alexa Jo was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. This is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the large intestine. … Read more

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Parent Liability After a Teen’s Car Accident

September 25th, 2017

teens driving a car on a sunny dayIt’s a call that no parent wants: their child has just been involved in a car accident. The last thing a parent is worried about is liability. The first thing on their mind is making sure their child is uninjured or, if they do experience an injury, that they are given the appropriate medical attention.

Once the dust settles and the facts come out, the thought of liability will come to mind. If your child was involved in a … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

The Dos and Don’ts of Minor Traumatic Brain Injury

September 22nd, 2017

man holding his neck after a car wreckPeople who consider traumatic brain injuries often picture people lying in hospital beds being supported by tubes and machines. While this may be the case in some injuries, it is not true for all. Traumatic brain injury does not have to be severe to have an impact on a person’s life.

Mild traumatic brain injury can occur in a number of instances, none of which have to be overly dramatic. Here are the people most at risk for a mild … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Common Medical Costs After a Car Accident

September 20th, 2017

You may have a plan for your money. You could be saving for major life events like a home, marriage or even children. What many people don’t save for are tragic events like car accidents. The medical expenses incurred following a car accident can be debilitating. For example, a three-day hospital stay can cost tens of thousands of dollars or more depending on the severity of the injuries.

The initial medical costs following a car accident vary as every accident … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents
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