Recalculating Your Use of GPS

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Whether you travel long distances or just to the outskirts of town, chances are high that you have relied on a GPS to get you where you were going. We have talked about distracted driving frequently on our site because it has been deemed a dangerous issue on today’s roadways. What we haven’t talked about is just how often a GPS is to blame for accidents. Statistics here at home are hard to come by, but it is estimated that in the United Kingdom, GPS units can be blamed, at least partly, for 300,000 accidents. When you consider… Read More

The Most Likely Place for a Car Accident

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When you think of car accidents and where they occur, what pops into your mind? Many people would think of curving roads winding up steep mountains. Others may think of icy highways in the middle of winter. The truth is that both of these scenarios would be incorrect. The place you are most likely to experience a car accident is likely not a place you would think of at all: a parking lot. Yes…a parking lot. According to AAA, drivers are more likely, per-mile, to have an accident in parking lots. Here is how to keep yourself safe. 1. Read More

Are Whiplash and Concussion the Same?

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When you are involved in a car accident, one of the injuries you are most likely to sustain is whiplash. Or is it concussion? Or both? Whiplash and concussion are both things that happen that cause injury, not exactly injuries themselves. Let’s take a closer look. Whiplash Whiplash is the term used to describe a rapid acceleration of the head followed by a rapid deceleration. In other words, your head snaps forward and then backward at a speed that does not match that of your body. This often happens when you are rear-ended and wearing a seat belt. Read More

Avoid These Common Mistakes After a Car Accident

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There is no doubt that being involved in a car accident is a traumatic event. No matter how stressed out or anxious you are, there are mistakes you should avoid. Being careful to take the right steps after an accident helps to ensure that your rights are protected. Listed below are the most common mistakes that people make following a crash. 1. Losing their cool. Take a moment following a crash to compose yourself. You should conduct any conversation after the accident like a business meeting. Do your best to keep your wits about you and avoid getting into… Read More

Are You Entitled to Lost Wages Following a Crash?

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When you file suit after a car accident, you are seeking damages. But what exactly are you looking for? While the most obvious type of damages are compensation for medical treatment, another, often overlooked category, is lost wages. If an accident has affected the way in which you are able to make a living, you may be entitled to compensation. What is Recoverable? If another person is responsible for the accident you were in, you may be entitled to any income that was lost as a result of your injuries or inability to return to work. This includes… Read More

What to Do After a Hit and Run

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Being involved in a car accident is stressful enough, but what if the other party doesn’t stick around? You get into a car accident and watch, shocked, as the other driver takes off. Do you react differently? Do you follow the same rules? Here is what to know if you are involved in a hit and run. Do: Just like in any other accident, if you are involved in a hit and run, call the police. If you don’t know the number of the local police, you can always dial 911. Summoning emergency services is the first thing… Read More

Leading Causes of Car Accidents

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Car accidents occur every day in the United States. Millions of people are injured each year and thousands are killed. There are a variety of reasons that car accidents occur, but some reasons are more common than others. Here are the top five causes of car accidents across the country. Distracted Driving Too often, people treat their cars like mobile bathrooms, dining rooms and entertainment venues. Instead of concentrating on the road ahead, people sit behind the wheel and eat, get ready for work and rock out to their favorite tunes. Once you get behind the wheel, remember… Read More

Top Misconceptions About Auto Accidents

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Despite what you hear on television, not every person who has been involved in a car accident is privy to a million dollar payout. When it comes to auto accident lawsuits, there are a variety of myths and misconceptions. Whether you have been involved in an accident or the injured party is a loved one, it’s important to know exactly what you can expect and what you shouldn’t. 1. State Laws Vary Just because your cousin received an amazing settlement in Ohio doesn’t mean that you can plan on receiving the same in Texas. Laws vary across the states. 2. Read More

Practical Winter Weather Driving Tips

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You know that you need to take time to brake carefully on icy roads. You are aware that you need to be sure that you have a blanket in your car in case you get stranded. But what about the practical tips that we often forget? As El Nino causes Texas to have one of the wettest winters on record, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of those little things that may have slipped our minds. Stay Home Seriously. If the roads are slick and icy, stay home. It seems like common sense, but you would be… Read More

How to Get a Tailgater Off Your Bumper

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We have all been there. We are driving down the road at the posted speed limit, look in the rearview mirror and see headlights shining just a bit too brightly. We have become the victims of tailgaters. These people are in such a hurry to get where they are going that they think riding within inches of the car in front of them is going to make it happen. Here’s how you can handle the situation without getting into an altercation with the other driver or an accident. Keep Your Cool No matter what you do, remain calm. Read More